Weird news abounds around world football.
Fortunately, this Thursday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup has plenty of familiar names, from Radamel Falcao to Daniel Sturridge to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Read on for all the updates.
Chelsea are "stepping up" their interest in Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, according to the London Evening Standard.
Chelsea have reportedly agreed to sell English forward Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool and hope to re-invest the money from the sale in the potential purchase of Falcao.
Falcao, 26, has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season for Atletico. Chelsea are reportedly ready to make a £48 million bid and pay him £175,000 per week.
England forward Daniel Sturridge's proposed move to Liverpool has reportedly stalled over agents' fees (via Daily Mail).
Sturridge, 23, is reportedly on the verge of joining Liverpool in a £12 million move. He was reportedly expected to undergo a medical on Wednesday but the procedure has been delayed.
AC Milan are set to move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Momo Sissoko, according to TribalFootball.com (via Yahoo! Sport).
Sissoko, 27, formerly played for Liverpool and Juventus. He is a Mali international with 28 caps.
Milan reportedly believe their relationship with Leonardo—a former Milan player who is now PSG's director of football—will help the deal go through.
Juventus and AC Milan are watching Leandro Paredes, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder at Boca Juniors, according to a Goal.com exclusive.
Juventus have reportedly scouted Paredes four times in 2012. Real Madrid are also thought to be interested.
Goal.com speculates that Boca Juniors would let Paredes go for about €5 million.