So, there is just a few hours to go before paper talk can become reality and the winter transfer window opens. This winter expect some serious cash to be flying with Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool desperate to strengthen their squads to keep them in the frame for Champions League qualification, and Man City and Chelsea mulling over big money strikers.
Apparently ‘Arrry has £20 million to spend too.
So here then are the ten most coveted players in the window. I’d be very surprised if at least half of them weren’t wearing new colours come February.
7 Xabi Alonso
This could be the surprise of the window. Alonso has eighteen months on his contract, isn't getting too many starts for Real Madrid and is highly thought of by a lot of Premiership managers. Don't rule out a return to the north west.