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Rumor Roundup (April 29, 2016): Barcelona targeting Ligue 1 strikers, Jose Mourinho's new club, Riyad Mahrez future, 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 continue to search for a backup to the 'MSN' trio, and the Catalans have been linked with two strikers from the French league: France international Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) and Belgian prospect Michy Batshuayi (Marseille). Tottenham and Liverpool from the Premier League are also interested in both players.
  • Jose Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was seen in Manchester this week, most likely to close a deal with Man United for his client, and the controversial Portuguese manager will indeed coach the Red Devils next season.
  • Riyad Mahrez is set to leave Leicester City this summer, and one club in particular is very interested in the best player in the Premier League: Arsenal have reportedly made the Algerian their transfer priority, and plan to outbid the competition to secure the midfielder's signing..
  • Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be heading to the Premier League next season, and now a few clubs are interested in his signing: London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are prepared to battle for the midfielder in the summer.
  • Another Dortmund player, American rising star Christian Pulisic, is already on the radar of some European giants: Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool are all interested in signing the Bundesliga sensation.
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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