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Rumor Roundup (May 3, 2016): Barcelona losing transfer to Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo injury, Arsene Wenger, 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 is set to lose one of their biggest transfer targets, as Athletic Bilbao have agreed to sell injured defender Aymeric Laporte to Manchester City this summer.
  • Despite some protests from the Arsenal fan base, longtime manager Arsene Wenger will not have his job attributions changed as he'll continue to have complete control over personnel and transfers.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is racing against the clock to play the Champions League semifinal against Manchester at Santiago Bernabéu, but his status is believed to be 50/50 as he struggles to recover from a hamstring problem.
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who is rumored to be leaving the London club this summer, could be heading to Germany as Wolfsburg look to sign the Frenchman as a replacement to departing striker Nicklas Bendtner.
  • Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, who has been linked with the Premier League runner-up Tottenham last week, is believed to prefer a move to Spain, with Barcelona and Villarreal lining up offers.
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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