|ADAM LALLANA | Southampton|
He hasn’t looked back since, terrorising Championship defences this season and turning down offers from the Premier League to sign a new five-year deal last January, pointing to his side’s rapid rise as reason to stay.
However, failure to follow through on the Saints’ excellent start to the current campaign could change his thinking.
|RICKIE LAMBERT | Southampton|
The Saints’ No.7 has made the step up to the Championship seamlessly and is arguably a better technical player than Norwich’s Grant Holt, who has followed a similar trajectory from League One to the top flight with success.
Alan Pardew, who brought him to St Mary’s, has admitted that he would love to work with Lambert again, though, with the table as it stands, a January transfer is highly unlikely.
|NICKY MAYNARD | Bristol City|
Having been widely expected to join Leicester before now, Maynard and his goalscoring record could potentially be worth a gamble for a Premier League side in need of goals, with his 20-strike haul in 2009-10 proving the former Crewe man's finishing pedigree.
Both Swansea and West Brom have been linked with a move for the forward and it is thought that he would be keen to leave. With only six months remaining on his contract, Maynard could move remarkably cheaply, especially given that The Robins were said to have rejected a £6m bid for his services only last summer.
|MATT PHILLIPS | Blackpool|
The young winger, who scored six in seven games on a short-term loan at Sheffield United earlier this season, has become the most prized jewel in the playoff-chasers’ crown after the summer departures of Charlie Adam and David Vaughan.
The England under-20s youngster has netted two hat-tricks in the last month since putting the tangerine shirt back on, reportedly alerting several clubs to his potential.
|NICK POWELL | Crewe Alexandra|
A skilful midfielder with a dangerous burst of pace and occasional eye for goal, Powell is one of the country's most exciting talents and has been linked with all of the Premier League's top clubs at some point or another.
Crewe are in no position to ask for a fee of any great significance and with England schoolboy Max Clayton said to be a target for Premier League side, Steve Davis' squad could soon see two of its brightest prospects leave.
|NATHAN REDMOND | Birmingham City|
The Englishman is a pacey midfielder who is able to play on either flank and possesses no shortage of skill, and while Birmingham rate Redmond at £10m, they may struggle to keep hold of him yet.
|JORDAN RHODES | Huddersfield Town|
Huddersfield are keen to keep hold of their man during January, but bids for the striker, who has proved himself to be instinctive, composed and capable of scoring all manner of different goals, are almost inevitable.
|JEFFREY SCHLUPP | Leicester City|
Schlupp possesses British, German and Ghanaian passports and, despite representing Germany at youth level, the 19-year-old has since been capped by the African nation, making his debut as a second-half substitute in a November friendly against Gabon.
|JAMES TOMKINS | West Ham|
The interest of the Premier League teams is understandable, with Tomkins having shown a maturity in the centre of defence that has often belied his tender age. Strong performances against Derby County and Portsmouth at the turn of the year will have only served to confirm his status. West Ham may have a fight on their hands to keep him.
|WILFRIED ZAHA | Crystal Palace|
A £10m bid was reportedly lodged to bring him to Anfield last week but colleagues at the London club believe that continued development in the Championship would suit him best.