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's first signing of the summer transfer window is a surprising and unexciting one: instead of a big-name move, the Blaugrana have signed young defender Davinson Sanchez from Atlético Nacional in Colombia. Sanchez will train with the first team in preseason but will join Barça B permanently.
- Paul Pogba is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market, and Real Madrid are prepared to do everything to sign him, including offering star midfielder Toni Kroos and €60 million to Juventus.
- German star Mesut Özil, one of the best playmakers in the Premier League, has not been mentioned among the biggest transfer targets in the market, and for good reason: the World Cup winner is committed to Arsenal and is ready to sign a contract extension after the Euros.
- Speaking of Arsenal, the Gunners have already signed Granti Xhaka, and will continue to make moves in the transfer window: the next two targets are Juventus striker Álvaro Morata and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.