There will have been a worrying case of deja vu hanging over Tottenham Hotspur supporters as they opened their newspapers on Wednesday morning.
David Woods of the Daily Star had the exclusive news that Spurs defender Younes Kaboul was considering a transfer to Arsenal in the summer.
Woods, no doubt like many White Hart Lane regulars, immediately jumped on the similarities in the move across North London made by former Tottenham star Sol Campbell in 2001.
The former England international's decision to make that switch was never forgiven by Spurs fans, and his subsequent appearances against his old club were greeted with derision by his former supporters.
The move may also not be overtly welcomed by Arsenal fans, however.
For the player, the move would be regarded as a step up in his career, with Arsene Wenger's side still in pole position for a Champions League spot, no matter the result at Everton on Sunday.
But, arguably, Gunners supporters might decree the move was another underwhelming one by Wenger and the board when a couple of first-class additions are what appears to be required after the team faltered badly in the Premier League title race recently.
There is more to Kaboul than that, though, and acting as a backup defender for the Gunners might be to the benefit of the Emirates Stadium club.
Arsenal will be looking for a central defender in the summer, with Thomas Vermaelen seemingly heading for the exit door after failing to command a first-team spot this season.
The Belgium international has found his opportunities limited this season as Wenger favoured a defensive axis of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
It is hard to disagree with the Gunners manager's logic after some impressive displays by the pair, particularly earlier in the season when Arsenal were flying.
The addition of Kaboul, 28, would give an experienced depth to the squad, and the chance to irritate their rivals with the signing, a la Campbell.
Kaboul dismissed the speculation on his own Twitter feed, @YounsKabs4, the following day, saying: "I can confirm 100% that the rumour about me joining Arsenal is not true!!!"
It wasn't the swiftest of counters to a speculation story, though, but perhaps the fact Campbell is still attempting to build bridges with Spurs fans, as Ashley Clements of the Daily Mail reported last month, played its part in ensuring the France international has no intention of following the same route.
Believability meter: Low
Kaboul to Arsenal is an interesting proposition, not least for the reaction of the Tottenham supporters, but we must take the defender at his word.
There is a degree of confusion over the length of Kaboul's current deal which may also scupper the story, but we can't see the transfer really taking place. We suspect there may be a bit of fishing by Kaboul's agent going on here.