The summer transfer window—one of the most exciting, yet unfulfilling times of the year.
With so much speculation on who's unhappy and which players will move where, it is often difficult for fans to sift through what is fact and what is fantasy.
In previous years, Wayne Rooney declared his intentions to walk out on Manchester United, Steven Gerrard looked set to link up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, and Kaka was the subject of a supposed £100 million bid from mighty spenders Manchester City.
Each of these sagas undoubtedly generated a lot of headlines and a lot of tension, but with so little substance behind them, they never came to full fruition.
With the 2012-2013 Barclays Premier League season fast approaching, it's time to take a peek at the next generation of mindless transfer rumors set to torture and enthrall football fans for the next two months.