Top Transfer Rumours Of The Day: Chamberlain, Ronaldo, Calhanoglu, And More

1. Jermain Defoe To AFC Bournemouth

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe talks to Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt.

Reuters / Andrew Winning

What’s the story?

The Black Cats striker was relegated from the Premier League along with his team last season, despite having a good campaign on an individual level. Given his form, the forward is now desperate to get back into England’s biggest League, and as per reports coming in from Sky Sports, he could well be on his way there with Bournemouth being the destination.

Rumours have it that the Cherries could sign the English international on a three-year deal with the wages being £65,000-a-week.

Should the deal take place?

The player will be reuniting with the club after a 16-year gap, as he had last played for them during the 2000-01 season and scored 18 goals during his stay. The 2018 World Cup will be on the mind of the forward, and hence, moving to a bigger club with higher attraction will be the choice he will be inclined towards making.

Possibility of it happening

The deal is rumoured to be completed as early as next week, and thus, the possibility of it happening is a solid 9/10.

 2. Oxlade Chamberlain To Liverpool

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dejected after the game.

Reuters / Michael Dalder

What’s the story?

The Sun have claimed that England winger, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, could well be making a move to Anfield, after the Reds have stepped up their interest in the player during the past few days. The winger has found regular game time tough to come by under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, and with only 1 year left on his contract, he could well be on the verge of making a move away from the club.

Should the deal take place?

The player is frustrated by being shifted all around the park at the Emirates and facing the bench more often than not. With Jordan Henderson’s fitness being an issue for Jurgen Klopp, the versatility and pace of the 23-year-old Englishman could be of utmost importance for the German manager.

Possibility of it happening

The Ox coming to Merseyside seems like a deal that could happen, but with Manchester City and Chelsea also taking keen interest in the player, the possibility of it is currently placed at 5/10.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo To Stay At Real Madrid

Portugal's national soccer team player Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session.

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

What’s the story?

After recent claims of tax fraud and a hearing due next month, Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news, after being linked with a move away from Spain, as he seems increasingly upset with the authorities of the country and their handling of the entire situation.

The papers and media have linked him with a move to Manchester United and PSG, which has been the most spoken about rumour in recent weeks. However, as mentioned by Sky Sports, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez spoke to the media lately and laid down all assumptions by stating that the player will stay.

Should the deal take place?

The Portuguese is without doubt, the best player in the world right now, and his contributions also helped Real Madrid reach that status last season. No team in their right mind should let a player of his calibre say goodbye.

Possibility of it happening

Perez said on ES Radio’s El Primer Palo: “He’s angry, that’s for sure, because he is an honest person who fulfils his obligations. I have not talked to him but we are delighted that he is in Madrid. I think he will continue in Madrid.”

The confidence in his statements suggest that the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo staying is currently 9/10.

4. Hakan Calhanoglu To AC Milan

Hakan Calhanoglu celebrates after scoring the first goal for Turkey.

Reuters / Phil Noble

What’s the story?

According to Bektas Demirtas, Hakan Calhanoglu’s agent (via Kicker), the player could be playing in the Serie A next season with AC Milan, as personal terms are reportedly agreed upon by both parties involved.

The 23-year-old was given the ban by FIFA in February for breach of contract, after signing for Trabzonspor as a teenager but never joining the club. After serving his ban, the player could be leaving Leverkusen for a fee ranging from €20m to €30m.

Should the deal take place?

AC Milan have been the sleeping giants for far too long, but they finally seem to have woken up this summer. They have already started spending big and signed positive prospects for the future. Joining such a team with good ambitions after a tough few months might help the attacking midfielder restart his career in the right manner and take things forward from there.

Possibility of it happening

The possibility of it happening are 8/10.


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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