The January transfer window is an interesting time for all of Europe's top clubs.
For some it offers a chance to replenish the ranks having been raided by those above them, for others it provides the opportunity to strengthen positions left bare with injury and suspension and for certain sides it is an allotted space in which to acquire that one player who got away in the summer.
This coming January will likely be no different to many in the past in terms of the fact that we can expect a great deal of business to do be done between the top teams on the continent.
With this past summer having seen an awful lot of would-be transfers fall by the wayside for different reasons, the next transfer window gives another chance for managers to return to pursuits that eluded them previously.
There's a whole host of players who will be the subject of attention come January, but we take a look at ten footballers who could be on the receiving end of more than one bid...