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Latest Football Transfer Rumours

Updated on May 16, 2013

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

This one may come to many as a big surprise, but Real Madrid's greatest rivals Barcelona are looking to make a move for World Cup Winning defender Sergio Ramos. He is a quality defender, he may probably be one of the greatest ever when it comes to the end of his career, but can or will he make the move away from the capital to giants of Cataluña.

Wilfried Bony (Vitesse)

This man's goalscoring record for VItesse Arnhem since he joined in 2011 is staggering. He's got 46 goals in 63 games, 31 coming just this season. He's keen to play Premier League football, and there are a reported 7 teams looking to bring him to England next season, including Tottenham Hotspur, who will look to bolster their attack after a disappointing season from Emanuel Adebayor. A bid of £11million could see the striker leave Dutch football, so some teams may be put off, however with the increased revenue from TV money in the Premier League, more clubs may be able to place a bid. The TV deal could be a double-edged sword though, as prices could rise for English clubs looking to buy.

Claudiu Keserü (Angers)

The Romanian International, who has played the majority of his career in France, has scored 17 goals this season for his team Angers, who lie 5th in French Ligue 2. At 26 year old, he is yet to reach his peak one thinks, and with a price tag of at around £500,000, struggling Premier League team Newcastle, and newly promoted npower Championship Champions Cardiff are leading the charge to sign the player.

Marouane Fellaini (Everton)

Due to him wanting European football, Fellaini is looking for an out option. The main runners for his signature seem to be cash-happy PSG, and now that David Moyes is favourite to join Manchester United, it looks like Fellaini could follow if that managerial move comes to fruition.

Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle)

With Newcastle on the verge of relegation, their star play is ready to make a move back to France, to Monaco, who barring a disaster, will be back in Ligue 1 next season, and with plenty of cash to help them build a squad and challenge PSG at the top of French football. Current manager Claudio Ranieri will no doubt do all he can to sign the midfielder.

Isco (Málaga C.F.)

Isco is an impressive player, and has scored some wonder-goals this season, adding to his quality play. Real Madrid and Manchester United are willing to splash some cash on the youngster this summer, giving him an out-option, from the Champions League banned Málaga.

Marco Verratti (PSG)

With the apparent outgoing of Xabi Alonso to Chelsea, Real Madrid are looking for a young talented midfield player to take his place, and it seems that midfield player is in the shape of Marco Verratti, who at just 20-year-old, this season, has been running the centre of the park for PSG in Ligue 1. A hefty £16million minimum bid may be needed to persuade him away from Le Révolution.

Léo Baptistão (Rayo Vallecano)

Last season Rayo allowed Premie, League surprise man Michu be taken off their hands for only £2million. However, Léo Baptistão, has shown striking resemblances to the Swansea star this season, impressing in many of the games he has played. In the main running for the star seems to be Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Italian club Roma, all looking to strengthen their forward options for next season. However, it is thought Rayo will not let him go for tuppence this time, asking around £9-11million for the Brazilian.

Neymar (Santos)

Apparently, Barcelona have a pre-contract signed with Neymar, and can take up an option on the enigmatic forward in the summer should they so wish. An apparent re-shuffle is needed at Barcelona, after being demolished over two legs by Bayern München, and Neymar may be the type of spark they need. Brazilian legend Pelé has told Neymar to join the Spanish giants, should he have the chance. Will he listen to the Great?

Júlio César (QPR)

When Júlio César signed for QPR, he believed he was entering a project to build for a Champions League place challenge, however, what he got was team-mates who care more about there wallets than the club's pride. This is why a salvage mission by Arsenal may be to his liking, with Arsenal needing a World-Class goalkeeper to sure up and command their defence and take their performances up a notch.

Callum McManaman (Wigan)

There have been rumours circulating that young Wigan star Callum McManaman will be making a summer move to Everton, who currently occupy 5th place in the Barclays Premier League. He has impressed since making a mark in the FA Cup this seasons, and although he made a horror tackle on Masiro Haidara, and went unpunished, his form has been very good and there has been no signs of aggression, making the tackle seem a one-off.

Thiago Silva (PSG)

Mats Hummels was their target earlier in the week, but apparently Barcelona are leaning towards preferring the Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva to sure-up their defence, and ensure leaking goals is set to a minimum for next season. He made his name at A.C. Milan, being rated as the best Defender in the World, and has impressed since joining the French Champions elect.

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)

Xabi Alonso is prepared to follow his manager José Mourinho to English club Chelsea according to many reports, and with a talented passer like Alonso in the squad, the Chelsea forward line may be able to cause some damage in the coming seasons if these rumours come to fruition.

Rafa Benítez (Chelsea)

There has been plenty reports over the past day that Schalke 04 will make an escape route for 'Interim' Chelsea Manager Rafa Benítez. Benítez has been practically forced out of the job since the day he joined early in the season. He has done quite well, getting Chelsea in to the Europa League final, however the Blues' fans have not warmed to the ex-Liverpool boss.

Stephan El Shaarawy (A.C. Milan)

With Manchester City looking to add another spark to their attacking line-up, there are rumours that they are preparing a bid of around £28million for the young and talented Stephan El Shaarawy. He has became a key player over the past 2 seasons for Milan scoring 19 goals this season so far, and although he signed a one-year contract extension until 2018 in February, a bid so high from Sheik Mansour may be too good to turn down for Milan.

Hulk (Zenit St. Petersburg)

He's a powerful striker, and a popular figure in World football. He is currently playing for Zenit, however he has became frustrated with his home fans, who are racist and discriminative. Late last year a Zenit supporters group 'Lanscrona' passed a manifesto that the club should actively discriminate against those of Homosexual orientation. Hulk, like most Western Europeans and South Americans are against this stance, believing, rightly that all people should be treated equally. Chelsea are preparing to give him an escape route out of Russian football and away from the mere hate that protrudes from the Zenit fans.

David Villa (F.C. Barcelona)

The most successful Spanish striker, in goal scoring terms, of the past decade. However Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova seems not to trust David Villa not to lead his line. It may be due to the fact that Lionel Messi is playing there and a wing position doesn't quite suit the Spanish International. Villa has not taken kindly to been left in the shadows and apparently is wanting out, with Arsenal his preferred destination. The Gunners however have became weary with rejected bids and the asking price Barcelona have stuck on him, meaning a highjack from another European giant might be on the cards. With the mass exodus seeming apparent at Westfalenstadion, he may be a welcome addition to the Dortmund squad.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)

Many football fans will know of Carlos Vela as an underused and over-loaned out Arsenal player. Well this season he has been plying his trade in La Liga with current 4th place Real Sociedad, who signed him last summer, and is their top scorer with 13 goals. He has a clause in his contract where Arsenal can re-buy him, for it is believed £4million. He, himself has admitted a move back to the Premier League this summer is on, but the hope for him this time, is that he is a first team regular!

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad)

With Real Sociedad performing well in La Liga this season, and currently occupying a Champions League place finish, their star defender Iñigo Martínez is been courted by Spain's best. Martínez has been impressive this season helping his side establish a goal difference of 20. It's worrying news for Barcelona's current defenders, as he is the second player to be linked with them in this position this morning.

Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

It seems after their amazing success this season, there is going to be a mass exodus from Borussia Dortmund, leaving them potentially rich in the bank but paupers on the field. With Barcelona losing heavily 7-0 on aggregate to Dortmund's great rivals Bayern München in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, their defensive shortcomings are now apparent, hence rumours that Dortmund's rock Mats Hummels is on his way to the Nou Camp in the summer. One feels it will take more than Hummels to sure up things at the back for Barςa.

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)

He was not as impressive in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final against Real Madrid as he was in the first, but he is still one of the most wanted men in European football. With only one-year left on his contract, Dortmund would be smart to sell for cash rather than let him walk out Scott free next summer. His agent says a deal is already done, who with no-one knows, however the two favourites are Manchester United, who have courted the striker for a good two years at a minimum, and FC Bayern München, who bagged young German Wonderkid Mario Götze from their great rivals Dortmund just last week. Whoever he joins, the Pole will offer goals to his new club, as he has bagged 65 goals in just the last two seasons thus far.

Arsène Wenger (Arsenal)

Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) are calling for Monsieur Wenger, a French mastermind of football for a French super-club on the rise! Wenger has performed miracles at Arsenal, transforming a club flirting with mid-table mediocrity to one of Europe's, maybe even the World's largest football brands. His spending has been limited at Arsenal over the past few years, should it be a stingy board or practicing financial fair play, and has resulted in a lack of trophies. No doubt he is frustrated, but could he possibly leave a club that has been modelled by himself, to embark on a new challenge this late in his career? A big miss for the Premier League if he does move to the other side of the Channel.

José Mourinho (Real Madrid)

After an outclassing by Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, José Mourinho's future is starting to look untenable. He was brought to the Santiago Bernabeu because of his Champions League acumen, having won it twice with two different clubs. The favourites for José Mourinho to join at the helm are Chelsea, Manchester City, and even Arsenal, with the possibility that Wenger may be on his way out to PSG. However, if Wenger decides to stay at Arsenal, then PSG could be a good challenge for Mourinho to take on. It seems the European Football World is his oyster.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Financial Powerhouse, Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), are planning on flexing their muscle in this Summer's transfer window. They plan an £80million bid to tackle Manchester United's interest in the once Red Devil, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo's dream move to Real Madrid hasn't lived up to his ideal expectations, so a move away is looking increasingly more likely. He has made apparent his love for Manchester United and for playing with former team-mate Wayne Rooney once more. However, the appeal of "Project PSG" who have the backing of a mega rich Middle-Eastern consortium could be an insatiable draw for Ronaldo who is driven by challenging himself, and he's already won everything with United.

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

PSG have also been linked, pretty much all season, with prising Wayne Rooney away from Barclays Premier League Champions, Manchester United. Rooney has fallen from his pedestal at United, following the arrival and subsequent title-winning form of Robin van Persie. He has started playing in a deeper role, and as a striker, at the age of 27, the England star should be reaching the peak of his powers, however, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson seems to be losing faith in the former Wonderkid's ability, substituting him with rising regularity.

Alfreð Finnbogason (SC Heerenveen)

He's described as a goal machine after scoring 28 goals in just 31 games thus far this season for Dutch club SC Heerenveen. Since his debut in 2007, Alfreð Finnbogason has a goals to game ratio of an impressive 59%, and this is exactly what Sunderland AFC manager Paolo Di Canio is excited about. It is rumoured that the North-Eastern English Barclays Premier League club are preparing to make a bid in order to close the deal before the transfer window opens and interest rises. Former FIFA World Player of the Year Marco van Basten has praised the player, giving one the impression that Finnbogason has what it takes to cut it in the Premier League. Let's hope he's not going to be another Afonso Alves or Mateja Kezman!

Stevan Jovetić (ACF Fiorentina)

The Montenegrin star has been dogged by injury over the past few years since bursting on the scene in European competition for the famous purple-shirted Fiorentina. He's a versatile forward, and hasn't scored the number of goals his talents promised when he was younger, however his clever play and enthusiasm for the game is what is attracting Arsène Wenger and Arsenal in to considering placing a bid for the 23-year-old. It is believed a bid somewhere around the £20million mark and above will be needed to get the Serie A start to move to London.

Edinson Cavani (SSC Napoli)

Around the £50million mark is what is quoted for the top Uruguayan striker. Manchester City are firm favourites at present to add him to their already pricey squad, and with not many other teams able to challenge their financial clout, it is hard to see many other challengers for his signature. Cavani is a proven goalscorer, netting a minimum of 32 in each of the last 3 seasons, a welcome addition to the Barclays Premier League family, if the rumours are true.

Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid)

His play and goals have lit La Liga up throughout this season and at the end of last. Chelsea have been heavily linked with the star, and they have the money to tempt Atlético in to accepting a bid. He has totalled 67 goals in 85 goals for Atlético so far, making him a great choice to lead the line at Stamford Bridge, and whoever the manager is at Chelsea's helm next season, having Falcao at the club will be a mouth-watering prospect.

Fernando Torres (Chelsea)

With Demba Ba outshining and out-scoring him since his January arrival from Newcastle, and the imminent arrival of Radamel Falcao, Torres seems to be one his way out of Chelsea. He had lost his form months before he was signed for a staggering £50million British transfer record, and he has never played or scored the way he did in his early Liverpool days, having spectacularly fallen from grace. He will be most likely used as a make-weight in the transfer for Falcao, returning to his boy-hood club Atlético Madrid, where he is still considered a hero. It is difficult to see many other clubs fighting for him, which is why a return to Estadio Vicente Calderón is most likely.

Luis Suárez (Liverpool)

Recently in the news after disgracing himself with biting Branislav Ivanovic, and failing to win the PFA Player of the Year award, Luis Suárez has been left with a sour taste in his mouth, and is preparing himself to leave Merseyside, as Liverpool are still not firm challengers for the UEFA Champions League places. With Falcao preparing to leave Atlético Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo possibly leaving Real Madrid this season the two biggest La Liga clubs from the Spanish capital are the firm favourites to start a bidding war for the mercurial striker. He would fit both clubs playing styles well, and if he can start to control his temper, he may be able to forge a successful career at one of the Spanish giants!

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      Adam Barker and Dean Barker 4 years ago

      Thanks! I agree with your comment regarding Bundesliga depth, I think just because these two teams have done so well, the media all jump to the conclusion its suddenly the best league in Europe. Although I am a big Barcelona fan and admit Bayern as a team are now a lot better due to their defence being so strong meaning they can utilise their counter attack. For me I agree Cavani and Falcao lead the way for the top strikers and I would expect one of them to go to Chelsea as its what they requie most.

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      Thomas Swan 4 years ago from New Zealand

      This is an excellent round up, well done. I feel sorry for Dortmund. They produce all these great players who just get poached off them. Despite the rise of the Bundesliga, there are only two teams of real quality, and Bayern is still regarded much higher than Dortmund. So it's less competitive, and therefore less attractive. I hope Arsenal can secure Villa, and Fabregas is linked with a return soon too; though the rumors aren't prolific enough yet, so you rightly didn't include him. Hulk made a massive mistake going to Zenit, but if he wants to pick money over fame, competition, and regard from his peers, that's his fault. Perhaps he'll finally enter a big league now, but he's less in demand. I'd love to see Falcao or Cavani playing in England, they're potentially the best two out-and-out strikers in the world.

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      Adam Barker and Dean Barker 4 years ago

      He would be, although in my opinion they would still be short at the back, i.e. Goalkeeper, Defensive depth, and the big question is whether Ivan Gazidis will allow any spending of the nature that is needed to bag Jovetic.

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      touregoddard 4 years ago from New York

      Jovetic would be a phenomenal addition to the Arsenal squad. Probably will not happen though.