A blast from the past popped up on the old radar this afternoon as Ryan Taylor's name did the rounds.
The one-time Tranmere Rovers full-back was once a target for then City boss Nigel Worthington only for the newly-promoted Latics to steal Norwich's thunder.
Armed to the teeth with Uncle Dave's millions, Taylor made the short journey from Prenton Park to the JJB Stadium for �750,000 and that was that, basically.
Lo and behold and today Taylor's name was linked to a loan switch to Norwich; he, the argument ran, needed games after sitting out pretty much all of the autumn with a summer shin injury.
Indeed, the lad has only got nine minutes of football to his name this term – and that was in the dying stages of Wigan's 4-0 home defeat by Villa the other day.
With Sibierski already down here; Brucie with all his East Anglian links… it all kind of made sense.
But 'Nah!' was the word on the street; not us…
Which, the more old Ferret thinks about it, the more it makes sense.
For given the difficulty Glenn has juggling his five English-based loans in the first place, does he need another right-back? Otsemobor was back boarding the bus for Burnely this morning; he's fit. He's got Elliot Omosuzi.
And even if he thought about putting Taylor inside, why? He's got both Kennedy and Doherty to fill there.
Nah. Taylor needs to be out somewhere, topping up his fitness by playing games.
But it's not in Norwich. That one seems well wide of the mark.