World Football Gossip Roundup: Didier Drogba, Eden Hazard, Hulk, Neymar, Ganso
Don't look now, but the Neymar sweepstakes might be back on.
Yes, that's right. You might have thought you'd heard the last of the Brazilian wunderkind until 2014, but if so, well, you were wrong.
Today in the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, we've got the latest on Neymar, as well as updates on Didier Drogba, Hulk, Edinson Cavani, Eden Hazard and more.
Read on for all the details.
Didier Drogba to Juventus?
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Early this week, Didier Drogba confirmed he will leave Chelsea come summer. Now the 34-year-old Ivorian must find a new club.
According to The Sun, Juventus will offer Drogba a two-year deal worth £80,000 per week.
A £10 million bonus is nothing to sneeze at.
Edinson Cavani Too?
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Perhaps Juventus can't offer Drogba the big money because they're planning on giving it to Edinson Cavani, reports Goal.com.
Hulk Set for Chelsea?
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Chelsea, meanwhile, reportedly remain hot on the trail of Porto's Brazilian striker/midfielder Hulk.
Citing Hulk's agent, the Daily Express says Hulk wants a move to the 2012 Champions League victors, Chelsea.
Outside the Blues, there are four other Premier League clubs interested in signing the budding star, his agent also stated.
Eden Hazard Latest
Manchester United Bid on Shinji Kagawa?
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Manchester United have reportedly made a €17 million bid for Borussia Dortmund attacker Shinji Kagawa, reports Goal.com.
Kagawa, 23, joined Dortmund in 2010 from Cerezo Osaka.
Louis van Gaal Wants to Manage?
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Former Bayern Munich, Ajax and Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal earlier this week was linked with the vacant director of football position at Liverpool.
Now, however, reports from ESPN Soccernet indicate Van Gaal would like the manager's job.
Neymar Frenzy, Redux?
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Prepare yourself for another Neymar frenzy.
Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has reportedly said Neymar could leave the club before World Cup 2014, according to Goal.com.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus and PSG are listed as potential suitors.
Manchester City's Huge Loss
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Fresh off Manchester City's title-winning campaign comes the news that City posted a massive £197 million loss last year.
Only five Premier League teams turned a profit during the 2010-11 season, and as a whole, the league lost £361 million during that time despite an income of £2.3 billion.
The Guardian has the details.
Ganso Likes Porto?
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Ganso and Porto are destined to be together, or something, the Brazilian attacker's agent told Portuguese newspaper A BOLA, via Goal.com.
Ganso has been capped eight times by Brazil.
Mark van Bommel's Advice for Arjen Robben
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Mark van Bommel has joined the chorus of Dutch players urging Arjen Robben to leave Bayern Munich.
Robben, 28, was booed during a friendly match between the Netherlands and Bayern this week, and Dutch teammate Wesley Sneijder already has advised Robben to leave the club.
Now Van Bommel agrees, according to Metro.
Chelsea Bid on Lucas Moura?
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Two more bits of Chelsea news to report.
First, the Blues have reportedly seen their bid for Lucas Moura rejected, reports the Daily Mail.
Nuri Sahin in AC Milan Talks?
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The agent of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin has reportedly held talks with AC Milan, according to Goal.com.
Sahin, 23, moved to Real from Borussia Dortmund last summer after playing a vital role in Dortmund's 2010-11 title campaign.
At Real, Sahin made only a handful of appearances this past season.