As the Winter transfer window approaches fast! The rumours come in quicker! In this new weekly blog update I will be covering all the big footballing transfer rumours around the world and giving them a rating out of 10 on how likely I see them happening.
Oscar – Chelsea To Shanghai SiPG (£52 million)*Reported amount
So to kick things off we start with the Brazils attacking midfielder Oscar. Under new manger Antonio Conte it seemed Oscar’s place at Chelsea was safe as he started his first 5 games of the season but since then only playing 4 since September. I believe this is a strong rumour which has a lot of credentials to go through with Conte not denying a possible Oscar departure when asked about it in the post match Conference for the game against Sunderland. Although saying that Oscar has come out and said that he would like to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place rather than move to China. Could Chelsea star Oscar be reunited with Ex Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas in China come February?
5/10 Rumour Rating
Callum Wilson – Bourmouth To Everton (£20M+) *reported
With Everton boss Ronald Koeman Identifying Wilson as a target there may be a chance of this transfer. Toffees boss Koeman seems keen to bring in support for Lukaku up top some sources suggest. Callum Wilson is signed on at Bourmouth until 2020 as he recently signed a deal in July this is a reason why the toffees would be looking at a price £20mil + for the 24 year old. With West Ham also reported interested this could get interesting come January.
6/10 Rumour Rating
Andre Silva – Porto to Arsenal
The young Portuguese striker from Porto has reportedly been the target of a scout sent out by Arsenal. So far this season Silva has been impressive for club and country scoring 12 goals this season so far for Porto 2 of them goals against English Champions Leicester, also scoring 4 in 5 for Portugal. Safe to say the scout would’ve been impressed by the youngster. For me his release clause takes away the real poetenial in this transfer as it stands at a mighty £60 million fee that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal would not throw up lightly, altough it has been reported a lower fee could be neogotiated.
5/10 Rumour Rating
Ederson Moraes – Benfica To Man City (£20m) *reported fee
Ederson Moraes is Brazils number 1 keeper and one of Pep Guardiola January targets. If this rumour goes through this could spell the end for Joe Hart career at Man City. The 23 year old shot stopper was a target of Man City last summer before Pep signed Bravo. Moraes would most likely be a back up keeper at the Etihad and some reports suggest he would not be able to move until the summer. It has been said by some sources that Guardiola has sent Scouts to watch the young keeper who is keeping out the experienced keeper Julio César. With Bravo up and down form and the past interest I can see City going in for Moraes in January if not in the summer!
Rumour Rating: 8/10
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