With very little to talk about as the season draws to an end, tabloids are inevitably looking to the transfer market to generate stories.
The Daily Express have thrown one out there by suggesting that Paris Saint-Germain will make a £100m bid for Christian Eriksen in the summer.
Tottenham fans on Twitter were highly sceptical about any such offer materialising:
With Coutinho selling for £140m in January this is clearly BS as at least £50m below price.
— Just Tottenham News (@JustTottenham) May 2, 2018
£100 + Draxler. That seems more realistic.
— Lee Snowden (@Snowden4000) May 2, 2018
Throw in Neymar and its worth a think.
— The Real Mr B (@Mr_Beee) May 2, 2018
They potentially have to sell mbappe because of financial fair play so I doubt this is true at all
— Liam (@llewy93) May 2, 2018
Pick a large team in Europe at random, now pick a Spurs player at random and hey presto here is the usual game of made up transfer rumors
— Sean (@SeanBussell) May 2, 2018
Would be a backward step to French league and sounds a load of rubbish
— Michael Burdon (@Woodlandmikey) May 2, 2018
Which leg is that there after
— Sam Myford (@SamMyford1) May 2, 2018
They only want buy the little toe on his left foot? £100m won’t get them much more than that
— The Spurs Web (@spurs_web) May 3, 2018
Coutinho went for €142 mill & you think Levy will let Eriksen go for less than that when he’s a better player ????????
— tommy bamping (@tommybamping) May 3, 2018
Hahaha..you can take back Aurier and increase it to £500m
— Prince K. Asare (@PrinceKhayy) May 2, 2018
PSG have major concerns surrounding Financial Fair Play and are unlikely to make sizeable bids this summer, especially with the permanent signing of Kylian Mbappe.
To avert any sanctions, the Ligue One champions initially loaned the 19-year-old from Monaco until the end of the season, but they will sign the player for £166million in July.
In his article, journalist Tony Banks makes no mention of FFP, either because he’s unaware of the constraints the French club are under, or perhaps more likely because it would get in the way of an eye-catching story.