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Transfer Rumours: Irish Youngster To Germany, Man Utd Eye Spanish U21 Star

Transfer Rumours: Irish Youngster To Germany, Man Utd Eye Spanish U21 Star

Sometimes, you need to forget about the big name players in order to appreciate the purest transfer rumours. Either that, or nothing new involving the world's stars has occurred in the past 24 hours. However, let's not dwell on that. Instead, let's embrace these five lads giving us gossip to feed off.

Welcome to the Balls Bullshit-O-Meter. It measures the validity of a transfer rumour with its scientifically approved formula of measuring the smell of the bullshit emanating from the morning reports. '1' is a fresh meadow with '10' setting off nuclear toxicity alarms throughout the land.

Nathan Collins (Stoke City to Werder Bremen)

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Centre-back Collins has long been on the radar of Manchester United, with Darren Fletcher pointing United in the Irishman's direction. However, they have some competition. German giants Werder Bremen are interested in the player as well, according to the Irish Sun.

Stoke want to tie the 18 year-old down to a long-term deal. Nevertheless, Collins still has two years to run on his current deal. With United preoccupied with trying to sign Harry Maguire, Bremen could sneak in to nab Collins, who would join an illustrious list of Irish players who have played in the Bundesliga.

Bullshit-o-meter: 6/10

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Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb to Manchester United)

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Per The Sun, Manchester United launched a £36m bid for Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo. Named Croatia's Player of the Year last season, Olmo scored 12 goals and assisting nine. If the transfer goes through, Olmo would become the most expensive player in Croatian league history.

The Spaniard was in stellar form at the U21 Euros, putting in a Man of the Match performance in the Final against Germany.

Bullshit-o-meter: 5/10

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Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (Rapid Vienna to Celtic)

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The Herald in Scotland reports that Celtic are closing in on the signing of Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo from Rapid Vienna. The Belgian left-back is set to cost the Scottish club £3m.

Bolingoli-Mbombo could be seen as a replacement for Kieran Tierney, who's future is still up in the air. The Scottish international was subject of a bid from Arsenal. However, The Herald have also reported that Napoli now lead the race to sign Tierney.

Bullshit-o-meter: 2/10

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Peter Crouch (Burnley to *China*)

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One of the vaguest transfer rumours of the year. That's right, Peter Crouch may end up in China, with no club in particular named as being interested. The Mirror reports that the striker is the subject of a lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League.

However, Burnley are also interested in bringing the veteran striker back to Turf Moor. In spite of that, Crouch is 38 now, and may want to retire to his podcast booth.

Bullshit-o-meter: 9/10

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Trezeguet (Kasimpasa to Aston Villa)

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Unfortunately, David Trezeguet isn't coming out of retirement to help Aston Villa in their return to the Premier League. Instead, Egyptian international Trezeguet could be the subject of an £8m bid from Villa, according to The Sun.

The forward is currently at the African Cup of Nations, scoring the winner in Egypt's opening match against Zimbabwe.

Bullshit-o-meter: 5/10

 

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