January transfer window: Top five Premier League deals so far
The big deals so far
- Chelsea pip Arsenal to Ukraine hotshot Mykhailo Mudryk
- Joao Felix adds further depth to Blues attack
- Arsenal boost title hopes with Brighton's Leandro Trossard
- Liverpool land Netherlands ace Cody Gakpo
- Danny Ings brought in to solve West Ham's scoring issues
There is still time for clubs to make a move in the 2022-23 January transfer window but several big-name deals have already been completed.
Doing business in the middle of the season can often prove difficult and somewhat pricey as clubs tend to put a premium on players leaving at this stage.
But that does not deter the majority of teams from dipping their toes into the market to strengthen their squads for the remainder of the campaign.
Whether it is pushing on in the hunt for a title, looking to boost chances of securing a European berth or attempting to avoid relegation, a new face or two can be extremely crucial.
We have taken a look at the five biggest deals already completed this month by Premier League clubs.
Chelsea beat Arsenal to Mudryk
After some stunning performances in the Champions League for Shakhtar Donetsk, Mykhailo Mudryk was a wanted man across Europe.
Premier League leaders Arsenal were at the front of the queue with reports suggesting the two clubs had "come to an agreement" on a deal.
But Chelsea hijacked the move of their London rivals to snap up the 22-year-old as Graham Potter looks to get the Blues back in the race for a top-four spot.
Mudryk had registered seven goals in 12 league appearances for Shakhtar before completing the move, having also scored three goals in six outings in the Champions League.
Felix brought in to help Blues fix up
Staying with Chelsea, Joao Felix is another big arrival at Stamford Bridge this month with the Atletico Madrid man joining on loan.
The 23-year-old, who penned a one-year extension to his Atletico contract ahead of making the move, is set to cost Chelsea £9.7million in loan fees.
Potter admitted injuries had "sharpened" Chelsea's focus as they went after reinforcements in the forward line, following the news that Christian Pulisic would be sidelined for several months.
Felix looked bright when making his debut against Fulham at Craven Cottage but the night ended in disastrous circumstances as he was sent off in the second half.
He has not featured since after being handed a three-game ban but he will be back for the trip to West Ham on February 11.
Brighton star joins Premier League leaders
Arsenal remain firmly in control of the Premier League title race, sitting five points clear of second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand, and Mikel Arteta is keen to ensure they keep their noses out in front.
It has been a relatively quiet window for the Gunners, particularly after missing out on Mudryk, but the addition of Leandro Trossard certainly gives Arteta another strong option in attack.
Trossard left Brighton as their joint-top scorer this season, netting seven goals, and Arsenal stumped up £27million for his signature.
With the Gunners already enjoying plenty of success, Trossard, who made his debut from the bench in the win over Manchester United before being handed his first start in the FA Cup loss at Manchester City, will likely have to bide his time for regular football.
Liverpool snap up Gakpo
Cody Gakpo was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last summer with Leeds reportedly close to agreeing a deal with PSV.
That switch did not transpire and Gakpo remained in the Eredivisie at the start of 2022-23, netting nine goals in 14 league outings and a further three in the Europa League.
Gakpo's stock rose further when he registered three times for the Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup and Liverpool came calling soon after.
The signing was announced on Boxing Day and the Reds, who face a battle to finish in the top four, splashed out more than £35 million.
He has yet to score for the Merseyside outfit in four appearances across all competitions but Jurgen Klopp will hope Gakpo soon finds his feet.
Hammers hoping Ings can deliver
West Ham are fighting against relegation this season and they sit just one point and two places above the relegation zone.
Scoring goals has been one of the big problems for the Hammers, with only Wolves, Everton and Nottingham Forest having recorded a worse tally than their 17 in the Premier League so far.
With that in mind, David Moyes has drafted in Danny Ings from Aston Villa for £15million in the hope of edging up the standings.
Ings is a proven top-flight goalscorer but staying fit has been a major issue throughout his career.
The 30-year-old made his debut from the bench in the 2-0 win over Everton but he sustained a knee injury.
Moyes has reassured West Ham fans that Ings should be available again "quite quickly".