Jose Mourinho will be the next Chelsea manager.
That statement is one which has been heavily speculated for months, and yet there is no official confirmation from manager or club.
Earlier in the week there were reports in Russia from an insider that a deal had been agreed between Mourinho and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, but again no official word.
Even Mourinho has been quite deliberate not to confirm anything so far, even though it has been decided and announced officially that he will leave Real Madrid at the end of the current season.
But he almost let his guard slip in informal circumstances, at the club where his boy plays football, Deportivo Canillas.
He was there making a public appearance, with Spanish newpaper La Razon in attendance, was asked about his departure from Madrid and future plans.
'Can not we do anything to hold you?' - Mourinho was asked, before simply replying, "No".
He would elaborate, saying: "I'm going to London, where I'm wanted."
"If you pick up a newspaper, you will see that here no one wants me."
That feeling of being under-appreciated was a notion Mourino was alluding to in his infamous ITV interview recently which saw him inadvertently cut off by the broadcaster to cut to the news, and is a build-up of not only his years in Madrid, but in Italy with Inter.
While appreciated by the Inter fans, the rest of Italy particularly the press despised him, unlike in England where his lively personality saw him admired by all - even if his antagonistic side could be aggravating at times to some.
Mourinho clearly wants that feeling again, and Chelsea need him too to take them back to the Premier League.
He had some kind words to add about future Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, one of his many Chelsea successors, stating the Italian is a 'good guy.'
While not earth shattering, for it is news we are all just waiting to be signed off on, this is Mourinho's clearest indication yet publicly that a Chelsea return is on.
Chelsea fans are you excited about Mourinho's return?