As the Premier League season draws to a close and clubs up and down the country assess their performance, eyes inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and a chance to strengthen before another marathon campaign.
While money remains tight for many top-flight clubs, the league’s big-boys are expected to spend heavily when the window reopens. Whether their target is a top four finish, the Premier League trophy or Champions League glory, the recruitment of new talent will be key to the hopes of the country’s biggest sides next season.
With English stars often costing a premium in today’s inflated market don’t be surprised if Sir Alex Ferguson and his fellow bosses look abroad to rejuvenate their squads before the August 31st deadline.
But which exotically named foreigners will be plying their trade on English shores come the start of next season? Here’s a run-down of the Premier League’s top 10 transfer targets outside of England’s top division.