So Andrea Pirlo almost joined Chelsea, did he?
That's just one of the big headlines on a day full of exactly that sort of thing for Chelsea.
In this Monday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, we have updates on the big-spending London club's managerial situation and the club's racism controversy involving referee Mark Clattenburg.
Elsewhere, we also have updates on Rio Ferdinand, Luis Suarez and Theo Walcott. Read on for all the details.