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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31249307 Another week, another tune Another+week%2C+another+tune World

The wall is closing in on Robin van Persie’s move from Arsenal but where is he going? Manchester City, United and Juventus have all told the Holland striker “Wish You Were Here,” which kind of gives the game away about which band is featuring in this week’s edition of Rumor Redux. Ten songs from English psychedelic, prog rock legends Pink Floyd have made their way into our top pieces of tittle tattle gleaned from the international press and featuring all the big names you’ve all come to know and love.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31248880 Usain Bolt, free agent Usain+Bolt%2C+free+agent World

Rumor: Will gain a test trial with Manchester United.

 

Likelihood: A test run, sure. A long term contract? Come on, Usain!

 

The Olympic legend and defending 100-meter champion expressed his ambition to join Manchester United by telling The Sun, "people think I am joking, but if Alex Ferguson called me up and said, 'OK let's do this, come and have a trial,' it would be impossible for me to say no." Crazy as it may sound, United defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted his support of the track star, going so far as to suggest that he will do whatever it takes to land Bolt a test trial run with the Old Trafford side.

 

Kidding aside, if Fergie has anything to say about the matter (which he does of course), don't expect Bolt to torch Premier League squads next season. But it does beg to ask: if Bolt were to join Manchester United, which position would he play?


 

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31250279 Clint Dempsey, M, Liverpool Clint+Dempsey%2C+M%2C+Liverpool World

Rumor: Fulham to Liverpool.

 

Likelihood: Less likely by the day.

 

The Dempsey-to-Liverpool rumor is part and parcel of this column which could barely survive without it. "Chapter 24"is an interesting one. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is now giving up hope of bringing the American to Anfield because of Fulham’s unreasonable demand for £10million.

 

There is now a further twist, as Roma have been linked with a move and could use the cash they made from selling Fabio Borini to Liverpool to sign Dempsey, although it is thought the Texan wants to stay in the Premier League. He’s got a year left on his contract so if no-one pays the price he could spend next season at Fulham. Somehow we doubt it.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31251176 Robin van Persie, F, Arsenal Robin+van+Persie%2C+F%2C+Arsenal World

Rumor: Arsenal to Manchester United.

 

Likelihood: What went wrong Mancini?

 

"The Gunner’s Dream" of silverware is well known and it was only a week ago that the general consensus thought his ambition would be realized at Manchester City. Now, we all know that seven days is a long time at Rumor Redux Towers.

 

Juventus disappeared from the scene some time ago and now incredibly it seems City have fallen by the wayside too which seems to pave the way for a move to Old Trafford. When Roberto Mancini admits that the game is up we can only conclude that Manchester United is van Persie’s destination. Most pundits got this one wrong and we’re no different.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31246698 Lucas Moura, M, Sao Paulo Lucas+Moura%2C+M%2C+Sao+Paulo World

Rumor: Sao Paulo to Manchester United.

 

Likelihood: Not as nailed on as first thought.

 

Manchester United’s star seems to be rising as they close on a series of high-profile targets that have established them as a genuine contender to city rival and title favorite City. Lucas Moura has been an on-off target although a couple of days ago it seemed certain the Brazilian would become "Another Brick in the Wall" at Old Trafford.

 

However, big-spending Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as a suitor and they have cash to burn. One newspaper claims Moura has virtually agreed a five-year deal with the French club. Worse, his agent also represents Robinho, who has told the teenager that Manchester the city is boring. Watch this space.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31246700 Cesar Azpilicueta, D, Marseille Cesar+Azpilicueta%2C+D%2C+Marseille World

Rumor: Marseille to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: Certainly possible.

 

Marseille needs cash and they have admitted they need to sell players before they can start buying. The club’s sporting director Jose Anigo has even mentioned a couple of names that could be up for sale - Stephane M’Bia and ‘Azpi’ - which in plain English means 'On Your "Bike" Boys'.

 

Chelsea have already made an offer of around £5.4 million for the right-back which is about £3million less than the French club are prepared to accept so let’s expect a bit of cat-and-mouse before this one is done.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31246701 Robert Lewandowski, F, Borussia Dortmund Robert+Lewandowski%2C+F%2C+Borussia+Dortmund World

Rumor: Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United.

 

Likelihood: Not this season but maybe next.

 

The Pole is the third piece in Manchester United’s transfer puzzle, with RVP and Lucas Moura also wanted by Sir Alex Ferguson. The deal is reportedly that United will pay Dortmund £12million for the striker, who will be allowed to stay in Germany for Dortmund’s Champions League campaign.

 

We all agree that this is a magnificent gesture by SAF to allow a club to keep their own player. The losers in all this are thought to be Chelsea for reasons we have already mentioned. Obviously 'The Show Must Go On," so Roberto Di Matteo has already started to turn his attention elsewhere.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31251175 Neymar, F, Santos Neymar%2C+F%2C+Santos World

Rumor: Santos to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: We don’t think so.

 

Chelsea spent a lot on bringing Oscar to Chelsea and now they expect their new recruit to earn his money by convincing fellow Brazilian Neymar to join him at Stamford Bridge.

 

Tellingly Oscar says that “when the time is right for Neymar to join a European club I hope I can persuade him.” That time isn’t now so for the time being it’s "Goodbye Blue Sky" as far as Neymar and Chelsea are concerned.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31246699 Alex Song, M, Arsenal Alex+Song%2C+M%2C+Arsenal World

Rumor: Arsenal to Barcelona.

 

Likelihood: In the balance.

 

Now that Seydou Keita is plying his trade in China, Barcelona have turned their thoughts to a potential replacement. And who better to fill the defensive midfield gap than talented Cameroonian Song, who is emerging as one of Arsenal’s most "Fearless" and versatile players, being able to play in midfield or the heart of defense.

 

Sergio Busquets has already started the game of talking up a player’s qualities to alert them about their interest before a bid is made. Arsene Wenger will be keen to tie down a player who has two years left to run on his contract but will he be tempted by Camp Nou? His family is settled in London but how many times do these opportunities come around?

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31249293 Andre Schurrle, F, Bayer Leverkusen Andre+Schurrle%2C+F%2C+Bayer+Leverkusen World

Rumor: Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: Stiff competition.

 

Roberto Di Matteo will be able to "Breathe" more easily once he has replaced the irreplaceable Didier Drogba. Stories at the weekend emerged that the Chelsea boss has been given permission to launch a £25million raid for Germany international Schurrle, who was the subject of a bid from Bayern Munich last week.

 

Inter Milan have also been linked with a bid but the player’s father says he knows nothing about it. Schurrle himself hold a German magazine that every player in the Bundesliga would be interested in a move to Chelsea. Let the battle commence!

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: August 6 - August 12 31250280 Andy Carroll, F, Liverpool Andy+Carroll%2C+F%2C+Liverpool World

Rumor: Liverpool to West Ham.

 

Likelihood: It won’t be happening.

 

The fate of Andy Carroll rests with the player himself and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce had high hopes of signing the Liverpool striker on loan. Even Kevin Nolan got involved in a bid to bring his best pal to Upton Park. But as we all know, Brendan Rodgers isn’t happy to do that sort of a deal, preferring a big cash sum to help bring fresh blood to Anfield (Joe Allen and Clint Dempsey spring to mind).

 

Carroll would rather stay at Liverpool and now it seems the Hammers have finally lost out. Allarydce said, “I would probably have stuck my neck out and said we would almost certainly stay up with him on board.” Looks like you have a relegation battle on your hands, Sam!

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