1) ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE
Arguably the hottest name on the European striking market last summer, Lacazette remains at Lyon, but the coming window could be the one in which he moves on. Reports over January revealed that Newcastle had an offer of around £22m accepted by the Ligue 1 club, only for the France international to rebuff a move, so there is genuine scope for the player to head away from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
With 41 goals in his last 60 league outings, there’s no doubting Lacazette’s goalscoring credentials, and the success of players moving across the Channel in recent seasons suggests that the void in terms of quality between the two nations’ top tiers is not as large as it once was. Lacazette himself is known for his pace and clever movement, making him a ‘Sturridge-lite’ option, without the horrendous injury record.