For some clubs however, sorting out new contracts for their big name players and best future prospects will be a priority before the end of the campaign - here's a look at some of the Championship's best and brightest who are in the final six months of their contracts.
The Swansea man will be without a club in June and has had an injury disrupted season so far but was handed the captaincy when Graham Potter arrived in south Wales.
The former Manchester United man has been linked with a number of clubs, both in the UK and Europe, who could bag Powell for free in the summer.
The 30-year-old Swiss international will be a free man in the summer if Norwich do not offer the defender a new deal.
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Bony was out for a large portion of 2018 with a knee injury but as one of the Swans' highest earners, he might be allowed to leave when his two-year contract runs out.
Norwich, Falkirk and Rangers are all said to be keeping an eye on Rotherham's 25-year-old midfielder who has impressed so far this season.
Some doubted whether the Sheffield United captain would still be able to perform in the Championship this season, but with 11 goals in 20 matches the Blades will surely want to hand him a contract extension for at least one more year at Bramall Lane.
The former Crystal Palace player was a free agent over the summer, before being handed a year-long deal with the Baggies.
Narsingh has been frozen out of the Swansea squad this season and is tipped as one to be sold in the January transfer window as the Liberty Stadium club look to reduce their wage bill.
The 25-year-old Manchester United academy graduate is one of a number of Hull players who are in the last six months of their contracts at the club.
Another player on this list who has been frozen out by their manager, Westwood is a fan favourite and will be a free agent in June.
The Polish international has scored three goals in 16 matches for QPR so far this season.
The winger has played 17 times for the Robins so far this campaign but will be a free agent in the summer.
The 16-year-old has been vital for a struggling Ipswich so far this term, featuring 21 times so far.
The Brentford man is reportedly a target for Rangers and Leeds United in the January window - which could be better for the Bees than letting him go for free in the summer.