So it's getting close to the transfer period, and rumors are flying. Just a couple that have been floating around the last couple days.
Arsenal Keeping Tabs On Modric Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's interest in Dinamo Zagreb's midfielder Luka Modric shows no sign of lessening, according to reports.
The Mail on Sunday newspaper reports that Arsenal had one of their top "representatives" in Croatia on Wednesday to watch Modric playing for Dinamo against SV Hamburg in the Uefa Cup.
Although Dinamo lost 2-0 to the German side, that defeat - which makes their early elimination from the Uefa Cup more likely - will also hasten Modric's expected exit from Zagreb.
And Arsenal could be his destination.
English Press: Arsenal Want Gourcuff The Daily Telegraph claims that Arsenal are set to make a bid for AC Milan midfielder Yoann Gourcuff...
French attacking midfielder Yoann Gourcuff (pictured) could be on the way from AC Milan to Arsenal, according to sources in the English media.
It is thought that the 21 year old would command a fee of around 20 million euros, with boss Arsene Wenger said to still be interested on his services after missing out on them in 2006.
For those who like "next" comparisons, Gourcuff has been lauded by the French media as the "next Zidane".
But for those more interested in tangible achievements, Gourcuff has not had the easiest time at the San Siro, playing just 10 Serie A games in his debut season.
Prior to 2006/07, though, he was one of Ligue 1's top performers as he took on the attacking midfield role with Stade Rennais.
Such brilliant form for the Rennes outfit saw Milan swoop for him on a contract that will keep him under contract until 2011.
He started excellently with the rossoneri, playing extremely well against the likes of AEK Athens, but since then has tailed off slightly.
Whether that means that the door is now open for Arsenal to move for him - or even if they want to - remains to be seen.
Wenger Still Weighing Up Mputu Decision Arsene Wenger says if he signs DR Congo striker Tresor Mputu it will be with a view to the longer-term.
If Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decides to sign Tresor Mputu, the striker will arrive as a "project" player - which means he is being considered as a long-term investment rather than a short-term fix.
Mputu was top scorer in Africa's Champions League, and has scored five goals in 10 international appearances for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He also impressed during a trial with Arsenal last month, and the club's official website reports that Wenger is considering adding the 20-year-old forward to the Gunners' squad.
However, the Frenchman does not expect Mputu to be ready for Premier League football until next season.
"He has qualities, but he has never played in Europe," said Wenger.
"In the middle of a season, to buy a guy from Congo and think he will give you something more is a little bit optimistic.
"Maybe we'll pursue it, but it will be on a six to seven-month plan, you know, you get the guy in to adapt, and then we'll see how well he does."