I can't see us doing much business but I do think the strategy might possibly be Back Carlo, Get Europe?
If so then...
1. A direct, pacey RW who can dribble and put up goal threat.
Emi Buendia - bit similar to James maybe but woof what a player
Hudson Odoi loan?
We play with wingers again! However we've spent the last few years buying tens and wide midfielders who pull in centrally and look to link play in Bernard, James and Iwobi.
Someone direct and dangerous who can break lines with his dribbling, and offer threat in the opposition box would be interesting, as well as meaning James could drop in (if we are happy with Doucoure and Allan in a two).
2. An athletic, modern RB who can shut down prem wingers and spring attacks the other end.
Errrrrrr Barca's Emerson? Don't really know him.
I did like Matty Cash and Joachim Maelhe, but Cash moved in the summer and Maelhe has just made his move to Atalanta this week.
Max Aarons seems to be liked by data bods and Football Men alike but I don't know him that much. Sounds good tho?
3. Another CM? I know we keep just lashing money at it but I'm still not particularly over the moon with the midfield.
If we move to a 4231 then the double pivot of Allan and Doucoure is maybe a bit ill suited even tho I like both? And if we go to a three we could do with a third man who can be like a good version of Andre Gomes?
Don't know who!
4. Striker to help cover for DCL...
EXPENGA, but we could do with it couldn't we.
Some cheap old fella on loan I'd take here.