With January almost upon us, the season of crazy transfer rumours is dawning.
That’s not to say there’s no truth in some of the rumours doing the rounds, but others are getting a little out of hand.
French publication Le10Sport have come up with perhaps the most audacious bit of speculation so far, and that’s concerning West Ham star Dimitri Payet.
The France international may well move on from the London Stadium in the near future with Slaven Bilic’s side struggling in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
The playmaker has previously hinted he wants to switch to a top European club, but obviously, the Hammers would like to get something in return if they can.
The suggestion then, is that they have asked Manchester United to give them Anthony Martial as part of a swap deal.
Martial may not have impressed Jose Mourinho quite as he would have liked, but it seems very unlikely that this is actually going to happen.
In fact, fans on Twitter were quick to ridicule the rumour, so let’s hope it doesn’t come back to bite them (or us, for that matter).
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) December 16, 2016
Why would Martial want to join us? Has nobody thought about that https://t.co/reG4rroDSL
— Joseph (@PrecisePayet) December 16, 2016
People actually believe United would give us Martial (Who the paid £60M for) and additional £ for Payet
— West Ham Stuff ⚒ (@WestHamStuff) December 15, 2016
Payet will be finished in three years while Martial is just getting warmed up. Ridiculous transfer rumor.
— Mata's Toe (@united20xtimes) December 15, 2016