As the January transfer window enters its final few stages, expect the inevitable rush of deadline-day enquiries and panic purchases.
A poor result or an unexpected injury can prompt clubs to turn to the market and with the World Cup on the horizon, ambitious, disaffected players everywhere are eyeing up an escape route or a means back to prominence.
A number of African stars have already made moves during the window so far.
Nigerian players and continental champions Elderson Echiejile and Sunday Mba have moved to French sides Monaco and CA Bastia respectively, "The Egyptian Messi" Mohamed Salah has switched to Chelsea, while Peter Odemwingie has again jumped ship, exchanging Cardiff City for Stoke City.
This article profiles 20 African players who look primed for a transfer in 2014.