Today’s rumours are wholesome
The Mill is perfectly positioned to profit handsomely in this post-facts era – and if you don’t agree, you’re just wrong – so it was with a start that we awoke to discover that Manchester United chose a good night to bury their … umm … good news and confirmed everything we have ever posited on these pages about their new charge.
Where does that leave us? It probably leaves us goggle-eyed over the future of Mauro Icardi, the most obvious remaining candidate to move for Silly Money after a tortuous saga over the next three weeks. Arsenal have been the Internazionale forward’s most committed suitors and still appear to see Olivier Giroud as bait, but the wildly gesticulating, healthily coiffured figure you see galloping over the horizon in last-ditch pursuit is Antonio Conte with Chelsea scheming over a £50m bid to ruin the Gunners’ summer and make themselves feel better after failing to land Romelu Lukaku.