The transitional period always remains as one of the most intriguing events in football, as many star names are put on the market.
Fans are usually interested in when the deadline opens and closes.
Goal.com brings you all the details about the upcoming January transfer window, when it opens and closes, as well as the key players that will be in the market.
The deadline opens in early January, but not with the same dates in the five leagues, but will close on Monday, February 1st.
Championship Opening Date Closing Date
Premier League 2 January 2021 1 February 2021
Bundesliga 2 January 2021 1 February 2021
Ligue 1 2 January 2021 1 February 2021
La Liga 4 January 2021 1 February 2021
Serie A 4 January 2021 1 February 2021
But who will be the main targets of the clubs in the January transfer window?
A number of high-profile stars are at the end of the contract and in the summer remain free players, while this term is the last where clubs can benefit.
Lionel Messi | Barcelona
Six-time Golden Ball winner Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona expires in the summer of 2021.
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter are possible destinations.
Mesut Ozil | Arsenal
Once regarded as one of the best footballers in the world, Mesut Ozil has not played much during his last two seasons at Arsenal.
Fenerbahce is interested, but also clubs from MLS.
David Alaba | Bayern Munich
David Alaba is one of the strongest players in Bayern Munich where he has won nine Bundesliga titles as well as two Champions League medals while in Bavaria.
However he will leave, where clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea are more interested.
Georginio Wijnaldum | Liverpool
Georginio Wijnaldum will be free to leave Liverpool this summer and it is thought some clubs want him.
Barcelona has been closely linked with the midfielder, while Inter are reportedly also interested in securing his services.
Christian Eriksen | Inter
One of the most valued players in Europe, Christian Eriksen at Inter has not found what he asked for and leaving in January is certain.
Arsenal seem to be most interested in him.
Hakan Calhanoglu | AC Milan
It took a while to find AC Milan, but Hakan Calhanoglu has now thrived at the San Siro, especially this season.
The representative of Turkey is believed to be on the radar of Juventus, while Manchester United also rubs his hands.
/ Telegraph /