Fans are looking rather more interested in the mulled wine than the latest claim from the Daily Mirror here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
The publication claims that Manchester United are set to discard one of their utility men this winter.
As one of our punters quips, they should probably look to get rid of more than one individual, but as it stands, they seem to be set to get rid of Alexander Buttner.
The Dutch full back has failed to impress David Moyes, despite the manager being more than willing to give the player a chance to show why he should succeed current left back Patrice Evra.
United are still hopeful that they can land Everton star Leighton Baines and are willing to up the bid they made in the summer, this winter.
As our landlord walks behind the bar to pour yet another pint he admits that whilst a couple of Serie A sides are willing to take Buttner on, they would prefer to land him on a loan deal as opposed to paying a fee without having seen him in action for half a season.
Roma and Genoa are currently leading the chase for the player with no Premier League sides showing any interest. A loan move to a Championship side could also be on the cards should the right offer come forward.
Does Alexander Buttner go down as one of United’s strangest signings? Let us know your thoughts below.
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