Keen readers are this morning bewildered at yet another twist in the Loic Remy transfer chronicle.
QPR, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, now Chelsea – just where will he be come the close of the window?
Can’t make up your mind? Let the rumour mill decide for you:
Following an injury to Didier Drogba, a sleepless Jose Mourinho frets over the prospect of having to play Fernando Torres every now and again.
The Special One has filled the days since the Ivorian behemoth hurt his hamstring by banging on Roman Abramovich’s door, pleading for a bit more money to buy a forward, any forward.
After fissuring the Russian’s patience, the Blues bankroller handed over £8m, accompanied with the words: “Alright! You can have that Remy feller and that’s your lot. I mean it this time!”
Harry Redknapp is keen to sell the Frenchman to fund his own transfer plots, which the papers will have you believe involve the nefarious plucking of strikers QPR left behind in the Championship.
Samuel Eto’o – evens to be a Liverpool player on 02/09/14
The Cameroonian freebie has auditioned for a host of clubs, but can’t seem to find the right one.
A switch to Ajax seemed inevitable at the weekend, but the Guardian reports that Liverpool – rated 3/1 to win the Premier League without Chelsea or Manchester City in contention – have registered an interest.
The Reds see Eto’o as the perfect compliment to Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert and may make a late move.
Roma’s in-demand centre-back has been courted by Europe’s elite all summer and, after the Red Devils failed in their bid to bring Thomas Vermaelen to Old Trafford, it looks as though they’re prepared to go big on Benatia.
Chelsea are also in the hunt for the £30m man, with the west Londoners short on cover in this department since David Luiz’s high-price departure, but the promise of guaranteed game time in Manchester may sway the Moroccan.