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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940122 Paying tribute Paying+tribute Premier League

This week we have been kind to Manchester United and let them off the Rumor Mill hook, although judging by their performance against Southampton, in which the killer instinct had taken the day off, they look like they could do with one or two players. Instead this week’s offering contains a big dose of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City -- one of the three teams likely to dethrone United as champions in May -- with a heavy slice of Real Madrid.

 

And which band do we have to help bring a bit of panache to the speculation? This week we pay tribute to Philip Chevron, guitarist and occasional songwriter with Irish folk/punk band The Pogues, who died of cancer a couple of weeks ago. The Pogues will be touring their 1985 album Rum Sodomy and the Lash in the UK in December -- an unmissable event. Philip, we salute you.

 

--Warren Barner

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31936434 Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid Cristiano+Ronaldo%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

Rumor: Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain.

 

Likelihood: Non, non, non!

 

Apparently Cristiano Ronaldo is taking French lessons to help with a move to the bright lights of Paris. Didn’t the Portuguese superstar commit his future to Real Madrid by signing a five-year deal in September? No-one actually knows whether the former Manchester United winger is even studying a new language so until more details surface this story is driving straight down a cul-de-sac.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31939179 Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund Robert+Lewandowski%2C+Borussia+Dortmund Premier League

Rumor: Dortmund to the Premier League:

 

Likelihood: Still going to Bayern Munich.

 

Lewandowski’s confession that he has not agreed a deal with Bayern Munich and that one day he would like to play in the Premier League had most people scratching their heads. Both Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the Pole in recent weeks, but is he really choosing between the north west of England and the dark streets of London? The answer is no. Lewandowski can’t enter into official talks with another club until January so he’s just covering all the bases. He’s still on course to join Bayern in the summer.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940118 Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders Clint+Dempsey%2C+Seattle+Sounders Premier League

Rumor: Returning to the Premier League.

 

Likelihood: Possibly but where?

 

Will Dempsey sign a three-month loan deal with a Premier League club like the one Landon Donovan signed in two separate spells? We think so. Tottenham apparently have first option on the USA captain and Seattle Sounders forward, but Spurs already look overladen with talent and are struggling to give game time to all of their star men. Fulham have also been linked with re-signing Dempsey but he left the club under a cloud and may not fancy a return. Favorites for us are Everton where he should slot in nicely.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940119 Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Karim+Benzema%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

Rumor: Real Madrid to Arsenal.

 

Likelihood: It could happen.

 

Arsenal may be sitting on top of the world at the moment (or the Premier League as it’s known in UK circles) but are they about to boost their squad in a bid to make a serious bolt for the title. Benzema was touted for a summer move to Arsenal in the summer but nothing materialized. Now a well-known FIFA agent has hinted the Gunners will make an offer in January. Francois Gallardo told Le Sport 10: ”A very important Premier League club is after Karim. This club wants the transfer to happen this winter, but if this is not possible, then next summer at the latest. The offer will be around €50million ($70million). We’re sure this is Arsenal and await developments in the New Year.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940121 Iker Casillas, Real Madrid Iker+Casillas%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

Rumor: Real Madrid to Arsenal or Man City.

 

Likelihood: Who's going to bling first?

 

What is going on with Casillas? At the moment the situation seems to have hit gridlock with Casillas saying he wants to stay at Real Madrid but that he will consider his future if he does not get more game time. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has been alternating Diego Lopez in La Liga with Casillas in the Champions League, but that clearly isn’t acceptable to Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper. Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly waiting to pounce should Casillas finally say "enough is enough."
 

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31939180 Marek Hamsik, Napoli Marek+Hamsik%2C+Napoli Premier League

Rumor: Napoli to Manchester United.

 

Likelihood: Say what?

 

This is just one of those once upon a time stories that appears to have come from nowhere and doesn’t have the support of any of the major papers in the UK. It’s hard to know how Hamsik feels about Napoli but let’s not forget he was robbed at gunpoint in February so that could influence his thinking. As good a player as Hamsik is we don’t think he’s heading for United.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31936435 Sami Khedira, Real Madrid Sami+Khedira%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

Rumor: Real Madrid to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: Will not happen.

 

Sami Khedira recently accused Real Madrid of being over-complicated on the pitch and playing as individuals. The Germany midfielder also told Kicker that he feels like the “scapegoat” in the team because he is not Spanish and he is one of Jose Mourinho’s disciples. Chelsea have been linked with Khedira, so is he about to find a little piece of blue heaven in west London? Manchester United have also been touted as a possible destination but we are of the opinion he will stay at the Bernabeu -- but then again we thought that about Ozil!

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940120 Paul Pogba, Juventus Paul+Pogba%2C+Juventus Premier League

Rumor: Juventus to Manchester City.

 

Likelihood: Unlikely.

 

Many United fans still wonder how come Pogba got away from Manchester United, a move they regret this season. Pogba left United on a free transfer last year and has been one of Juve’s shining lights ever since. His departure ensured United would not let the same thing happen when it came to young prodigy Adnan Januzaj, who signed a five-year deal on Saturday. To us, Pogba is happy in Italy so City will have to come up with something special to lure him from Turin.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940738 Wesley Sneijder, Galatasaray Wesley+Sneijder%2C+Galatasaray Premier League

Rumor: Galatasaray to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: No.

 

Last week Holland coach Louis van Gaal revealed that Chelsea and Jose Mourinho want to sign Sneijder -- and who are we to argue. But there’s a world of difference between wanting something and having a chance of getting it. Sneijder’s response to the rumors of a move to England’s metropolis is this. “Everywhere Jose Mourinho goes they make some rumors about me following,” he told Lig TV. “Whichever club I'm at I will give 100 percent. I love this club and I am not even thinking to leave. It's just rumors and you will see come January I will be linked with Chelsea again but I am staying here.” Case closed.

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Premier League 433 2740 Top football/soccer transfer rumors: Oct. 21-27 31940739 Ezequiel Lavezzi, Paris Saint-Germain Ezequiel+Lavezzi%2C+Paris+Saint-Germain Premier League

Rumor: Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham.

 

Likelihood: Competition will be fierce.

 

Lavezzi is not getting the sort of game time he expected in the big city of Paris since the arrival of Edinson Cavani which has prompted speculation the Argentine could be on the move. Lavezzi was on the bench at the weekend and wasn’t even called up on during the 4-0 win against Bastia, but even before the game the former Napoli forward had been linked with a move to Spurs. £15million ($24m) would be a steal if Tottenham can pull it off but there will be plenty of competition for his signature should PSG wish to sell.

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