Transfer Predictor: Diego Godin to Juventus is unlikely but Emil Forsberg to Arsenal gets a 7

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Godin is an Atleti legend.

The transfer window is now open in the Premier League, with the rest of Europe set to follow soon.

The window is followed by the usual speculation, and with the airwaves full of transfer rumours, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are legitimate and which are just noise.

Fortunately, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do it for you.

Below, you’ll find some of the latest transfer news churned out of our Rumour Mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.

DIEGO GODIN – FROM ATLETICO MADRID TO JUVENTUS

Why it will happen: The 32-year-old Uruguayan has yet to enter talks over a new deal at Wanda Metropolitano, which is worrying for Atleti fans, given it runs out next year.

Why it won’t happen: Godin is an Atletico legend and Diego Simeone’s warrior on the pitch – and is by all means happy in the Spanish capital. He would leave with a very heavy heart, should that day come.

Prediction: Juventus would actually be a great fit for the centre-back, but it still seems unimaginable to see him at another club now. Godin should see out his career with Atletico.

Rating – 3/10

Diego Godin celebrates Europa League success in Lyon.

Diego Godin celebrates Europa League success in Lyon.

EMIL FORSBERG – RB LEIPZIG TO ARSENAL

Why it will happen: Unai Emery has scribbled the 26-year-old’s name down on his summer wishlist and is set to be backed by the Gunners board to secure one of his number-one targets.

Why it won’t happen: Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also in the running for his signature, with both clubs able to give Forsberg Champions League football. Could prove to be a huge factor.

Prediction: The winger is a terrific talent and could become an astute signing for the Gunners. They will, however, need to move quickly as his stock will well and truly rise if he performs at the World Cup.

Rating – 7/10

Fosberg is entering the peak of his powers.

MARIO BALOTELLI – NICE TO PARMA

Why it will happen: The Nice forward is out of contract next month and there is no sign he will extend his deal at the French Riviera side, leaving the door open to a return to Serie A.

Why it won’t happen: He has, in the past, been linked with a switch back to the Premier League and that could be something on his radar.

Prediction: Balotelli, after a fine season in Ligue 1, is definitely on his way to a new club but it might not be Parma.

Rating – 6/10

Balotelli could return to Serie A.

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Paul Scholes would love to see Real Madrid star Gareth Bale in a Man United shirt next term

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Paul Scholes (c) on a golf day with Rory McIlroy (l) and Teddy Sheringham (r).

Paul Scholes would love to see Gareth Bale in a Manchester United shirt next season but feels a potential transfer is unrealistic.

Bale ended a frustrating season at Real Madrid on a high with the match-winning goals in Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool.

The Wales forward, whose double after he came on as a substitute included an audacious overhead kick, hinted after the game that he may be willing to leave Madrid as he needs to be starting games regularly.

United great Scholes believes every fan at Old Trafford would be excited by the prospect of Bale’s arrival, although he concedes a deal is unlikely.

“Can I see it happening? No, not really,” said Scholes, speaking at an official UEFA Champions League Final viewing party at London’s Sky Garden.

“The only reason he’d want to leave Real Madrid would be if they wanted him to go.

“Could he come to Man United then? I hope so.

“Every United fan would want him: great ability, great talent, scores great goals.

“If it’s possible then, yeah, great, I hope it happens. But I don’t see it happening.”

Bale, who cost Real around £85 million to sign from Tottenham in 2013, is reported to have been on United’s radar for a number of years.

The 28-year-old was on the bench in Kiev having become a peripheral figure at the Bernabeu this season, but he quickly underlined his value to Zinedine Zidane’s side with a superb cameo.

Success for the La Liga club meant they earned the title of European champions for a third- successive year and record-extending 13th overall.

UEFA celebrated the global reach of the Champions League Final by hosting three official viewing parties in London, Rio and Shanghai. For further information: @championsleague #UCLParty

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Diego Godin headlines our Rumour Mill as Juventus target Atletico Madrid star

David Cooper 28/05/2018
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Diego Godin celebrates Europa League success in Lyon.

The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs is open while international deals can be completed from early next month.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

DIEGO GODIN

Juventus are lining up a sensational summer swoop for the Atletico Madrid icon, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercatoweb.

The Old Lady have reportedly made contact with the Uruguayan’s representatives, but the Europa League champions would be reluctant to allow the inspirational centre-back to leave the Spanish capital.

Worringly for Atleti fans though, the 32-year-old has just one year left on his existing deal at Wanda Metropolitano and has yet to enter talks over a new contract.

Godin would leave the Red and Whites with a heavy heart, but Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri is keen to replenish and strengthen his double-winning squad this summer,

Defensive lynchpin: Diego Godin.

GERARD DEULOFEU

Watford are thought to be keen to clinch a permanent deal for the on-loan Barcelona wide man, Sport English reports.

The 24-year-old, who spent the second half of the season on loan at Vicarage Road having been deemed surplus to requirements with Blaugrana, is poised to meet with Hornets owner Gino Pozzo to finalise the deal later this week.

The Premier League side are reportedly willing to shell out £20 million (Dh98m) for his signature, bringing to an end an unhappy second stint at Camp Nou for Deulofeu.

Despite only featuring on seven occasions for Watford, he is thought to be a major part of summer revamp plans under boss Javi Gracia.

Gerard Deulofeu hasn't made an impact at Watford.

Loan spell to turn permanent: Gerard Deulofeu.

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