So we’re coming up on the official start to the 2013 transfer season on July 1st and the rumour mill is CHURNING out all sorts of whispers and sensational swoops. The usual big players – Chelsea, Barcelona, Man City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal – are all hot on the tails of their respective targets this summer as clubs look to cash in on expiring contracts and players look to make a splash ahead of the 2014 World Cup. The rumours are swirling as legitimate negotiations are in place, as well as absurd headline-grabbing gossip gets passed around.
Not only are the big guns out there firing away, but a few new powerhouses have come to the game with retarded amounts of cash to splash. PSG and Monaco are the nouveau riche of the world football market and they’ve already made some sensational bids for the world’s top players. But the market is only starting to heat up today, the first day of summer. So as the sun rises over the heelstone this morning, some serious transfers are starting to take shape:
- Luis Alberto is due at Liverpool soon for a medical to finalize his move from Sevilla. ‘Pool also hope to lock up a £22 million move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whoever that is…
- Manchester United are in a battle with Chelsea and Bayern Munich for the talented Spanish youngster Thiago Alcantara. It’s said it is up to him to make the choice, but he’s got the backing of his compatriot David De Gea.
- Across town, Man City also hope to sign another young and talented Spaniard, Isco. It looks like they will have to battle it out with Real Madrid as the player decides his future.
- Arsenal are looking to beef up their attacking game with rumours swirling about a deal for Gonzalo Higuain is in the making. Other absurd announcements, backed by club chairmen, hint that they make a sensational bid for Wayne Rooney (yeah, right).
- It looks like Real Madrid won’t give up on trying to sign Tottenham golden boy Gareth Bale, as Florentino Perez won’t shut his mouth about it. Give it up bro.
- And finally, it looks like Chelsea are still trying to make a move happen for another hot European name in Edinson Cavani. Talks are supposedly being held with his current club, Napoli, in the coming days.