Transfer Predictor: Lucas Torreira to Arsenal is a 7, Juan Fernando Quintero to Tottenham is less likely

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Lucas Torreira has been one of the stars of the show for Uruguay.

The summer transfer window for all international deals is well and truly open!

With the rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the stories of some legitimacy from the rest of the 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 the Rumour Mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.

LUCAS TORREIRA – FROM SAMPDORIA TO ARSENAL

Midfield powerhouse: Lucas Torreira.

Midfield powerhouse: Lucas Torreira.

Arsenal are chasing Uruguay’s World Cup star, the Daily Mail reports.

Why it will happen: The Gunners are enjoying a productive summer transfer window under new boss Unai Emery and have made the 22-year-old star their top target.

Why it won’t happen: Following his glittering displays in Russia, Torreira will surely have no shortage of admirers and other options on the table if he wishes to leave Sampdoria.

Prediction: It is likely the defensive midfielder will move on but his price tag could double, given his value ahead of the World Cup was just £25 million (Dh121m).

Rating: 7/10

JUAN FERNANDO QUINTERO – TO PORTO TO TOTTENHAM

Colombia's midfielder Juan Quintero (R) challenges Senegal's midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Senegal and Colombia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Luis Acosta / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Juan Quintero has caught the eye during the World Cup.

Tottenham are trying to sign Porto’s Colombia star, Argentine newspaper La Nueva reports.

Why it will happen: Spurs, as a club, have plenty going for them and a move to the north Londoners would represent a significant step-up in his career.

Why it won’t happen: The 25-year-old is currently on loan at River Plate and the Argentine giants remain in pole position to clinch a permanent deal for the attacker, given they have a pre-agreement in place with Porto.

Prediction: Quintero is likely to sign for River Plate given they will waste no time in acting upon his £3m (Dh14.5m) loan contractual clause.

Rating: 5/10

MOUSA DEMBELE – TOTTENHAM TO INTER MILAN

Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele (L) vies with England's midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Patrick HERTZOG / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)

Moussa Dembele is currently at the World Cup with Belgium.

Inter Milan are interested in signing Tottenham‘s central midfield powerhouse, according to the Daily Mail.

Why it will happen: The Belgian enforcer has just one year left on his contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side and is no closer to penning a new deal. As such, Spurs will be desperate to make some cash on the 30-year-old.

Why it won’t happen: Dembele, despite injury problems, is still an important man for the Whites and hasn’t necessarily gone on record stating he wishes to leave.

Prediction: It will be interesting to see which direction this transfer moves in, with Dembele holding all the cards. Expect some activity post-World Cup.

Rating: 7/10

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Fernando Torres's move to J-League club Sagan Tosu reportedly hits a snag

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Fernando Torres' move to the J-League has hit a snag.

Fernando Torres’s switch to J-League club Sagan Tosu has reportedly stalled, according to a report by Sports Hochi newspaper.

The Atletico Madrid legend has apparently failed to agree terms with the Japanese outfit over the value of a big-money contract that could see the 34-year-old star earn up to $7.2 million (Dh26.4m) a year.

The future of Torres, who left his boyhood club at the end of last season – capping his second stint at the Red and Whites with a Europa League trophy – now looks uncertain.

Up until this report, it was believed the formalities of the free transfer and contract arrangement were all but done.

Sagan Tosu, who are second-from-bottom in the J-League and desperate for firepower in a bid to avoid relegation, have yet to comment on the news while Torres has also been linked with MLS team Chicago Fire as well as Beijing Renhe.

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Andros Townsend headlines our Rumour Mill as Newcastle try to re-sign winger

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Andros Townsend is set to leave Selhurst Park.

The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

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.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

ANDROS TOWNSEND

Newcastle are trying to-resign their former winger from Crystal Palace, The Sun reports.

The 26-year-old joined the Selhurst Park club in July 2016 from the Toon following their relegation from the top-flight but Rafa Benitez has always been a keen admirer of his talents.

Matt Richie is set to be moved on this summer, paving the way for Townsend’s return to St James’s Park.

Palace are seeking at least £18 million (Dh87m) for his services, with that being significantly more than the amount they initially signed him for (£13m – Dh63m).

Townsend made 13 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals, during his short stint with Newcastle back in the 2015-16 campaign and instantly became a fans’ favourite.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth is challenged by Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Newcastle-bound? Andros Townsend.

LORIS KARIUS

The Liverpool goalkeeper looks set to have a future at Anfield after Roma reportedly priced the Merseysiders out of a move for top target Alisson.

According to The Sun, Jurgen Klopp’s men have ditched plans to sign the Brazil international shot-stopper this summer.

Roma are holding out for at least £65million for his services – more than Liverpool are willing to pay.

It means Karius, who made high-profile errors in May’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, could get a chance to resurrect his Kop career and retain the No.1 jersey.

Liverpool have though also been linked with Stoke City and England man Jack Butland.

Loris Karius continues to receive flak for his Champions League final debacle.

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