Christmas is upon us, yet it's not the sound of sleigh bells we can hear coming over the horizon.
No, it's the transfer rumor mill making all the noise right now as it spins into action with the winter transfer window just a few short weeks away from opening.
Traditionally, it's not often the big guns across the continent make too many marquee signings, although Chelsea have been known themselves to splash the cash.
Nicolas Anelka was a £15 million arrival from Bolton Wanderers in January 2008, while three years later the Blues broke the British transfer record when they prised Fernando Torres away from Liverpool for £50 million.
Whether Roman Abramovich is as generous with wealth this coming January remains to be seen, but Chelsea are nevertheless being linked with a number of new arrivals to bolster their ranks in the second part of the season.
Bleacher Report takes a look at some of the biggest rumors doing the rounds in recent weeks, including Radamel Falcao's potential arrival from Monaco for £80 million.