Premier League Transfer Rumours: 10 Biggest Names in the News This Week
Another big week of world football means another big week of summer transfer rumors, as the window rapidly approaches for teams right around the world.
With some of the biggest names and clubs existent within the English competition, speculation is rife about which players could be in or out this summer.
And judging by the latest bout of rumors, it looks like we're in for one incredible summer transfer window. Read on to see the 10 biggest names as far as Premier League transfer rumors go this week—both coming in, and out, of the English competition.
Marouane Fellaini, Everton
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Belgian international Marouane Fellaini could be on his way out of the Merseyside club this summer, with reports emerging that the attacker cancelled an autograph-signing session at the club.
Having performed poorly in the FA Cup during the week, The Telegraph reported that Fellaini "can leave Everton if a £23 million clause is activated by Champions League participants, and the last 72 hours will only intensify the belief his departure is inevitable."
They also go on to say that "Fellaini is Everton’s highest paid player, earning around £75,000 a week, and the club made it clear they would resist all efforts to sign him in the January window".
Chelsea have been previously linked with a move for Fellani.
Heung-Min Son, Hamburger SV
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Having reportedly committed his future to Bundesliga club Hamburger SV, Heung-Min Son continues to be linked with a move to the English Premier League over the summer.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are all thought to be interested in signing the 20-year-old forward, according to The Independent.
Leroy Fer, FC Twente
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Sky Sports reports that Everton are continuing to keep track of FC Twente star Leroy Fer, after a move for the Dutch international fell apart over the January transfer window.
The Merseyside club watched Fer take part in Twente's recent match against Vitesse Arnhem, but so too did a number of Premier League clubs, reportedly.
Fer did comment via Algemeen Dagblad (h/t Sky Sports) that Everton "is a fantastic club, but at the moment I am not thinking about it..."
Gareth Barry, Manchester City
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With just one year left on his deal at Manchester City, 32-year-old Gareth Barry has spoken out about his desire to remain with the Premier League champions and sign a new contract at the club.
I want to finish my career still challenging for trophies and this is the perfect club at which to do that. I am very settled here but at the same time I have got a lot of respect for the people who have come in.
They are going to have a good long look at the way they want to go and the players they want to go with so as individuals we need to work hard when we get the chance.
We've got the rest of this season and then one more year and there have been changes upstairs...
Mounir El Hamdaoui, Fiorentina
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After being linked with a potential move to Liverpool over the past few weeks, Fiorentina striker Mounir El Hamdaoui has spoken about his interest in making a move over the summer—saying that whilst Liverpool is a great club and he would be interested in a Merseyside switch, it simply isn't the time.
El Hamadoui was quoted via Sky Sports as saying that "being linked with Liverpool is flattering but I really think it is paper talk so far. Liverpool are a great club and to play there in a legendary stadium like Anfield would be fantastic and a dream, but I am at Fiorentina and I'm happy.
Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur
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It doesn't seem like it would be a transfer rumor list without mentioning Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale, who is linked, again, with a move away from the North London club.
The Daily Mirror reports that big-spending French club Paris St. Germain are interested in making a move for the talented winger this summer, according to Damien Comolli—the man who signed Bale to Spurs in the first place. Comolli was quoted via the media outlet as telling The Sun that:
When you leave Tottenham and you are a player like Bale, there are only three or four clubs you can go to. If PSG know the player is on the market—and there is a possibility—it wouldn’t surprise me if they did everything in their power to get him.
Victor Wanyama, Celtic
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is thought to be tracking Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama again, continuing his long-term interest in the 21-year-old defensive midfielder.
Wanyama is rumored to cost around £10 million this summer, and with the North London club seemingly destined for another trophy-less season in 2013, he could attract a move from the Gunners according to The Daily Star , who say that the midfielder is the club's No. 1 target this summer.
Luka Modric, Real Madrid
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Only a week out from cruelly ending Manchester United's Champions League campaign, Luka Modric is being touted as a potential mover to the Red Devils this summer.
The Daily Mirror reports that despite making a move to the Bernabeu Stadium just last summer, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder could be subject of a bid from United, who were thought to be interested in signing the midfielder over the previous summer transfer window.
Chelsea and Manchester City are also thought to be interested in Modric.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Saint-Etienne
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The Sun reports that both Chelsea and Manchester City are now interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has netted an incredible 34 goals since signing for Saint-Etienne in 2011.
The 23-year-old striker has reportedly been watched by both the Blues and the Citizens, with Borussia Dortmund also reportedly interested in the starlet.
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
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After being left on the bench for Manchester United's key Champions League clash against Real Madrid, England international Wayne Rooney continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford despite Red Devils legend Sir Bobby Charlton insisting that the striker will not be sold (per BBC Sport).
However, in an exclusive for Goal.com, Wayne Veysey reports that the striker has told teammates he is ready to leave the Manchester club, with his future unclear.
Rooney is still on contract until 2015, with Sir Alex Ferguson believed to be interested in renewing the player's contract prior to his contract expiring.
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