Real Madrid Transfer Rumors: Bold Predictions for the Offseason

Nick LCorrespondent IApril 27, 2011

Real Madrid Transfer Rumors: Bold Predictions for the Offseason

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 02:  Head coach Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid reacts during the la Liga match between Real Madrid and Sporting Gijon  at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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    With the season drawing to a close, Real Madrid's top gun Jose Mourinho knows he has some voids he would like to fill and positions he would like to improve. 

    Real Madrid's arguably weaker positions are on the back line and strikers. Recently Madrid hasn't had a problem with finishing.

    Their loaned in striker Adebayor has been playing extremely well and his presence opens up spaces for Ronaldo and Di Maria.

    Gonzalo Higuain is back from injury and playing better than ever, scoring a hat trick this passed weekend against Valencia.

    Karim Benzema has had a magical touch lately but his inconsistency has been questioned through his stay in Madrid. 

    With unlimited options and a high rolling front office, what will Real Madrid do to surprise us next?

Acquisition of Giorgio Chiellini & Felipe Melo

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    TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 16:  Giorgio Chiellini (L) of Juventus FC celebrates his goal with Felipe Melo during the Uefa Europa League group A match Juventus FC and KKS Lech Poznan at Olimpico Stadium on September 16, 2010 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valer
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    According to the Italian press, Juventus is ready and willing to make a double swap offer for Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema. 

    Juventus GM Beppe Marotta has admitted his interest in signing three or four top class players and Gazzetta dello Sport says Benzema is on his shopping list.

    Marotta is rumored to be taking Real Madrid's interest in Giorgio Chiellini and get the ball rolling on the trade. Juventus is also throwing in Brazilian Felipe Melo to secure the trade for the young striker. 

Departure of Karim Benzema

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 19: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid reacts after his shot at goal was saved   during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on March 19, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty
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    It's been speculated and rumored and talked about a lot this season; Karim Benzema leaving Real Madrid.

    It was a mere two years ago when he joined one of the greatest spending sprees in the history of sports when Real Madrid captured Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso, and Benzema. 

    Beyond his inconsistency to live up to Madrid expectation, Benzema has not been "awful" or bad in any sense. Many top European teams recognize that and are ready for a swoop on the French striker. 

    The two teams who have publicly expressed interest for Benzema are Manchester United and Juventus. 

    The only question; has Benzema's recent form been enough to convince Mourinho to leave him on the squad or will Mourinho use Benzema's departure to capture another superstar?

Reuniting of John Terry with Jose Mourinho & Ricardo Carvalho

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    Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has declared a swoop for his former captain during his reign in Chelsea John Terry.

    According to the British press, The Special One wants to reunite with the defender and pair him with his former teammate Ricardo Carvalho. 

    With John Terry struggling to find his form and David Luiz playing extremely well, Chelsea may be open to offers for their skipper. 

Release of Emmanuel Adebayor

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 05:  Emmanuel Adebayor of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 5, 2011 in Madrid
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    Adebayor has been great at times this season for Real Madrid.

    On his loan spell from Manchester City, the Togo striker has expressed his desire to stay in the Spanish capital to continue playing football. 

    However, it is highly unlikely Real Madrid willing to meet the £12million asking price City want for the former Arsenal man, although Juventus and Inter Milan are also said to be keen, it seems that Lazio is most interested in the 27-year-old. 

Cristiano Ronaldo to AC Milan? Absolutely Not

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    VALENCIA, BARCELONA - APRIL 20:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks on during the Copa del Rey final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 20, 2011 in Valencia, Spain. Real Madrid won 1-0  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Al
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    You can take a second to internally laugh as I did when I heard Silvio Berlusconi's interest in the Portuguese winger. 

    There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but this is completely unlikely and Real Madrid's front office has brushed off the rumor. 

    "It is nice to know that a president like Berlusconi and a club like AC Milan

     dream of our players," Jorge Valdano told Sky Sport Italia. But I can say that Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely remain with us. He's happy here so the discussion is closed."

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez Comes to Madrid

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    There is no surprise that any team would be interested in someone with the likes of Chicharito. He has lit up Old Trafford and been more clutch than ever expected. 

    The Mexican youngster has been eyed like prey from the Portuguese coach Mourinho.

    Although United faithfuls cringe at the thought of his departure, Real Madrid has an ugly habit of throwing extra cash to get what they want. 

    I wouldn't be surprised if Real Madrid threw a preposterous amount for the capture of Chicharito but it raises some questions; Is he really as good as this season? Is this as good as he is going to be? Does he want to leave United? 

Samir Nasri Goes from Emirates to Bernabeu

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  Samir Nasri of Arsenal gestures to the Spurs fans after scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 20, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo
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    Real Madrid and Barcelona are going head to head for the attention of Samir Nasri, although Arsenal are optimistic he will decide to stay. 

    Nasri's contract is coming to its end next season and the 23-year-old has yet to sign a new deal offered by Arsenal. 

    With the calls coming in from Madrid, can the Frenchman resist a move to Spain?

Sandro Surprisingly Earns Spot in Real Madrid Roster

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 05:  Sandro of Tottenham Hotspur trudges off the pitch at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 5, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (
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    Real Madrid was surprised with the string of Champions League performances the Brazilian and Tottenham midfielder put together this season.

    After good performances against Real Madrid, Mourinho has left a summer bid for the Brazilian who could join Real in the summer.

    Interest from AC Milan has also risen, who will give the better offer?

Fábio Coentrão Trades the Portuguese Capital for the Spanish Capital

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    LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 28:  Fabio Coentrao of Benfica controls the ball during the Portuguese Liga match between Benfica and Vitoria Setubal at Luz Stadium on August 28, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Patricia de Melo/EuroFootball/Getty Images)
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    Fabio Coentrao emerged during the 2010 World Cup for Portugal and has been getting better and better ever since.

    His consistent play on Benfica and Portugal has given Real Madrid something to ponder. 

    Fabio Coentrao would fit in well with Portuguese compatriots Ronaldo, Pepe, Carvalho and coach Jose Mourinho. 

    It would be a great move for his career financially and club wise for the Portuguese lefty. 

Kaka Returns to Brazil or Italy?

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    Kaka is finally healthy and in form in his stint with Real Madrid and he is on fire.

    He is proving his worth in the last few matches and I don't see him leaving Real Madrid just yet. 

    Other clubs have shown interest in the Brazilian superstar but Real Madrid seem keen on keeping him for a few more seasons. 

Sergio Ramos Say Goodbye to Madrid?

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid in action during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 16, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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    Ramos' transfer rumor spread like wildfire this past March and it seemed inevitable that the right back from Spain would be on his way out.

    As time progressed the flames were vanquished and the Spaniard seems to have a permanent home at the Bernabeu despite dropping the Copa Del Rey.

    A key figure on the back line and new role of leadership seems to have Ramos in it for the long haul.