With the January transfer window yet to spring up any real surprises so far, some people are already considering the summer transfer window, where the prices are cheaper and the opportunities greater.
Contracts expire, deals are less hurried and players can have a long think about whether the move is the right one for them and their family.
Managers such as Manchester United's Alex Ferguson rarely does any buying in the transfer window, and made a point of declaring it so.
Whilst his oration may just be a ruse, it's also important to consider that Fernando Torres for Chelsea and Luis Suarez for Liverpool were both January purchases albeit one has fared considerably better than the other so far—at least in footballing terms.
With all of the above in mind, let's take a look at some players who seem almost certain to be plying their trade elsewhere after the lights go down on the Summer transfer window of 2012.