News has reached us that, before Paul the Psychic Octopus passed on to the great blue yonder, scientists in Germany had a plan to clone him. After all, they had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
This top secret scientific plan was passed on to one of our writers by one of the 'cleaners' at the lab where this work is taking place.
Apparently some scientist was too lazy to shred papers and threw them into the recycling box where our source found them.
It appears the scientists are in the final stages and are l00% certain that the cloning will be a success. Once 'born' the Paul II's will begin training. There are to be six in all.
This training will take place in a secret location and the Octopi will begin their training by predicting winners of the EPL, and Budesliega.
This story is ONLY being published in The Spoof and our reporter promised her 'source' she would keep it under wraps for a while.
More as we get it.