It's that time of year again: the January transfer window is upon us, and all those speculators and transfer prognosticators are out in force, starting rumors and stirring the pot.
Out of this mayhem always rise a few far-fetched pieces of speculation, which most anyone with any footballing acumen can quickly shoot down as pure gossip.
Usually, the subject of these more hopeful stories are established stars, and whether or not the conjecture regarding their futures is substantiated, their projected transfer values never cease to amaze.
So, in a footballing world dominated by the likes of deep-pocketed Real Madrid and Manchester City, let us attempt to talk some sense into those who like to hypothesize and establish a list of 10 stars who are certainly not worth the transfer fee or salary they would command.
Regardless of the veracity of the rumors surrounding them, these individuals would put an enormous and unnecessary dent in the budget of whomever they would sign for.