Stories about the goalkeeper, on loan at Besiktas from Liverpool, being dropped or sent back to England are simply not true so why are they being written?
Nearly six months on from the Champions League final and Loris Karius has been making the headlines again for all the wrong reasons.
There have been almost weekly reports claiming Besiktas will drop the goalkeeper. A few days ago there was a bizarre rumour that the club wanted to end his two-year loan deal in January and replace him with the Liverpool forward Divock Origi. At one point there was also a media-led uproar about him allegedly messaging women on Instagram. The list goes on and on.