To be fair though Patrix, the first five players on that list are, well.....not good enough, even two years ago.
Moutinho and Veloso have been held in high regard for some time and were both heavily linked with the Chavs in the Maureens days. Both would improve our team and IMO Moutinho could do the Luka job perfectly, sadly I think its unlikely- £25mil is probably a fair price for him, but that would be our all time transfer record, I can't seem Levy coughing that up. What with Manure and a handful of other teams interested, I can't see how we can compete for his signature.
Still, I'd love to be wrong.
I could see VDV/Sig being used in Luka's spot, possibly even play Sandro and Parker in CM, IMO Sandro could be one of the best CM's in the league if he's used right, what with a portugeezer coaching him now, he may just explode!