Perhaps the most exciting part of the summer transfer season is digging into all of the ridiculous and imaginative rumors.
High-profile clubs linked to the cream of the crop produce enough excitement and hype to last a few weeks.
But when some teams enter the mix for a footballer, others will follow and influence the evaluation of a player, creating overrated notions floating over his head.
For much of last season, Fernando Torres' second-half move to Chelsea could be called a huge bust.
Similarly, there will be summer signings worth more off the pitch than on it.
Here are the 12 most overrated players about to be signed. Not every player may ink a new deal, but the smoke is there to warrant the interest.
Note: Overrated could mean just that and/or overpriced.