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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263453 Who cares? We do. Who+cares%3F+We+do. World

The Olympics is finally over and it’s fair to say it was an unqualified success for the United States and host Great Britain. The countries shared 75 gold medals between them, one of which came from Pia Sundhage’s brave belles, who won the tournament for the third time in a row by beating Japan in the final. What better way to celebrate their achievements by picking the band that headlined the closing ceremony. Can you guess?

 

That’s right – this week’s highlighted band is "The Who." They may not be kids any more, but they’re still alright. Ten of the Mod legends’ tracks are dotted in between this week’s tittle tattle:
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31262334 Clint Dempsey, F, Fulham Clint+Dempsey%2C+F%2C+Fulham World

Rumor: Fulham to Liverpool.

 

Likelihood: In the balance but things seem to be moving.

 

"Please, Please, Please," we hear you cry as Dempsey makes his umpteenth appearance in the Rumor Redux column. However, things have moved on since Joe Allen joined Rodgers’ revolution. How so?

 

It’s become clear that now the two have been reunited Charlie Adam’s time at Anfield is probably up, especially with the emergence of Jonjo Shelvey, and there are plenty of supporters who think it’s about time the former Blackpool midfielder slung his hook. Will Fulham be tempted by a cash-plus-Adam deal? There’s a chance but Fulham are determined to play hardball.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263439 Kaka, M, Real Madrid Kaka%2C+M%2C+Real+Madrid World

Rumor: Real Madrid to AC Milan.

 

Likelihood: Yessiree.

 

This one makes sense on so many different levels. Kaka joined Real Madrid for £59million in 2009 and although he’s had some successes his time at the Bernabeu, can hardly be described as glorious. The Brazilian is loved by AC Milan fans and the club’s hierarchy, who want to bring him back to the San Siro.

 

Obviously this deal hinges on whether Luka Modric signs for Jose Mourinho’s men but the talk is that personal terms have already been agreed between Kaka and Milan. Mourinho says Kaka can leave for the right price, but what would that be? Will AC Milan get a "Bargain" or pay through the nose? Rumor Redux thinks he’s probably worth around £8million considering he’s 30 and rarely plays for Real.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263437 Mario Balotelli, F, Manchester City Mario+Balotelli%2C+F%2C+Manchester+City World

Rumor: Manchester City to PSG.

 

Likehood: “Non” chance.

 

If the papers are to be believed (and we at Rumor Redux towers believe that most of what you read is actually TRUE) Roberto Mancini threatened to quit City if the club accepted a staggering £40million offer for Mario Balotelli. Mancini has admitted there has been interest in the loony, but lovable Italian striker since his impressive performances at the European Championship.

 

£40million is certainly a lot of cash but that just shows how important Balotelli is to the Premier League champion. Readers, "We’re Not Gonna Take It." We’ve said it time and time again – he’s staying.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263438 Luka Modric, M, Tottenham Luka+Modric%2C+M%2C+Tottenham World

Rumor: Tottenham to Real Madrid.

 

Likelihood: It’s going to happen – please.

 

Even Luka Modric must be getting bored of this one and we wouldn’t have mentioned it if it weren’t for the Kaka link with AC Milan. "The Pinball Wizard" is still desperate to leave Tottenham for Real Madrid but, as ever, Spurs are digging their heels in over the price, leaving the future of the Croatian in limbo.

 

But reports in Spain are now saying that the clubs have agreed a fee of £25million – despite everyone assuming the figure was between £35-40m. If that’s true, it suggests Spurs might be getting someone else in return.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263436 Alex Song, M, Arsenal Alex+Song%2C+M%2C+Arsenal World

Rumor: Arsenal to Barcelona.

 

Likelihood: The story isn’t going away.

 

Song has now admitted he is aware of Barcelona’s interest in him so is he about to get on the "Magic Bus" to Camp Nou? Well, cleverly the combative midfielder has said he is “happy” at Arsenal which tells Gunners fans he is not angling for a move.

 

This one could run all the way to the end of the transfer window but we don’t think Barcelona are prepared for another Fabregas-like saga and expect the Cameroonian to stay at the Emirates.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263435 Fernando Llorente, F, Athletic Bilbao Fernando+Llorente%2C+F%2C+Athletic+Bilbao World

Rumor: Athletic Bilbao to Juventus.

 

Likelihood: Good chance.

 

Rumors have been circulating for a while that Llorente is heading out of Bilbao, but many refused to believe this one-club man would ever leave. Llorente has now told the club he will not extend his contract, which is due to run out at the end of next season. Will the Basque club sell now or lose him for nothing in 2013?

 

History suggests the former and head of the queue is Italian champion Juventus, who will certainly give Llorente what he craves – Champions League football. Juve’s director general Beppe Marotta says they are trying to negotiate a deal for Llorente, but it isn’t easy. It may be the "Summertime Blues" for Athletic but the sun could soon be shining in Turin.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263434 Yann M’Vila, M, Rennes Yann+M%26rsquo%3BVila%2C+M%2C+Rennes World

Rumor: Rennes to Tottenham.

 

Likelihood: Possible.

 

"The Kids are Alright" at Rennes if wantaway Yann M’Vila is anything to go by. The 22-year-old France international is developing into a world-class holding midfielder which has sparked the interest of many clubs, including Arsenal. Word has it that Tottenham scouts were casting their eyes over M’Vila in Rennes’ 1-0 defeat by Lyon over the weekend. Andre Villas-Boas is looking for a player to fill in for injured midfielder Scott Parker, who will be out for the first month of the season.

 

Add this to the mix – Rennes’ chairman says he has received a concrete offer from a club in England. Is that club Spurs? It seems a bit too soon to be making an offer and there is plenty of competition for his signature. One theory is that Song is on his way to Barcelona, and M’Vila is his replacement. We’ll wait and see.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31262333 Daniel Agger, D, Liverpool Daniel+Agger%2C+D%2C+Liverpool World

Rumor: Liverpool to Manchester City.

 

Likelihood: It’s possible but the price looks high.

 

We know we did this one last week but it’s a rumor that isn’t going away. Brendan Rodgers has already bagged Joe Allen but the feeling is that Liverpool will have to sell if they want to bring more fresh blood to Anfield. Agger’s price seems to be going up by the day, with Adam Johnson supposedly being thrown into the deal which is thought to be worth at least £22million.

 

We’d be interested to know whether Agger will be a first-team starter at City too seeing as Lescott and Kompany are nailed on as a pair. Would Agger be content with a "Substitute" role? We don’t think so, but City are fighting on many fronts this season and will need a big squad, especially as it looks like Kolo Toure is on his way after his bust-up with Mancini at the weekend.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263440 Aaron Lennon, M, Tottenham Aaron+Lennon%2C+M%2C+Tottenham World

Rumor: Tottenham to Inter Milan.

 

Likelihood: "It’s not true."

 

This is an interesting one and stems from Spurs’ interest in goalkeeper Julio Cesar. The Italians were reportedly put off by the £20million asking price for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott and have turned their attention to Plan B and cheaper option Lennon.

 

If it’s pace you want there’s no one quicker. If it’s consistency then there is no one so frustrating. But we think a fit Lennon is an exciting prospect in any team and if it means Spurs selling Lennon to get Cesar, the Londoners would rather keep what they’ve got.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 13 - August 19 31263441 Philippe Mexes, D, AC Milan Philippe+Mexes%2C+D%2C+AC+Milan World

Rumor: AC Milan to Arsenal.

 

Likelihood: Almost certain.

 

Arsene Wenger has gone transfer crazy this summer, no doubt prompted by Robin van Persie’s demand to get busy in the transfer market or else (some say it doesn’t matter what Wenger does). The story is that Wenger wants to trade Nicklas Bendtner for the French defender, who has left AC Milan’s US tour to be with his pregnant partner.

 

The former Roma player is said to be training on his own after falling out with the club, so a move looks on the cards. Every French player seems to be linked with a move to Arsenal but we’ve learned our lesson: we "Won’t Get Fooled Again."

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