There is certainly shock here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that Manchester United are considering a move for former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho.
The Jose Mourinho favourite is considering leaving Ligue 1 side Monaco and it seems Louis van Gaal is keen on bringing him back to the top flight of English football.
The Red Devils coach and wants Carvalho not only as a cool and experienced head in the dressing room but also as someone he could turn to should the occasion call for it on the field as well.
Carvalho was offered the chance to return to Chelsea as part of the coaching staff this summer but turned down the chance in order to carry on playing . A move to United would allow him to get his badges whilst still playing at the very top level.
As one of our punters notes, Chelsea fans might not be too keen on seeing one of their former players in a United shirt but for the Red Devils, it could well be a good move.
Manchester United fans. After losing so much experience at the back this summer, would this be the ideal move? Let us know your thoughts below.