Matthias Ginter will leave SC Freiburg at some point in the near future - but when and where remain the questions.
But on Friday it seemed as though they had lost out on their transfer target - as Borussia Dortmund were reported to have completed his signing.
The Mirror reported that German daily BILD had confirmed a £6.6 million agreement between the two clubs - for the talented 20-year-old to make his way to Signal Iduna Park in the summer.
Then there was confusion - as Ginter himself refused to confirm a deal was done - telling the media before the game against Braunschweig:
“There is nothing fixed.”
Freiburg sporting director Jochen Saier also made it clear that while discussions were apparent, no deal with Dortmund was done:
"We have neither an offer from Borussia Dortmund - currently there were detailed discussions. What was reported is not true. That is all there is to it.”
Now another man has had his say.
Freiburg beat Braunschweig 2-0 yesterday - and Ginter was asked about the rumours post-game once again.
He was characteristically blunt:
"On my future, I will not say anything ..."
But his manager Christian Streich was moved to talk on the matter.
He made it clear that while he accepted the German international was one day going to leave the club - he refused to believe it had to be this summer.
He is quoted in BILD as saying:
"Matthias is with us, Matthias has a long contract. Eventually, he will leave Freiburg because he is so good - of which we expect, and hope this somehow. Whether this will be in the summer, or in a year, that is actually up to the stars. "