With all the league's back in action, Saturday's unlikely to be a day fueled by rumors, though here on the Redux, we can't get enough, and thankfully, today's rumor mill does not leave us wanting, Whereas there is the odd day that we have to make good with potential Blackburn refugees or the wild speculation of where Carlos Tevez will land next. Today, we have five legitimately interesting possibilities. We know! We're surprised, too. Here is today's top five rumors, a list distilled from the morning's Paper Chase.
Andre Pierre Gignac, F, Marseille
Rumor: To Fulham in January Likelihood: Somewhat Gignac has fallen out of favor at the Velodrome, with OM having tried to move the former Toulouse-man before the end of the summer window. With Marseille tripping their way through the Ligue 1 season (sitting 10th at the time of this writing), Gignac may be further cast as problem rather than solution. With a style that's a good fit for the English Premier League, Gignac would be a minor coup for Fulham, though after the Cottagers summer signing of former Twente-man Bryan Ruiz, Gignac seems like a player in Fulham's wheelhouse. His sale price is likely to be less than the £10.6 million Fulham paid for the Costa Rican, and capable of playing through the channels along side Bobby Zamora, Gignac would be an immediate upgrade on the likes of Andrew Johnson.
Younes Kaboul, D, Tottenham
Rumor: To Juventus in January Likelihood: Low Juventus would be a great opportunity for Kaboul, but with the Tottenham defender having become a regular in the team (with Michael Dawson's injuries), it's unclear Spurs can afford to sell. While there are rumors Tottenham could be in for wantaway Bolton defender Gary Cahill, Kaboul's ability to play fullback makes him valuable even if he fails to hold down a regular place in the starting XI. At 25 years old, Kaboul could have a bright future at White Hart Lane despite temporarily losing his spot. There is, however, the player's point of view. With Kaboul having shown himself capable of being a regular starter at a top team, he may no longer be willing to bide his time at Tottenham. At Juventus, Kaboul could slot in next to Giorgio Chiellini. Provided some needed athleticism at the back. And when a club like Juventus comes calling, it's difficult not to let your imagination get carried away. Ultimately, this will come down to Spurs' willingness to sell, but if Kaboul speaks up, Tottenham may not be as stern about their position.
Tomas Rosicky, M, Arsenal
Rumor: To Wolfsburg Likelihood: Somewhat Rosicky's due date at Arsenal passed long ago. Injuries are a part of that, but there's only so long that can be seen as an excuse. With the Czech star having been reasonably healthy for over two seasons, numbers like 11 league starts since the beginning of last season become more telling. Rosicky is expendable, and if Wolfsburg is willing to give some money for the 31-year-old, it's time to cash in. From Wolfsburg's point of view, the move doesn't make a ton of sense, but when you look at Wolfsburg squad, Rosicky does seem to fit the profile of a talented player who can be throw into this grab back of mixed parts Felix Magath has at his disposal. But whereas the Wolves' main problem is bleeding goals, Rosicky will do little to help.
Edinson Cavani, F, Napoli
Rumor: To Manchester City Likelihood: Low The rumor that won't go away, mostly because Cavani posted a double on the Citizens midweek. Fleet Street won't miss an opportunity to milk the prospect of City's vanquisher joining the club. They need a break from conjuring Arsenal gossip. Per the rumor, City's Spanish scout has been feeling out Cavani's representation about a move, though manager Roberto Mancini, on Thursday, said City would not be buying any strikers in January. While that may seem to throw water on the rumor, realize Cavani was highly unlikely to move in the winter window, with Napoli likely in the Champions League knockout round and contention for the Scudetto. But come June, anything's possible. By then City may have some Tevez money and a better idea if they want to push forward with Edin Dzeko as their go to No. 9.< More Cavani double puts City's CL in doubt
Fabio Capello, manager, England
Rumor: To Anzhi Makhachkala Likelihood: Low Though Anzhi's home is on the edge of the Caspian Sea, it's business center is Moscow, where Fabio Capello was mid-week. Reports have him meeting with Anzhi officials, but these types of meetings aren't infrequent. Given the type of money Anzhi's throwing around, you can't begrudge Capello's right to a free meal and an ego boost. Discussing Capello's future before Euro 2012 may be fool's errand. If England does well, Capello will be able to pick amongst a number of jobs or lurk in waiting (Hiddink-style) for an opening at a big club. Would it be so strange to see him on Juventus' sidelines at this time next year? If England crashes out of the Euros, the Anzhi offer's unlikely to go away, the Russians seeing this as a prestige buy. Still, as you look over Capello's managerial career, Anzhi would be a major deviation. This isn't a man whose taken paydays in the Middle East or Asia. He's always had major positions within the managerial world (Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, Juventus, England). For him to all of a sudden change course and go to Anzhi would be surprising. Need more rumors? Check out the top five from yesterday - Friday's Rumor Redux. More: Fabio Capello pleased by England results Capello dismisses England's FIFA ranking