Top Transfer Rumours Of The Day: Bonucci, Keane, Bale, Andre Silva, And More

1. Leonardo Bonucci To Either Real Madrid Or Manchester City

Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci speaks to Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi

What’s the story?

As Real Madrid plan on strengthening their defence for next season with a summer move for Italian and Juventus legend Leonardo Bonucci, reports from TalkSport claim that they will have to battle it out with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who look to contend for trophies themselves next year.

Should the deal take place?

Considered one of the world’s best defenders at the moment, Bonucci is seen as a player worth £55m, and both the money spending clubs will be hoping to lure him to their respective squads.

With Pepe leaving Madrid in the summer, Zidane will be eager to fill the gap with a defender of similar experience, and who better than the man who is currently on the verge of winning the treble with the Old Lady. Having played at the top level for so long and being at the podium he is, the Bernabeu seems like a stage most fitting to Bonucci’s potential.

Possibility of it happening

After City having gone trophyless this season, Pep will be eager to bring in players who know how to win, and hence, his side looks more likely to land a big name defender in the summer. However, the center-back is a loyal servant to Italy and Juventus, and prizing him away might be a task impossible to achieve, which is why we give this a 5/10 chance of happening.

2. Gareth Bale To Choose Manchester United Over Chelsea

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What’s the story?

Gareth Bale has been the talk of the town so far this week, and with him being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, reports from Diario Gol have emerged claiming that if given a choice between two mega Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Manchester United, the Welshman would pick the one currently managed by Jose Mourinho.

Should the deal take place?

As Chelsea seem to have found the perfect team under Conte this season, one would imagine the manager would not want to mess around too much with the addition of new players. Manchester United, meanwhile, will be looking for a lot of changes in the summer, and will desperately cry out for a top quality goalscorer to join their ranks, and Bale can be the answer to Old Trafford’s worries, as he looks to restart his disrupted career.

Possibility of it happening

With Zidane happy with the Madrid squad and them coping without Gareth Bale so far, a deal away seems likely for the winger, and after being linked to the Red Devils for so long, a 7/10 possibility of this deal happening exists.

 3. Andre Silva To Real Madrid

Portugal's Andre Silva celebrates his goal against Hungary.

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

What’s the story?

Real Madrid are a club always eager to rule over the transfer window every summer, and Zidane seems to have started early this time around, as news coming in from various sources claims that a bid for Porto striker, Andre Silva, in the range of £60 million has been launched by the Los Blancos.

Should the deal take place?

With 20 goals and 7 assists in the Portuguese Liga as well as the UEFA Champions League combined this season, the forward has impressed one and all across Europe, and as Rodriguez, Vasquez, and Bale seem set to leave the club in the summer, this could be the big moment in Andre’s career, and it is a deal that fits well according to the needs of both parties involved.

Possibility of it happening

Real are also being linked with teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, and already possess an attacking consisting of Benzema and Morata. With such a lineup in place, them spending so much money over a striker in his first senior season seems to have a chance of 5/10 of actually happening.

4. Michael Keane To Manchester United

Burnley's Michael Keane celebrates scoring their first goal.

Reuters / Ed Sykes

What’s the story?

The current Burnley defender could well be making a return to his former club, as Daily Mail reports that Manchester United want to bring the Englishman back to Old Trafford in the summer.

Should the deal take place?

After being sold to Burnley for £2 million in 2015, the Red Devils could pay over £25 million for their former man, but given his performances for Sean Dyches’ team this season, such a price tag seems understandable. With the defensive problems Mourinho faces at the moment, Keane could be a valuable asset to have in the ranks, and hence, United should not waste further time in sealing the deal.

Possibility of it happening

Mourinho is keen to fight for the Premier League trophy next season, and despite him being a good talent, the manager might not settle for anything less than the best, meaning the possibility of Keane coming back to the Theatre of Dreams is a 5/10.


Written by Vikram Gupta  

An attacker with his words, and defends each of them with pride. A love for the game which goes hand in hand with his will to forever write. A graduate in the course of advertising and a hopeful to be author. Herrera for the win.

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