If a deal is done correctly and behind closed doors, it's usually quite late in the day that the media and public learn about what is happening at a football club when it comes to new signings.
Modern technology sometimes makes that information available a little sooner, and people often tweet sightings of players being seen at airports as they frantically try to work out where they might be heading for a medical.
For the most part, there are vast amounts of players that could move clubs at any time.
It doesn't really matter what their status is anymore as the money in the modern game can be so tempting.
Here is a list of players that are highly sought-after—for one reason or another—and the prices that they could fetch should a deal occur.
I have to make it clear that I don't expect many—if any—of these deals to happen, but they have all been mentioned in the media of late so they can't be written off as idle gossip from an old man in a pub.
Let me know what you think of the values mentioned in the gossip column below.
Thanks for reading.