Top Transfer Rumours Of The Day: Leon Goretzka, Harry Kane, Marquinhos, And More

1. Leon Goretzka To Arsenal

Schalke's Leon Goretzka celebrates scoring their first goal.

Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay

What’s the story?

Being linked to a big name in one of the best leagues in the world might excite most of the players out there, but Leon Goretzka is not one of them. The Schalke midfielder has been linked with a £21 million move to Arsenal and despite various rumours and reports related to the news, the player seems to be completely unmoved by all the attention.

Should the deal take place?

The German international has attracted positive attention from other teams after his performances for his club and country. With Arsene Wenger desperate to bring in quality players in the summer, the youngster’s name is apparently among the top of those present in the manager’s list. However, the player refuses to reveal any information and prioritises his focus on Germany’s Confederations Cup. If the midfielder does make the move to London, he could turn himself into a hero by helping the club turn an increasingly tight corner.

Possibility of it happening

When asked and spoken to, the midfielder told Sky Sports: “I’m not the type to be impressed by newspaper reports, I know what my qualities are, but I will not build myself up.” Until any further updates on the gossip, the possibility of a deal happening stays at 4/10.

2. Harry Kane To Manchester United

Reuters / Toby Melville

What’s the story?

As sensationally claimed by Mirror, Manchester United have yet another name on the top of their never ending transfer list, and it’s that of England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane. The Red Devils are currently chasing the reigning golden boot winner, after manager Jose Mourinho demanded that this deal had to be carried all the way through.

Should the deal take place?

The club that broke the world record transfer last season through the purchase of Paul Pogba, are all set to do so again after preparing a ground breaking £100m worth offer for the English striker. The Portuguese boss wants the player to be reeled in at any cost, and would prefer having a duo of him and Alvaro Morata up top rather than welcoming back fan favourite Cristiano Ronaldo. It would be better odds to have two young strikers rather than a single ageing one, but with 4 Ballon D’Ors belonging to the latter, the number 7 might be the better pick at Old Trafford.

Possibility of it happening

The deal sounds like a long shot for the Manchester club at the moment, hence leaving it with a possibility of 2/10.

3. Marquinhos To Juventus

Marquinhos after the game.

Reuters / Eddie Keogh

What’s the story?

According to Corriere dello Sport, the famous and formidable backline of Juventus might be undergoing change this summer. Not only does the prospect of Leonardo Bonucci heading to Chelsea exist, but the doors might also open for Marquinhos to come and replace him.

Should the deal take place?

The Juventus centre-back has previously worked wonders with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, and hence could be inclined towards making the move to London. The Italian club has, however, identified the PSG player Marquinhos, as an ideal individual in that role.

The Brazilian is highly valued by the French club and with Mourinho already setting the bar high with a £62 million bid for him, the Old Lady will have to go big to land their intended target. If the defender hopes to take his game to the peak and learn everything there is to know about the art of handling a backline, Juventus is surely the place to go.

Possibility of it happening

The deal is currently based on a large number of ifs and buts, hence leaving it at a possibility of 4/10.

4. Mateo Kovacic To Barcelona

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic on the substitutes bench.

Reuters / Darren Staples

What’s the story?

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Mateo Kovacic could become the next Luis Figo, but for an off the pitch situation. The player is currently being eyed closely by arch rivals Barcelona, as Ernesto Valverde gets ready to bring his set of preferred players to the club.

Should the deal take place?

With Zinedine Zidane set in his ways of picking sides and them coming out to be ruthlessly successful, Real Madrid are currently filled with a lot of players spending frustrating amount of games on the bench. Kovacic is a player that has been lucky to feature in the side more often than not, and his stellar performances and consistent brilliance have already seen him termed as the next ‘Luka Modric’.

With him tipped for greatness, making a move to his team’s arch-nemeses might not go down well for the sake of his career, and hence, staying put will, without doubt, be the wiser decision.

Possibility of it happening

A low possibility of 3/10 sees this deal taking place.


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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