Swap deals never happen. Every transfer window there’s countless claims about players potentially being exchanged, it’s gone on for years, but it never happens.
What’s that? Oh yeah, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez.
The one that did happen will now give encouragement for more to be rumoured for the next decade. And that’s where we come to Tuttosport.
The Turin newspaper are having something of a Manchester United month, linking several of the club’s players with a move to Juventus.
One of those is Anthony Martial, and that’s where a swap idea comes in.
With the Premier League club said to be fans of Alex Sandro, and Tuttosport valuing both players at around €50m, it’s explained Jose Mourinho could think of ‘proposing an exchange’.
Getting Sanchez for Mkhitaryan is one thing. Getting a 27 year old left back who has been blowing hot and cold for Anthony Martial is quite another.
Jose wouldn’t do it… would he?