There is some serious drama here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Daily Mail boast an utterly show stopping claim for us today.
The publication note that should Chelsea manage to hijack the deal for Willian, Tottenham will block Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid.
As one of our punters quips, it is probably best to start at the beginning of the story so the late arrivals can catch up.
It seemed that a £93 million deal had been agreed between Daniel Levy and Real Madrid chiefs which would see the Welshman move to the Spanish capital.
This of course allowed Andre Villas-Boas to spend even more money than he had already managed in the transfer window, bringing in Willian who was also a target of Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers.
After successfully beating Liverpool to the player, Willian passed a medical at the North London club and it seemed only a matter of hours before AVB would unveil yet another star signing.
Cue Chelsea arriving at the very last minute with an offer that turned the heads of both Willian and Anzhi Makhachkala, meaning that the move to Spurs was in doubt at the very best.
As one of our punters quips, perhaps this was option C that Jose Mourinho was talking about earlier in the week.
Either way, losing out on Willian will not go down well with Levy who is now threatening to pull out of the deal which would see Bale depart the club if this is the case.
Another major repercussion of Chelsea potentially landing Willian would be the further doubt over the future of Juan Mata and the potential merry go round that could yet be triggered this summer.