The Premier League transfer chattersphere has been abuzz for much of the day with news of a massive curveball pitched from one side of London to the other.
Various sources have reported that the Chelsea have been quietly sounding out the possibility of bringing in West Ham pair Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia.
The stories from the Sun and the Mirror are sufficiently vague for all but the most paranoid Irons fans to breathe a sigh of relief.
However, the fact that the first of the two papers mentioned had earlier in the day reported West Ham co-owner David Sullivan to have personally submitted an £8m offer for Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis lends the rumours a little more weight.
Sam Allardyce already has Sakho, Valencia, Andy Carroll and Carlton Cole to choose from for what is more often than not a lone centre-forward position.
As such the fact that the Irons are seeking to acquire the former Lyon frontman, can only seem like an omen for potential departures.
During the developing news day the rumours linking Valencia in particular with a Stamford Bridge switch have persisted.
The Sun understands the Ecuadorian to be a particular favourite of Jose Mourinho.
A part-exchange deal with Loic Remy has been widely mooted, with the Portuguese apparently unconvinced by the Frenchman.
Chelsea are even money to beat Manchester City in their next Premier League fixture.