A dash of Mohamed Salah, a pinch of André Schürrle, and a bit of Juan Cuadrado to taste (or Douglas Costa, if your tastes swing towards the more obscure), stir well and serve hot.
Chelsea are poised to let Mohamed Salah join Roma after the Italian club offered to pay £530,000 to take him on loan until the end of the season.
With Andre Schürrle hoping to follow Salah out of the Stamford Bridge exit door, Chelsea could soon be in a position the meet the £26.8million release clause of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado or move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Douglas Costa.
I picked the passage from Matt Law's report, but the same basic story's being reported by Dom Fifield of The Guardian and various other, less reputable online sources as well.
For my liking, there are still far too many moving parts to this whole concoction for it to be truly palatable, especially since all involved parties other than Salah's fake agent have come out to deny at least part of it, but the fire's being stoked somewhere by someone and some things may yet ripen beyond their current half-baked state.