Reports last week claimed this Saturday's German Cup final could have been Mats Hummels' last match for Borussia Dortmund.
It was claimed that Manchester United's likely new manager, Louis van Gaal, was keen to bring the German international to Old Trafford if and when he finally took over at the club.
With Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand both leaving this summer, United are in need of defensive reinforcements who have both quality and experience, and Hummels ticks both boxes.
But as an integral part of Jurgen Klopp's side - and with a contract until the summer of 2017 - is there really any chance he will swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League.
Only time will tell, but former footballer turned journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft is doubtful. Specialising in German football, he is often the go-to-guy for those fans seeking clarification on transfer rumours and he is often - but not always - proved right.
Writing about the Hummels rumours, Fjortoft had bad news for those United fans eager to see the 25-year-old at their club.
"I honestly think this is a 'made-up-story'," Fjortoft tweeted on Sunday morning.
So as much as United may want Hummels - along with most of the best clubs across Europe it has to be said - getting him could be a step too far. Unless of course van Gaal can work miracles off the pitch as well as on it.
Haven't seen any reports in Germany saying Hummels will leave Dortmund. I honestly think this is a "made-up-story"— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) May 18, 2014