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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834940 Rumor Mill Rumor+Mill Premier League

It’s the start of the summer and that means two things: The transfer window is about to kick off on July 1 and the world’s best music festival gets under way this week. Glastonbury took a year out in 2012 but returns with a bang on Friday when the Arctic Monkeys will be headlining the pyramid stage. But Saturday’s main act will, incredibly, make their first appearance at the Somerset extravaganza. When you look at the number of clubs that change their line-ups throughout a season this band has stuck together through thick and thin for more than fifty years. Ten tracks by the Rolling Stones get their sticky fingers in the gossip mix.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834926 Henrik Mkhitaryan, Shakhtar Donetsk Henrik+Mkhitaryan%2C+Shakhtar+Donetsk Premier League

RUMOR: Shakhtar Donetsk to Liverpool
LIKELIHOOD: It’s complicated

Mkhitaryan is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young midfielders in the world and most of the UK media seemed to think the Premier League would be witnessing his talent next season, but the emergence of third-party ownership rights has muddied the waters. Shakhtar apparently share the Armenian with a business group – a practice common in eastern Europe and South America. The Reds thought they had agreed a £23 million fee for the player but now seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place with the new information. This story isn’t over yet.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834924 Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid Gonzalo+Higuain%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

RUMOR: Real Madrid to Arsenal
LIKELIHOOD: Nailed on

Who would have thought it? Arsenal have finally loosened the purse strings and are about to bring an experienced world-class striker to the Emirates after years of signing young potential. Arsene Wenger has made the Argentine, who is also wanted by Juventus, one of his top targets of the summer and all the signs are that it is going to happen. Who says so? His pop for one. For once Gunners fans won’t be heading for their 19th nervous breakdown when it comes to missed transfer targets.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834923 Pepe Reina, Liverpool Pepe+Reina%2C+Liverpool Premier League

RUMOR: Liverpool to Barcelona
LIKELIHOOD: Nothing doing

The potential arrival of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland is thought to herald the end of Reina’s Reds career by some, but that isn’t necessarily the case, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The Spaniard has been linked with a return to his homeland, with Barcelona thought to be a possible destination. Now it seems that Mignolet will join Liverpool to provide competition between the sticks although we think it won’t take long before the talented Belgian gets his opportunity.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834922 Luis Suarez, Liverpool Luis+Suarez%2C+Liverpool Premier League

RUMOR: Liverpool to Real Madrid
LIKELIHOOD: The signs remain clear

Not much has changed since Luis Suarez said he wants to leave Liverpool because of the rough justice he has received from the UK press , but one thing’s for sure – the Reds are getting busy in the transfer market. Brendan Rodgers has followed up the signing of Luis Alberto from Sevilla with the capture of another young striker – Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo. No-one is suggesting these untried commodities have been bought as ready-made replacements for Suarez, but the signings are evidence that Liverpool are planning for the future. Rodgers remains adamant the club do not want to lose their prized asset, but there comes a time when you have to accept the inevitable.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834920 Edinson Cavani, Napoli Edinson+Cavani%2C+Napoli Premier League

RUMOR: Napoli to Manchester City
LIKELIHOOD: You never know

Everyone seems to think that Edinson Cavani is almost certain to join Real Madrid now that Manchester City are apparently are out of the running. But hang fire for a moment. All that Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis said was that City could not afford to buy Cavani without selling first. Isn’t that the case for Real Madrid? The potential move of Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal will free up some cash for the Whites, but City could do the same by selling either Carlos Tevez or Edin Dzeko. City are still behind Madrid and Chelsea but don’t rule out a shock move before July 20.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31833720 Isco, Malaga Isco%2C+Malaga Premier League

RUMOR: Malaga to Manchester City
LIKELIHOOD: Odds are diminishing

Manuel Pellegrini seemed the ideal candidate to bring some of the world’s best talent to Manchester City but you can’t always get what you want. Just as it looked as though Isco would be reunited with the former Malaga coach up popped Real Madrid to put a spanner in the works. The managerless Spanish giants have reportedly already agreed a deal with the Andalucian club for Isco, who shone brightly in Spain’s scintillating Under-21 European Championship triumph. Marca is reporting that a five-year contract for a fee of 30 million euros is signed, sealed and delivered which will force City to look elsewhere. And the man himself says the prospect of joining Real Madrid is ”exciting”. Bad luck MP.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834919 David Luiz, Chelsea David+Luiz%2C+Chelsea Premier League

RUMOR: Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain
LIKELIHOOD: It’s in Mourinho’s hands

Two weeks ago it was Barcelona, before that it was Napoli and Real Madrid, but a new name has emerged from the pack as a potential destination for Brazilian David Luiz, who shattered a bone in his nose during the Confederations Cup match against Mexico. Laurent Blanc is thought to want Luiz to partner Thiago Silva in defense as a replacement for Alex, who wants to return to his Brazilian homeland. The bookmakers still have Real Madrid as favorite to sign the versatile defender but the Rumor Redux elders are not convinced by all the chitter chatter. Everything Luiz has said about the Blues suggests he is happy in London – and Mourinho has yet to show his hand.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834921 Thiago Alcantara, Barcelona Thiago+Alcantara%2C+Barcelona Premier League

RUMOR: Barcelona to Manchester United
LIKELIHOOD: United are still behind

Thiago’s brilliant performance for Spain in the European Championship Under-21 final had many clubs licking their lips at the prospect of signing a player that doesn’t get the game time he deserves at Camp Nou. Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 22-year-old midfielder but we’re not convinced David Moyes will get satisfaction in his pursuit. Sure, United can offer a greater salary than Thiago currently earns and his father has supposedly urged him to move to Old Trafford, but we think Barca views the youngster as one for the future and will convince him to stay.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31835249 Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Wayne+Rooney%2C+Manchester+United Premier League

RUMOR: Manchester United to Arsenal
LIKELIHOOD: United still have the upper hand

The future of everyone’s favorite Shrek lookalike remains a mystery with both Arsenal and Chelsea both linked with a move for the Manchester United forward. Past experience tells us that Gunners fans will have no expectations that Rooney will be at the Emirates for the start of the season, so what is going on? The truth is that only the main players in this saga know, but the ‘noises’ coming out from both parties suggest that the situation will be resolved to United’s and Rooney’s satisfaction. Talks are thought to be earmarked for this week when new United coach David Moyes and Rooney return from holiday. Watch this space.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Football/soccer transfer rumors: June 24-30 31834925 Jozy Altidore, AZ Alkmaar Jozy+Altidore%2C+AZ+Alkmaar Premier League

RUMOR: AZ Alkmaar to Sunderland
LIKELIHOOD: They face competition

Few can remember any highlights of note the last time Altidore graced the Premier League in the 2009-10 season with Hull City but that could all be about to change if the Sunderland Echo is to be believed. Black Cats boss Paolo di Canio reportedly wants Altidore, who broke the goalscoring record for Americans in Europe when he bagged 31 in the Dutch Eredivise last season, to lead his front line next season. He couldn’t do much worse than Danny Graham, but Altidore is in a position where he can be choosy about his next destination, so let’s see what happens.
 

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