Rumor: Burnley to Manchester United // Likelihood: More likely to move to rivals // The Talk: The one thing we do know is that Danny Ings is leaving relegated Burnley in the summer. Ings' goals dried up as the Clarets' one season stay in the Premier League finally ended at the weekend -- ironically after Ings had given his side a 1-0 win at Hull. The United rumor also seems to have gone quiet. Instead the lowdown is that Liverpool is the next destination for a man who has scored nearly a third of Burnley’s goals this season.
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Rumor: Monaco to Sevilla // Likelihood: Uhh, sure, why not // The Talk: Despite Falcao being a flop during his spell at Manchester United, one UK bookmaker makes him favorite to be at Old Trafford after the transfer window. That would mean United activating the pre-agreed buy-out clause in his contract. Although we think Falcao will come good once he gets a pre-season under his belt, it's a big risk to take. Sevilla have now entered the race looking for a potential replacement for Carlos Bacca, who has been linked with AC Milan and Manchester United. We know it's not one big holiday playing in La Liga but he could end up at another club not in the Champions League. Give it a go Falcao, you might like it.
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Rumor: Atletico Madrid to Chelsea // Likelihood: Nope // The Talk: Griezmann is open to a summer move to Chelsea. Who says so? Not him, although looking at last week's headlines you'd have thought Griezmann was on his knees begging to join Mourinho and the boys at Stamford Bridge. I'm amazed he hasn’t already signed. Apparently he wants to know more about the Blues interest before taking it further but he’ll be at Atletico next season.
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Rumor: Porto to Bayern Munich // Likelihood: Maybe elsewhere // The Talk: Brahimi tormented Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (the second leg didn’t go so well) and the Algerian is thought to be a target for the Bundesliga champions. However, the speedy midfielder has also been linked with AC Milan. Just one thing: Brahimi is a client of the Doyen Sports agency that are involved in the takeover of AC Milan. They look favorites.
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Rumor: Lyon to Liverpool // Likelihood: Early days // The Talk: Lacazette is turning into a wonderful striker and his goals have helped Lyon secure a Champions League place. The latest gossip is that Liverpool have lodged a $35 million bid for him, but Le10sport are saying that Manchester United are leading the race ahead of PSG and Chelsea. Confused? So are we. Liverpool don’t have Champions League football to offer next season but since when did that ever stop Falcao? An auction beckons but we get the feeling he’ll stay with Lyon.
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Rumor: Palermo to Juventus // Likelihood: Increasingly likely // The Talk: Inter Milan may have entered the running and Arsenal are linked with the Palermo striker pretty much every week but, for us, the day is coming when Dybala will be announced as a Juventus player. We’ll know for sure in the middle of next week but some media outlets believe a $40 million deal between the Serie A clubs has already been struck. Watch this space.
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Rumor: Borussia Dortmund to Liverpool // Likelihood: Hmm... // The Talk: Brendan Rodgers has some big decisions to make in the next month after he spoke of the need "to find some acquisitions in the summer" to help Liverpool make the next step? Is Aubameyang, who has scored 22 goals this season, one of them? He’s got the talent and let's not forget that Jurgen Klopp is leaving at the end of the season. However, we’re playing it cool on this piece of gossip from Shoot magazine until we hear something from better sources.
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Rumor: Bayern Munich to Manchester United // Likelihood: We don’t buy it // The Talk: Tongues started to wag once more over the weekend because of Muller’s gushing praise of the former Bayern Munich boss. "Louis van Gaal and I have a relationship that goes way beyond that which is normal between player and coach." Get a room boys! Seriously though, Muller was unhappy he was substituted during the 3-0 defeat by Barcelona. Add his quotes about LVG and the evil urges of rumormongers prove impossible to ignore. Let’s not forget folks that Muller’s contract runs until 2017 so any deal is likely to be expensive.
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Rumor: Leaving PSG // Likelihood: Certainly possible // The Talk: He may have outscored Zlatan on Friday night (is he insane?) but Cavani’s future remains a hot topic. L’Equipe believe the Uruguayan wants to leave PSG at the end of the season, despite his constant denials to the contrary. Gazetta dello Sport reckon Juventus want both Cavani and Paulo Dybala. That’s just greedy and where would Carlos Tevez fit in?
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Rumor: Bayern Munich to Manchester City // Likelihood: Something in it // The Talk: Guardiola has denied weekend reports (not for the first time) that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City. But we're highly suspicious and remember Pellegrini saying similar things when he was in charge at Malaga. Former Liverpool and City midfielder Dietmar Hamann claims "negotiations are going on" and that it is "extremely plausible" that Guardiola will be at Manchester City next season.