With the transfer window about to open again, Premier League chiefs once again have the opportunity to do deals that can secure Champions League status or face the dole queue if they are unable to negociate the new UEFA financial fair play regulations.
One club that will no doubt strengthen is Chelsea who have looked off the pace both domestically and in Europe. Aging defenders to mis-firing strikers and it is the nightmare season agained. Dammed if I do, dammed if I don't in the ongoing treadmill to satisfy owners and fans alike.
One Chelsea player who has surfaced is striker Didier Drogba who is believed to have rejected a contract offer to stay at the club. However, it is understood he does want to remain at Stamford Bridge, but his agent has also hinted at a move to the US, Russia, Qatar or Asia. (Sound familiar?)
Drogba will be away for six weeks from January anyway, representing the Ivory Coast in the African Nations Cup, giving mis-firing striker Fernando Torres the opportunity to force his way back into the starting line-up.
Whatever happens with Drogba it is unlikely that the squad will not be strengthened and owner Roman Abramovich will no doubt have to get his cheque book out.