The January transfer window is already in full swing with several Serie A moves, including Sam Lammers and Bram Nuytinck to Sampdoria, with Ciccio Caputo returning to Empoli and Youssef Maleh to Lecce.
Italian football took a long break for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and returns on January 4 with all 10 fixtures for Week 16.
Meanwhile, some players are already changing clubs during the transfer window.
Sampdoria are in penultimate place and badly need a boost, so it is probably no surprise that they have been the most active.
The Blucerchiati sent striker Caputo to his old club Empoli, on loan with an option to buy that could become an obligation.
In exchange, they have received centre-forward Lammers on loan from Atalanta, interrupting his previous temporary spell with Empoli.
Samp also loaned defender Alex Ferrari to Cremonese and brought in Bram Nuytinck from Udinese on a permanent transfer after six years at the Dacia Arena.
Lecce announced that Morocco international midfielder Maleh has arrived to undergo his medical today, arriving on loan from Fiorentina.