If you have read the local reports over the last couple of days, then the conventional wisdom from them is that Newcastle have given their top striker target, Mevlut Erdinc, a deadline to say yes or no to joining Newcastle United.
Mevlut Erdinc – should decide by tomorrow?
And since those same reports say that Newcastle hope to have Erdinc on Tyneside by the end of the month, a reasonable person might come to the conclusion that the deadline is tomorrow – the last day of July.
You can never really tell which news is true and which news is made up in the football press, especially during the transfer market, so sometimes you are forced to use just a little bit of logic.
And so that seems to be the situation Newcastle are in with Erdinc right now, and the 24 year-old will be playing for Paris Saint Germain in the Emirates Cup in London this weekend.
We wonder if Newcastle officials will be down there?
There seems to be some kind of disagreement between the two sides at the moment, and it could be to do with Mevlut’s agent wanting a fee for the deal.
But apparently discussions were still going on yesterday between the two sides, so it could still happen, and we should know within a couple of days at most – one way or the other.
The Erdinc saga seems almost as long as the Jose Enrique saga, but of course it isn’t, it just seems that way.