My take on transfer rumors...they usually don't happen for multiple reasons. 1. They can be complete BS. 2. Sometimes when someone is mentioned as available suddenly a bunch of other teams become interested. 3. Coming to agreement with the team and player is a challenge. For these reasons, it's difficult to gauge which paper is more reliable than another. There's just too many players, teams, and other tangibles in play to really understand what the heck is really going on behind the scene. Papers try to keep up out of interest to sell newspapers...they will try to be as accurate as possible, because nobody is going to read you if you're wrong all the time.
Your question has given me an idea though. We could use this thread to track the rumors...add each rumor to a post (where it accumulates line by line of rumors)
For instance:Fulham want Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez, 22, who is expected to be sold in the summer...Andrew Johnson being pursued by Houston Dynamo?
Then move each rumor into a category such as confirmed, unconfirmed, etc.
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