The January transfer window is just 83 days away and the opportunity to get new faces through the door cannot come quick enough for some clubs.
But plenty of others will be worried sick about the possibility of losing key players when the window finally swings open.
Manchester United fall into the former camp, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad looking too thin to mount a serious top-four challenge, let alone compete for the Premier League title.
The Red Devils’ lack of goals needs to be addressed immediately and Mario Mandzukic has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the club facing growing pressure to add to their attacking options.
Meanwhile, Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes was constantly linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer, with Manchester United and Spurs both regularly tipped to be potential destinations, but a transfer did not materialise.
And now the 25-year-old is reportedly set to sign a lucrative new deal at his current club, which could end the prospect of him heading to England anytime soon. Unless, of course, somebody is willing to pay what is likely to be a huge release clause.
Spurs could certainly use an extra body in midfield right about now, given that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are struggling for form and on the brink of a full-blown crisis.
Losing a key player as the club approaches a crossroads in regards to unity would be a real blow, and Heung-min Son’s agent has got tongues wagging after discussing the possibility of a future move to Napoli.
There have even been reports claiming that Spurs fear a ‘disillusioned’ Harry Kane might be tempted to jump ship in the search for silverware as the north Londoners’ hopes of winning an elusive seem to be dwindling.
Watch the video at the top of the article to get your transfer fix from Niall McCaughan as he assesses the rumours, targets and potential fees doing the rounds.
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