15 Hottest Transfer Rumours

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIJuly 13, 2012

15 Hottest Transfer Rumours

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    World Football has seen some pretty interesting rumours so far this summer, and there are some that are pretty hot at the moment.

    While longer sagas like Hulk to Chelsea and others are still attracting interest, these deals are among the newest and most interesting on display.

    Many top players look to be on the move with a number of the world's best clubs looking to strengthen and re-organize their squads in preparation for the new season.

    Here are some of the hottest transfer rumours.

Clint Dempsey Plus Cash for Andy Carroll in a Swap Deal

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    According to the Guardian, Fulham may attempt to interest Liverpool with a cash-plus-player offer for Andy Carroll.

    Clint Dempsey is the player said to be involved in the deal and, judging by the players' performances last season and the fact that Liverpool would be getting money as well, the deal certainly looks better for the Reds.

    Considering that Carroll does not fit into the style of play Brendan Rodgers prefers and the new Liverpool boss is seemingly uncertain of what to do with the player, striking a deal for a more mobile and technically proficient player like Dempsey without having to shell out any money could be a really positive move.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG

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    At the moment, this is still very much a rumour despite the claims of AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi.

    Milan is reportedly set to let its two biggest stars leave for €62 million. Still, the two players could put an end to such talk with their actions in negotiations.

    Ibrahimovic's agent states that a deal is far away from conclusion while Thiago Silva has stated his desire to stay with Milan numerous times and recently signed new deal.

    Should this move happen, Milan will seriously hinder its chances of making an impact in the Serie A or Europe, regardless of whatever reinforcements they bring in.

    If this deal is a cost-cutting one, as presented in the article above concerning Silvio Berlusconi, then reinforcements should be relatively cheap and not of the same caliber, or near the same caliber, as these players.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos Targeted as Thiago Silva Replacement

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    Goal.com reports that AC Milan has earmarked Schalke's Greek center-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos as a replacement for Thiago Silva.

    The young defender is one of the rising stars in the game and would not come on the cheap. Despite his talents, he would not fully alleviate the problems that would arise should the Brazilian depart.

    Transfermarkt.co.uk values the player at around €12 million.

Carlos Tevez to AC Milan

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    Carlos Tevez has been again been linked to a move to AC Milan. The Argentinean forward would not come cheap and his addition would be a little less exciting considering he would be a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    AC Milan was unable to sign the striker in January but may be renewing their interest thanks to recent developments.

Edin Dzeko to AC Milan

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    And here is one more AC Milan rumour. Courtesy of the Daily Mail, Edin Dzeko has been linked to a move to Milan.

    This rumour came about before the recent revelation that Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be leaving, and the Bosnian forward has since been linked as a direct replacement for the Swede.

Robin Van Persie to Juventus

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    Robin Van Persie's recent revelation that he will not sign a new contract with Arsenal increased the transfer speculation regarding the player.

    With a move anywhere else in England not likely to occur, Juventus has been seen as the front-runner for the Dutch forward's services.

    The Italian side reportedly had a bid rejected earlier this summer but look ready to bring the striker in at all costs before the summer is over.

Lucas Moura to Inter

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    ESPN Soccernet reports that Inter has confirmed its interest in Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura. The club was linked with the player on various occasions last summer and again during the January window.

    Inter may face some stiff competition from other top clubs, with both Manchester United and Real Madrid having been linked to the player also.

Joao Moutinho to Tottenham

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    Joao Moutinho has been subject to a lot of interest this summer, especially after his displays for Portugal at Euro 2012.

    Tottenham has been strongly linked to the player who will likely be a replacement for the departing Luka Modric.

    Moutinho would certainly be an adequate replacement for the Croatian, and his familiarity with Andre Villas-Boas could make for a very smooth transition for the player.

Hugo Lloris to Tottenham or Arsenal

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    With Hugo Lloris reportedly being put up for sale, London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked to the French goalkeeper.

    A move to Tottenham seems more likely, as Arsenal has a budding talent in Wojciech Szczesny while Tottenham's Brad Friedel is nearing the end of his career.

Lassana Diarra to Tottenham

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    Tottenham are looking at a very busy summer, with the Metro reporting that the London club is looking to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

    The Frenchman has plenty of experience in the EPL, having turned out for Portsmouth, Chelsea and Arsenal before making his move to Spain.

Stevan Jovetic to Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham

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    Fiorentina star has been linked to Chelsea and fellow London Club Arsenal, with Tottenham recently being added to the list of suitors.

    All that interest could certainly drive up the price of the young forward or nothing may come of the interest whatsoever.

Victor Moses to Arsenal

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    Victor Moses is reportedly a target of Arsenal, with the club looking to find a possible replacement for Theo Walcott.

    The young attacker had his most productive season with Wigan so far with six goals and six assists for the club.

Oscar to Chelsea

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    The Guardian reports that Chelsea is close to signing Internacional midfielder Oscar. The highly talented Brazilian youngster has been compared to Kaka due to his movement in attacking areas of the pitch.

    Oscar would continue a summer of high spending for the London club, with Marko Marin and Eden Hazard having already signed.

Junior Hoilett to Newcastle or QPR

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    According to the Metro, Junior Hoilett is set to begin talks with Newcastle and QPR. Having left the recently relegated Blackburn Rovers, the talented youngster has been linked to clubs like Arsenal, but Newcastle and QPR seem to be at the forefront right now.

Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool or Tottenham

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    Goal.com reports that Daniel Sturridge has attracted interest from both Liverpool and Tottenham.

    The young English attacker had his best season in England with 13 goals and five assists for Chelsea. The arrival of Eden hazard and Marko Marin as well as the fact that Fernando Torres is ahead of him in the forward position may prompt the player to move on.

    With his ability to play as a forward or on the wings, he is a good option for either club, with both likely to set up in a 4-3-3 formation.

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