Transfer window lingo is one of the most infuriating things about the silly season.
By that, we mostly mean the timeframes being chucked around by journalists across Europe as a deal draws nearer to completion.
You’d think that after many ‘in the coming hours’ or ‘deal done in the next 48 hours’, fans would be immune to it and just wait until it actually happened, but that just isn’t the case.
The short timeframes are what get fans excited, and excited football fans want results.
This is what, we assume, Il Tempo are going for on Tuesday as they give us an update on the Paul Pogba to Manchester United situation.
The Italian newspaper claim that the deal taking the Frenchman back to his former club is ‘a matter of hours’ away from being done, and that the player should be in Manchester on Thursday to complete a medical ahead of the move.
After three alleged planned medicals in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, we now have a scheduled doctor’s appointment for the 23-year-old in the north of England.
It all got silly a long time ago, really.