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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31341131 They are Blondie They+are+Blondie World

This weekend produced some hair-raising stuff in the Premier League as four of the biggest teams went head to head. Manchester City proved that regaining the title would be a tough affair, while Manchester United got the benefit of some refereeing decisions in the white-hot heat of an emotional day at Anfield. With two of today’s rumors concerning ins and outs in the MLS and with all this talk of hair, heads and white-hot the Rumor Redux gang have voted unanimously to pay tribute to one of the finest acts the US has ever produced. Ten songs have been worked into this week’s gossip. Who are they? Eat to the Beat folks, they are punk, they are pop. They are Blondie.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31336581 Frank Lampard, M, Chelsea +Frank+Lampard%2C+M%2C+Chelsea World

Rumor: Chelsea to LA Galaxy
 

Likelihood: Still in the balance
 

This one just won’t go away. Will anything happen? Well, the evidence is beginning to pile up as the Chelsea midfielder’s agent Steve Kutner was seen in the crowd for Galaxy’s 4-2 win against Toronto on Saturday. The facts are these: At 34, Lampard isn’t getting any younger; his deal runs out at the end of the season meaning he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement in January; he’s started two of Chelsea’s seven games on the bench; he’s a chum of Becks. We believe Lampard would prefer to stay at Stamford Bridge but if the Blues don’t offer him another contract it’s fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun with DB and the gang.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31341128 Ashley Cole, D, Chelsea Ashley+Cole%2C+D%2C+Chelsea World

Rumor: Chelsea to somewhere


Likelihood: He’ll stay

Roberto di Matteo has been making all the right noises in his bid to keep Cole at Stamford Bridge. The England defender’s contract runs out at the end of the season and there has been talk the 31-year-old defender wants more than the one-year deal being offered by the Blues hierarchy. No one knows if that’s true but what we do know is that when your manager uses terms like “legend” and “one of the best left-backs in the world” (words echoed by teammate Branislav Ivanovic) then there can surely be only one outcome. It would be anatomic wrench for Cole to leave Chelsea, but Di Matteo is confident everything will be sorted out before January so who are we to argue?

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31336582 Jose Mourinho, manager, Real Madrid Jose+Mourinho%2C+manager%2C+Real+Madrid World

Rumor: Real Madrid to Premier League

 

Likelihood: Certainly, but where

 

Mourinho has been talking about his long-term love affair with the Premier League and how he has been dreaming of heading back to England once his time at the Bernabeu ends. But where? In a recent interview with Sky Sports he declared himself a London Blue so does this mean an imminent move to Millwall? We jest of course – that would suggest he would want to get back to unfinished business at Chelsea. Although the Rumor Redux aficionados accept this is as a possibility we are confident the Portuguese is looking elsewhere. Man City? Maybe. Arsenal? Unlikely. The only place we can see him at is Old Trafford. Ferguson’s time is nearly at an end and who would have the ‘special’ ego to take on such a job. There’s only one candidate.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31341127 Harry Redknapp, manager, unemployed +Harry+Redknapp%2C+manager%2C+unemployed World

Rumor: Unemployed to Ipswich

 

Likelihood: There’s a chance

 

We just couldn’t resist throwing a man called Harry into the mix when this week’s featured band is Blondie. OK, his real name is Henry James – not THE Henry James of course, the one we’re talking about confesses to being virtually illiterate and unable to fill in a team sheet. Interestingly the only bookmaker offering odds on Redknapp’s destination does not even mention Ipswich. Call me cynical but that suggests something is afoot. Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans is thought to be a close buddy of HR and Jewell is having a terrible time at Portman Road so watch this space.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31341129 Isco, M, Malaga Isco%2C+M%2C+Malaga World

Rumor: Malaga to Liverpool

 

Likelihood: He’s probably going

 

There can’t be many players in the world whose name rhymes with disco (we know, it’s not his real name either) but this man is being touted as the man to replace Steven Gerrard. Although we haven’t seen him in the flesh, endless YouTube clips show him to be a busy attacking midfielder with an eye for a pass. He scored five goals in 35 appearances last season and has bagged two in five in an impressive start to this campaign. Malaga has been selling some of its prize assets and Isco is thought to be next on his way. He’s been linked with Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal, as well as Juventus so there is no shortage of suitors. Isco is just one of three players wanted by Liverpool so we’ll wait and see, although the sales of Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) and Rondon (Rubin Kazan) suggests he’s next in line.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31341130 Demba Ba, F, Newcastle Demba+Ba%2C+F%2C+Newcastle World

Rumor: Newcastle exit

 

Likelihood: He’s staying

 

No sooner had Ba’s agent revealed that the Senegal striker could look at other options if he continued to park his backside on the bench as he did at Everton then Alan Pardew put him in the starting line-up against Norwich. The agent then wrote Pardew an e-mail to say he had been misquoted. Pardew accepted the apology and then went on to talk a load of nonsense about Ba "generating his anger in the right way." There’s no exit on the cards here yet. As Ebenezer Scrooge said: Ba humbug! (We just couldn’t resist that one).

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31336583 Theo Walcott, Arsenal Theo+Walcott%2C+Arsenal World

Rumor: Arsenal exit

 

Likelihood: If you twisted our arms we’d say he’ll stay

 

It’s a second appearance in a row for poor Theo, who is constantly being linked with a move from prudent Arsenal. One way or another the winger’s contract situation will eventually be resolved but while the two parties continue to argue over cash, it’s become apparent that Walcott will only get game time from off the bench. His contract runs out at the end of the season but Arsenal seem to be doing pretty well without him as evidenced by the deserved 1-1 draw at champion Manchester City on Sunday. Arsene Wenger says the next two months are “vital” in determining Walcott’s future. Of course we all know the Gunners seem to have learned nothing from the Robin van Persie and Nasri sagas and should have sorted the Theo mess out a year ago. The good thing is Walcott wants to stay, but at the moment no one is blinking.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31336584 Michael Dawson, D, Tottenham Michael+Dawson%2C+D%2C+Tottenham World

Rumor: Tottenham to QPR

 

Likelihood: Very good chance

 

Dawson was the man who Villas-Boas said would start the season as captain. What actually happened was that he is now firmly fourth choice center-back behind Jan Vertonghen, William Gallas and Steven Caulker (don’t forget Younes Kaboul is out injured too). We’re not sure why this classy player has been left out in the cold but picture this: when the New Year snows start to fall is Dawson really going to want to be watching from the dug-out without a hope of a game? No, QPR boss Mark Hughes wants him and that’s where we think he’ll go in January.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31336585 Didier Drogba, F, Shanghai Shenhua Didier+Drogba%2C+F%2C+Shanghai+Shenhua World

Rumor: Shanghai Shenhua to Premier League

 

Likelihood: Not a chance

 

Anyone living in the real world recognized this piece of gossip for what it was worth. Stuff and nonsense. Doubts have been cast over Drogba’s future because of a power struggle within the Chinese club but the former Chelsea striker put all thoughts of a move to bed when he said he wanted to see out the next two and a half years of his contract in the Far East. Enough said.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Sept. 24 - 30 31340160 Roger Espinoza, M, Sporting Kansas City Roger+Espinoza%2C+M%2C+Sporting+Kansas+City World

Rumor: Sporting Kansas City to Wigan

 

Likelihood: Good chance

 

The cat is finally out of the bag regarding Espinoza. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says his club are keeping a “close eye” on the forward, who will be available on a free transfer next month. Wigan have good ties with Honduras (Maynor Figueroa plays for the Latics, while Wilson Palacios and Hendry Thomas used to) but the hardest part to securing a deal could be obtaining a work permit. Espinoza supposedly needs a couple of international caps to guarantee a move but they should come next month in two CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers - if he is selected.

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