Liverpool fans are looking up simply outraged here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that Manchester United could well be set to make a £20 million bid for one of their players.
The Reds star in question is Wales international midfielder Joe Allen who has been scouted by Louis van Gaal as being a player he would like to add to his squad.
As one of our punters notes, perhaps the Dutchman does not yet understand that Manchester United cannot just go around buying Liverpool players!
More to the point, over a game of pool, our regulars note that Allen would probably not want to leave a team that is clearly on the up for one who is so evidently in decline!
United are desperate for players and especially those in the middle of the park but we certainly think they will have to look around a little bit more with Brendan Rodgers set to rebuff any approach for former Swansea City midfielder Allen.
Liverpool fans. Has van Gaal lost his mind? Do you think one of your players would even entertain a move to Old Trafford? Let us know your thoughts below.