Some say reporting on transfer rumours is a fine art, speculating on snippets of information and creating stories by reading between the lines.

Others however, would strongly disagree, and argue transfer rumours are the kind of thing 100 chimps could do if you gave them 100 type-writers and a copy of The Sun.

There’s certainly some weight to the argument that the Premier League’s transfer rumour mill is little more than a lot of guess-work, and an attempt to get us to buy newspapers with sensationalist stories.

And just to prove that point, we at Football Fancast have picked out SIX of the more ridiculous transfer stories to recently emerge in the tabloids involving Tottenham.

CLICK ON JUAN MATA TO REVEAL THE SIX MOST ABSURD TOTTENHAM TRANSFER RUMOURS OF LATE

Juan Mata