In the southern hemisphere, it's spring. That's the only possible explanation I have for the news that Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, two of Argentina's best performers at the World cup and teammates at Corinthians in Brazil (not to mention two who would adorn Manchester United, Arsenal or even Chelsea) are set for Upton Park,
apparently on a season long loan. Scratch that, it's a "permanent" deal. Yeah right. Until Chelsea assess how effective the pair are in the premiership. Look out for their transfers across London next summer, or even as early as January.