It is that time of the year when teams try to temp up their squads ahead of a tough fight for the end.
It is the time for managers to make a couple of buys and fortify their defense, midfield or attack, whichever might be falling short. While the January 2011 transfer window saw some last-minute high-value deals, this time the same can also be expected.
With numerous clubs struggling with injuries or lack of form of players, the New Year is expected to start with some bang for football fans all over the world.
With transfer rumour windmills working in full throttle, there is news galore, but only the end of this transfer window will prove which of the rumours has been true. In the following slides, we rank the most wanted players who will be in high demand this upcoming transfer window.