The constant carousel of transfer speculation often throws up a few reports that leave fans scratching their heads in bemusement.
Manchester United tend to be one of the leading topics in tabloid gossip. There isn't a talented footballer on the planet who hasn't been at one time linked with the Red Devils.
In assessing the more recent tittle-tattle, this article will seek to pick the six of the most unlikely stories and the players they involve.
Or, who knows, maybe one will turn out to be genuine gold dust. If this is the case, feel free to mock this writer mercilessly when the summer comes around.