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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31667377 Check the date Check+the+date World

Did you hear that Robin van Persie is headed across town to Manchester City? The blockbuster deal is set to swap van Persie for Sergio Aguero this summer… alright, alright, April Fools! Both players are staying put — at least for now. While that admittedly outrageous rumor has no ounce of truth in it, the following 10 whisperings do have something to back them up. Continue on for this week's edition of the Rumor Redux.

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31670149 Mario Gotze, M, and Robert Lewandowski, F, Borussia Dortmund Mario+Gotze%2C+M%2C+and+Robert+Lewandowski%2C+F%2C+Borussia+Dortmund World

RUMOR: Arsenal wants them both
LIKELIHOOD: Slim to none

Arsene Wenger is pushing for many new additions to help the club this summer to avoid a second consecutive disappointing season, and it sounds like he’s shopping for it in Germany. Both Dortmund stars Gotze and Lewandowski are on top of the list, but maybe Wenger should look elsewhere. Gotze extended his contract this season until 2018 and says he’s very happy at the moment in Dortmund. Lewandowksi is almost surely leaving in the summer, but overwhelming reports indicate a move to Bayern or Manchester United is on the cards, not Arsenal.
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665528 Arjen Robben, M, Bayern Munich Arjen+Robben%2C+M%2C+Bayern+Munich World

RUMOR: Leaving Bayern Munich
LIKELIHOOD: Very possible

Questions abound over Bayern Munich’s team for next season as Pep Guardiola gets set to begin his reign at the German heavyweights, and if his coaching past is any indication, one or two stars will surely depart Bayern due to a conflict in team tactics. Out of those, Arjen Robben looks the most likely to leave. The Dutchmen is considered an individualist, exactly the type Guardiola doesn’t like. Plus, Robben has had trouble getting into the current team all season long. With Galatasaray and Inter Milan reportedly keen on his services, we think the Robben era at Bayern might soon be over.
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665530 Edin Dzeko, F, Manchester City Edin+Dzeko%2C+F%2C+Manchester+City World

RUMOR: Replace Cavani at Napoli
LIKELIHOOD: It fits

From baby blue to…baby blue? Edinson Cavani is almost definitely leaving Serie A for greener pastures, with his father recently hinting at Real Madrid’s interest, and Napoli are anxiously looking for someone to replace their scoring talisman. So why not Edin Dzeko, who has expressed interest in leaving Manchester City to find a new team where he can be the focal point like he was in Wolfsburg? Makes sense to us!
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665532 Jackson Martinez, F, Porto Jackson+Martinez%2C+F%2C+Porto World

RUMOR: Porto to Dortmund
LIKELIHOOD: Not a stretch, but unlikely

If Dortmund is losing goal machine Robert Lewandowski this season—there is a small chance he may not leave until 2014—they must find a proper replacement and Martinez is one of the hottest names out there. The money would also be there for Jurgen Klopp, but he would have to tussle it out with Manchester United and Liverpool, among others, for his services. We tend to think Martinez would prefer the Premier League, but never say never!
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665534 Christian Benteke, Aston Villa Christian+Benteke%2C+Aston+Villa World

Rumor: Aston Villa to Inter Milan
Likelihood: Definitely! (if Villa goes down)

Christian Benteke has looked one of the Premier League’s buys of the season so far. His powerful running and heading ability have helped give Villa a fighting chance to avoid relegation. Benteke recently pledged his future to Villa who is desperately trying to tie up the striker with a new deal, but they are in a precarious position in the league’s relegation zone. Linked with Manchester City, Tottenham, Fiorentina and Inter Milan, Benteke is now rated at £20million. Villa will find it very difficult to hold onto the striker if they were to drop down, and the Villains American owner, Randy Lerner, would see it as a return on his investment.
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665537 Victor Valdes, Barcelona Victor+Valdes%2C+Barcelona World

Rumor: Barcelona to Anzhi
Likelihood: Up in the air

The Barcelona number one has recently been on the radar of a host of clubs after he announced he wouldn’t be extending his contract with the Catalan giants. Big-spending Anzhi have thrown their hat in the ring in a bid to capture the Valdes’ signature, offering him a staggering £160,000-a-week, three year deal – which would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world. Arsenal has also signaled their interest in the Spaniard, but it could come down to a financial tug of war with Barcelona demanding in the region of £12million for the stopper.
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665538 Samir Nasri, M, Manchester City Samir+Nasri%2C+M%2C+Manchester+City World

RUMOR: PSG still want him

LIKELIHOOD: Rising

This rumor just isn't going away. In fact, it was two years ago when PSG first expressed interest in bringing Nasri back across the English Channel and to Paris. This time around, though, PSG may finally get their man. Nasri has had a minimal role all season with the Citizens, appears to be unhappy, and Roberto Mancini only recently started giving him more playing time. Perhaps to put him on show?

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665529 Lars Bender, M, Bayer Leverkusen Lars+Bender%2C+M%2C+Bayer+Leverkusen World

RUMOR: He'll join the German platoon at Arsenal
LIKELIHOOD: There’s a chance

With Abu Diaby out for the next nine months, Arsene Wenger needs to find himself a new defensive midfielder to start next season with. Lars Bender, the young German international, fits the bill for what Wenger is looking for. He is comfortable in possession, dangerous, and versatile—he played right back at Euro 2012—and, of course, he speaks German, soon to become Arsenal’s second language!
 

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31665539 Frank de Boer, Ajax Manager Frank+de+Boer%2C+Ajax+Manager World

RUMOR: He'll replace Mancini at City

LIKELIHOOD: We could see it, if Mancini leaves

Rumors continue to swirl about Roberto Mancini's future and his possible replacements. If the front office doesn't choose to make him their long-term manager, they probably won't get their main man Jose Mourinho, but why not de Boer? The Ajax coach has won three straight Eredivisie titles but seems to have reached his ceiling there. He also probably doesn't like that he has to sell his best players every season, something he wouldn't need to worry about at the Etihad. If City calls, we suspect de Boer might just be up to it.

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World 2018 43 Top ten soccer rumors: April 1-7 31667374 Burak Yilmaz, F, Galatasaray Burak+Yilmaz%2C+F%2C+Galatasaray World

RUMOR: Manchester United eyeing him

LIKELIHOOD: Definitely maybe

Yilmaz has been opening eyes all across the continent with his goals in the Champions League, and apparently Europe’s biggest teams are now also willing to open their wallets for him. Manchester United leads a host of clubs looking to pry him away from the Turkish heavyweights for the reported fee of just £10 million. Fatih Terim already conceded that “It’s not going to be easy to keep him,” and we’ll agree here. Yilmaz will be scoring for a new team next season, whether it's United or another team, however, will likely depend on what Chicharito does. If he pushes for a move to a new club, then United will look to lock up his replacement.

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