Hot on the heels of Liverpool FC entering talks with Dubai International Capital, it has emerged their neighbours on the blue half of the city may have clinched a deal with Tesco.
Reports say Everton have signed with the supermarket giant to potentially build a new stadium.
The deal could make sense for Sir Terry Leahy, chief executive of Tesco, raised in Liverpool and a passionate Evertonian.
But what are we to make of this sudden influx into football, and do sport and business really mix? At least if Tesco does get involved, it will be a British company and it would be hard to see hard-headed and successful types like Leahy getting carried away.
Even if he wanted to, his shareholders wouldn't let him.
But what about the other football deals? Should we be worried about foreign takeovers? There are six Premiership clubs in foreign hands – Man Utd, Fulham, Portsmouth, Chelsea, West Ham and, of course, Villa.
At Villa Park Randy Lerner seems to be making the right noises by, well making not many noises.
Providing coaches for fans for a cup match at Chelsea was a PR masterstroke while it seems unlikely Lerner will name a stand after himself as his predecessor did.
At Chelsea, the fans are probably just as pleased – they are awash with cash, won two titles and are in the running for a third – despite being eight points adrift.
But supporters at Man Utd are fearful about the debts Malcolm Glazer took on when he bought the club. And who knows why Alexander Gaydamak is at Portsmouth. Surely he couldn't have been a Pompey fan when he was growing up to be a Russian oligarch?
The problem with these outside interests is they distort the structure of the game by pushing up prices and salaries of already overvalued players and stockpiling enormous squads.
The choice is get into the Premiership and get a billionaire benefactor or just trundle along as cannon fodder for these new super clubs.
Football is a sport which is also a business, albeit one with special rules. But for it to remain a spectacle and interesting, there has to be the chance of an upset, a giant killing.
These new superclubs, are playing in a zero sum game – there can only be one winner in each competition each season.
But the real losers aren't the mega clubs who finish second or third, but the others. They mortgage their futures, and risk crushing debts and even their existence if they are relegated.
On the pitch this causes anxious, defensive teams who are above all determined not to lose. This season has so far been the lowest scoring Premiership season to date, with a little over two goals scored per game on average.
As well as damaging the dreams of the fans, the superclubs risk destroying the game.