Newcastle fan tweets a rumour with a named source but no link:
Marca saying Benitez’s agents have been in touch with Daniel Agger to see if he’ll come to #nufc. Still only 31 and on a free…— Nick (@23nsg) May 17, 2016
The Sunderland Echo too:
And the South Shields Gazette
Then the originator of the Tweet reveals his subterfuge and rightfully ridicules the Mirror for having run with it:
Yesterday I made up a rumour that there was an article in Marca that we were after Agger. Today it’s being reported by the Mirror. Class.
— Nick (@23nsg) May 18, 2016
4 minutes later, Chronicle Chief Sports writer Lee Ryder pours cold water on the stories that have been in the press, but fails to attribute his source:
Understand move for Daniel Agger not on the cards for #nufc at this stage.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) May 18, 2016