Every year, there are buckets of virtual ink poured onto computer screens and then the Internet by writers suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and wishful minds.
During transfer season—that perennial speculative period—much of this effort is simply wasted on the most prominent players in the world. Unfortunately, read counts are sometimes prioritized over clear-headedness.
However, these devilishly attractive stories do occasionally materialize and sometimes come close to fruition.
Let's examine seven of the highest-profile players on the market—or at least those who we assume are on the market—and predict where they might end up on September 2.