There are some rather wry smiles in the Football Transfer Tavern with the latest claim from Metro.
The publication seems to think that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is targeting Tom Cleverley this summer.
Of course as our punters note, the Manchester United midfielder has come in for more criticism than most this season, and actually thinks that it is unjustified.
Over pouring a round of pints, our landlord makes the point that Cleverley actually thinks that his is more akin to a Xavi or an Andres Iniesta than a player in England, and that is why he is misunderstood on our shores. Clearly as deluded as his former manager then!
It has bemused the vast majority of punters in the tavern that when given a £70 million kitty, Wenger decides to target a player that even David Moyes did not deem to be good enough to play in the first team.
A couple of our punters over by the pool table seem to think that this is exactly the kind of example that shows why Arsene Wenger should be leaving the club this summer and not allowed to spend any money.
If Wenger really has targeted an opportunity to land Cleverley this summer, has he quite simply lost the plot? Let us know your thoughts below.
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