Manchester United have been linked with the Liverpool midfielder and their fans are not impressed.
So could United fans really see the Wales international rock up at Old Trafford instead of Paul Pogba or the like? Well no, probably not, with this being one of the strangest rumours of the transfer window to date.
There is no doubt Allen’s stock has risen considerably since his performances at the recent European Championships helped Wales reach an historic semi-final, but the prospect of Jose Mourinho making a move off the back of those showings is slim to none.
United already have Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin all competing for a central midfield role, so whoever Mourinho brings in this summer – and a move is all but certain – it will surely be for a world-class option even if Pogba ultimately proves to be out of reach.
After the rumour broke we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of the links to Allen and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Manchester United bidding for Joe Allen is the most unfortunate transfer news I've heard this summer.— (@Dayo_____) July 18, 2016
I hope whoever wrote the Joe Allen to United story is currently collecting there P45— Matt (@mdotc223) July 18, 2016
If Joe Allen is signed by @ManUtd pigs will fly. It's not happening. The media has lost the plot— United Forever (@plainstan) July 18, 2016
Hope we sign Joe Allen.— k (@misplacedpass) July 18, 2016
Please tell me this Joe Allen rumour is some twat having a laugh #MUFC— Michael Webb (@MjwebbDREAM) July 18, 2016
Why on earth would we be linked with Joe Allen????— Juan Jr. (@JuanJr61104350) July 18, 2016
Utd linked with Joe Allen? I'd rather have Eric Djemba-Djemba back.— Red Devil Chronicle (@wefollowunited) July 18, 2016