That means a host of League One and Two clubs are eyeing mid-season deals in an attempt to push on this campaign.
Scroll down and click through the pages to view the latest League One and Two transfer gossip from around the web.
1. QPR to target Wycombe boss
QPR are set to axe Mark Warburton and make an approach for current Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth. (TeamTalk)
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2. Youngster in demand
Manchester United are set to battle rivals Manchester City for the signing of Rochdale starlet Luke Matheson. (Daily Star)
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3. Keith Hill targeting big things at Bolton
Keith Hill believes Wanderers will be in a position to challenge for promotion next season – regardless of which division they are playing in. (Bolton News)
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4. Big Vic still available
Former Everton striker and Sunderland Victor Anichebe remains a free agent after a trial at Doncaster Rovers failed to result in him landing a permanent contract. (Sunderland Echo)
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