Well here we are. 2013 was a blast, but now it's time for the new year. To kick things off, we warmly welcome the return of the January transfer window. A modern day tradition in every sense, the winter transfer window is something that supposedly exists purely for the entertainment of us, the fans.
Players usually can't stand it, managers fear for it, and entire clubs have been known to lock their doors and pull the cord out of the phone. For the agents are coming and with them a whole host of transfer rumours for us to decipher.
Bayern Munich have got off to a quick start in this transfer window with the young central defender turned defensive midfielder, Jan Kirchhoff, making a quick and tidy loan move official before the market even has a chance to open. He can now call himself a Schalke a player for the next 18 months in what is likely a good move for all parties involved.
Here are all the other rumours surrounding Bayern Munich in the transfer market this week.
Last Updated: 15:00 Thursday, January 2