The rumour mill has been somewhat dormant of late, forced to generate stories from the sensationalised fact that Ronaldo is sad or Theo Walcott might not get to play up front.
However, in amongst the prolonged search for credibility, several players have emerged as realistic transfer targets thanks to an impressive run of form or a lengthy stint in the reserves.
So, while we wait 56 days for the window to reopen, here are ten players with one foot already out the door.
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