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Coral’s Rumour Reel: Top Barca trio up for grabs?

| 03.12.2015

Holly Thackeray | December 3, 2015

It could be a cold Christmas for La Liga giants Barcelona, as this mornings festive gossip from Coral focuses on the Catalan club’s apparent need for cash. Could their superstar attacking assets be destined for the Premier League?

Barca braced for summer storm?

Word on the street is that Barcelona (5/2 with Coral to retain the Champions League) could be willing to sell one or more of three Catalan kings Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez this summer, with the Spaniards supposedly striving to reduce the hefty wage bill at the Nou Camp.

It could be a worrying winter for Barca fans, then, as rumours of impending departures will surely be a distraction, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and PSG all predictably preparing to pounce.

Barcelona v Roma - UEFA Champions League - Group E - Camp Nou

Another Barca hero could soon also arrive in England, as City’s recent Chinese investment is tipped to tempt Pep Guardiola to leave Munich for Manchester.

Red Devils academy products back on radar

Speaking of Northwest giants’ transfer intentions, the Paul Pogba story pot has been stirred again, this time by the player himself.

Pictured on a nostalgic trip to the famed Red Devils favourite restaurant haunt Wings, the France dynamo reportedly told photographers “I love Manchester”, with tabloids then whipped into a frenzy by his words. Which half of Mancunia will the midfielder be so fond of in summer? Blue or Red?

France v Germany - International Friendly - Stade de France

Prodigy Pogba’s outspoken agent has of course also recently added his two-pennies worth, stating: “Paul is a lad who decides with his heart, and at the moment he’s focused on Juventus. I can categorically rule out a move in January. In the future we’ll see, we’ll talk at the end of July.”

While, another ex-Red Devil, Ravel Morrison, has run into trouble in Rome. Now owned by Lazio, both club and player are apparently keen to end their brief relationship, with the mercurial former West Ham United man supposedly scouting out a return to England.

Moreno to exchange Merseyside for Madrid?

Elsewhere, though Liverpool (12/1 to win the Europa League) may be free to target Borussia Dortmund’s prize assets, they could lose one of their own, with left back Albetro Moreno linked with leaving Merseyside for Real Madrid.

While, in more Premier League news, champions Chelsea are facing a battle to keep hold of Belgian talent Charly Musonda, as the teenage midfielder is attracting interest from Monaco.

Finally, across the continent, in perhaps our favourite rumour of the day, free agent Emanuel Adebayor could be about to go up in the world, with Napoli keen to bring in the journeyman striker to support Gonzalo Higuain.


There are more riveting rumour reels to read in our archive.



Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.