January transfer window 2022: When does it open and close? Dates, Deadline Day, how to follow with Sky Sports

The January transfer window opens on Saturday January 1, 2022 and will close at 11pm on Monday January 31; follow all the latest in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms as well as Sky Sports News

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The January transfer window is now open. From key dates to how to follow with Sky Sports, here's what you need to know...

When does the window open?

The transfer window opens on Saturday January 1, 2022 for clubs in England and Scotland.

In Europe, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 windows will also open on January 1, while La Liga and Serie A will begin their trading on Monday January 3, 2022.

When does the window open?

  • Premier League: Saturday January 1, 2022
  • EFL: Saturday January 1, 2022
  • Scotland: Saturday January 1, 2022
  • WSL: Friday December 31, 2021
  • Bundesliga: Saturday January 1, 2022
  • Serie A: Saturday January 1, 2022
  • La Liga: Monday January 3, 2022
  • Ligue 1: Monday January 3, 2022

When does the window close?

The January transfer window will close for all leagues across the UK and Europe on Monday January 31, 2022 at 11pm GMT.

Transfer deadlines around Europe...

  • Premier League: Monday January 31, 11pm GMT
  • EFL: Monday January 31, 11pm GMT
  • Scotland: Monday January 31, midnight GMT
  • WSL: Friday January 28, 11pm, GMT
  • Bundesliga: Monday January 31, 5pm GMT
  • Serie A: Monday January 31, 7pm GMT
  • La Liga: Monday January 31, 11pm GMT
  • Ligue 1: Monday January 31, 11pm GMT

What deals can be done?

As usual, players can be bought and sold across Europe and beyond. Loan deals are also able to be completed during the month-long window.

Other deadlines around the world...

  • Feb 1: Mexico
  • Feb 2: Portugal
  • Feb 8: Turkey
  • Feb 10: Australia
  • Feb 22: Russia (window opens Jan. 26)
  • Feb 28: China

What to look out for?

It promises to be a busy month at St James' Park as Newcastle's new owners look to make a splash in their first transfer window.

Eddie Howe's relegation-threatened side are second bottom of the Premier League and have just picked up their first win of the season at the 15th time of asking. However, the new owners will be looking to avoid relegation at all costs so expect plenty of incomings at Newcastle next month.

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Newcastle boss Eddie Howe says he has 'half an eye' on the January window but insists his main focus is on working with the players currently at his disposal

Meanwhile, it was a big summer at Manchester United with Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho all arriving at Old Trafford. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no longer in charge, so will interim boss Ralf Rangnick look to make any changes to his squad?

What about Man City? They splashed £100m on Jack Grealish in the summer window but all the talk was about the potential arrival of a striker? Harry Kane's name was constantly mentioned in discussions about Peo Guardiola's side potentially signing a forward, while Cristiano Ronaldo was also linked with a move to the Etihad late in the window before his move to Man Utd. Will Guardiola make his striker move in this window?

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Football finance expert Dr Tom Bason predicts Newcastle could have a large transfer budget in January - but has warned the club income must rise in the long term for that to continue

Who could be on the move?

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Image: Kylian Mbappe is out of contract at PSG next summer

It will be an interesting window because there are a number of high-profile players who will see their contract at their current clubs expire in the summer.

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe is in that position and Real Madrid saw huge bids for the France international rejected by PSG in the summer. Could Real make a move for Mbappe again or will they wait and try to sign him on a free next summer?

Paul Pogba's deal at Man Utd also expires next summer and Antonio Rudiger is in a similar position at Stamford Bridge. Will they leave their clubs in January or will Man Utd and Chelsea both lose valuable assets for free?

Antonio Conte speaks to Harry Kane pitchside
Image: Antonio Conte speaks to Harry Kane pitchside

Harry Kane's future dominated the summer transfer window, but following Antonio Conte's arrival at Tottenham, will the speculation continue or is Kane happy to stay in north London?

It remains to be seen whether Man City reignite their interest in the England captain...

Jesse Lingard is another player who could be on the move. He chose to stay at Man Utd in the summer, but a lack of first-team action could see him now leave Old Trafford, with West Ham a potential destination.

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Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte insists he is 'not thinking' about potential transfer business and is fully focused on his current squad

Follow all the latest across Sky Sports

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

Our Good Morning Transfers and Transfer Talk shows will be returning to Sky Sports News from Monday January 3

Good Morning Transfers will round up the latest transfer news with analysis and extended interviews. Transfer Talk is on from 1-2pm on Mondays, and 12-1pm Tuesday-Friday. It will feature a host of international journalists as we look at the major talking points across Europe and the Premier League.

And then join Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol for The Transfer Show at 5pm and 7pm every weekday evening in January.

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