Reports have surfaced in the Daily Star that Manchester United are willing to loan Adnan Januzaj to Ajax in January, but they are seriously unlikely to be true.
The move makes little sense for a number of reasons, but the main one would be because Januzaj has actually come into Louis Van Gaal's starting line-up in recent weeks.
The Belgian had to watch from the sidelines over the opening part of the season, but he has earned a place in the starting line-up ahead of some of the side's more high-profile names of late.
United are a club famed for their faith in youngsters and Januzaj looks the most talented academy-prospect to break through in a number of years.
Although he is likely to be used in a patches this season, United will not loan the 19-year-old as he will still get enough exposure to first-team football to enhance his development.
Just this week Van Gaal has been reportedly looking to add more competition to his squad in the wide positions, so letting one of his first-choice wide-men leave, even if only on a temporary basis, would be non-sensical.
There is also the standard of the league which must come into question and it is hard to think that Januzaj would be aided more by a stint in the Eredivisie over occasional performances in the Premier League.
Overall the idea of Januzaj being allowed to leave United, even on a short-term basis, does not seem like one the club would entertain and this is a rumour destined for the transfer bin.