Charlie Malam of The Express is reporting that United are looking to bring in Augsburg’s 25-year-old left-back Philipp Max. Click here There is some talk that Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in the player which would tend to indicate that we are in the realms of sloppy seconds but the report suggests his agents are pushing him towards a move to Newcastle United. I know, my eye=-brows are on the back of my head as well.

Max started his career at Bayern Munich and hasn’t yet had any international recognition but did turn out at the Olympics for the international team where he won a silver medal. The report claims he is valued at 18 millions. Newcastle United pay that amount for a left-back? I know, highly, highly unlikely. Should United do something mad and sign him it would obviously be the secondf signing in a week from the Bundesliga and suggest the club has developed with clubs and agents in Germany.

File under: Unlikely.