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Rumor Roundup (May 17, 2015): Barcelona plan Mustafi trade, Pep Guardiola asks for Toni Kroos, Juventus transfers, 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:

  • According to reports from Catalan media, Barcelona are ready to offer Marc Bartra and up to €30 million to sign Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi.
  • Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is looking for midfield options to strengthen his new side, and according to Diario AS, the Catalan coach has asked the Citizens to sign Real Madrid star Toni Kroos.
  • Serie A champions Juventus are looking to get even better for next season, and they are closing in on two transfers: Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, and 19-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus, the best player in Brazil today.
  • The highest goalscorer in the history of a single Serie A season is not going anywhere: according to Italian media, Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín will sign a contract extension with his team, which should be enough to avoid a move the Premier League.
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!