Forget what's going on with an egg-shaped ball Down Under, we need a football fix - and there's nothing like a good, juicy rumour to get us excited.
Let's start with perhaps the most in-demand striker in Europe, Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski - David Moyes wants to pair him with Robin van Persie at Old Trafford next season says the Telegraph - if they can't convince Cristiano Ronaldo to move back to Manchester.
One man that Mr Moyes is set to miss out on however, is Vitesse Arnhem's midfielder Marco van Ginkel, with the Dutch international choosing Chelsea instead (Express)
Arsenal are considering activating the £23m release clause in Marouane Fellaini's contract (London Evening Standard)
Whilst their North London rivals Tottenham are looking to recruit for their push for Champions League football next season - starting with a £15m move for Brazil midfielder Paulinho (Telegraph)
Southampton look set to bring in Celtic's Victor Wanyama for a fee of £10m - but Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter Milan could make a last-ditch attempt to steal in (Mail)