Spanish publication AS seem to have disappointed the majority of punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim Manchester United are set to miss out on James Rodriguez.
The Monaco playmaker and star of the 2014 World Cup has been heavily linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 tax haven and given his rising status, we cannot say that is all that shocking.
Now it seems that Real Madrid have stolen a march on their rivals in the race for Rodriguez and that has actually disappointed the majority of our punters.
One of our regulars admits over a pint that James was the one star he would have liked to see in the top flight of English football and our landlord has to agree.
Louis van Gaal has been linked with a host of names since taking over at Old Trafford and we are fairly sure that they will be a force to be reckoned with come the start of next season, with or without James!
Manchester United fans. Is this a massive blow for you or do you think that your time will come in the future to land James? Let us know your thoughts below.