This might be something. It might be nothing. You have to have a heightened sense of suspicion during International break, however this comes from the Fatherland and not Fleet Street.
Michel Bastos is the name in the frame and the German edition of 4-4-2.com is suggesting that a bid of €10m could be on the cards come January.
Again another biwingal winger – although he does favour the left. He’s 29 and has been at Lyon since 2009. I did a small amount of Googling and I’m not sure about the money side of this. It was reported only last year through a few English newspapers and the figure being touted then was of €22m.
Add to this, the knicker twisting of the Lyon chairman over the Hugo Lloris deal and we really could be in for some protracted fun and games.
Will this happen? In a word, dunno. What I do know is that this type of player would be a brilliant addition to shore up Bale having moved into a more central role.