According to the Daily Mail, Aiden McGeady has had 'a last minute change of heart' over a proposed move to Wigan Athletic.
It is difficult to ascertain just how much, if anything, was in the story in the first place, though the paper has been pushing it for a while, and reports from separate sources in Russia last week claimed the Latics had officials in Moscow trying to negotiate a deal.
It could mean nothing at all to Sunderland's deadline day business, with claims that the player has decided to remain at Spartak.
Then again, you could also say that there was an awful lot of smoke regarding him moving this window for there not to be a big fire somewhere and it would be difficult to envisage Martin O'Neill not making a play for his signature if he was indeed available.
Definitely one to keep our eye on for the remainder of the day.