With the January transfer window less than four days old a familiar rumour mill looks ready to go into overdrive, with Europe's top clubs looking to add a sprinkling of star quality in search of silverware or sustained improvement in the second half of the campaign.
Finding star players without spending an extortionate amount at this time of the year is notoriously difficult, with clubs unwilling to let assets leave without replacements ready to come in and do at least a similar job for the rest of the season.
As speculation continues to swirl across the continent let's take a look at 10 of Europe's hottest properties, courted by a string of clubs all hoping to win fierce fights to land a fresh face capable of making an instant impact.
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