It was only a matter of time before the Mesut Ozil to Manchester United rumours started to waft around the internet like a bad smell.

Portuguese website, Tuttomercatoweb, is reporting that the midfield maestro is willing to move away from north London for the right price and is keen on following his former boss at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, to Arsenal’s rivals.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 09: Mesut Ozil (R) of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team’s first goal with his team mate Hector Bellerin (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

This would be bizarre for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the German has willingly admitted that Arsene Wenger was one of the main reasons he came to Arsenal in the first place. His respect and admiration for the Frenchman is something he’s never wavered on. Why would he leave to work with someone else?

Secondly, he’s said on numerous occasions that he’s happy at Arsenal and plans on staying. There’s no way he’d move right now, especially not to a rival. A rival who, most likely, won’t even be in the Champions League next season.