Every transfer window, we sit glued to Sky Sports News or pick up a paper at every available opportunity to see who our club have recently been linked with. The internet has ensured that the spreading of transfer rumours has got much easier in the last couple of years, with Twitter proving an excellent source to pick up the latest gossip.
However, having numerous sources often leads to the problem that the rumours are simply a load of rubbish, made up by people trying to sell a cheap story or make a quick name for themselves. The tabloids are often more guilty of this offence than most, indeed no one believes what they read in their gossips columns and they get about one or two right a season. These ridiculous rumours do keep us excited in times of limited football though and makes us more inclined to believe the tosh that makes the news.
While some go down the more traditional line of ‘Falcao to Chelsea’, others are so unbelievable, they only serve to make you laugh. To honour these stories, we bring you 15 of the most outlandish transfer rumours ever to hit the press.