Step 1 – Announce a deal is done. Completed. Everything agreed. Your source has told you the transfer value, the salary, the contract duration, and whether he hangs to the left or right.
Step 2 – Abuse any other ITK who’s “information” conflicts your own. You are right. They are wrong. Point out they just guess the transfers. Whilst you know everything. They are a fraud. You are the real deal.
Step 3 – If the deal has not yet been completed, find an excuse. “The deal is done, just waiting for the selling club to agree”. So the deal is not done then?
Step 4 – Set yourself up for an easy way out. Keep the line that everything is agreed bar the fee. If it falls through, say that they could not come to an agreement. It was not that your source got it wrong, they only had Arsenal’s side of the transfer. Of course, ignore the fact that you said the deal is done a week ago.
Step 5 – Remind people that the information is not your own. You were giving the information by someone who was previously reliable. It is not you who got this wrong, it was your source.
Step 6 – Delete all your tweets on the subject. If anyone brings it up again in the future, just put out the line my source got this one wrong. Your source never seems to get one right though…
Step 7 – Announce a deal is done. Completed. Everything agreed. Your source has told you the transfer value, the salary, the contract duration, and whether he hangs to the left or right.