Arsenal look top value to beat Leicester on the road at 17/20, although their lack of centre-forwards threatens to derail another season down Emirates way.
It seems the Gunners are finally taking measures to remedy the situation though, with a move for one of the top flight’s most-rumoured targets set to go all the way down to deadline day’s 11th hour.
However, an achingly-familiar rival stands in their way, if the back pages are to be believed…
Loic Remy to Arsenal
Both the Gunners and Chelsea are in need of striking reinforcement, as the former are left with Yaya Sanogo and winger Alexis Sanchez to play up top between now and 2015, after Olivier Giroud’s ankle snap, while the latter are relying on Diego Costa’s questionable fitness to hold up.
According to reports, both have met the QPR man’s release clause and are set for talks with Remy, but the smart move would surely be to the Emirates.
Remy has notched 20 times in one-an-a-half seasons in England and would walk into Arsene Wenger’s XI, while Costa’s presence at Stamford Bridge means the 27-year-old could only expect a bit-part role under Jose Mourinho.
Toby Alderweireld to Sunderland
It seems Gus Poyet is desperate to bring in centre-half cover before the window closes, with varied reports linking the Black Cats to Manchester City’s Micah Richards, Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk and Atletico Madrid’s Alderweireld.
They face competition from local rivals Newcastle for the versatile Belgium defender though, and Magpies boss Alan Pardew is supposedly shipping out French flop Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to make room for the former Ajax man.
George Boyd to Burnley
The skilful-but-slow Scotland international (born in Chatham) has only featured for nine minutes in the top flight so far this season, so a rumoured £3m bid from the Clarets may be tough for Steve Bruce to turn down.
Boyd only started nine times for Hull in the Premier League last term, but managed two goals, two assists and 15 unfinished key passes.