The fans in the sporting world, and it stretches well beyond the boundaries of just football, are not happy without a good transfer rumour. In fact, the further you can raise your eyebrow to the lunacy of any rumour the better.

And with January about to come to a close, there were naturally plenty of opportunities for the rumour mill to go into overdrive and churn out whatever crazy idea it had on any given day.

The thing is many of these rumours would have been fantastic for at least one party, whether it was the supporters of the Premier League club buying, the player, linked between a second tier club and one of the giants of European football, or just everyone else who’d get a kick out of the madness during this time of the year.

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