As one saga drags on and two more wind down, new storylines heat up in the world football rumor mill.
With the transfer window open, Theo Walcott is reportedly "within weeks" of signing a new deal with Arsenal (via Goal.com). Daniel Sturridge, meanwhile, has completed his move from Chelsea to Liverpool (via BBC Sport) and Demba Ba is reportedly on the verge of joining Chelsea from Newcastle (via Daily Mail).
While we wait, juicy gossip is flying in from all quarters.
In this Thursday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, we have updates on Fernando Llorente, Edinson Cavani, Arda Turan, Mathieu Valbuena and more.
Read on for all the details.