For football fans, the summer can often prove a miserable time.
While supporters of buying clubs can watch in splendor as they are linked with and purchase some of the biggest talents in world football, there are left a great majority that can only hope their clubs cling onto their most valuable assets.
As the 2012-13 season approaches, clubs are slowly running out of time to upgrade their squads for opening day and bids are coming in from everywhere to claim players like contract rebel Robin van Persie and the unstoppable Uruguayan Edinson Cavani.
Supporters everywhere are hanging on in faint hope that certain moves will not transpire and certain managers will quickly look for replacements for players surely to leave in the coming weeks.
These are the eight transfer rumors that have proven and will continue to show most frustrating for their club's fans until the day the players are either sold or the transfer window officially closes.