Every transfer window the same happens over and over: Fifty names come up in various media outlets and the average fan is kept guessing just whom might be the real players their club is attempting to sign.
For FC Barcelona, a club not known for big spending, it's no different.
The lack of proper football and the club's big name send every news outlet into a frenzy trying to predict who the Catalan giants might sign.
As a fan, you have to be careful which to believe, though, because most of them will be either agent-publicised ads in newspapers (which happen all the time), rumours leaked from a media insider, or straight-out lies and wish lists that appear on slow news days.
This article will try to give guidance on what and whom Barcelona is looking for, both positionally and specifically in player names.
Let the fun begin.