Football, as with most high-grossing sports, is a game that is constantly surrounded by rumours and speculation.
From players being linked with rival clubs to stories over sword-wielding managers and individuals thinking they rule the roost; you tend to hear it all over the course of a season.
And it's been a delightful campaign so far for those who like the odd bit of incredulous gossip, with a number of ridiculous rumours making headlines in the opening few months.
Some are naturally about as credible as a claim that Nicklas Bendtner is the best footballer on the planet, but to others there's an ever so slight whiff of truth behind the facade of preposterous nonsense.
Here we take a look at the ten most ridiculous rumours to have found their way to the forefront of the media so far this term...
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