In what is one of the most shocking transfer rumours yet, Lionel Messi is being linked with a move to Arsenal. No, really.
There has been a lot of talk surrounding the Barcelona forward in the previous few months about a potential move away from the Camp Nou, particularly because of a reported tax fraud which hasn't gone very well with the tax authorities in Spain. Well, they don't really care if it's Lionel Messi.
His off-field issues continuing to be the disturbing elements in an otherwise glorious life, the Argentine is open to a transfer to England, if the clubs are willing to pay £600,000-a-week which is round about £2.4m a month before any major deductions, or putting it simply, £18m a year after "tax". Ridiculous.
There are many a few clubs in the race to signing Lionel Messi, but the most unexpected one of them now is Arsenal - the club Messi himself would prefer because of the simple reason that he wants to experience London. However, it may not be as easy it sounds as the 28-year old's release clause has a £175m buyout.
The upcoming few months could be very interesting.