With football on hold as the world fights to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of places are scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to finding content to talk about. Which means some of the transfer rumours are even sillier than usual.

For proof, take today’s latching-on to an innocuous, nice-making statement by Manchester City star and ex-Red Raheem Sterling where he said he still loves Liverpool but also warned people they shouldn’t twist him saying that into anything more than it is.

Queue a few dozen headlines screaming about Sterling’s “undying love” for the Reds and how he “refuses to rule out” a return.