Sebastien Ogier is retiring. Now he's staying at M-Sport. No, definitely retiring; wants to spend more time with the family. Ah, hang on, news just in... he's going back to Citroen.
How long for? A year. Definitely just the year. Maybe two. Might even be three.
That, in a nutshell, is how news of the five-time world champion's immediate future in the World Rally Championship has ebbed and flowed since the summer.