AC Milan's 2012-13 season has, it's fair to say, started pretty poorly.
Eighth position in Serie A and numerous poor results both home and abroad have seen the Rossoneri slip a long way behind on all fronts.
Winning Lo Scudetto (the league) would now require a minor miracle—with Juventus a massive 14 points ahead—and first place in their Champions League group has already been taken by Malaga with a game to spare.
But there are signs of life at the San Siro.
A controversial 1-0 victory over Juventus (via Football Italia) this weekend has closed the gap to the leaders, as qualification for the next round of the Champions League is also secure.
Both will give this new-look Milan side confidence.
With a squad that was depleted by the departure of so many regulars during the summer, though, there are still areas of weakness. Fans will be hoping the January transfer window sees the arrival of some reinforcements.
Over the next few pages, we list some possible transfer targets for AC Milan that may see them make the step up to the very top.
First off, however, there's the issue of how this is to be achieved...