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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31473328 Time to go? Time+to+go%3F World

With the winter transfer window in plain sight, the rumor redux machine is starting to shift into third gear, churning out more and more speculations by the day. Let’s take a look at this week’s hottest rumors across the pond.

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31473327 Mario Balotelli, F, Manchester City Mario+Balotelli%2C+F%2C+Manchester+City World

Rumor: Loan to AC Milan
Likelihood: City should do it. If they will, is another matter.


After Manchester City’s disappointing derby loss to United, in which Balotelli started but failed to make an impact yet again, Roberto Mancini had cautionary words for the self-proclaimed “work of art.” Mancini said, “I love Mario but it is important for him to start to think about his job. He has everything to play well but he can't continue to play like today.”
Mancini’s expression has only added fuel to the speculation fire that Super Mario may be on the verge of an Italy return, and AC Milan have been waiting patiently for a chance to make a loan bid for Balotelli in the winter transfer window. Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi himself recently said, “(Getting) Balotelli is not a dream.”
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31473323 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, F, Schalke 04 Klaas-Jan+Huntelaar%2C+F%2C+Schalke+04 World

Rumor: Inter Milan or Arsenal
Likelihood: Schalke should let him go, but destination is up in the air


According to Gazzeta dello Sport, Inter is ready to pounce for “The Hunter” this transfer window and knock Arsenal out of the race for his signature. Inter is apparently ready to spend €15 million for the Dutchman, a larger sum than Arsenal has reportedly been offering.
Schalke now have a tough decision to make. They risk seeing Huntelaar leave for free in the summer, but if they sell now, the team’s Champions League aspirations take a significant knock. Ultimately, though, we think Huntelaar will be in new colors come Januray.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31473325 Radamel Falcao, F, Atletico Madrid Radamel+Falcao%2C+F%2C+Atletico+Madrid World

Rumor: Chelsea transfer
Likelihood: Torres form decreases possibility


Chelsea have long been linked to the Atletico Madrid goal-getter, and Falcao’s five-goal performance over the weekend will only add to the fans’ calls to buy him in January. However, the root of Chelsea’s initial interest in Falcao, Fernando Torres’ form, has been on the up and up since Rafa Benitez took the reigns at Stamford Bridge. If Torres proves his last few games were just the beginning of a turnaround, Chelsea may choose to forego an expensive signing in January.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31473326 Patrice Evra, D, Manchester United Patrice+Evra%2C+D%2C+Manchester+United World

Rumor: Heading home to Paris
Likelihood: Not this season


PSG have reached out to Evra recently, and the Frenchman was quoted as saying he’s “flattered” by the interest, citing his love for Paris, his hometown. Though his contract with the Premier League leaders doesn’t expire until 2014, his place in the side has come into question at times after a poor spell of form. Alexander Buttner was also bought to provide competition at left-back, and United are reportedly keen to sign another stellar fullback in the form of Leighton Baines.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31470991 Pep Guardiola, Manager, Unemployed Pep+Guardiola%2C+Manager%2C+Unemployed World

Rumor: Potential successor at Bayern Munich
Likelihood: Until Jupp Heynckes makes a decision, no more than a rumor.


Pretty much all of England’s top clubs have been linked to the former Barca boss for weeks now, especially amid the numerous coaching controversies surrounding Chelsea and Manchester City. But according to the UK’s Sunday Times, Guardiola may prefer a move to German superpower Bayern Munich.
The paper cites mutual interest between Pep and the club, which may lose Heynckes to retirement at the end of the term. Plus, Bayern’s financial fortitude, wealth of homegrown talent (a la Barcelona), and an opportunity for greater team control than at say, Chelsea or Man City, are all said to be appealing to Guardiola.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31473324 Georgios Samaras, F, Celtic Georgios+Samaras%2C+F%2C+Celtic World

Rumor: Liverpool needs a second striker
Likelihood: Shot down


The Sun have linked Liverpool to Samaras after the latter’s impressive Champions League campaign this season. And with his contract running down, reports are suggesting that Samaras could head out of Celtic Park for around €5 million this January. Of course, it’s no secret the Reds are in need of a striking partner for Luis Suarez. However, Liverpool sources have shot down the reports, saying Samaras doesn’t fit the mold of strikers Brendan Rodgers prefers to use.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31470994 Andre Schuerrle, F, Bayer Leverkusen Andre+Schuerrle%2C+F%2C+Bayer+Leverkusen+ World

Rumor: Chelsea transfer in summer
Likelihood: Getting warmer


Chelsea have long declared their interest in the Germany international, and keep increasing the price they’re willing to pay for him. The latest figure being tossed around is 35 million euros, which so happens to be Schuerrle’s buyout clause with Leverkusen. Earlier this year, Leverkusen rejected a 30 million bid Chelsea’s, but it’s hard to figure that Bayer can afford to miss out on such a big check.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31470992 Fernando Llorente, F, Athletic Bilbao Fernando+Llorente%2C+F%2C+Athletic+Bilbao World

Rumor: Juventus to swoop
Likelihood: Many teams are in on him, so wait and see


The Serie A leaders are continuing their pursuit for front line help, and are rumored to be looking at a double solution in the form of Fernando Llorente and Borussia Dortmund target man Robert Lewandowski. The word is that Llorente will receive a €7 million bid in January, while the Bianconeri will wait on Lewandowski until the summer.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31470993 Kaka, M, Real Madrid Kaka%2C+M%2C+Real+Madrid+ World

Rumor: Transfer to LA Galaxy
Likelihood: Galatasaray may play spoiler

 

One of the hottest transfer rumors this week has been Kaka to the Galaxy. With David Beckham leaving the club, LA is on the lookout for another world star to fill the glaring hole at playmaker and MLS hype machine. Kaka’s role at Real has been frustrating, and he needs a new club. But that club may lie in Turkey, not the United States. Galatasaray have recently named Kaka their number one transfer target, and if Kaka prefers to remain in Europe, the Galaxy could be out of luck.

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World 2018 43 Soccer transfer rumors: Dec 10-Dec 16 31470990 Thierry Henry, F, NY Red Bulls Thierry+Henry%2C+F%2C+NY+Red+Bulls+ World

Rumor: Loan to Arsenal
Likelihood: Done

 

According to multiple reports, this winter move is already under wraps. So far, Red Bulls have only agreed to a ten-week loan term, but Arsenal and Henry are keen to see him play out the entire rest of the season for the Gunners. Of course, this is more than just déjà vu. Henry already came back on loan earlier in 2012, scoring two goals in four games for Arsenal.


 

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