Perhaps the biggest surprise, come January 2014, will be the number of Barcelona players who are still around, despite the swirling rumors predicting their exits.
According to numerous reports from Fichajes (h/t Daily Express) Barcelona will be making way for other signings this summer by offloading Dani Alves to Arsenal or Anzhi. But with the Brazilian fullback finding his form—along with quite a few key assists—again in the new year, these reports sound like pure speculation to me.
And various sources have indicated that Sergio Busquets could be on his way out—to Chelsea or even Real Madrid.
There's no ruling out the moves, but with Busquets in the form of his life, it's hard to see the Blaugrana letting him go without much of a fight. And the isolated reports don't suggest much more than speculation.
As always with transfer news, only time will tell.