World football fans might be shocked to learn that not every transfer rumour that a paper runs is true.
Oddly enough, more often than not, newspapers publish "stories" that have absolutely no basis in fact. The articles are full of pure speculation.
Harry Harris has to be considered world class when it comes to transfer rumours. One of the more entertaining sagas of the past few years he covered has been Sergio Aguero's protracted move to the Premier League.
Fans might remember in 2009 when Harris, of ESPN Soccernet, "reported" that Aguero would be moving to Chelsea, costing a total of £100 million when combining transfer fee and salary.
Then, six months later, Harris wrote an article about Atletico Madrid and the Blues agreeing to a £40 million deal for Aguero.
It seemed to be a lock that the striker would be donning a blue shirt. The Argentine did of course move to England, only it was to Manchester City.
Staying on the topic of transfers that never happened, here's 10 moves that fans would actually be getting behind this January, if only they were to ever happen.