The January transfer window isn't as long—and therefore as active—as the summer transfer window, but it's still a crucially important time for clubs around the world.
It acts as the chance to stop and assess how their season has been so far; where they can improve, how they can get better and which players are best suited to helping them do that. It's like stopping midway through a race to get a little bit of extra training or nutrition in for the run home.
The January transfer window for the 2013-14 season won't be any different. Players, as well as clubs, will be looking to make the right move to help their season, and while it might still be over two months away from commencing, there's been no shortage of gossip and speculation so far.
To be frank, a lot of that is pure speculation.
A great deal of the "potential" rumors this summer that are being thrown around are, in reality, not going to happen, and probably won't happen over the summer either.
Here are 20 rumored Premier League transfers that won't happen in January.