While a lot of expectant fans love the transfer window to see which players their club could bring in on a day-to-day basis, for the actual people involved it can be the worst time of the year.
Every day new rumours are thrown around, linking this star with that club for x amount of money. More often than not, though, nothing actually happens and it is pure speculation.
Unsurprisingly, some players aren't too keen on fabricated stories appearing in the press and in the golden age of social media, have the perfect platform to clarify the truth.
That's exactly what Pepe Reina did on Tuesday night - in brutal fashion.
Spanish newspaper Sport, had earlier claimed the Napoli goalkeeper had contacted Barcelona directly to discuss the possibility of moving back to the club he left in 2003.
However, Reina shut down any truth in the matter with a very angry tweet.
If your Italian isn't quite what it used to be, here is what the post translates to:
"“Bulls***! I didn’t offer myself to anyone! Enough lies… always and forever Forza Napoli! Now let’s get ready for Sunday! Clear?”
Before the ex-Liverpool star revealed what had actually happened - or in this case not - a possible return to Barcelona didn't sound too unrealistic, given the cloud hanging over Claudio Bravo's future.
Manchester City have agreed a £17 million fee for the Chile international but the deal is reportedly being held up until the Spanish champions can draft in a replacement.
Reina would make a useful backup to first choice Marc-Andre ter Stegen but at the age of 33, it's unlikely he would be prepared for a place on the bench as he approaches the latter stages of his career.
The World Cup winner is also thought to have contacted Barcelona in the past about a move back which may have formed some of the substance behind the most recent story.
However, it looks like Barcelona will have to do the chasing this time around if they actually want to sign Reina following his recent outburst.