Could it be back on? Midday rumour on the transfer section of BBC.
Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe is adamant that he is no longer interested in deadline-day dashes after being linked to Steven Gerrard's Rangers, saying he has "been there and done that".
He has, to be fair. The striker beat the deadline by minutes to join Tottenham from West Ham in 2004, and then secured a late move away from the Lane to sign for Portsmouth four years later.
When asked about the Rangers rumour, Defoe said: "I'm just like everyone else, you see things on Twitter and in the papers, but that's it really."
Bournemouth striker Defoe went on to say that he remains focused on the job at hand at the Vitality.
"I've played with Steven Gerrard and we've got the same agent.
"But I always try to focus on the club you're at. You've got a job to do, you're here, you're happy, and that's it.”
The 36-year old, who has two years left on his Bournemouth contract, also hinted that he'd like to play on until he's 40...