LE TISS#8217; VERDICT: #8220;I think they need to strengthen defensively if they#8217;re going to stay up. The centre-backs have hardly covered themselves in glory so far this season.#8221;
David Moyes has spoken of his frustration at signing players considering the club#8217;s current financial predicament but the Sunderland boss is expected to be active as he looks to stave off relegation.
Having spent plenty in the summer, United have started to click into gear recently.
LE TISS#8217; VERDICT: #8220;To bring back Joe Hart would be a start! The full-back area is probably Pep Guardiola#8217;s biggest concern, while he could also do with another centre-back.#8221;
The priority for Spurs appears to be keeping hold of their best players, with Mauricio Pochettino acknowledging it is #8220;difficult to improve the squad in January#8221;.
Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is struggling for playing time on the south coast and could strengthen the Black Cats defence with Lamine Kone at the Africa Cup of Nations.