Serie A is a league in transition.
Previously rich clubs are cutting back spending and the table looks very different now than in years gone by.
In the league Juventus are back on top but traditional powerhouses like AC Milan and Internazionale are well off the pace.
In the Champions League somehow the woeful Milan managed to qualify for the second round whilst Napoli and Juventus crashed out.
Napoli perhaps undone by their lack of adventure early on at home to Arsenal.
Whilst Juventus were denied first by their failure to defeat FC Copenhagen and secondly by a snowstorm in Istanbul.
For cash rich clubs in the Premier League this transition should offer an opportunity to find some value in the transfer market.
With this in mind lets take a look at five players clubs like Manchester United or Liverpool could look to buy in January.