With only a couple of days to go before the transfer window closes until January, talk of players being left out due to their ‘heads not being right’ is starting to get in the way of the nitty-gritty wheeler-dealing, or being a football manager as Harry Redknapp would put it.
All we seem to hear about at the moment is how badly Manchester United are handling the David de Gea situation, that John Stones will definitely, inconclusively not be sold by Everton, and Saido Berahino being left out by West Brom. It all feels a bit rubbish.
Thankfully, the odd juicy, fresh(ish) rumour or two is coming through, such as the Star’s claim that Everton have not only rejected an enquiry from Paris Saint-Germain for right-back Seamus Coleman, but that Bayern Munich are also thought to be in for the Irishman.
As if batting off Chelsea’s near-£40m advances towards Stones wasn’t enough, savvy media operator Roberto Martinez, who never seems to be off the air at the moment, may be called back out to bat over the 26-year-old Donegal man’s future too.
The Star believes Coleman has been on Bayern Munich’s radar since January, and that an £18m bid is being lined up by boss Pep Guardiola, which sounds a little on the low side for such a sought-after player.
Another whisper to squeeze through the quagmire is former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song reportedly returning to the Premier League, where he spent last year on loan at West Ham, with Tottenham.
The Sun reports that a move to the Boleyn Ground from Barcelona has fallen through, leaving Spurs to potentially pick up the pieces.
Lilywhites chief Mauricio Pochettino will be aware something has to give after watching his side fail to win their first four Premier League games of the campaign, and copping flack from some fans for not yet adding fresh options in midfield.