Transfer Rumours: Fact vs. Fiction for 10 Talked-About Rumours

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Transfer Rumours: Fact vs. Fiction for 10 Talked-About Rumours
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Transfer rumours just never seem to go away. The transfer window is open during the summer and again for the month of January. In between windows, the football world is filled with rumours. 

With the Wayne Rooney contract dispute at Old Trafford settled, his name has now been dropped from the rumours and the members of the media are once again looking for a big name to attach some rumours to. 

Everytime one player has a slight problem at his club, rumours start swirling. Everytime a young player has a big match on a big stage, his name starts getting linked with the big clubs of Europe. 

Sometimes there is value to these rumours, but often times it is merely a ploy by opposing clubs to get the player to know that they are interested in him. Sometimes rumors are just started so that the British media has something to write about. 

If you believed everything you read in the papers, players would be switching teams every week. Whenever you read about potential transfers in the papers, you have to read it with a filter as you try to figure out whether the news has merit, or is merely a rumour. 

As the January transfer window creeps closer so do the rumbling about potential transfers. Of course, there is always more news about potential January transfers then January transfers themselves, as many of the world's top players are cup-tied in Europe and therefore will finish the season with their teams. 

Nevertheless there are still a bunch of moves that go down during the January transfer window. Here are 10 rumours that are floating around right now, and whether they can come true or not. 

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