There's few things that divide opinion in football quite like outrageous transfer rumours.
On the one hand you have the inevitable buzz which is produced when a top player is linked with a big money move, whilst on the other hand there's the frustration from fans which is generated as a result of said move not coming to fruition.
Whether it be from agent tips, foreign sources or simply rumours which catch fire unexpectedly, there's always transfer rumours which do the rounds, despite the fact that there's next to no chance of them happening.
As we reach the end of a truly fantastical period of transfer gossip - even by modern standards - we've decided to cherry pick a few of the deals which have been mooted in the past few weeks which don't just border on the ridiculous; they survive because of it.
Intrigued? You should be. Click on the 'begin slideshow' button below to muse our top five most ridiculous transfer rumours...