Word just in from our man in the baggage handling department at an airport we simply cannot name.
Manchester City supremo Gary Cook has flown out to Argentina in an effort to strike a deal that could shake the very foundations of the footballing world as we know it.
His target is a chap by the name of Lionel Messi.
This initiative has been seized largely against the backdrop of increasing economic troubles in Spain and the hesitancy of the Spanish banks to extend their facilities at such a time, even to one of the biggest clubs in the world.
We’d love this to be true. Passed on in good faith, etc etc…