Barcelona are said to be eyeing a move forright-back Glen Johnson. Yes, that one.
The report comes from Spanish outletMundo Deportivo, who claim that the La Liga giants are searching for other options in the position as they continue toharbour doubts over Aleix Vidal and his strained relationship with Luis Enrique.
Sportare also reporting that the manager is ready to drop Vidal completely, but the link to Johnson still appears to have come completely out of left field - just weeks after the 32-year-old was selected as part of Gareth Southgate's firstEngland squad during the recentinternational break.
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, Manchester United's Antonio Valencia andManchester City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna are all also said to bebeing considered - but it does seem like Barcelona are reaching near the bottom of the barrel.
Social media reacted...predictably.
Just reading that Barcelona are reportedly interested in Glen Johnson. pic.twitter.com/OFp3IeNAis
I for one welcome reports linking Glen Johnson with a move to...where? Barcelona!?
@SportsJOEdotie If Barcelona sign Glen Johnson I will donate all my vital organs prior to my death. all to be removed with a blunt spoon
Glen Johnson linked with a move to Barcelona... The world has gone mad.
Glen Johnson being linked with a move to Barcelona in January... pic.twitter.com/oLSEYw1svY
Glen Johnson linked with Barcelona, apparently. Go home 2016, you're drunk.
Glen Johnson to Barcelona....that's the last time I ever read a gossip column.
Glen Johnson to Barcelona??? The end is near.
If Glen Johnson actually goes to Barcelona I'll dedicate my account to him for 2 months
If "Glen Johnson" can be linked with Barca, then im putting me CV in for Wigan & Wolves jobs... Come on..
Even Mundo Deportivo themselves published an article on Thursday morning admitting that the story had picked up a reasonable amount of flak in the English press - saying that 'not many' were taking the story seriously but noting that stranger things have happened.