Today’s rumour mill whip round turned out nuggets of natter that first surfaced weeks ago.
Don’t panic, it’s not as though the masses of completed deals are causing the gossip peddlers to grow idle, there have been sufficient developments regarding each of the players to feature in today’s transfer roundup which are reflected in the odds about their next destinations.
So go put the kettle on, stock up on biscuits and see what you think of these prices:
Sami Khedira – 11/20 to be an Arsenal player on 02/09/14
A betting surge saw the German shrivel into 1/10 to join the Gunners at one point, but the north Londoners’ strengthening in other areas doused the furore with lukewarm water.
However, the excitement has been reignited by news that Real Madrid are eager to sell this summer and the team they were hoping would take him, Bayern Munchen, aren’t interested in buying until next summer.
Arsenal’s hesitancy and Los Blancos’ reported willingness to sell could prise open the door for a move to Chelsea, who are rated at 4/1 to sign him in this window.
Javier Hernandez – 5/2 to be an Atletico Madrid player on 02/09/14
Chicharito’s Manchester United stock began to plummet under David Moyes and has shown few signs of resurrection in the early days of Louis van Gaal reign.
La Liga champions Atleti have registered an interest and the Mexican poacher has done little to quash speculation surrounding his departure, stating ‘only God knows’ who’ll be enabling him to pay the bills next term.
A price of 13/20 says he remains at Old Trafford.
Edinson Cavani – 7/10 to be a Paris St Germain player on 02/09/14
With Manchester United as short as 7/4 to land the Uruguayan titan and the player reportedly unhappy at being forced to play wide of a front three, it looked briefly that Cavani could be on his way out of the French capital.
But the former Napoli man has cooled talk of a pending exit, stating his happiness at the Parc Des Princes, which may makes now the time to back him to remain in Ligue 1 this season.