Huge January deals that could happen, with Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, and Dusan Vlahovic all potentially on the move when transfer window opens

With the January transfer window just over a month away, clubs will be getting prepared to make moves and strengthen their squads ahead of the second half of the season.

With a number of contracts of huge stars coming to an end at their clubs, including Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and more, there could be some huge deals this winter.

Haaland and Mbappe could both be moving clubs in January

But which big names could be on the move? talkSPORT has taken a look…

Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain

With Mbappe one of the top stars out of contract in the summer, there’s a chance PSG may choose to cash in on him in January if he won’t sign a new deal.

The superstar is yet to agree fresh terms with the Ligue 1 side, meaning he can begin pre-contract negotiations with clubs outside of France when the transfer window opens again in the new year.

Real Madrid tried to bring the French forward in last summer, but the French club rejected their mega-money offer.

Whether they approach him again in the summer remains to be seen, but Real president Florentino Perez did state earlier this month: “When players finish their contract, it’s better.”

Will Mbappe sign a new deal at PSG?
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Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund

Another of the world’s hottest properties, Haaland, could be on the move before the end of the season.

The £64million release clause in his contract was widely reported to become active next summer – but this might not be the case.

Marca reported earlier this year that it had been moved forward to January – alerting the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea who are all keen on the Norwegian superstar.

Dortmund will undoubtedly be keen to keep him until the summer, as they eye domestic and European success.

If Haaland’s release clause becomes active in January, surely someone has to make a move for him?
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Jesse Lingard | Manchester United

Jesse Lingard is set to leave Man United, with the player and club unable to come to terms over a new deal.

It remains unclear whether the Red Devils will look to get rid of the midfielder in January, or if he will wait until his contract expires before moving on in the summer.

The likes of Newcastle, West Ham, and even Barcelona are said to be interested in the England international, who had struggled for game time this season following his return from his impressive loan spell with the Hammers.

The former London Stadium loanee even shared a West Ham Instagram post this week, sparking rumours he could be on his way back to the capital sooner rather than later.

Lingard has barely played this season and could be on the move in January
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Dusan Vlahovic | Fiorentina

Vlahovic is another player whose contract could dictate whether he leaves the club this January or not.

The striker is contracted to the Italian side until 2023 but has reportedly refused a new deal.

Fiorentina are now reportedly looking to sell him before the start of next season or risk losing him for free the year after.

The Serbian is drawing interest from Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Tottenham, but Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly leading the race as they attempt to fill the Cristiano Ronaldo shaped goalscoring hole in their line-up.

Vlahovic looks set for a big move as his continues scoring goal after goal in Serie A
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Frank Kessie | AC Milan

Arsenal and Tottenham are both said to be considering a January move for Milan man Kessie.

The Serie A giants are said to be taking steps to secure the renewal of Kessie, whose current contract is set to expire in June 2022.

However, according to Calciomercato, the 23-year-old is attracting interest from north London rivals Arsenal and Spurs. Manchester United have also been linked.

It is understood Milan value Kessie at around £45million – but it will reportedly be difficult to lure him away from the Serie A title contenders, where he is happy.

Kessie would be an excellent midfield addition for any Premier League side
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Other players who could move in January

Aaron Ramsey | Juventus

James Tarkowski | Burnley

Raheem Sterling | Manchester City

Paul Pogba | Manchester United

Philippe Coutinho | Barcelona

Bernd Leno | Arsenal

Lorenzo Insigne | Napoli