As the end of the season approaches, the popular media are turning their attention to the upcoming transfer window, with ever increasing ridiculous claims. We even have bloggers aping the ever-changing claims in the newspapers every day, without the merest shred of any evidence to back up such claims.
A case in point is the Robert Lewandowski saga; I wrote last year that Sir Alex Ferguson had made a £15m bid for the player at that time, which proved to be unsuccessful. That information came directly from an insider at Old Trafford. I have contacts with some youth players and apprentices at the club and they hear all the inside talk. I wrote a few days ago that Lewandowski`s preferred destination is the Premier League and that he would also prefer Manchester United above Chelsea or Manchester City.
In recent days, we have heard the totally unsubstantiated rumours that he had signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich. Immediately, there was an avalanche of articles and blogs copying this story without even attempting to verify its veracity.