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Could José Mourinho attract Aaron Ramsey to Old Trafford?

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Thursday's Weird Transfer Rumour Of The Day sees Manchester United linked with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The 25-year-old Welshman, who has impressed since bleaching his hair in the run-up to Euro 2016 (though, it should be noted, we haven't yet established a concrete causal link), is reportedly the man José Mourinho wants to bring to Old Trafford if his move for Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan fails.

This story comes courtesy of a Sun EXCLUSIVE, which reports the following:

Welshman Ramsey, 25, is taking the Euros by storm and Mourinho wants him to be Manchester United's answer to Frank Lampard.

Mkhitaryan, 27, remains his top summer target, but Dortmund are playing hardball over a fee for their attacker.

United have tabled an improved bid of £28m for the Armenia captain, after an initial offer of £19.3m was rejected.

We've got to be honest, we quite like Ramsey, and he'd certainly be an improvement to a rather unimpressive United midfield, but it's hard to imagine there being substance to these reports. The 25-year-old has been with Arsenal since 2008, and should really have won his first league title with the club last season -- unfortunately pesky Leicester got in the way. It's hard to imagine Arsenal selling one of their very best players for anything less than an astronomical fee, and it's just as hard to envisage Ramsey making what would be a rather sideways step. NEXT!