...how much do you think the Allams would dedicate to transfers/wages? Based on how you feel about our squad currently (see other thread), you should be able to roughly judge who would be ok and who wouldn't (I'm thinking Wayne Brown/Michael Bridges here) and therefore how many replacements we'd need. Last time we went up with a decent team, players like Turner, Folan, Fagan and Myhill stepped up well in that first PL season. Outgoings were too few and the money spent was unwise (think it came to about Â£7m combined for Gardener, Halmosi and Zayatte *shudder*). I reckon that Chester, Olofinjana, Stewart, Hobbs, Koren, McKenna (maybe, Ash and Daws did it so he should be alright), Dudgeon, Evans and Rosenior would be ok in the PL, so with that in mind I'll go for a budget of Â£7.5m. With that, I'd make Mannone a permanent (maybe Â£1m), same Brady (Â£800k). I'd then look at another striker (Gary Madine/Jordan Rhodes Â£2m/Â£3m), a back up for Manonne (Â£1m-Â£2m), a solid pacy winger (Liam Feeney or Albert Adomah (Â£2m?) and maybe a cheeky free aent/loan from abroad. Keep Basso for 3rd choice goalie. Out would go: Gulacsi (wouldn't bother making it permanent, if he hasn't gone back already), McShane, McLean, Cullen (a loan to the last chance saloon), Atkinson, Harper, Garcia (think it maybe a bridge too far for him). Take whatever you can get for those; I imagine we'd only get a fee for Garcia or McShane and even then it wouldn't be a lot. But with the wages left over and the spare transfer money we should be able to offer competitive deals to quality players without being sold short. Care to wager a guess?