Despite our best efforts, the Elseid Hysaj to Manchester United story, which was made up out of thin air, refuses to go away.

Time and time again, we’ve tried to explain the original source of the article was an opinion piece, but that hasn’t deterred Il Mattino in Italy to stick by the story to try and make Napoli, their local team, look good.

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On Friday, the Italian newspaper report that José Mourinho’s side ‘are not moving’ from the prospect of signing the Albanian full-back, with Napoli interested in Matteo Darmian going the other way.

The Italy international returned to the bench on Thursday night, with both Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw selected as the wide defenders to play against Feyenoord in the Europa league, and it will be interesting to see if he remains there.

Nevertheless, Il Mattino say that Manchester United are prepared to offer a Hysaj-Darmian exchange in the summer, but even they aren’t convinced it’ll happen.

Let’s be honest, when is the last time we witnessed a high-profile two player straight swap between European clubs?