Chelsea fans had just come to terms with the fact Manchester United had swooped in to steal top transfer target Romelu Lukaku from under their noses when it emerged on Friday night they'd matched their rivals' £75 million bid.
The Europa League winners confirmed on Saturday morning that a fee for Lukaku had been agreed, but could the Premier League champions' late manouevre scupper their hopes?
Twitter went into comedy meltdown mode as fans of all club colours chipped in to joke and comment on what has turned into the transfer safa of the summer.
We have now matched United's Lukaku bid. Shambles — Rory Jennings (@Chelsearory) July 7, 2017
It's peak for Lukaku. Go to the club who rejected him, or to the manager who rejected him. — Luke (@lukemcewen) July 7, 2017
FIGHTING OVER LUKAKU WHAT HAS FOOTBALL COME TO— KG (@ElMagoCF4) July 7, 2017
Is the Lukaku story a smokescreen to cover up we've not signed anyone in weeks lol. Can't see for all this smoke. — The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 7, 2017