Okay, "report" might be stretching this one because it reads more like speculation. According to Madrid-based news outlet AS, German kit manufacturer Adidas could be key in helping Real Madrid sign wantaway Bayern Munich star David Alaba. The sportswear giant has had a longstanding relationship with the Spanish giants, which might influence the decision.

Of course, astute readers will know that Adidas are also HEAVILY involved with Bayern, meaning that this rumor doesn't make much sense. The company owns a 8.33% stake in the club, so why would they try and make it weaker by encouraging Alaba to leave?