Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has already landed Grant Holt on loan from Wigan Athletic, but has been linked with two more strikers today.
There is expected to be a host of fringe and youth players from the Premier League heading to the Championship on loan – here are the best of them.
Anton Ferdinand, Joey Barton, Scott Carson, Alan Hutton, Allan McGregor and Michael Mancienne are just a few but could it soon become as regular a theme as it was prior to the Premier League?
Alan Hutton looks to have finally left Aston Villa in what will be the first batch of good news that Villa fans have heard for a while.
Premier League clubs Liverpool, West Ham, Chelsea, Swansea, Fulham, Stoke, West Brom, Aston Villa and Manchester United allowed players to leave while the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers benefited from their gratitude.