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English clubs open transfer window with care

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Wariness of UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and concerns about a lack of value in the market mean the Premier League's top clubs will proceed with caution when the January transfer window opens next week. 

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson (L) talks to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini (R) at The Etihad stadium in Manchester on December 9, 2012. Wariness of UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and concerns about a lack of value in the market mean the Premier League's top clubs will proceed with caution when the January transfer window opens next week.

The arrival of the authorised player trading period gives managers a chance to bolster tiring squads at the season's halfway point, but successful January purchases have been few and far between in recent years.

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