I'm an international footballer... Get me out of here!

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The biggest pieces of transfer-related bleating that you'll hear this January are from those players who will say "at this stage in a World Cup year, I need to be playing".

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For many, they've little more chance of playing in the World Cup than I have, and it's a plea for a pay-rise, but for some, it's genuine – they're looking at games from the bench and could end up watching the World Cup from the sofa at this rate.

So in this January's transfer window, look out for these players, looking for an escape route.