Last summer, the Premier League got its greasy mitts on some of the finest talent in French football. Arsenal replaced their corrupted quiff with the chiselled jaw of Olivier Giroud, Spurs plucked the nation’s number one goalkeeper for about three quid while Chelsea acquired two Hazards, Eden and his promising brother, plus Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille.

After a shaky start – insert gag about foreign knees buckling on English soil – each new import has thrived in their new surroundings and with the January transfer window rapidly approaching, the top flight’s top scouts could do worse then jump on the next available Eurostar.

Click on Mathieu Debuchy to reveal the ten Ligue 1 players that might be lured to the Premier League


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