The winter transfer window is a time for rumours, speculation and ill-advised anticipation.
Though every now again the period will bear witness to one or two high-profile switches, for the most part it's the low key additions that steal the show every January.
This year has been an interesting one for outrageous rumours as, despite the fact that there has been a tremendous amount of reports concerning the futures of a number of the world's best players, none of them have yet showed any inclination that they are ready to move.
It's with that in mind that we list the top 10 most valuable players in world football. God only knows that practically every one of them will be linked with a transfer this month but, given their extortionate market value, you can be rest assured that they're going nowhere.
Click on to see the top 10 most valuable players on the planet today.
*Market values gathered courtesy of transfermarkt.com
DISCLAIMER- Where transfer values are equal we have given the younger player the higher position.