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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786717 Rumor Redux Rumor+Redux World

It’s been a strange time in the Premier League over the last month. Four of the clubs that finished in the top six have parted with their managers which inevitably leads to speculation about their replacements and potential recruits. One of those four managers retired and was replaced by another. The contract of Rafa Benitez was allowed to run out which allowed Chelsea to install Jose Mourinho as their coach for a second time. Only one of those managers was forcibly removed which provides a neat link for our band of the week. Lead man Josh Homme sacked his best friend and drummer of 10 years, Joey Castillo, from his band. Homme, who is now the only original member, won’t say why he gave him the boot, unlike the board of Manchester City in the case of Roberto Mancini! In any case it hasn’t hurt Queens of the Stone Age too badly as they have their first album out in six years - Like Clockwork. Ten tracks by one of the moodiest bands on the planet are in this week’s mix.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786716 Nani, Manchester United Nani%2C+Manchester+United World

RUMOR: MANCHESTER UNITED TO MONACO
LIKELIHOOD: He’s going somewhere.


The sky is fallin’ on Nani’s time at Manchester United. Although Sir Alex Ferguson said at the end of the season that the Portugal winger would be staying his name is linked with too many clubs. The two that stand out are Monaco and Galatasaray, both attractive destinations for a player that just hasn’t blossomed the way United would have liked. There’s not much between them but we reckon one of the clubs will be successful.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786712 Jesus Navas Gonzalez, Sevilla Jesus+Navas+Gonzalez%2C+Sevilla World

RUMOR: SEVILLA TO MANCHESTER CITY
LIKELIHOOD: Almost certain


Sevilla manager Unai Emery admitted at the weekend that Navas Gonzalez would be leaving the club and that such a move would be beneficial for both parties. All the indications are that the Spain international will become Manuel Pellegrini’s first signing for an initial $26 million plus an additional $7 million based on appearances. The 27-year-old winger said this over the weekend: "I am open to anything and I want to win titles. City is a team I like a lot." That’s good enough for the RR gang. This one is rubber-stamped. Who’ll be the next in line for City we wonder?

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786705 Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Wayne+Rooney%2C+Manchester+United World

RUMOR: MANCHESTER UNITED TO ARSENAL
LIKELIHOOD: We doubt it


If only Arsenal’s targets would pay off occasionally. Arsene Wenger has admitted, in a cagey way, that he is interested in unsettled United striker Rooney, but who seriously believes such a deal will come off? Earlier last week Rooney, who scored England’s second goal in a 2-2 draw against Brazil on Sunday, was linked with big-spending PSG, a team we can see him joining if he were to leave Old Trafford. However, we still think that once Moyes gets his feet under the table that Rooney will stay at United.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786708 Gareth Bale, Tottenham Gareth+Bale%2C+Tottenham World

RUMOR: TOTTENHAM TO REAL MADRID
LIKELIHOOD: He’ll be at Spurs next season – probably


What a story this would be if it were to come off. At the moment the situation is this: Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has said it would be an “honor” if Real Madrid were interested in his client but in the same breath he admitted “his contract is with Tottenham and we are not free to talk to anybody.” That’s because Bale still has three years left on his contract. Madrid president Florentino Perez has already said Bale was “born to play for Real Madrid” which reads like interest to us. Current thinking is that Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading back to the Premier League, for either United or Chelsea, and that Bale is seen as replacement. Of course, Bale isn’t quite in CR7’s league yet and we don’t think there’ll be a long slow goodbye from White Hart Lane. In fact, we think he’s staying – for now. Make sure you finish in the top four AVB!

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786707 Edin Dzeko, Manchester City Edin+Dzeko%2C+Manchester+City World

RUMOR: MANCHESTER CITY TO CHELSEA
LIKELIHOOD: Don’t think so


No sooner has Mourinho been installed as Chelsea boss then the world starts speculating about which players he is going to bring to Stamford Bridge. We are no different, of course, and there are three names on the list already. Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi and Man City forward Edin Dzeko. Bosnia & Herzegovina star Dzeko is the kind of six-shooter that Mourinho likes, but the former Wolfsburg star insists he is happy at City. If Mourinho really wanted him, we’re sure Chelsea could make an offer that City would find hard to refuse, but is that likely?

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786709 Luis Suarez, Liverpool Luis+Suarez%2C+Liverpool World

RUMOR: LIVERPOOL TO REAL MADRID
LIKELIHOOD: Summer deal on the cards


Nearly every week the Rumor Redux executive committee would go with the flow and say that Luis Suarez was staying at Liverpool, no matter who he was linked with. Now, the world is a totally different place. Suarez now says that he press intrusion in the UK has become too much to bear. Of course, he only has himself to blame for the media’s interest in his life, but does he really think he will be out of the spotlight at Real Madrid? Luis, it will be much worse, believe us. We think a summer move to the Bernabeu is looking likely.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786706 David Villa, Barcelona David+Villa%2C+Barcelona World

RUMOR: BARCELONA TO ARSENAL
LIKELIHOOD: Becoming interesting


Barca striker David Villa has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool in recent months, but it’s the Gunners who are thought to be the frontrunners to land the Spain international. No-one knows whether he will stay or go, although one interesting tid-bit has emerged on the rumor front. Axel Torres, described as a Spanish soccer expert, reckons that Villa has a pre-contract agreement to sign for Arsenal. One thing’s for sure – Villa needs to play to keep alive his international ambitions, but with Neymar and Messi in the team will he get a chance?

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786715 Lukas Podolski, Arsenal Lukas+Podolski%2C+Arsenal World

RUMOR: ARSENAL TO BORUSSIA DORTMUND
LIKELIHOOD: Wenger should keep his prized assets


Borussia Dortmund are looking to strengthen up front with Mario Gotze on his way to Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski set to follow him to the Allianz Arena. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Podolski at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger opts to play him out wide instead of playing him in the German’s preferred central role. That’s also where Olivier Giroud plays and where Theo Walcott would like to be. We all know that three into one doesn’t go, but in our view Podolski, a born finisher, is a class act and Wenger would be insane to sell, but let’s see how much cash Dortmund are prepared to splash.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786713 David Luiz, Chelsea David+Luiz%2C+Chelsea World

RUMOR: CHELSEA TO BARCELONA
LIKELIHOOD: Momentum is building


Word has it that, as good as David Luiz is, Chelsea want to sell one of their most prized assets to fund a spending spree for incoming manager Jose Mourinho. In our view the Blues would be making a mistake selling the versatile Brazilian but who are we to argue? Last week Luiz spoke about Barcelona in these terms. “My objective is to be happy and this is possible playing always in a team that controls the ball. Barcelona is the team that has developed the best football in the last few years.” To us that reads: Gonna leave you, Chelsea.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux - June 3-9 31786714 Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona Cesc+Fabregas%2C+Barcelona World

RUMOR: BARCELONA TO PREMIER LEAGUE
LIKELIHOOD: Let’s see next week


The queue is getting longer for disgruntled midfielder Fabregas, who will discuss his future with coach Tito Vilanova next week. What’s to discuss? Fabregas was often overlooked for the big European games last season – a situation which often left Spain international frustrated. Barca don’t want to sell a player that has been linked with a return to Arsenal, while both Manchester clubs and Chelsea are thought to be interested parties. The Gunners apparently have first refusal on their former player, but will he go? Keep your eyes peeled. This one could run although we still expect him to stay.

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