The January transfer window is often portrayed as the less glamourous of the two but has still matched it as far as drama is concerned over the years.
Clubs tend to be in the market for panic buying at this time of the year as injuries may be stacking up during the first half of the campaign.
With football as a whole in a unique place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fans steadily returning to stadiums, the additional income from supporters returning through the turnstiles could cause temptation for some to spend some of their hard-earning income on some fresh new faces.
Whether it is offloading unhappy players or bringing in fresh talents, all clubs across Europe will be snooping around to see if they can bag themselves a bargain during the colder months.
Scroll down to find out everything that you need to know about the January transfer window 2022 – and keep up with all the breaking transfer stories across GiveMeSport here.
January Transfer Window 2022 Deadline
The January transfer window will close its doors for all leagues across the UK and Europe on Monday 31st January 2022 at 11:59 pm GMT.
UPDATE 28th January: Leeds United are set to face ‘fierce competition’ for Noa Lang’s services amid growing speculation over the Club Brugge winger’s future, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The 22-year-old rose to prominence earlier this season after putting in a string of impressive performances during his side’s Champions League group stage fixtures.
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UPDATE 27th January: Newcastle United could walk away from a deal to sign Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes if things are not tied up quickly, says transfer insider Dean Jones.
Reports have suggested that Newcastle have agreed a £30m deal with Lyon to purchase the 24-year-old, but those claims have since been refuted by the French club.
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Newcastle United have held ‘positive talks’ over the signing of AS Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile this month, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.
The Magpies are believed to be keen to bolster their backline further in the January transfer window following the arrival of former Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke reckons “the door is still open” for West Ham to sign Jesse Lingard before the window closes.
The Hammers have been hoping to re-sign him ever since his loan spell at the London Stadium last season, when he was directly involved in 14 goals, but so far they’ve enjoyed little success.
UPDATE 26th January: Less than a week to go now and there is no shortage of transfer talk today…
Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that Aston Villa could make a bid for Liverpool central defender Nat Phillips before the transfer window ends.
The club have been active in January already and it appears that a deal for Phillips could now become their priority before next week’s deadline.
UPDATE 24th January: One week to go until the window closes and speculation is rife! Here is the latest:
Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has claimed that Antonio Conte “loved” Franck Kessie while he was managing Inter Milan, amid links with a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Spurs boss has revealed that he is keen to strengthen his squad this month but Kessie is seemingly a summer target given his current contract situation, as it expires at the end of the season.
Journalist David Anderson believes that Leeds United are currently searching for a potential successor to Marcelo Bielsa in the Elland Road dugout.
The Argentine has made a habit of only signing one-year deals throughout his career and has done the same at Leeds, meaning that his current contract expires at the end of the season.
That’s all for now – keep up with the latest transfer news and rumours right across GiveMeSport here.
UPDATE 17th January: We are now past the halfway stage and speculation is ramping up. Although it might be Blue Monday, here is the latest news.
TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has confirmed that Wolves are considering a deal to sign Renato Sanches from Lille in this transfer window.
The club have yet to secure a signing this month but reports have suggested that manager Bruno Lage wants to sign two players in this transfer window.
African football expert Daniel Ekedo has hailed the ability of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare amid links with a potential move to Newcastle United.
Eddie Howe is continuing his search for new signings in this transfer window as Newcastle look to climb out of relegation trouble.
UPDATE 14th January: More transfer news is coming thick and fast on what is the third Friday of the year so far, so let’s get straight into it!
Newcastle United have lodged an improved offer of close to £30million for St James’ Park target Diego Carlos, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
The Magpies are able to splash the cash during the transfer window after a £305million takeover led by the Saudi Arabia-based Public Investment Fund resulted in Newcastle becoming the world’s richest football club in October.
Lyon striker Moussa Dembele moving to Newcastle United is “relatively unlikely”, says Ligue 1 expert Adam White.
The 25-year-old is just one striker who has been linked with the Magpies in recent weeks, but White thinks a transfer probably will not happen this month.
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Ligue 1 expert Adam White believes that this season has been a “failure” for Tottenham Hotspur loanee Pape Matar Sarr, who has been playing for Metz in the French top-flight.
The midfielder was signed by Spurs for a fee of £14.6m in the summer but was immediately loaned back to Metz for the remainder of the campaign.
Transfer insider Dean Jones has revealed that Chelsea are interested in a deal to sign Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest this month.
The Blues are trying to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window after seeing both Reece James and Ben Chilwell sustain serious injuries in recent weeks.
UPDATE 13th January: Deal continue to get themselves over the line as clubs across the Premier League are keeping busy. Here is the latest for today.
Leeds United target Boubacar Kamara is a ‘Bielsa-type player’ who boasts similar attributes to Elland Road favourite Kalvin Phillips, according to Get French Football News’ chief features writer Adam White.
The Whites have been quiet in the transfer market so far but they were hit by the blow of Phillips being sidelined for two months thanks to sustaining a hamstring injury in the draw with Brentford before the turn of the year.
Transfer insider Dean Jones believes that Everton are willing to back manager Rafael Benitez in the January transfer window after he demanded their support.
The Toffees have been struggling under the Spaniard’s management but Jones believes that they are willing to give him their full backing in January.
UPDATE 12th January: A few ports of call for us to cover today as we approach the halfway stage of the January transfer window.
West Ham remain keen on signing Nathaniel Phillips – and have touched base with Liverpool about a fee for the centre-back, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
Phillips is deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield and the Hammers are hoping that he can solve some of their defensive problems this month.
Transfer insider Dean Jones insists that a deal for Aston Villa to sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton & Hove Albion is going to be difficult in the January window.
Steven Gerrard’s side have been aggressive throughout the month and have already secured the signing of Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan. He remains a key member of the Brighton squad under the management of Graham Potter, making 14 Premier League starts.
Celtic transfer target Hannes Wolf has a ‘big admirer’ in Bhoys boss Ange Postecoglou, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Postecoglou has already been busy during the January transfer window, welcoming the Japanese trio of Daizen Maeda, Yosuke Ideguchi and Reo Hatate to Parkhead, but it appears he is in the market for further reinforcements.
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