8) Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
The towering defender has enjoyed a miserable season with Dortmund, coming off the back of a successful World Cup campaign with Germany. Their lack of European football is likely to ensure that a number of their top stars move on, with Hummels likely to be high on many wishlists.
7) Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli)
The Argentine international was another star of last summer’s World Cup, helping his team reach the final. He’s scored 24 goals already this season, matching his tally of the previous campaign. However, he deserves to be playing Champions League football next term.