Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid? Jadon Sancho to join Chelsea? Nine transfers that could happen in January

Other players who could be on the move mid-season include a Barcelona midfielder and a prolific German striker

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With the transfer window set to open officially on Wednesday, we look at some of the major stories to keep an eye on during what could be a frenetic month of player movement.

Chelsea, with their transfer ban lifted, are expected to be busy bolstering their squad in January, while players who have entered the final six months on their contracts could be on the move as clubs attempt to recoup last-minute transfer fees.

In the photo gallery above are nine high-profile players who could be on the move during this mid-season window. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows or thumnbnails, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.