Reports on Saturday morning claimed Louis van Gaal had agreed terms to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United.
The club later moved to dismiss that story - which began in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf - but with each passing day it appears increasingly likely that the Holland national coach will take charge of the faltering champions following the World Cup.
In truth there is no better available candidate. Yes, there are those calling for Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or Carlo Ancelotti, but that trio all have jobs and are going nowhere - at least of their own accord - any time soon.
Van Gaal on the other hand will be free in just a few months, and he is unlikely to turn down a club of the size and reputation of United; not after his previous success in Holland, Spain and Germany could see him seeking something akin to a clean-sweep of Europe's top flights.
Former player turned journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft has had plenty to say about the van Gaal rumours. But his latest comment could have the more rumour-hungry United fans extremely excited.
As a writer specialising in the Bundesliga, Fjortoft has his ear to the ground in Germany. And writing on Twitter on Saturday, he said that if van Gaal heads to Old Trafford "expect him to go 'wild' in Germany with his transfer kitty."
So who can United fans expect; at least if Fjortoft is to be believed?
Well, the usual suspects Toni Kroos and Marco Reus have been joined by left-back Ricardo Rodriguez of Wolfsburg and Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich.
The last of those names was tempered with a "maybe" but it is a quartet that would instantly turn United into challengers once more, both domestically and in Europe.
Given the way van Gaal likes to set out his side, the arrival of a deep-lying defensive midfielder is also highly likely, with William Carvalho perfect for the job. But whatever happens, expect United to be busier than ever in the summer transfer market...once they have a manager in place, that is.
If van Gaal to Man UTD: Expect him to go "wild" in Germany with his transfer kitty Kroos, Reus, Rodriguez (Wolfsburg) and (maybe) Mandzukic— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 26, 2014