Hugo Lloris hasn't made the progression some expected of him two years ago, but the Frenchman could finally be set to flee the Lyon nest for the Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old has been linked with Spurs over the past fortnight, and The Times this morning report they are close to a deal for him. Apparently the potential stumbling block - as usual in most cases but especially with Spurs - is money. Chairman Daniel Levy doesn't sanction the cash-frittering he once used to during Martin Jol's three years in charge or Juande Ramos' brief spell at the club, and Tottenham need to raise £3m more for a £15m deal.
That cash could come via the sale of Rafael van der Vaart, who isn't resisting to Spurs beckoning him toward the exit. Schalke CEO, Clemens Tönnies, confirmed any possible deal is off because both parties were "miles apart" as Van der Vaart accepts, like Frank Lampard at Chelsea, he is not in André Villas-Boas' plans.
His former club Hamburg may come to the rescue though. Frank Arnesen, the Hamburg sporting director who also held the same post at Tottenham, has not hidden his desire to bring the Dutchman back to the club.
On the subject of the unwanted, how about Andy Carroll? Brendan Rodgers concedes he would consider loaning the £35m striker, which sounds suspiciously like a bid to reclaim a better percentage of the gargantuan fee Liverpool spent on him 18 months ago.
The Independent say there is little optimism at Anfield that the 23-year-old would fetch a £15m price tag, so a loan move may ensure they take a £20m hit-at-best on the Geordie.
But the upside could be a match made in heaven. The Mirror claim West Ham United captain and pal of Carroll's, Kevin Nolan, may be delegated by his club to tempt his former team-mate south to Upton Park. Matrimony does not come in the pairing of Carroll and Nolan, but Carroll and Sam Allardyce. Rodgers' style is in stark contrast to kick-and-rush Sam, which would suit the technically-challenged Carroll.
However Carroll actually wants to stay, say the Telegraph.
Rodgers may look to Glasgow for a new addition via Celtic's Ki Sung-Yueng. He would cost £7m, that via the Sun again.
The Sun also state Yohan Cabaye is a target for Barcelona, as if they need anymore ball-playing-pint-size midfielders.
Arsenal and Chelsea target, Serbian attacker Stefan Jovetic, has been priced at £20m by his club Fiorentina, warn the Metro.
He's no Robin van Persie, but Danny Welbeck is also into the last year of his contract, with the Sun's Neil Custis claiming his representatives and Manchester United are "in dispute" over a new deal for the 21-year-old England international.
"Anita, dahhhling!" Cruella de Vil would exclaim in 101 Dalmatians, and Newcastle could still get their very own Anita - Vurnon - report the Newcastle Chronicle. The Magpies could sign the 23-year-old from Ajax if they pay £8m.
But the Star claim Newcastle are willing to pay £2m less at the very most.
Another Hugo - Rodallega - could be en route to London, but Fulham specifically. The former Wigan striker is still without a club since being released by the Latics, yet he could relocate to the Smoke despite interest from Everton, allege the Mirror.
And the Express and Star expand on Tuesday's reports Wolves valued Steven Fletcher at £15m by writing they would allow him and winger Matt Jarvis to depart for "once in a lifetime" offers.