Spending has become fashionable at the summit of Ligue 1, with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco both earning a reputation for being among the most lavish clubs in the world over the last couple of years.
But in January, shrewdness is vital to tinkering with squads as the climax of the season approaches, and the two giants will attempt to bolster their units to secure the top two spots in Le Championnat, with Lille snapping at their heels. Meanwhile, former giants such as Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais battle just to be credible.
With that in mind, Goal is here to give you the low-down on what each of France's big guns can be expected to do in the winter transfer window.
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