There is no month in the footballing calendar safe from the never-ending merry-go-round of transfer gossip and speculation.
With a fanbase as exhaustive as Manchester United's, stories regarding the Red Devils often attract the most interest and dominate the back pages.
There are the odd reports that contain a grain of truth, but finding that grain amidst so much dirt can be quite a task for even the most savvy reader.
Despite Sir Alex Ferguson's side currently being in the midst of a landmark season, several big names have been linked with a summer move to Old Trafford in the past few months.
Here are five of the biggest.