REAL IN FOR SUAREZ
And so it begins.
While Marca is obviously a place for gossips, exaggerators and charlatans, they do occasionally get things right.
Whether they have this one correct is your call, but splashed all over their front page this morning is the 'news' that Real Madrid want to sign Luis Suarez this summer, claiming the club's top brass held a meeting in which it was decided Suarez was their man.
He will cost €80million apparently, but would have to try and force the move through himself. Because that tactic went so well last summer.
PSG WANT £61m HAZARD
Paris St-Germain have already loaded a massive sum of cash into a t-shirt cannon and fired it across the Channel towards Chelsea this summer, and it seems they want to add Eden Hazard to join David Luiz in their ranks.
The Daily Mail repots that PSG will make an 'astonishing' £61million offer for the Belgian, and can offer the player £230,000 a week, but don't fear Chelsea fans, your lot have a trump card that can knock all that money into a cocked hat.
Yes, that's right, Chelsea are giving Hazard the No.10 shirt.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are on the verge of completing a deal for Diego Costa - the £30-something million deal could be finished by the end of this week, according to The Daily Telegraph - while they're also keen on his current Atletico teammates Tiago, Filipe Luis, Koke and Diego Godin. Also...
LET'S TALK ABOUT CESC, SANTI
With Cesc Fabregas seemingly on the market again, it's not a galloping great shock that there are potentially quite a few suitors in the frame for the midfielder.
And Santi Cazorla would very like Arsenal to be in that frame, it seems.
The man they call Carzola said: "I have read that Cesc could go to Chelsea but I prefer that he comes to Arsenal,'
"He has given a lot to the club and he knows it well.
"I hope that he is happy, he chooses his club well and is comfortable there.
"I don't see any differences between his performances in the Premiership and with Barca. His record is spectacular at Barcelona and he has demonstrated that he has adapted but they haven't given him the same value as in England."
As an aside, The Times claims Cesc is 'open' to the idea of joining Chelsea, despite his Arsenal past and his arguments with Jose Mourinho.
HANGELAND NOT HAPPY
It was perhaps slightly surprising that Fulham released Brede Hangeland yesterday, and the man himself was not impressed.
Not necessarily by the release itself, but by the manner in which the trigger was pulled. Which was via e-mail.
Click here to read his ire.
AND THE REST...
Liverpool have been told by Sevilla to stump up £16.2million for left-back Alberto Moreno...Harry Redknapp admits free-agent former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand's credentials would make him a perfect signing for his newly-promoted QPR side this summer...Tottenham are battling to hold on to Brazilian midfielder Sandro as Napoli want him to boost their Champions League bid. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili is understood to be keen on a move to Spurs...Hull boss Steve Bruce is making a £5million swoop for Swansea skipper and centre-back Ashley Williams - in a bid to beat promoted Queens Park Rangers to his signature...Arsenal will watch Colombia keeper David Ospina at the World Cup - as Arsene Wenger puts the Nice star on his signing short-list after seeing Lukasz Fabianski leave the Gunners for Swansea.
Italian giants Roma are chasing Tottenham's Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele...Everton are ready to pay £11m (mostly wages) to bring Gareth Barry to Goodison Park permanently after his loan spell from Manchester City last season...Arsenal are ready to re-sign Mexican forward Carlos Vela, 25, for just £3.25m - two years after selling him to Spanish club Real Sociedad...Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is in talks with Brighton over the vacant manager's job at the Sky Bet Championship club...Southampton want Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in part-exchange for England left-back Luke Shaw...Swansea are lining up a £5m offer for West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison.
Did Marca just cut and paste last year's Suarez fantasy, sorry, 'article' then find and replace 60 with 80? ¿80 million is about £65 million, and that is just rubbish when we turned down £60 million before the season he just had. If you're going to make it up, at least try and make it believable. I dunno, add in a player as makeweight. Can we have Varane? I'll take £70 million and Varane please. Or £60 million and Xabi Alonso back because I love him. Oh Xabi. Always in my heart.- slideways