Swap deals, or trades as our American cousins like to call them, aren't the done thing in football - everyone likes cash too much.
And besides, it's difficult to agree how much one player is worth relative to another. Cash-plus-player deals are less rare but still uncommon.
But there's been a spate of recent transfer talk linking several Premier League clubs with swap deals - and here we look at three of the most recent.
Have they got any chance - or are they just transfer tittle-tattle? We have our say, but want you to weigh in as well.