Rumor Mill

Manchester United

Manchester United Set Sights on Real Madrid Man

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Well you have to absolutely love the rumor mill. With the emergence of Twitter, Facebook, and other various forms of social media, the rise of so-called agents everywhere has littered and polluted the internet.

According to a one "@Agent_Patterson", 10 days ago, Manchester United secured the services of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Dempsey left out of Fulham squad for Saturday's clash with Manchester United

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The Clint Dempsey saga at Fulham continues.

The U.S. national team star will not play for the Cottagers in their upcoming showdown with Manchester United, having been left out of the squad for Saturday's showdown.

The transfer rumor mill has gone very quiet on Dempsey, with a long-rumored move to Liverpool looking less and less like a possibility by the day.

Rating the Latest Manchester United Transfer Rumors

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"Every ending always brings a new beginning."

 This line clearly matches with the world of English football, where the end of the Premier League season brings the beginning of the summer. The rumor mill is in overdrive and one can be assured of an exciting transfer window. Being one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Manchester United has already been linked with a host of players that could potentially be donning the Red Devils shirt next season.

Clint Dempsey? Nah…

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There has been a lot of talk recently about bringing the Fulham striker/winger Clint Dempsey to Old Trafford. While I cannot argue that he is having a phenomenol season, I don't see this as a viable option For Manchester United on many levels:

Too Much Competition
For those of you touting Dempsey as a Red Devil, consider what United actually NEEDS is creativity in the central midfield, not another goal scorer.

Young De Gea Is The Right (#)1 For United

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As much as it had made the rounds in the transfer rumor mill over the last few months, it was of surprise to no one when David de Gea officially signed on the dotted line last week to become Manchester United's keeper of the present and future. With Edwin van der Sar hanging up his [...]

Transfers

Serie A Weekly With Five-A-Day Football Monday

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Serie A Weekly With Five-A-Day Football Monday is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Weekly With Five-A-Day Football Monday is a post from: Serie A Weekly Even though Serie A is officially in its offseason, the news and rumor mill are still churning out tons of content that the Italian soccer fan has to see.

Inter Milan Report Interest in Tottenham Hotspur Winger Aaron Lennon

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According to The Metro, Inter Milan are planning on making an £8 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Aaron Lennon, as the 25-year-old has continued to impress this season in the Premier League.

The England international has been one of Tottenham's most consistent and reliable performers for Andre Villas-Boas this season, and it would be quite an upset at White Heart Lane if the speedster is to leave.

Arsenal Transfers: Mohamed Diame Expresses Interest in Emirates Move

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Although Arsenal have yet to make a splash in the January transfer window, recent developments indicate that the West Ham United man, Mohamed Diame would consider a move to the Emirates before the window closes.

A few days ago, the Senegalese international "spoke with the manager and told him I want to stay here [Upton Park].

Cazorla & Giroud & Podolski, OH MY!

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Quite the transfer market for our gunners huh!? Obviously by now we are all well aware of our latest signing, Santi Cazorla from Malaga. To be perfectly honest, even though I had only heard of the guy in passing prior to the rumor mill starting to turn, this most recent signing is the one that excites me the most.

Goodies come to those who wait

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Let's do this like a meal: a yummy little appetizer before we bust your gut with a main course you'd slap a baby unicorn for... Do not be fooled by The Bruce Arena Show. His lips may be doing the "Ohhh, of course we'd sign Messi if we could" routine, but I'm told training visitor and near-constant MLS rumor mill resident Clarence Seedorf could actually spurn Botafogo to sign with the L.

Weekly News (and Gossip) Round Up

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...aka Let's Not Talk About Lyon's Shitty Performance Against Bordeaux.

The transfer rumor mill has fired up. Word on the street is that Kim Kallstrom secretly met with Rubin Kazan, who are offering to triple his salary. However, the €5m they offered for him had Jean-Michel Aulas say "LOLZ, eff that.

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Andy Pando

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Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Andy Pando

If the Fire are unable to land a big name striker during the transfer window, it looks like they have a backup option lined up. This report says the Fire have offered a contract to Peruvian striker Andy Pando.

Pando, 28 years old, has spent his career bouncing around Peruvian clubs.

Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Alex de Lima

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Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Alex de Lima

It looks like the Chicago Fire's preseason trialist known only as "Alex" may not be out of the picture after all. A report out of Switzerland states that Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex de Lima has signed a loan agreement with the Fire.

De Lima, of Swiss 2nd division club F.

Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Wilman Conde to New York Red Bulls?

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Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Wilman Conde to New York Red Bulls?

Alexi Lalas is hearing a deal is in the works to bring Wilman Conde to the New York Red Bulls. The Chicago Fire hold his MLS rights so New York would have to trade something to Chicago before being allowed to sign him. What would you ask for?

Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Pavel Pardo Re-Signs

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Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Pavel Pardo Re-Signs

Iván Cañada is reporting that the Chicago Fire have re-signed Pavel Pardo and he will be playing with the team next year.

"Pável Pardo permanecerá en el Chicago Fire al menos para la siguiente campaña. El mexicano apenas renovó su contrato con el club de la MLS.

Fire add midfielder Pardo, drop Ristic

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The season-long Pavel Pardo rumor mill finally has an MLS tag tied to the luggage. The destination: the Chicago Fire.

The Fire announced Tuesday that they are bringing in the Mexican international on his 35th birthday, coincidentally.

Major League Soccer

Toronto Sends de Guzman To Dallas

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Julian de Guzman has been traded to Dallas. (Getty Images)

The rumor mill was going in full motion last night on this deal and now it is official. Toronto FC has sent Designated Player Julian de Guzman to FC Dallas in exchange for Generation adidas midfielder/forward Andrew Wiedeman.

Yeah, a DP for a GA.

New faces, new results for Chivas USA

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When Chivas USA defeated the rival Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday night, a few new faces donned their signature Red & White.

This past Thursday, the club announced two deals, acquiring US international Juan Agudelo from the Red Bulls and finally completing the Danny Califf trade with the Philadelphia Union, which had been at the forefront of the rumor mill the few days prior to the trade.

Chester City Government Discussing Additional Taxes On Union, Harrah's

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The City of Chester has had income problems because of declining residential and commercial tax bases, but now it may be angering the two major businesses that have come into the area.

Chester's government was discussing a pair of ordinances that, if enacted, would place a 10 percent tax on ticket sales and a 20 percent tax on parking.

US Men's National Team

Bradley transfer update

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The summer transfer season is in full swing now and the inevitable stories reporting deals that are done, and not done, are underway. Among the subjects in the rumor mill is U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley, who has been linked with multiple Italians clubs, most recently with Roma.

Dempsey ready for bigger challenges

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Clint Dempsey sounds like a man ready to tackle a new challenge.Â

Coming off the greatest season of his career and entering the final year of his contract with Fulham, Dempsey opened up about his options and hopes for the upcoming transfer window in an interview with Fox Soccer, and the message is pretty clear: While not outwardly saying a permanent goodbye to Fulham, Dempsey is prepared for the bright lights of the UEFA Champions League and an opportunity at a bigger club.

More Le Talk, USWNT blasts Mexico, more news

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Some amazing PSP original work from the past few days: Earl Gardner's sweet photo essay from the SOB Help Kick Hunger event, info on the MLS All-Star game, Ed's fantastic piece on the last All-Star game in Philly, Dan's take on the possibility of selling Le Toux, and Eli's examination of the U's post-Seba strike force.

Champions League

Abramovich Needs to Blow Chelsea Up And Start All Over Again

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Winless in their last several league games. Outscored 6-1 in their past 216 minutes of play. Roman Abramovich dropped by to "talk" to his squad. The list of doom and gloom goes on and on.

Andre Villas-Boas came in to Chelsea last year under a wave of controversy but high expectations.

3 Hottest Transfer Targets This Summer Are Serie A Footballers

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There are a few common factors that can cause a footballer's potential transfer value to skyrocket. Those characteristics include youth, while at the same time possessing a decent level of experience, individual skill, soccer brains, attacking prowess and some those more nebulous intangibles that draw fans to stadiums and televisions to see them play.

Transfer Rumors

Do Liverpool really want to sell Carroll?

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Rumors are doing the rounds today both in papers and online that Liverpool are looking to offload striker Andy Carroll, just one year after he was signed for a club record of £35million. Personally I think this is just talk to feed the rumor mill.

Sure he hasn't lived up to his over inflated deadline day transfer just yet, but people need to remember he is still only 23 and if it wasn't for a few great saves or the cross bar being a couple of inches higher he would have an extra 3 or 4 goals this season and things wouldn't look all that bad considering the minutes he has actually played.

Who’s your ideal CFC transfer target this January?

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We are only days from the opening of the January transfer window. The rumor mill has already been spinning out of control over the past few weeks but, of course, as the new year approaches the links with a Chelsea clearly in need of something special will reach new levels of absurdity.

So, with that being said, why not take the absurdity to new heights ourselves?

Modric Still Wants Out

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It appears this saga is intent to drag on for at least another two weeks. More after the jump:

When Harry Met Luka

I've just about had it with this one. Despite Tottenham imperio Daniel Levy's claims that Modric will be going, and I quote, "nowhere" this summer, the rumor mill continues to produce stories about his exile from White Harte Lane.

D.C. United

Reports: Aarhus looking at Wondolowski, Davies as potential transfer targets

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Two American strikers are drumming up some transfer buzz in Denmark.

According to multiple reports out of the country, Danish Superliga club AGF Aarhus is looking at Charlie Davies and Chris Wondolowski as potential targets during the transfer window, which opens Thursday and lasts through the end of the month.

Friday Morning Union Freekicks: Questions Abound Ahead Of DC United

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The Philly Soccer Page " Opposition report: DC United
Returning to the site of their worst 2010 performance, the Philadelphia Union meet a mercurial DC United team looking for their first win in over a month.

Match Preview: Union at DC United " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

Yes, this will be the first time the "Unholy Duo" will be attending a road Union match.

offseason

Red Bulls GM Soler: No moves or loans imminent for Ream, Henry, Marquez

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Tim Ream's training stints with West Brom and Bolton are just that and nothing more. Officially.

New York Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler made that much clear to reporters on Tuesday, saying that Ream won't be transferred or loaned out despite what conflicting reports from overseas might suggest.

KC Interested in Swedish Defender?

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The rumor mill continues this offseason and another new rumor regarding a potential player has surfaced. Rumors out of Sweden is that Sporting KC has Swedish defender, Anton Hysen in their sites as a potential target. From looking at a translation of the article, it appears though that the Vancouver Whitecaps are the leaders in the race to get the 20 year old defender.

The Rest

Arsenal and Manchester United to Battle Spanish Giants for German Starlet

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Arsenal and Manchester United continue to be big names in the January transfer rumor mill as always.

This week's latest rumor pits the two English Premier League clubs against current Spanish table toppers, Barcelona in a race for another one of Germany's prized young talents.

2012/13 Kit Leaked!

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Well, as usual, we have "leaked" pictures of the new kit. Â And as usual, everyone is running around...

trying to determine if this is the real kit or something some Photoshop hacker has dreamed up. Â My first impression was to wonder if Sir Alex designed these himself from some ancient family tartan pattern.

Borislow still at it, Naka scores, Union job fair, more news

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Photo: Random free speech/satire from the Internet

Philly native Dan Borislow continues to show he has absolutely no shame or class by pushing for his Florida club to play friendlies this season while the rest of WPS had to cancel their season because of legal battles with Borislow.

@MerrittPaulson will our first off season player transaction be closed after this weekend? your...

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@MerrittPaulson will our first off season player transaction be closed after this weekend? your guess is as good as mine. and here i said i wouldnt tease...

Let the rumor mill start, however his next tweet was about bringing Spencer out of retirement to be a player/coach.

Dempsey, Jones, Clark among those staying put on transfer day

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A few Americans made moves in Europe ahead of the close of the summer transfer window, but some of the bigger names being tossed around the rumor mill stayed put.

The major move to Arsenal never materialized for Clint Dempsey, who remains at Fulham. Jermaine Jones is still out of favor at Schalke.