It is no coincidence that World Cup years often lead to intense transfer market activity. Rarely are so many top-quality players brought together in the same arena; and the result is a bonanza for managers and scouts looking for the next big talent.
But who will be the players on everybody's lips come the end of the next tournament in July 2014. The following 10 stars are better-placed than most to take the world by storm in Brazil. A successful tournament from any of those on the list will make them hot property in the coming transfer window.