Yesterday saw rumours persist that Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas would be on his way to Chelsea as a replacement for New York bound Frank Lampard.
Arsenal have a first refusal option while Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United have also been credited with interest in the Spanish international.
But Chelsea have taken the lead in his pursuit - and the rumours took a new twist last night.
Gerard Pique, Cesc's Barcelona and Spain team-mate, was heard on a microphone reportedly telling Vicente Del Bosque that a deal was done for the star to head to Stamford Bridge for £33 million.
It was a tedious link, he could have been talking about anyone, but the Spanish press have seized upon it and run the story as a revelation.
But SkySports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has made it clear no deal has occurred. He took to Twitter to confirm Chelsea are in talks with Barca about his signature - but as yet no deal was sealed for his services.
Cesc hasnt got a deal with Chelsea, it doesnt matter what Pique or others say. Not yet. Conversations taking place but NO DEAL YET. Not yet— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 4, 2014
Now Balague is rarely wrong on such matters, so Chelsea are yet to complete a deal for the player. But if talks are ongoing Jose Mourinho is ready to bring in a massive improvement to the squad.