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Alessandro Del Piero to Queens Park Rangers. No really…

What does it take to get a team out of the Championship these days? Flavio Briatore reckons about £20m, one of Italy’s top managers and Alessandro Del Piero. While the first two of those seem rather predictable, let’s just confirm that third one for all the Doubting Thomases:

QPR’s new boss Francesco Guidolin has been given a £20million transfer war chest – and will launch an audacious bid to bring Alessandro Del Piero to Shepherd’s Bush.

Says The Mirror, and they wouldn’t lie to arrest falling circulation figures would they? I mean, look at the evidence:

Former Palermo boss Guidolin, 52, has already made moves to bring in ex-Juventus chief scout Franco Ceravelo – and that link could prove influential.

Hmm…

If this story wants to get any more unlikely then let’s throw in some competition for hyper-active MLS side New York Red Bulls and we have ourselves a career on the slide. COS predicts a safe move to a lower Serie A side for old Alessandro, and QPR to sign a load of nameless Italians till they reach the Premiership.