Sit back and chill, it’s just another day for you and me in rumourville, with formerly inseparable business buddies Liverpool and Southampton among the headlines.
Despite Daniel Sturridge having returned from injury in rude health and Mario Balotelli regaining the goalscoring thread it seems the Reds are keen to recruit another striker.
According to the Daily Star their attentions have turned towards the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund, where striker Ciro Immobile is enduring a lukewarm campaign.
It’s understood that Brendan Rodgers would like to soup up his forward line and is open to offloading Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert this summer if buyers can be found.
Immobile is 2/1 to arrive at Anfield before September 2015, with Sport Bild suggesting Liverpool will attempt to sign him for the second time after failing to secure his services from Torino last summer.
Elsewhere, the future shape of Southampton’s central defence is under serious threat of revision, with Manchester City threatening to woo Toby Alderweireld away from St Mary’s.
The Daily Mail suggest the on-loan Atletico Madrid man interests City in their continuing search for Vincent Kompany’s ideal partner.
Southampton have a £6.8m option to make his temporary switch permanent in the summer, but it may be possible for the player to cancel the clause by paying £1.5m.
Were he to do this it would certainly suit Atleti, who could then convene a bidding war for his services.
Meanwhile, new Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has admitted that he has no idea whether the club have moved to secure the services of Saints and Manchester United target Ron Vlaar.
The Dutchman, who is out of contract in the summer, was linked with both clubs after shining as part of Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands side at the 2014 World Cup.
He is 6/1 to begin next season at St Mary’s, while it’s 9/2 that he will be a United player by then and 8/1 that has renewed his Villa Park deal.