Young Chelsea prospect Nathanial Chalobah will not be signing for Sunderland, although reports that he might were dubious in the first place.
With the impending arrival of Fabio Borini taking up our final domestic loan, any move for him was unlikely. A permanent deal was even more unlikely as he recently penned a five-year extension to his contract at Stamford Bridge.
It's worth pointing out that this information came by the ever-reliable Alan Nixon, and should have been treat with the little amount of respect it deserved.
The 18-year old has versatility to place in central defence and midfield and would have been a pretty decent addition to either slot, although it now appears that QPR and Watford are the front runners for his signature.
We can now place this one in the bin of "dead before they started", although to be honest we have our doubts this was ever on. Move along, nothing to see here.