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Rumor Roundup (May 21, 2016): Barcelona in bidding war with Man United, Arsenal's insane offer for Morata, new Chelsea striker, 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 are reportedly set to join a bidding war with Manchester United for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof. The Red Devils made a £20 million offer, and the Catalans could outbid United to sign the 21-year-old.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is obsessed with signing Juventus striker Álvaro Morata, and is ready to offer as much as £50 million as a signing fee, along with a £155,000-per-week salary proposal, which would be the highest wage in the club.
  • New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to sign a new striker this summer, and his shortlist has three big names: the aforementioned Morata from Juventus, Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Napoli's Gonzalo Higuaín.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have made a €40 million offer for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who could end up as the replacement to departing superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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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