Transfer Rumors: Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich

Today’s transfer roundup won’t be too long, because I’m being generous. I’m sure you all have much better things to do than to sit and read for an extended period of time…right?

According to the father of Barca starlet Giovani dos Santos, Manchester City is the top option for the 18-year old attacker.

Rumor Rating: 4 – Well, it’s straight from the father, so it must mean something, right?

We know Manchester United will be looking to bring in at least one or two top-notch talents in the summer, but who’s their top option? Reports say that it’s Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano, The 27-year old Brazilian, who has hit the 30-goal mark in a career season, could very well be available for as little as 7 million euros, thanks to a clause in his contract.

Rumor Rating: 3 – If Fabiano is available on the cheap, it’d be a smart buy, even though the likes of Huntelaar and Berbatov might be more attractive purchases.

According to, Rino Gattuso has accepted a big-money contract offer from Bayern Munich, with only the barrier in the way of the midfielder moving to Germany being an agreement of a transfer fee, which could be 12.5 million euros or more.

Rumor Rating: 5 – Not a done deal yet, but Bayern should have no problem paying the fee, which could actually be lessened if Milan target Willy Sagnol is thrown into the deal.

Juventus could win the race for Roma’s Mancini, as the Corriere dello Sport says they’re prepared to sweeten the pot by including forward Vincenzo Iaquinta in the deal.

Rumor Rating: 4 – Is this where Juve’s search for a top-class midfielder ends? is saying that Chelsea has put a ‘take it or leave it’ offer on the table for Frank Lampard, with no extension to Lampard’s current 100,000 pound-a-week deal (which has only a year left) having been agreed yet. Anything to read into at all?

Rumor Rating: 1 – I don’t see Lampard leaving, but you never know…

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  1. Daniel Beech 11 May, 2008