we hope that's us just being cynical. And it does happen.

But for example the Mail story (at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...-midfield.html) says 'Manchester United have made Bastian Schweinsteiger their top summer target.' and another 'United are preparing a bid', how do you prepare a bid.

Just get it done. And get it done early.

We've seen this too often - player linked, player doesn't join - to feel that we're being played a bit.