Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and 21 transfers on the cards for January 2021 - in pictures

A number of high-profile players will enter the final six months of their contracts and will therefore be free to discuss terms with other clubs

The January transfer window does not typically see as much action, or money spent, as its summer equivalent, but the upcoming edition could see some major moves take place.

With a number of high-profile players entering the final six months of their contracts, and therefore free to discuss terms with others clubs for next season, next month has the potential to be an exciting January window.

Additionally, there are other footballers who have been heavily linked with mid-season moves, from unsettled stars seeking a quick exit to players who have impressed and are now attracting attention from bigger clubs.

In the photo gallery above, Jon Turner picks 21 players for 2021 who could finalise their futures during the January transfer window. These include players who could either complete transfers or agree pre-contract agreements ahead of the 2021/22 season. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.