It appeared yesterday no one wanted Wesley Sneijder but now comes one of those gloriously outrageous rumours which predictably trended on Twitter. The club in question? Queens Park Rangers. And it actually has credence... if you believe Harry Redknapp.
“I was asked by one agent if I wanted to sign Sneijder," the Sun reported him as saying.
“Of course I do. However, he’s on about £200,000 a week and now he wants to join QPR?
“I won’t name the agent, but let’s just say I think a deal is unlikely.”
Strange things happen in January. Like parting with £35m for a striker whose sole attribute is that of heading a football...
Forget Mario Balotelli, Joleon Lescott's treatment at the hands of Roberto Mancini this season has been rather shoddy and now Aston Villa are considering a move for Manchester City's out-of-favour defender, say the Mirror.
A boyhood Villa fan, 30-year-old Lescott has only played 12 times in the Premier League this season.
Manchester United are favourites to sign Wilfried Zaha, self-confessed third best player in the world, after some "canny" negotiations. ESPN claim the promise of the England international staying with Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season has struck the right chord with the south London club.
The Times report Tottenham are in pole position to sign Moussa Sissoko, 23, on a pre-contract agreement from Toulouse. And that could mean bye bye (or buy buy?) for Jermaine Jenas Mk.II Jake Livermore.
Spurs will listen to offers for the 23-year-old, write the Mail, with London rivals QPR and Fulham interested.
Reading manager Brian McDermott's has already bought defender Daniel Caricco from Sporting Lisbon and is now interested in Swansea striker Danny Graham, the Times suggests. Why leave for a sinking ship?
And in Madrid, Fábio Coentrão's future with Real is in jeopardy after the 24-year-old full-back failed to show up for the club's first training session of the year, say Marca.