Inter Milan have started their new regime under young manager Andrea Stramaccioni superbly, winning six of the opening eight matches.
With this new group of players surely improving as the season progresses, Massimo Moratti must be relatively confident that a return to Europe's premier competition is an attainable goal.
Despite Inter needing to tighten the purse strings—with the sales of Julio Cesar and Maicon examples of this—Moratti has never been shy to spend.
January will surely prove to be no different, no matter what is publicly said from the Inter hierarchy. Here are five names that could join the Nerazzurri in the next transfer window.
Paulinho is hot property right now. Starring for Corinthians, who won the Copa Libertadores last season, the 24-year-old seems to be on the verge of a move to Europe.
Corinthians will be loath to lose the Seleção international and they will hope to receive a decent fee for his services—there are many potential suitors for the midfielder and the player signed a new contract this year.
Paulinho operates as a deep-lying centre-midfielder, possessing exceptional physical prowess and a canny ability to score with his head.
Reports from Sky Italia suggest that Inter Milan are prepared to revive their interest in the Brazilian. Paulinho seemed to be on the verge of an €8 million move to the club last summer, with Massimo Moratti potentially triggering the buy-out clause of €15 million.
Giuseppe Rossi is on the verge of recovering from a second serious knee injury and this will mean that it is surely only a matter of time before the striker leaves Villarreal.
Villarreal were relegated to the Segunda Liga last season and Rossi is far too good for this league, meaning that a return to Italy may be on the cards for the former Manchester United striker.
Rossi expressed an interest in joining the Nerazzurri in January, revealing to Gazzetta, "Who wouldn't want to play for a side like that?"
Mauricio Pinilla is finally fulfilling his exceptional potential with Cagliari and has attracted interest from one of his former clubs, Inter Milan.
Pinilla was on the Nerazzurri's books eight years ago, never making an appearance for the club. Instead he was loaned out to Chievo and Celta, eventually being sold to Sporting two years after joining Inter from Universidad de Chile.
Pinilla has played for 11 different clubs in his 10-year career, but the Chilean is finally delivering quality performances on a consistent basis. Pinigol has scored eight goals in 15 appearances since joining the Isolani on loan from Palermo. This form has sparked interest from Inter once again, according to reports.
Moussa Sissoko is one of Ligue 1's biggest talents and will surely be set for a move to a big club in the near future.
The French international has been outstanding for Toulouse and has attracted interest from Roma and Inter, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has an excellent attitude, revealing his dedication to Les Pitchouns, despite numerous clubs showing an interest in the player.
Inter have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season but one criticism has been that the defence looks vulnerable to the better attacks around the league.
Rolando might be a decent solution to the problem and Inter have expressed an interest in the Portugal international, according to reports.
The 27-year-old could be available for around €10 million and would certainly be an upgrade on Andrea Stramaccioni's current defensive options.