As is to be expected at this stage of the season, there are numerous rumours flying around linking high-profile stars with even higher-profile clubs. 

This term has seen some particularly speculative moves mentioned in more than one area of the press and, if reports are to be at all believed, the squad lists of certain sides could look very different come the end of the January transfer window.

They say there's never smoke without fire, and for the most part their is at least a small portion of truth behind the majority of rumours. 

With that in mind we compile a list of the top ten most wanted players in world football at the current time.

With some of the stars having as many as five clubs seeking their services, there's a strong chance many of them will be moving on soon...

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Xabi Alonso
Edin Dzeko
Lionel Messi
Robert Lewandowski
Luke Shaw