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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657514 Different Strokes Different+Strokes World

The transfer window is by its very nature a time of disappointment. For every successful signing there are dozens of failed attempted coups. For every club that is hoping to land Neymar, Falcao or Cavani the fact remains only one of them will seal the deal – if at all – which will leave plenty of glum faces from those who missed out. At the moment there are plenty of nods and winks, statements of intent or evasion, negotiations going on behind the scenes before the action really kicks in during the summer. We will have all the angles covered when the window opens and that provides you all with a bit of a clue to this week’s band to help with the gossip. It’s fair to say they have failed to hit the heights of their first album from 12 years ago, but their fifth has just been released and is causing the usual debate about what’s going on. Is this it? Yes, it’s The Strokes.

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657515 Edinson Cavani, F, Napoli Edinson+Cavani%2C+F%2C+Napoli World

RUMOR: Napoli to Manchester City
LIKELIHOOD: Anybody’s guess


Another week and another comment from Cavani about his future. Last week, the Uruguayan hinted that he was unsure where he will be playing next season and we have to say we don’t know either. What we do know is that there is a 70 million euro release clause so if a club like City, PSG, Barca or Real Madrid were to match that figure Napoli would certainly listen. We expect Cavani to fly Napoli’s next someday, but he’s happy for now so if we had to guess we reckon he’ll spend another season in Serie A.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657520 Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid manager Jose+Mourinho%2C+Real+Madrid+manager World

RUMOR: Real Madrid to Chelsea
LIKELIHOOD: The signs are there


Mourinho returned to his teasing best when he hinted that he could return to one of his former clubs if he leaves Real Madrid. Is he giving us a clue or is he just playing games? One things for sure if a club finds out that Mourinho is available they might just find a way to get rid of their current incumbent. Of course Chelsea don’t need to do that as Rafa Benitez’s contract expires at the end of the season. We still don’t know of course but if you twisted our arms we’d say that the Bridge is beckoning again.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657519 Radamel Falcao, F, Atletico Madrid Radamel+Falcao%2C+F%2C+Atletico+Madrid World

RUMOR: Atletico Madrid to Chelsea
LIKELIHOOD: Chances are improving


One UK newspaper reported last week that Chelsea were in ‘secret’ talks with Atletico about a potential deal to sign one of the hottest players on the planet. Interesting that the Express called it a ‘secret’ and yet it knew all about it! That’s just the way it is when it comes to selling newspapers we know, but is there anything in this one? Possibly. One reason of course is that Fernando Torres could be part of a swap deal which would still see Atletico gain a huge cash boost and a player in exchange.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657516 Sergio Aguero, F, and Vincent Kompany, D, Manchester City Sergio+Aguero%2C+F%2C+and+Vincent+Kompany%2C+D%2C+Manchester+City World

RUMOR: Man City to Barcelona
LIKELIHOOD: Unlikely


These two seem to be back-up options if Plan A fails to materialise. ie Barcelona sign Matt Hummels and keep David Villa. As Plan B goes these two are pretty good, but what are the chances of the pair ending up at Camp Nou? Kompany signed a new six-year deal with City last year so his future seems pretty certain. Aguero is the likelier of the two to go, but we think the Argentine will stay at the Etihad for the foreseeable future.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657513 Ezequiel Garay, D, Benfica Ezequiel+Garay%2C+D%2C+Benfica World

RUMOR: Benfica to Manchester United
LIKELIHOOD: It’s a possibility


Out of all the hmms and maybes the RR column has this week this is one of those potential transfers that looks a possibility. The Benfica defender was linked with United in December, but a winter transfer-window move never materialised. Alex Ferguson has been looking to find a long-term replacement for Rio Ferdinand, whose career is coming to an end, and Garay seems to be the one by all accounts. What makes this one so interesting is that Garay is represented by Gestifute, the sports agency owned by mega agent Jorge Mendes (Mourinho is on his books) so a deal would certainly be in his inetests. All part of the modern age I hear you say. The Portuguese media says the deal is already done and we think there’s substance in the story.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657517 Javier Hernandez, F, Manchester United Javier+Hernandez%2C+F%2C+Manchester+United World

RUMOR: Manchester United to Juventus
LIKELIHOOD: Don't plan on it


This is another one of those Plan B stories that may or may not come off. The rumor is that Juventus want to sign ‘Chicharito’ if they fail to snap up Luis Suarez. Of course we don’t expect a happy ending on the Suarez front – and nor do we think they have a chance of prising the Mexican striker away from Old Trafford. Hernandez is starting to show the form he exhibited when he first arrived at United so Juve will have to turn their attention elsewhere.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657518 Alexis Sanchez, F, Barcelona Alexis+Sanchez%2C+F%2C+Barcelona World

RUMOR: Barcelona to Arsenal
LIKELIHOOD: Unlikely


This rumor surfaced last week and in our book it just doesn’t sound right. If it has been an Arsenal player linked with a move to Barca, like Fabregas and Song, we could have believed it but the other way? No way! We won’t be taken for a fool. The Gunners rarely land such high-profile targets like Sanchez, and although the former Udinese winger isn’t enjoying the best of seasons at the Camp Nou we think he’ll stay in Spain for a while yet.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657512 Dede, D, Vasco da Gama Dede%2C+D%2C+Vasco+da+Gama World

RUMOR: Vasco da Gama to Manchester United
LIKELIHOOD: We don’t think so


The story is that Vaso da Gama need to sell their Brazil center-half to pay off their debts. This news has alerted both Liverpool and Manchester United. Now, if we hadn’t already nailed our colors to the mast concerning United’s interest in Garay then we might have gone for this one. As it is, the way is supposedly clear for Liverpool, although it’s hard to explain why the Refs would want another quality center-back – unless Skrtel and Agger are heading out.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657521 Yaya Toure, M, Manchester City Yaya+Toure%2C+M%2C+Manchester+City World

RUMOR: Leaving Manchester City
LIKELIHOOD: He’s staying


Yaya Toure’s agent gave City a weekend deadline to offer Toure a new contract otherwise he would start negotiating with other clubs. Of course his agent has no right to do anything of the sort as Toure is under contract until 2015, but the question still remains: is this it for Toure? Not according to City it’s not and we remember an article in last month’s Observer in which the Ivorian said he wants to stay longer. City are relaxed, Toure seems to be relaxed, it’s only his agent that is playing the big shot.
 

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World 2018 43 Rumor Redux: March 25-31 31657522 Alvaro Negredo, F, Sevilla Alvaro+Negredo%2C+F%2C+Sevilla World

RUMOR: Leaving Seville
LIKELIHOOD: Certainly, but where to?


We know that Negredo wants to play in the Premier League because he’s constantly reminding us! You only live once eh Alvaro? The problem of course is that the £13million-rated forward is a wanted man judging by the papers. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been linked with the striker. The latest to join the queue is Everton, but when did they ever spend such a sum on a player? That would only happen if Marouane Fellaini ended up at Chelsea. Now there’s a possibility…
 

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