2014's opening bout of transfer speculation has so far passed without major incident at the majority of established European clubs, with Chelsea the major exception after concluding a £20m deal for Nemanja Matic and sending Kevin de Bruyne on his way for a slightly smaller fee.
While Chelsea and Manchester United fans anxiously wait for news on Juan Mata it's worth noting that there are a whole host of star names continually linked with a move before next week's transfer deadline, despite being key players for their current clubs.
Here GMS has attempted to identify eight of the most prominent pieces of speculation that will wait until at least this summer before materialising if at all, as top teams fight to keep their prized asset at a notoriously difficult time of year to secure new signings.
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