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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31988544 Rumor mill Rumor+mill Premier League

George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley provide the soundtrack to this “Last Christmas” rumor roundup. So, will Iker Casillas find “Freedom” from his purgatory in Madrid? Is Tim Krul about to “go-go” away from Newcastle to Italian pastures? And will Wesley Sneijder be Manchester United’s man? Wham! brings a touch of 80s UK glam to this week’s gossip – and the editor is drowning that fluff out with a bit of Black Flag. Merry Christmas, everyone!

 

-- Joe Williams

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31988541 Wayne Rooney Wayne+Rooney Premier League

Rumor: MANCHESTER UNITED TO REAL MADRID

 

Likelihood: End of season, maybe

 

Wayne Rooney’s form so far this season has been on the edge of heaven, adding goals and assists to Manchester United’s armory. He has the welcome title of providing more assists than any other player in the Premier League over the past five years. Real Madrid doesn’t lack creativity or goals, but you could see the summer scenario where they search for the next Galactico. Rooney is yet to agree a new contract, and someone is likely to try to poach him for a bargain price.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31986268 Andrea Ranocchia Andrea+Ranocchia Premier League

Rumor: INTERNAZIONALE TO CHELSEA

 

Likelihood: Seems a possibility

 

Andrea Ranocchia has won 12 caps for his country, in what so far has been a hit-and-miss career. Ranocchia is in his mid-twenties and hasn’t hit the heights he may have hoped. Now, he is a regular fixture in the Inter Milan side and being linked to clubs abroad, maybe he can get a few more Italy caps under his belt! One careless whisper to Roman Abramovich and Ranocchia could be Mourinho’s.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31988542 Ivan Rakitic Ivan+Rakitic Premier League

Rumor: SEVILLA TO LIVERPOOL OR MANCHESTER UNITED

 

Likelihood: Very likely

 

Ivan Rakitic isn’t one of the young guns anymore at the age of 25. The Croatian international is one of a host of quality players to have played for Sevilla in the last few years. Will he follow Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo to the Premier League? Manchester United is certainly looking for a new midfielder in the January transfer window, but Liverpool not so much. We could see the Red Devils taking the plunge if they exhaust other options, such as Koke at Atletico Madrid.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31988543 Tim Krul Tim+Krul Premier League

Rumor: NEWCASTLE UNITED TO AC MILAN

 

Likelihood: Good fit

 

Tim Krul has been one of the better keepers in the Premier League the last couple of seasons, and it appears he is now getting noticed. Krul isn’t just get attention on the English shores, now AC Milan are reportedly showing an interest. Newcastle spent almost nothing in the summer, with Loic Remy’s loan move their main business. The Magpies could choose to cash in and spend some of the money on improving their squad. If the price is right, the Geordies would take it in a heartbeat.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31988540 Sandro Sandro Premier League

Rumor: TOTTENHAM TO INTER MILAN OR ROMA

 

Likelihood: Don’t bet on it

 

Sandro is one of the friendly bad boys in the Premier League. He is more nice than nasty, but he has a huge frame that can dominate a game of soccer. It seems Sandro is a target for Roma and Inter Milan, who are trying to kick-start their Serie A seasons. After all the hype had died down over the £100 million worth of signings, Sandro has risen to the fore as one of the most consistent performers. We can’t see Spurs letting him go, and we doubt the Italians could afford the hefty price tag.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31986950 Nani Nani Premier League

Rumor: MANCHESTER UNITED TO JUVENTUS

 

Likelihood: Why not?

 

Nani moved to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 for a huge transfer fee. Although the winger has won several bits of silverware, he has never truly won over the United faithful. A good chunk of fans would probably be happy if he left, and Juventus are reportedly the team who want him. Antonio Conte’s team are leading Serie A, and Nani could add the quality to see them over the line. Nani, wake me up before you go go.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31986951 Wesley Sneijder Wesley+Sneijder Premier League

Rumor: GALATASARAY TO MANCHESTER UNITED

 

Likelihood: If they get desperate

 

After leaving Internazionale in January 2013, attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been a hit in Istanbul. He reportedly likes living in the city and sees no reason why he would leave Galatasaray. It could all be the smokescreen for a January swoop from Manchester United, who has been heavily linked with a bid this week. Sneijder could change his mind in the summer if Galatasaray don’t challenge for honors, and it could then be a case of I’m your man.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31986949 Diego Costa Diego+Costa Premier League

Rumor: ATLETICO MADRID TO ARSENAL

 

Likelihood: Unlikely

 

Diego Costa is up there with Luis Suarez as one of the strikers of the season so far. The forward has managed to convert 23 strikes in 23 games – an astonishing return. If he keeps this form up he could win the La Liga title for Atletico and would be unlikely to think about parting. It would be a case of battlestations for Arsenal to pull off a major coup.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31986948 Iker Casillas Iker+Casillas Premier League

Rumor: MOVE TO MAN CITY OR ARSENAL

 

Likelihood: Not so fast

 

Iker Casillas has been reportedly unhappy for a couple of seasons at Real Madrid; however his love for the club is unquestionable. The Spanish goalkeeper was undisputed No. 1 for club and country before former Real manager Jose Mourinho decided to bench him. The possibility of a move to the Premier League could be a ray of sunshine for the stopper. A summer move may be more likely with Joe Hart coming back into contention at City and Wojciech Szczesny having a solid season.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Dec. 23-29 31986947 Daniel Agger Daniel+Agger Premier League

Rumor: LIVERPOOL TO NAPOLI

 

Likelihood: Sale but no loan

 

Daniel Agger has been in and out of the Liverpool team this year, partly due to injury. However, with the signings of Mamadou Sakho, Tiago Ilori and Kolo Toure it seems Rodgers is trying to build his own defense. Agger is still vice-captain at Anfield, and the Reds rejected a recent loan offer from Napoli. Liverpool wants to see Napoli’s credit card baby for the defender to move out.

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