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Rumor Roundup (April 27, 2016): Barcelona close to Brazilian defender, Chelsea sign midfielder, Alexis Sánchez to Bayern, more!

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Talking about rumors surrounding football is a fun activity for many fans, maybe only second to actually watching football. In this new daily column, we'll take a look at the latest rumors floating around the rumor mill.

Key reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact, it's just circulating around the rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt. And please don't yell at us. We're just reporting.

Rumors for the Day:

  • Barcelona appear to be closing in on a deal with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Brazilian defender Marquinhos. The youngster has asked to leave his current club and Barça is his favorite destination.
  • Chelsea have reportedly secured their first signing in the Antonio Conte era: Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan is very close to a deal with the Blues. Chelsea and Roma have already agreed a transfer fee, and the deal will happen this summer.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, who apparently had agreed a contract extension with Real Madrid until 2020, could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain, reports Mundo Deportivo. The contract negotiations with Los Blancos did not go well, and the Portuguese is considering a move to France now.
  • Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, the hottest transfer target of the summer, has reportedly requested his club to sell him in the upcoming window. Over the last few days, Hummels has been heavily rumored to have signed with Bayern Munich, and the reported request is the final move to complete the deal.
  • Along with Hummels, Bayern Munich could make another big-name signing this summer, as the Bavarians are reportedly interested in former Barcelona winger and Arsenal star Alexis Sánchez.
If you have heard of any rumors that you'd like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Just remember they are only rumors and not facts, so please take them as such. Have fun!

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