Ranking the Hottest Transfer Rumours on the Planet Right Now

Thomas Atzenhoffer@socceratzCorrespondent IIJuly 26, 2012

Ranking the Hottest Transfer Rumours on the Planet Right Now

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    As the final week of July is off and running, the movement and potential movement in the World Football summer transfer window continues to heat up.

    With transfer rumors flying from the press of one paper or website to another, the most noted are clearly noted.

    It is no surprise that the English Premier League is dominating the transfer rumors, but Italian sides also have had a good bit to say this week as we take a look at the top 10 rumors of the day.

Joe Allen

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    According to The Sun, Liverpool have apparently agreed to a fee of 15 million pounds for the services of midfielder, Joe Allen.

    Apparently, the belief that Brendan Rodgers was not going to go after Swansea's players for at least the 2012-13 season was rather cheap talk.

Axel Witsel

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    TalkSport claim that Benfica continue to raise the price on Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel as Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United continue their pursuit of the talented youngster.

    Manchester United have been struggling in the market this summer, and the insistence of the Portuguese club on raising their price on the player could kill yet another deal.

Aleksander Kolarov

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    Aleksander Kolarov has been jockeying to make a move away from Manchester City all summer long.

    The talented 26-year-old has proven himself to be an extremely versatile fullback and wingback for the Manchester club, but his lack of first-team opportunity has seen him unsettled.

    TalkSport continue to have him linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium, but there are yet to be any offers agreed upon.


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    The Sun claims that Chelsea have indeed agreed all terms and fees with Brazilian club Internacional in order to sign Brazilian National Team youngster Oscar.

    Currently, the player is in London with the Brazilian U23 National Team to compete for an Olympic Gold Medal.

    Nothing is set to be finalized until after the Olympic tournament is complete, so there are still details that are unknown.

Craig Bellamy

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    Craig Bellamy is currently missing Liverpool's preseason tour of the United States while on British Olympic duties.

    However, the player's absence has led to much talk and debate as to whether he is going to remain at Anfield this season.

    According to The Sun, Bellamy is a primary target of his former manager at Manchester City, Mark Hughes, whom is keen to bring the fiery wide attacker to Loftus Road to join in his rebuilding of Queens Park Rangers.

Santi Cazorla

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    Arsenal are reportedly making a heavy push to sign Malaga winger and Spanish international, Santi Cazorla.

    Malaga signed the 26-year-old from Villarreal as their key player last summer, and the addition helped to thrust them into next season's UEFA Champions League.

    However, the Daily Mail report that Arsenal are doing all that they can to bring the talented Spaniard to London.

Geoff Cameron

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    Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo are said to have agreed to the sale of centerback Geoff Cameron to English Premier League side Stoke City, according to the Daily Mirror.

    Cameron has made quite an impression in the MLS and has finally gotten noticed.


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    According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are said to be trying to hijack a believed Chelsea bid to Shakhtar Donetsk for Brazilian attacker Willian.

    It is said that the player reported that the club had rejected a Chelsea bid last week, and the 23-year-old could be trying to push through a transfer if it comes to reality.

Edin Dzeko

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    Edin Dzeko has been in the media all summer long as a believed player destined to take his leave from Manchester City.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Dzeko has been the subject of a recent Juventus bid which was rejected by the Citizens.

Robin Van Persie

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    The subject of Robin Van Persie's believed impending exit from Arsenal, as soon as the club decides who has the most attractive offer, continues to be the darling of the press.

    Arsenal's recent release of shirt numbers for the upcoming season has seen Van Persie claim his No. 10, but German international and new signing Podolski, who traditionally has worn the same number, was not assigned one.

    This has led the Daily Mirror to believe it a hint that the shirt will soon be vacated by Van Persie and left for Podolski's use.

Tim Cahill

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    Everton have shocked many with the sale of veteran attacking midfielder Tim Cahill to Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.

    According to Sports Illustrated, Cahill is believed to have made the Red Bulls the new favorites to win the MLS title.