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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31746751 Rumor Redux Rumor+Redux Premier League

It’s been an interesting week for transfer gossip and top of the speculation sits Wayne Rooney, who has decided he wants to leave Manchester United, possibly for a club outside of the Premier League. This week’s artist has also left England – for Los Angeles no less – and she has a new album out on May 27. She’s also playing a brief tour of the US this month which starts in Seattle on Wednesday. She’s an English rose with the voice of an angel on cigarettes. She is the incredible Laura Marling. Ten of her gorgeous, folky tracks are in the mix.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751062 Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Wayne+Rooney%2C+Manchester+United Premier League

RUMOR: MANCHESTER UNITED TO BAYERN MUNICH
LIKELIHOOD: AS GOOD A CHANCE AS ANY


Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire at the end of the season has been overshadowed slightly by the news Wayne Rooney wants to leave the club. Of course, we’ve been here before haven’t we? Rooney nearly left Old Trafford for bitter rivals City in October 2010 but instead he performed a U-turn and signed a lucrative new contract. Things have never been the same since. So is it Goodbye England for Roon? Maybe the fresh start he seeks might just come under new manager David Moyes, although many think he’s on the road to either Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain. We think both are possible destinations, but Bayern Munich, under new coach Pep Guardiola, are just ahead. Will he be able to master the German language? He’s still working on English.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751063 Roberto Mancini, Manchester City Roberto+Mancini%2C+Manchester+City Premier League

RUMOR: LEAVING MANCHESTER CITY
LIKELIHOOD: SEEMS ALMOST CERTAIN


It seems that the Premier League title and an FA Cup in a three-and-a-half-year spell represents abject failure in the eyes of City’s hierarchy. There’s a good chance that these words will be out of date pretty soon too as the word is that Mancini is heading for the exit following his side’s FA Cup final defeat to Wigan. The man to replace him is thought to be Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini. Betting has been suspended on Mancini leaving City and judging by his face today it looks like he’s already been given the chop.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751069 Jack Wilshere, Arsenal Jack+Wilshere%2C+Arsenal Premier League

RUMOR: ARSENAL TO BAYERN MUNICH
LIKELIHOOD: NOT NEXT SEASON


It’s hard to think how Pep Guardiola could improve Bayern Munich’s midfield which has been tormenting teams in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season. However, the former Barcelona coach is thought to be plotting a move for Gunners midfielder Wilshere, whose contract runs out at the end of the 2017/8 season. That means Bayern would have to part with a heavy wad of cash to land their man, so what are the chances Wilshere will get the chance to shine in Germany? With Arsenal you can never rule anything out judging by the number of players that have been prised away from the Emirates. However, we think Wilshere will stay at Arsenal for the moment – let’s hope for Wenger’s sake that there’s Champions League football on the table next season!

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751061 Robert Lewandowski, Dortmund Robert+Lewandowski%2C+Dortmund Premier League

RUMOR: DORTMUND TO MANCHESTER UNITED
LIKELIHOOD: BAYERN MORE LIKELY


United, reeling from Wayne Rooney’s second transfer request in three years, are set for more agony with one of their own targets. United had been hoping to pair Lewandowski with Robin van Persie to form one of the best striker partnerships in the world, but that prospect is beginning to flicker and fail. It now seems that Dortmund’s worst fears are about to be realized and that the Pole will join Mario Gotze in leaving the club for Champions League rivals Bayern Munich. Pep’s talk looks to have won the day.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751067 Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid Jose+Mourinho%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

RUMOR: REAL MADRID TO CHELSEA
LIKELIHOOD: STILL A WAY TO GO


Many are wondering why an announcement hasn’t been made about the Special One’s return to Chelsea. The answer of course comes down to the usual thing – money. Mourinho has a get-out clause of $26 million – a fee Roman Abramovich is unwilling to pay because Real Madrid has supposedly already lined up his replacement, Carlo Ancelotti. So, is there a chance darkness descends and the Portuguese doesn’t actually end up for a second spell at Stamford Bridge? Certainly, but we think the matter will be resolved eventually to Chelsea’s satisfaction.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751065 John Terry, Chelsea John+Terry%2C+Chelsea Premier League

RUMOR: CHELSEA TO GALATASARAY
LIKELIHOOD: NOT CONVINCED


Terry has been spending too much time on the bench for his liking and that situation hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Turkish champions. It seems Gala are prepared to match Terry’s salary and give the defender the first-team football he craves. However, there are a few factors to consider before we start packing his bags for Istanbul. Under Rafael Benitez the words ‘take the night off’ have been far too frequent, but could that all change if Mourinho returns? The two regularly keep in touch by text and Terry has admitted finding it difficult to talk about the ‘Special One.’ Terry has also said he would not join a Premier League club if he were to leave Chelsea so that would give Gala a chance but we prefer to wait and see.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751064 Sami Khedira, Real Madrid Sami+Khedira%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

RUMOR: REAL MADRID TO CHELSEA
LIKELIHOOD: A POSSIBILITY


Jose Mourinho isn’t even at Chelsea yet and all the talk is about which players he is going to bring to Stamford Bridge. One of those thought to be in the running is Khedira, just the sort of player Mourinho loves. A master hunter who runs all day, consistently breaks up attacks and never loses the ball. Hmm, what ever happened to Michael Essien? Anyway the Germany international would allow Chelsea’s creative midfield to play with more freedom. If Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge he’s certainly a player who would fit in.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751068 David Villa, Barcelona David+Villa%2C+Barcelona Premier League

RUMOR: BARCELONA TO TOTTENHAM
LIKELIHOOD: INTERESTING


There’s been plenty of interest in the 31-year-old striker from Premier League clubs, and why not? Barca is thought to have already signed Brazilian star Neymar from Santos for next season which would leave Villa surplus to requirements. Arsenal and Liverpool were once in the running but they have supposedly pulled out because of the transfer fee demanded by the Catalans. And the Gunners are more interested in Stevan Jovetic by all accounts. Atletico Madrid also want Villa, but Spurs are now also in the race – although it remains to be seen whether they’ll pay the £13 million asking price. One to watch.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751066 Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Karim+Benzema%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

RUMOR: REAL MADRID TO MANCHESTER UNITED
LIKELIHOOD: UNLIKELY


Although Rooney has handed in a transfer request there is hope in the air that new boss David Moyes, who gave the then-sixteen-year-old Rooney his debut at Everton, will persuade him to stay. Should that outcome not materialize then United are thought to will turn their attention to signing Karim Benzema. We just don’t buy this one though. Sure, Benzema is a decent striker, but United already have one in the shape of Robin van Persie. Rooney’s versatility puts him above Benzema in our opinion even though he hasn’t really been on his game this season. And don’t forget there is a sordid court case hanging over the France international.

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Premier League 433 2340 Soccer/football transfer rumors: May 13-19 31751218 Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini, Everton Leighton+Baines%2C+Marouane+Fellaini%2C+Everton Premier League

RUMOR: EVERTON TO MANCHESTER UNITED
LIKELIHOOD: THERE’S A CHANCE AT LEAST ONE OF THEM COULD GO


Everton’s two best players are bound to be linked with a move now that David Moyes has joined Manchester United. Baines has been here before though and was left puzzled last summer as to why Sir Alex Ferguson did not make a bid when all the talk in the papers was that a move was on the cards. Fellaini has had another great season and has made his position very clear. He’s enjoying his time at Everton but he wants Champions League football. Don’t ask me why but it all seems to be adding up to a summer bid from United once Moyes gets his feet under the table on the first day of July.

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