A ridiculous transfer window has reached a point where even the most bizarre rumours no longer fail to surprise or deceive fans.
Liverpool’s links to La Liga have predominantly revolved around Barcelona’s pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, although Spanish media have been at hand to provide yet another twist.
The Reds are in the running for the £92million rated Karim Benzema, according to Diario Gol.
Club president Florentino Perez reportedly sees Anfield as the favoured destination for the Frenchman, who has also been dubbed a target for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
A summer of eye-rolling for Liverpool supporters hasn’t stumbled by without providing the odd moment of entertainment, with a proposed move for Benzema competing at the top in that respect.
There isn’t a chance the striker will be trading in a starting role as the No.9 for the Champions League favourites, nor is there any chance of Madrid letting him leave having seemingly missed out on Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, who looks set to join Paris Saint-Germain.
More to the point, splitting a trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah would take some doing at the moment.
There are the unlikely transfer rumours, and then there are the laughable. This certainly qualifies as the latter.