Despite this, a club of Manchester United's stature will always find themselves linked with big name targets.
So whether any of these moves will actually take place is debatable, especially considering Ferguson's recent statement suggesting there will be no new arrivals at Old Trafford this January, but here are the chief rumours doing the rounds.
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