There's something strangely appealing from a neutral point of view when a household name leaves a club.

Whether it's due to the fact that their presence will be sorely missed at the side they're departing or whether it's that their abilities will boost the chances of the club their arriving at, as a general rule it usually means plenty to talk about.

With the money that's currently thrown around in football there's virtually not a player on the planet who you would be willing to 100% back to remain at a certain club for their whole careers, no matter how tightly secured the bond may seem at times. 

In light of heavy speculation linking some of the biggest names in the footballing world to one club or another, we thought we'd compile a list of the best talents who may be plying their trade elsewhere either next season or sooner.

Controversial? Yes. Unlikely? Yes. Magnificently enthralling? Also yes...

Topics:
Football
Premier League
Stephan El Sharaaway
Lionel Messi
Mario Balotelli
Leighton Baines
Robert Lewandowski
Ramires
Javier Hernandez