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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31516547 No laughing matter No+laughing+matter World

With the January transfer window well and truly open for business, the next few weeks will be a manic rush of clubs trying to bring in the right men for the job at hand. As is usually experienced in the shorter mid-season, transfer period the frenzy will leave most supporters confused as to why they have bought the players, what amount they paid for them and who they’ve actually managed to bag.

 

For better or worse, FOX Soccer presents the top ten "rumor" developments you should keep an eye for the next week:
 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522166 Wesley Sneijder, M, Internazionale Wesley+Sneijder%2C+M%2C+Internazionale World

Rumor: Inter Milan to Premier League.


Likelihood: Certainly possible, but doubtful.

 

With the midfielder unhappy after Inter tried to make him take a pay cut, the Dutchman has been frozen out of the first team and has been notifying many European clubs that’s he’s ready to leave.

 

Sneijder has long been linked with a move to Manchester United without success, but the playmaker’s agent has admitted to being open to a move to a Premier League club. However with wage demands at the center of the disagreement with his current club, it seems unlikely that a number of Premier League clubs would be able to afford the 28-year-old’s salary.
 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522167 Mario Balotelli, F, Manchester City Mario+Balotelli%2C+F%2C+Manchester+City World

Rumor: Manchester City to AC Milan.


Likelihood: Very, very doubtful.

 

The state of Balotelli’s future rests solely in the hands of City coach Roberto Mancini. Their love-hate relationship hit a new low after a training ground spat in which Mancini forced Balotelli to leave the field after a tackle on teammate, Scott Sinclair which Mancini described as “worth two red cards.”

 

Both Balotelli and AC Milan have stated their desire to make the move happen, but behind blue eyes City’s fans still see Balotelli as a key player for this season, and he has become cult figure around Manchester for his off field antics.

 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522163 Nani, M/W, Manchester United Nani%2C+M%2FW%2C+Manchester+United World

Rumor: Out of Manchester United in the winter.


Likelihood: Likely but remains to be seen.

 

Nani's decline from United's ranks remains one of the most cautionary tales in club football. After dropping down out of favor with Sir Alex Ferguson as the third choice winger behind Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, Nani has had limited opportunities at Old Trafford. Making the majority of appearances as a substitute, he will be looking to move on to a club where he can distance himself from the comparisons with former teammate and fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo will be welcomed, as Russian side Zenit and Italian giants Milan rumored as possible destination spots.

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522169 Isco, M, Malaga Isco%2C+M%2C+Malaga World

Rumor: Malaga to Manchester City.

 

Likelihood: Not in the winter.

 

City and Tottenham target Isco has caught the eye of some big names after his influential performances guiding Malaga through to the Champions League last 16 and being named Europe’s best under-21 player of 2012.

 

City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain has admitted he is a big fan of the former Valencia player who has been dubbed “the new Fabregas.” Reports had been linking United and Liverpool in the summer with the attacking midfielder, although cash-strapped Malaga have a £17million buyout clause on his head which shouldn’t detract the big-spending City from a making splash summer’s time.
 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522171 David Villa, F, Barcelona David+Villa%2C+F%2C+Barcelona World

Rumor: Barcelona to Arsenal or AC Milan.


Likelihood: Looking likely, on loan at the least.

 

Since making his recovery from a broken leg, Villa has struggled to retake his place in Barcelona’s starting XI. Instead, he’s now the seeker of first team football. Spain’s record goal-scorer is exactly what Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger needs to replace the void left by Robin van Persie’s transfer to Manchester United in the summer. Having proved his credentials at the highest level, the 31-year-old would be an unusual move by Wenger, but would be a welcome addition with a number few fringe players likely to leave Arsenal to fund the deal.
 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522164 Moussa Sissoko, M, Touluse Moussa+Sissoko%2C+M%2C+Touluse+ World

Rumor: Toulouse to Arsenal.


Likelihood: Only if the price is right.

 

Sissoko is becoming an important part of Didier Deschamps’ France with a number of combative midfield performances for both club and country.
Sitting in the lower half of the Ligue One table, Toulouse will be looking to cash in on the interest shown by Premier League clubs, Arsenal and Newcastle before the 23-year-old’s contract runs out in the summer.

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has twice previously eyed Sissoko, and had considered him as an option to replace Alex Song during the summer, only to be told by Toulouse that he wasn’t for sale. With pressure mounting on Wenger, expect this to be all but a certainty in the winter, so we think.

 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522162 Loic Remy, F, Marseille Loic+Remy%2C+F%2C+Marseille World

Rumor: Marseille to Newcastle.


Likelihood: Safe bet.

 

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew knows he’ll have to get his man this time around after losing Demba Ba to Chelsea. The Magpies’ top scorer will be a huge position to fill, but in Remy the supporters would rest a little easier.

 

Should Remy make the move from the Stade Vélodrome to the north east of England, he would be welcomed with open arms after a poor run of form that has seen Newcastle knocked out of the FA Cup and 2 points off the relegation zone.

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522165 Joao Moutinho, M, FC Porto Joao+Moutinho%2C+M%2C+FC+Porto World

Rumor: Porto to Tottenham.


Likelihood: Eventually? Yes. Right now? No.

 

In a mad dash to get the Portuguese midfielder’s signature in the summer, Tottenham came desperately close to completing the deal, only to be denied as the transfer window slammed shut.

 

Villas-Boas is a big admirer of Moutinho and is desperate to add more creativity to his side currently sitting in a vital Champions League spot. Nevertheless, Porto won’t be too quick to lose the services of the £25million rated playmaker who safely progressed through to the last 16 of the Champions League and are financially secure after they sold Hulk to Zenit St. Petersburg in the summer for £32million.

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522168 Miralem Pjanic, M, Roma Miralem+Pjanic%2C+M%2C+Roma World

Rumor: Roma to the Premier League.


Likelihood: Maybe in the summer.

 

Linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer, Pjanic has been another midfield target for Tottenham who tried to sign the Bosnian in the summer with no avail. The two clubs were also unable to agree on a price in November with Roma’s general manager, Franco Baldini, stating that they were unlikely to sell the player in the middle of the season.

 

The 22-year-old has however endured a turbulent relationship with Roma coach Zdenek Zeman since moving to the Italian capital from Ligue One side Lyon, last year. Despite being under contract until 2015, Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas will be hoping they can join together in January.
 

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World 2018 2100 Soccer transfer rumors: January 7 - 13 31522170 Tim Cahill, M, New York Red Bulls Tim+Cahill%2C+M%2C+New+York+Red+Bulls World

Rumor: New York Red Bulls to QPR.


Likelihood: More chance of Cahill growing wings.

 

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp knows his side is in a battle and will be looking to bring in strong individuals who will fight their way out of the relegation scrap. Cahill is known for his battling qualities and experience in the Premier League after a long and successful spell with Everton. A loan deal could be enough to push a QPR out of the relegation zone, but Redknapp is unwilling to bring in the Australian for a few weeks before a return to MLS.
 

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