The January transfer window is usually seen in Italy as a market to "repair" squads, and as such it often lacks the major movement seen in some other leagues across Europe.
This year, however, a number of Serie A’s bigger clubs have endured or enjoyed vastly different seasons to the ones they expected.
Roma have thrived, prompting their American owners to invest again in the team in order to aid Rudi Garcia’s push for silverware. In stark contrast, Milan have suffered a woeful start to 2013-14 and have needed to bring in a number of players to help new coach Clarence Seedorf.
Their moves have caused a domino effect around the league, and the following pages bring you the 20 best deals completed this month.