Just like Andre Villas-Boas before him, new Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood appears set to have the recruitment of players taken out of his hands.
Sherwood could see two strikers arrive at White Hart Lane before the transfer deadline, with sporting director Franco Baldini checking out Juventus pair Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella.
Across north London and there is news on the future of Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal boss is set to agree a new two-year contract at the end of the season before he becomes a member of the club's board.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping his Manchester United connections will allow him to sign Wilfried Zaha on loan. The young winger has hardly feature in his maiden season at Old Trafford and could spend the second-half of the campaign in Cardiff.