Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has told the Birmingham Mail that he already has some targets in mind ahead of the January transfer window.
Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table with only seven points from 17 games, though Saturday's 1-1 draw at Newcastle was a boost for Garde.
Ultimately, Villa need to make some new signings in January to have any chance of staying in the Premier League this season, and Garde has discussed the situation today.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, manager Garde says that it isn't easy to sign players, but he does have some targets in mind ahead of the transfer window.
"In terms of bringing players in in January it is not as easy as that. I have some ideas. We need to be in a better situation than the one we're in today," he added.
Speculation has been rife about who Villa could target in January, with French radio station RMC Sport reporting that Garde wants to sign Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and Bordeaux playmaker Wahbi Khazri in two potentially ambitious deals.
The Mirror also suggested that Garde is targeting a deal for Monaco's veteran midfielder Jeremy Toulalan, whilst the Daily Mail claim that Villa have already opened talks with ex-West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfiano over a free transfer move.
That's more French players potentially arriving after an influx of Ligue 1 stars over the summer, and Villa fans have to be hoping that they enjoy a much more fruitful transfer window this time around.