January transfer window power rankings: The best of the Premier League so far

Here are the best bits of business this month.

The January transfer window has now been open for a week and we have seen Premier League clubs linked with a host of exciting signings.

Only eight sides have seen players arrive so far this month and there are likely to be plenty more over the next three weeks.

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Here are the top three clubs that have done the best business in the transfer window so far...

Aston Villa

Aston Villa have made only made one signing so far but it may be one of the biggest names they have ever seen arrive at Villa Park.

Philippe Coutinho was confirmed as Villa’s first signing of the year last week - joining the club on loan with the option to buy at the end of the season.

The Barcelona star was linked with a return to Liverpool, as well as Manchester United and Arsenal - but he chose to reunite with Steven Gerrard.

Coutinho’s form dipped during his time in Spain but if Gerrard can get the best out of him then he can become one of the league’s best once again.

The West Midlands club has also allowed striker Keinan Davis to leave on his first loan spell - a good move for a promising forward that requires more minutes on the pitch.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United are expected to have a busy transfer window following their recent takeover.

Their first signing since Mike Ashley’s departure came last week as Kieran Trippier joined the Magpies for £12 million.

The defender has swapped Champions League football for a relegation battle and could prove to be a very good player for Newcastle in their bid for survival.

Trippier’s six-figure salary may seem like a lot of money for the 31-year-old but he will certainly bolster their struggling defence.

Everton

Everton acted quickly once the transfer window opened and have already signed two full-backs - one on each side.

Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson cost the Toffees over £30 million and may seem pricey, however could prove to be important signings if they are able to impress.

Lucas Digne is on his way out of Goodison Park and Rafa Benitez has done well to bolster his defence before the Frenchman even left.

Everton will be hoping these signings pay off and the defensive duo could set them up for the future, with both 22 and under.

Other clubs

Watford have already made three signings this month, with the arrival of Edo Kayembe from Eupen, Samir from Udinese and Kamara from Nice.

The Hornets have often signed foreign, unknown players and it is hard to predict whether they will prove to be good signings - like Emmanuel Dennis.

Brentford have signed former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on loan as back-up to David Raya, while Leeds United have signed young prospect Mateo Joseph Fernandez from Espanyol.

Elsewhere, Brighton & Hove Albion snapped up Kacper Kozlowski and sent the midfielder straight out on loan to Union SG in Belgium.

The final transfer so far in the Premier League is the signing of Japan international Hayao Kawabe from Grasshoppers to Wolves.