The story emerging is that Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian has gone on strike, refusing to attend a training camp with his club ahead of the return to action of the Ukrainian league. Manger Mircea Lucescu, confirmed that the Brazilian had spoken with him by telephone, informing him of his decision and ultimately desire to leave.
So the obvious next stage of this latest transfer window story arc is to reignite the rumours linking him with Spurs. It's no surprise really, it's no secret that Andre Villas-Boas and Daniel Levy tried to secure a deal for him in the summer but that was scuppered due to the large transfer fee.
Whether the clubs are now able to agree of a price following this latest development remains to be seen, however it is a potential story that is exciting many Spurs fans and it's easy to see why.
Willian has been steadily enhancing his reputation over the past three years, with numerous superb displays in European competition. Shakhtar are such an intriguing club; bankrolled to the hills and with a new stadium to boot, they have proven to be an excellent arena for development for a crop of Brazilians. Along with others, such as Fernandinho and Luiz Adriano, Willian seems destined for big things.
There are two ways for fans to interpret the possibility of his arrival after the latest twist in his story. There is no doubt that he would be an outstanding addition to the squad and would offer something different to the charges currently available to Villas-Boas.
I would suspect he would play in the number 10 role, something that the manager has tried to address using Clint Dempsey, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Emmanuel Adebayor with varying degrees of success. But he would also provide a viable alternative to Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, which this squad desperately needs.
Playing devil's advocate for a minute, there is a flip side to all of this. Although Willian is not the first footballer to go on strike in an attempt to force a transfer, it hardly paints a good picture of him. Indeed, Spurs fans know exactly what they feels like with the memories of Luka Modric's actions still fresh.
What happens if/when it all goes well and one of the European giants comes sniffing around him? Will he go on strike again or is this just a combination of youthful ambition and bad advisors (unfortunately these are likely to follow him)? Are you excited or apprehensive, or like me, somewhere in the middle?