We are just less than two months away from January, when a number of the game's top players will be able to sign pre-contracts with new clubs, including Kylian Mbappe!
January 2022 is fast approaching, and many players are now down to the last few months of their respective contracts.
If they do not agree a new deal with their current clubs, they will be free to seal pre-contracts with any team that produces an offer they like.
Scroll through the gallery above to see five top players who could sign pre-contracts in January, per the Daily Mirror
France star Mbappe finds himself in this situation at Paris Saint-Germain. He stated publicly a few months ago that he would not sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 giants, and this was followed up by the disclosure of his desire to join Real Madrid at some point in his career.
PSG sporting director Leonardo, however, revealed that it is the club's wish to keep hold of the 22-year-old, but added that if he does leave, he would not leave for free.
Los Blancos could now have the opportunity to seal Mbappe's signature on a pre-contract in January.
Meanwhile, the coveted pairing of FC Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and AC Milan's Franck Kessie are also among those who could guarantee a transfer to another club at the turn of the year.
Both stars have been linked with moves to the Premier League, with Manchester United said to be interested in both players. Ivory Coast star Kessie is also reportedly on Antonio Conte's radar at Tottenham Hotspur.
Other top stars who could sign pre-contracts with interested suitors in January are Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala and Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne, although it remains to be seen if the Serie A clubs can yet change their minds about staying in Italy.
Here are five players who could leave Real by the end of the season, according to Sport