Mohamed Salah may well be in a mini spell of form which is making him look like an actual human being, but it hasn’t stopped Don Balon’s obsession with the Liverpool player. 

The Spanish imagirumour website has several lines of nonsense they’re particularly keen on. Harry Kane to Real Madrid and Isco to Manchester City are up there, and so is Salah moving to the Spanish club.

Everything which can be claimed has been claimed.

Talks, offers, asking price, multiple swap ideas, what Cristiano Ronaldo would make of it all, but Don Balon forgot one thing – The player’s shirt number.

It’s now claimed the signing is ‘coming’ and Salah will be given the number 11 jersey, which will be vacated by Gareth Bale, who the website have already sent to half of the Premier League.

It’s not a bad punt. Because if, and it’s a huge IF, Salah did move to Real Madrid then it’s very likely Bale would leave, and then the 11, which the Egyptian wears at Liverpool, would be vacant. Painting by numbers.