5) Danny Ings
The England international joined Liverpool after an excellent season with Burnley, wherein he scored 11 times in the premier league. However, his time at Liverpool has been full of injuries. After sustaining two cruciate ligament injuries back to back, Ings has featured for just 340 minutes for the Reds in the past three seasons, which speaks volumes about his injury struggles. On his day, Ings has the potential to run riot in opposition backline, with his clinical finishing and ability to run in behind. Now 25, Ings would be gunning for some regular playing time in order to build up his confidence. A move back to Burnley could be on the cards while West Brom and Newcastle too are reportedly interested in the striker’s services.
4) Leonardo Ulloa
Part of Leicester’s brilliant title-winning side, Ulloa has had just 8 minutes of league action so far this season. After falling out with Ranieri last season, Ulloa managed to find his way back in the team under Craig Shakespeare; however, this season has been an entirely different story for the forward. With the Foxes acquiring Iheanacho to add to their already impressive stack of forwards, Ulloa’s time at Leicester is very much nearing its end. Similar to Ings, Ulloa also has attracted interest from league strugglers, West Brom.
3) Diafra Sakho
Behind the likes of Caroll, Chicharito and Arnautovic in the pecking order, a move looks like the only option for the Senegalese international. With so many forwards ahead of him, Sakho has had just 272 minutes of league action, scoring and assisting one in the process. He pushed for a move away from West London in the summer as well and could finally be granted his wish this January. The 27-year old needs a miracle to return to favour under the new manager David Moyes, as the Scott looks to steady the ship.
2) Ahmed Musa
Among the paciest footballers in the world football, the little striker has quick feet and is a steady finisher as well; however, he has massively struggled to adapt to the physicality of the English football. This season so far, he has failed to appear in a single game for the Foxes, and there is little chance of Musa featuring for Leicester ever again. In addition to his own struggles, the competition for places in the attack is heavy. Leicester too might be keen on letting Musa go in order to clear up some wage space and address other areas of weakness in the January transfer market.
1) Olivier Giroud
Giroud would easily be the most sought-after players in the transfer market. Despite the Frenchman failing to impress many, there is little doubt about his quality. His hold up play is amongst the finest in world football, and he does manage to get a goal every now and then. Is he good enough for a club fighting for a league title is a debate for another day, but one thing is clear that Giroud will not have a shortage of suitors if he does decide to end his time at the Emirates. Unlike others on our list, Giroud regularly features for Gunners, though only from the bench. Despite that, he is the league’s best super sub.