Ah, transfer rumors. Ephemeral, transient and often inaccurate, they’re always a great way to kill time between games.
Will Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich simply hand his new manager a shopping list and murmur, “Pick some”? Will Robin van Persie be swayed by Manchester City’s money, cementing Arsenal’s place as City’s academy? Where will Mario Balotelli end up next year: England, Italy or a psych ward?
Because I can’t experience football every second of my waking life, the gossip and sports talk surrounding it act as shoddy methadone for my real, incurable addiction.
Of the talk, few things please me more than reading rumors that probably won’t happen for various reasons (location, office politics, interest from better teams, etc). Consider this batch of recent transfer rumors as 10 which have little chance of being completed.