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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566754 Carlos Tevez, F, Manchester City Carlos+Tevez%2C+F%2C+Manchester+City World

Rumor: to Inter, perhaps Milan, maybe PSG.

 

Likelhood: whatever.

 

Just end it already. Tevez is in Argentina playing golf. City's moved on. A bunch of clubs seem interested and willing to pay.

 

It's the framework for a romantic comedy where Kate Hudson can't decide between three carbon copy hunks (though we're told they’re different). At the end of the second act, Kate discovers she's not ready for love, though by the end of the third, she's become content with a new knight who fulfills her need to love herself.

 

So where's Tevez going again?

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566757 Jermain Defoe, F, Tottenham Jermain+Defoe%2C+F%2C+Tottenham World

Rumor: to Liverpool.

 

Likelihood: low.

 

Is this Anfield's answer if Suarez is sold? It's a move that'd make the Kop cry.

 

Defoe wants out of Tottenham, seeking more playing time ahead of a possible Euro 2012 selection. Spurs, logically, say no. You know, title race and all.

 

Liverpool certainly needs help in attack, but is Defoe the guy? Does he seem like somebody you can just drop into a situation to solve all the problems?

 

If Liverpool really was a ‘Defoe’ away from being productive, Andy Carroll would have more goals.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566755 Angel di Maria, W, Real Madrid Angel+di+Maria%2C+W%2C+Real+Madrid World

Rumor: to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: low.

 

Real Madrid needs to up their commitment to La Liga's assist leader. An indispensable part of Real Madrid's team, di Maria's agent wants more money, the Argentine having proven himself since moving from Benfica three years ago. The problem? He signed a five-year deal.

 

While it furrows brows when an athlete asks for a new deal while playing out his current one, that's the soccer world for you. And when a player starts making noise, the rumor mill starts turning.

 

Di Maria at Chelsea would be a good fit. The guy's a terrible finisher for his position, but he's great tracking back, and he'd boost the goal hauls of Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Ramires.

 

But for a player like di Maria, Chelsea is just leverage. If Real Madrid wants to keep him, di Maria's not going to hop to London.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566753 Ronaldinho, M/F, Flamengo Ronaldinho%2C+M%2FF%2C+Flamengo World

Rumor: to Corinthians.

 

Likelihood: good.

 

What's the use of having Ronaldinho back in South America if he's not playing in the Libertadores? If that's what you're asking, Gaucho seems to agree, with rumors out of Brazil having the former FIFA World Player of the Year engineering a move from Flamengo to rival Corinthians.

 

As the defending Serie A champions, Corinthians are entered directly into Copa's group stage. Fla? On the outside looking in.

 

As jumping clubs like this isn't generally considered to be a huge deal in Brazil, can't we just make this happen? One warning: Ronaldinho and Adriano on the same team will carry consequences.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566759 Stevan Jovetic, F, Fiorentina Stevan+Jovetic%2C+F%2C+Fiorentina World

Rumor: to Chelsea.

 

Likelihood: low.

 

It would be a brilliant acquisition for Chelsea, adding some much needed dynamism to their attack. The only problem is a predictable one: money.

 

Chelsea is rumored to have offered €17 million for the Montenegrin star. Fiorentina rightfully has asked for more €24 million.

 

If Chelsea can get Jovetic for the middle ground, they should jump at the chance. In fact, other Premier League clubs may want to get in on this, as an attacking three of Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, and Stefan Jovetic would be fun for fans but worrisome for opponents.

 

Don't hold your breath waiting for this one to happen, though. The original source for this? A London-based tabloid. Wah wah.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566756 Rafael Marquez, D/M, New York Red Bulls Rafael+Marquez%2C+D%2FM%2C+New+York+Red+Bulls World

Rumor: to Flamengo.

 

Likelihood: good.

 

New York Red Bulls fans want him out. Marquez wants to leave, and Flamengo seems happy enough to take on the Mexican international as another of their huge stars, Ronaldinho, readies for a move across town.

 

The only problem? New York Red Bulls, as an organization, see this as an opportunity. You want Rafa? Of course you do, rich Brazilian club. Let's talk money.

 

Understandably, Flamengo may be looking for a deal.

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566758 Luis Suarez, F, Liverpool Luis+Suarez%2C+F%2C+Liverpool World

Rumor: to Real Madrid.

 

Likelihood: low.

 

Could, for the second year in a row, Luis Suarez get out of a winter suspension by relocating to a new league? At a minimum, it's an interesting possibility, but from Real Madrid's perspective, it's difficult to see why they would do this now. On the one, Suarez is Suarez: Why not get him? On the other, Real Madrid don't seem to need more attacking power.

 

From Liverpool's point of view, it would be a difficult move to make. Then again, they make the difficult choice to sell Fernando Torres last year and are probably better for it. If Real Madrid come with top dollar, whose to say the Reds wouldn't roll the dice again?

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30564380 Chris Samba, D, Blackburn Chris+Samba%2C+D%2C+Blackburn World

Rumor: QPR.

 

Likelihood: Good.

 

That Chris Samba will be leaving Blackburn is not really up for discussion. The powerful center back has handed in a transfer request amid speculation linking him with a host of clubs, most of them London based.

 

A story emerged last week that Samba had not turned up for training but manager Steve Kean cleared that little matter up by saying he was actually ill. Really ill. So ill, that he texted the club doctor to say he couldn't play against Fulham because of stomach cramps.

 

Well, he's full of beans again and lively enough to say he's had enough and wants to leave Ewood Park.That won't have gone down well with Kean, who has enough on his plate being the most hated man in Blackburn, but that's not Samba's problem.

 

QPR are desperately in need of a center back and with their chase for Chelsea defender Alex starting to go cold it may well be that Samba ends up at Loftus Road - if Tottenham don't get him first.  

 

Ledley King out for a few weeks with a suspected torn hamstring and Harry Redknapp will not want to risk his bid for Champions League football being derailed. 

 

The toss-up for Samba could be these two options. Another relegation struggle but no doubt a healthy pay rise or slightly less cash and virtually guaranteed European football. 

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30564388 Andy Carroll, F, Liverpool Andy+Carroll%2C+F%2C+Liverpool World

Rumor: Newcastle.

 

Likelihood: Are you serious?

 

Poor Andy Carroll. It's not his fault Liverpool splashed out a record fee for a British footballer when they brought the Newcastle striker to Anfield.

Is he worth the £35million the Reds paid for the pony-tailed party lover? Try dividing that by 10 and you're probably looking at a figure nearer his worth at the current time.

 

Kenny Dalglish has been steadfast in the face of endless questions about the future of his target man. He is not going anywhere.

 

Don't forget the two once spent an infamous evening sat next to each other actually enjoying a Boyzone concert at the Liverpool Echo Arena so it's obvious Dalglish will do anything to protect his prize asset. 

 

Well times have changed and stories have started to surface that Carroll could be on his way back to his beloved orth-East for a cut-price £10million. Most pundits agreed that Liverpool had done pretty well getting £50million for Torres which went to the purchase of the prolific Luis Suarez (£22m) and the less so Carroll.

 

That would look like a bad piece of business if they took a £25m hit on the man who is actually an England international. Dalglish is too proud a man to accept that sort of loss so expect him to be here at the end of January.    

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World 2018 43 Soccer/football transfer rumors: Jan. 16-Jan.22 30566679 Dimitar Berbatov, F, Manchester United Dimitar+Berbatov%2C+F%2C+Manchester+United World

Rumor: Bayer Leverkusen.

 

Likelihood: Very good chance.

 

Dimitar Berbatov has been on the Rumor Redux radar for some time now and the signs are that the Manchester United striker isn't going to go away any time soon.

 

Alex Ferguson has been saying for a long time that he doesn't want to sell the Bulgarian but there's only so much a man can take sitting on the bench week after week.

 

Berbatov has now been overtaken by Danny Welbeck and with Chicharito champing at the bit to get back into the starting line-up it looks like it's time up for the former Tottenham striker. Add to the mix that Fergie needs the cash for a creative midfielder and it's looking nailed on that Berbatov, out of contarct in the summer, could be leaving in January.

 

There are no shortage of offers and the fact he was snapped on a plane in Frankfurt adds fuel to the rumor Berba is heading back to the Bundesliga. Not only that he's probably joining the club where it all started for him - Bayer Leverkusen, despite Bayern Munich sniffing around. 

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