The German Bundesliga may be on its winter break with a deathly silence across the football landscape as it burrows down in to its December hibernation for the winter months.
Yet the hustle and bustle of anticipation toward the coming transfer window in January is nearing boiling point as clubs up and down the country prepare themselves for an avalanche of bids for a range of players.
English Premier League leaders Arsenal bolster a whole host of German talent and their success from such exports hasn't gone unnoticed amongst their domestic opponents and those further afield. The Bundesliga is a gold mine for quality footballers and the rest of Europe knows it.
Here are the top players who could well be on their way out of Germany next month.