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Who Have Been the Most Transfer-Speculated Players on Twitter?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09:  Arturo Vidal waves to fans during a Juventus training session at WIN Jubilee Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterDecember 20, 2016

With Monday's transfer deadline day fast approaching, there will be no shortage of speculation and rumours—from the spectacular to the realistic—that will keep the mill churning and reminding all why it's silly season. 

In this technological age, much of the conversation is driven through Twitter, as so many of the rumours surface, perpetuate and are broken on the popular social-media site. 

In data provided to Bleacher Report from Twitter, they've released some very interesting data and visuals showing the most talked-about names and the destinations that they were linked with through Twitter chatter. 

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From data provided by Twitter, the most mentioned name since the window opened has been Arturo Vidal, fueled by his seemingly perpetual link to Manchester United. 

Alexis Sanchez, David Luiz, James Rodriguez, Romelu Lukaku and Didier Drogba were the names most often linked in some sort of London-related activity. 

Alexis ended up arriving in London with Arsenal, Luiz left Chelsea for PSG, James Rodriguez never even crossed the English Channel, moving from Monaco to Madrid, Lukaku left parent club Chelsea to stay with Everton, where he was previously on loan, and Drogba made a sensational return to London with Chelsea. 

Additionally, 60 percent of the players in the Premier League are not on Twitter with Tottenham holding the honours of being the most Twitter-heavy side, as 76 percent of their players use the platform. 

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