Main goal: Survival
What they need to secure it: Defensive durability and youthful zest, given an ageing side is leaking goals. Leicester defender Liam Moore, Burnley striker Danny Ings and Porto’s Steven Defour are targets. A £4m bid has gone in for West Ham’s Ravel Morrison. Also looking into Tottenham's Lewis Holtby.
How badly do they need to buy: 8/10
What have they actually done?
Ins: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders, loan), William Kvist (Stuttgart, loan), Lewis Holtby (Tottenham, loan), Kostas Mitroglou (Olympiacos, undisclosed) Johnny Heitinga (Everton, free), Ryan Tunnicliffe (Man United, undisclosed), Larnell Cole (Man United, undisclosed)
Outs: Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco, loan), Philippe Senderos (Valencia, undisclosed), Bryan Ruiz (PSV Eindhoven, loan), Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere, loan), Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington, loan), Jack Grimmer (Port Vale, loan), Aaron Hughes (QPR, free)