With the January transfer window looming, several managers will be looking to strengthen their squads in a final bid to acquire the talent which they feel will be the key to success this season.

Subsequently, we could see several players go in the opposite direction in order to balance the wage budget, or raise necessary transfer fees.

To some a mid-season switch will be more essential because they are vying for a spot at next years World Cup, which as a result, could force them to push through a transfer sooner rather than later.

This piece takes a view on the players who could already be heading out the exit door by January 1, having been sat on the fringes of the squad this season.

With that in mind, here's the top five players who are desperate for a fresh start elsewhere...

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Wilfried Zaha
Thomas Vermaelen
Emmanuel Adebayor
Jack Rodwell
Demba Ba