Stoke City

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - FOOTBALL - Very in­ac­tive (mainly). 2/10 £15 mil­lion. un­spec­tac­u­lar. 5/10 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Daniel Levy angst. 5/10 Des­per­ately seek­ing…

An al­ter­na­tive to Al­varo Ne­gredo up front. A cre­ative mid­fielder would also be use­ful. Nor­wich’s Rob­bie Brady would be a use­ful ad­di­tion as he adds a threat with his set-pieces and can play in a va­ri­ety of po­si­tions. Le­ices­ter’s Leonardo Ul­loa could be an op­tion. Up to Tot­ten­ham still need qual­ity back-up and sup­port for Harry Kane, with sum­mer sign­ing Vin­cent Janssen yet to prove he can fill in for the striker when re­quired.

Moussa Dem­bélé (left), the striker, not the Spurs mid­fielder, was on Tot­ten­ham’s radar in the sum­mer but in­stead he joined Celtic and has been a big suc­cess. The 20-year-old would be ideal, but there is lit­tle chance of it this month.

Could spend £25 mil­lion on a player if needs be. Cen­tre-back is an area that will surely need re­in­forc­ing this year. Jose Fonte ap­pears rest­less and Vir­gil van Dijk is of in­ter­est to Manch­ester City. Southamp­ton are look­ing for promis­ing young strik­ers. Who fits the bill? Ruben Semedo has been watched and is a de­fender of the pro­file that of­ten at­tracts the club.

£30 mil­lion, but ma­jor spend­ing is un­likely.

Mark Hughes is an­other man­ager in dire need of a squad shake-up. His de­fence still ap­pears sus­cep­ti­ble, while the Wil­fried Bony gam­ble has not paid off.

Hughes is de­ter­mined to sign a striker and West Brom’s Saido Ber­ahino is an op­tion. A mid­fielder such as Mor­gan Sch­nei­der­lin would also fit the bill. How much can they spend? More than £20 mil­lion could be avail­able.

Des­per­ately seek­ing… Who fits the bill? How much can they spend?

Their Jan­uary win­dow can usu­ally be summed up in three words…

Panic rat­ing

Des­per­ately seek­ing… Their Jan­uary win­dow can usu­ally be summed up in three words…

Panic rat­ing Des­per­ately seek­ing… Who fits the bill? How much can they spend?

Their Jan­uary win­dow can usu­ally be summed up in three words… Pa­tient, me­thod­i­cal,

Panic rat­ing

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