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Rumor Roundup (May 5, 2016): Barcelona wants Newcastle winger, Chelsea star to Juventus, Leicester City summer 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:

  • Barcelona continues to search for a quality backup to the 'MSN' trio, and according to the Daily Mirror, the club is following Newcastle winger Ayoze Pérez, who would be a good addition to the squad at a cheap price.
  • Chelsea will undergo a major squad overhaul next season, and one of the potential departures is star midfielder Nemanja Matic, set to join Serie A champions Juventus.
  • Premier League champions Leicester City will be on the rumor mill more than ever this summer, and a few names are being rumored to leave, like midfielders Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kanté, both linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
  • But there are some players open to joining the Foxes, such as Juventus striker Simone Zaza. The Italian is unhappy with his role with the Bianconeri, and could partner Jamie Vardy in the Leicester attack next season.
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!