IT is the second time in a year.
But now reports suggest that Wayne Rooney could be moving to Spain this winter.
While Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano has denied his team are interested in the England striker, the British media have gone into overdrive.
It comes after the off-form forward told Manchester United he had no plans to extend his contract, which runs out in 2012.
The Olive Press reported in January that Wayne could be “doing a Beckham” and signing for Madrid this year.
Rooney has reportedly fallen out with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
It has been a torrid year for the striker, who had a bad World Cup and was linked in a scandal with two prostitutes.