Transfer predictor: Jorginho to Man City scores a 9, Andre Gomes' switch to Arsenal gets a 6

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The transfer window 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 white 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.

JORGINHO

Manchester City and Napoli are close to completing a £43m (Dh208.4m) deal for the Napoli midfielder, reports the Guardian.

Why it will happen: Pep Guardiola is keen to strengthen his midfield this summer with the Italy international viewed as ideal competition for Fernandinho who turned 33 in May. And with the potential to win silverware, it looks a difficult move for the 26-year-old to turn down.

Why it won’t happen: He is still a key man for the Partenopei and they really can’t afford to lose him, especially after coming within a whisker of winning Serie A last season.

Prediction: Napoli will want to keep their star man for another season, but Jorginho may feel now is the right time to move on from Stadio San Paolo in a bid to further his development and win silverware.

Rating: 9/10

ANDRE GOMES

Arsenal are set to step up their interest in signing the Barcelona midfielder, according to the Independent.

Why it will happen: With Philippe Coutinho‘s arrival and Gremio star Arthur incoming, Gomes’ first-team chances are limited. And with new Gunners boss Unai Emery looking to strength his squad ahead of the new season, the Portuguese has emerged as a key target for the North London side.

Why it won’t happen: His excessive wage demands may force Arsenal to pull out of a potential deal.

Prediction: The former Valencia man looks certain to leave Barcelona this summer but where his next destination could be is still not clear.

Rating: 7/10


BENJAMIN PAVARD

Arsenal and Tottenham face competition from Napoli for the highly-rated Frenchman, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Why it will happen: The 22-year-old has been a class act so far at the World Cup and may feel it is the right time to move away from the Bundesliga to further develop his career.

Why it won’t happen: Pavard played every minute of Stuttgart’s Bundesliga campaign last season and enjoys the pressure of being the main man in their defence.

Prediction: Although Stuttgart will want Pavard to stay, expect more interest to follow for his services as Didier Deschamps’ side progress to the latter stages of the World Cup.

Rating: 6/10

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo open to idea of joining Juventus

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Cristiano Ronaldo is open to the idea of joining Juventus with the Italian giants preparing a £88million deal for the forward, the Daily Mirror reports.

Ronaldo, who left the World Cup earlier than hoped as Portugal lost 2-1 to Uruguay, will be offered a contract worth £26.5million a year, the paper adds.

Another forward on the move is Riyad Mahrez, whose protracted transfer from Leicester to Manchester City is set to get the go-ahead later this week, according to the Daily Mail. The paper said the deal could be worth up to £60million.

Barcelona could be looking to cash in on midfielder Andre Gomes over the summer, with new Arsenal manager Unai Emery keen on taking the Portugal international for around £30million, the Independent says.

Felipe Anderson is the subject of a bidding war, with West Ham and Chelsea looking to get the Lazio midfielder, while Monaco and Valencia are also interested, according to the Daily Mirror.

A pair of Premier League clubs are looking to sign Joe Bryan from Bristol City, with Burnley and Bournemouth interested in the left-back, while Leeds and Middlesbrough are also keen on the 24-year-old, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Jorginho headlines our Rumour mill as Man City close in on Napoli star

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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.

JORGINHO

Manchester City and Napoli are close to completing a £43m (Dh208.4m) deal for the Napoli midfielder, reports the Guardian.

Pep Guardiola is keen to strengthen his midfield this summer with the Italy international viewed as ideal competition for Fernandinho who turned 33 in May.

The 26-year-old, who made 33 Serie A appearances last season, was tracked by many of Europe’s elite clubs but has opted to sign for the Etihad Stadium side.

YUSSUF POULSEN

West Ham United are interested in signing RB Leipzig’s Danish forward, Calciomercato reports.

Lazio winger Felipe Anderson remains a key target for the Hammers, but the East London side are now being linked with the versatile attacker who starred at the World Cup.

Poulsen, who still has three years remaining on his contract at Red Bull Arena Leipzig, scored just four goals last season but his ability to play up top or out wide would be a real filip for new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

BENJAMIN PAVARD

Arsenal and Tottenham face competition from Napoli for the highly-rated Frenchman, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The 22-year-old has been impressive for Les Bleus in the World Cup this summer, stealing the headlines with a stunning goal in the 4-2 win over Argentina last weekend.

Although Stuttgart want Pavard to stay, they are realistic of their hopes of keeping the player and an exit is likely to take place next summer.

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