Transfer predictor: Yerry Mina to Everton or Lyon scores a 3, Xherdan Shaqiri's switch to Man United gets a 5

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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.

YERRY MINA – BARCELONA TO BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Everton and Lyon are interested in signing the star Barcelona defender, reports L’Equipe.

Why it will happen: Barcelona may need to free up a non-EU roster slot to incorporate the incoming Arthur Melo from Gremio, and could be forced to sell the Colombian international, given Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho are essential members of the squad.

Why it won’t happen: The 23-year-old only joined the Catalan side in January on a five-year deal and the club don’t want to sell him.

Prediction: The former Palmeiras man definitely won’t want to leave but the decision may be out of his hands, but with Coutinho hoping to secure a Portuguese passport, Barcelona will do everything they can to keep hold of the defender.

Rating – 3/10

XHERDAN SHAQIRI – STOKE CITY TO MAN UNITED

Manchester United are to raise the tempo in their pursuit of Swiss winger, the Sun reports.

Why it will happen: Shaqiri’s £12million (Dh58.2m) price tag has made him an appealing prospect for Mourinho. And with Anthony Martial looking to leave Old Trafford, the 26-year-old could be signed as a back-up option to Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard.

Why it won’t happen: The former Bayern Munich hitman is unlikely to sign for a club where his game time would be limited.

Prediction: Shaqiri has made it clear that he wants to leave the relegated club this summer but the decision on which club it will be is still uncertain.

Rating – 5/10

STEVEN N’ZONZI – SEVILLA TO ARSENAL

New Gunners boss Unai Emery is desperate to sign the towering Sevilla midfielder, The Mirror reports.

Why it will happen: With Jack Wilshere set to depart on a free transfer and Aaron Ramsey’s future being the subject of intense transfer speculation, N’Zonzi is tipped to be a mainstay in the Premier League club’s midfield next term.

Why it won’t happen: The Gunners may opt against paying the £35million (Dh170m) buy-out clause inserted into the Frenchman’ contract extension signed earlier this year.

Prediction: The 29-year-old is said to be keen for a new challenge and will discuss his future after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russia.

Rating – 6/10

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Jack Wilshere holds talks with West Ham over free transfer from Arsenal

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Jack Wilshere has held talks with Manuel Pellegrini about a potential move to West Ham, the Daily Mirror reports.

The free agent has also been contacted by Fenerbahce about a deal, with Everton and Wolves also interested in the England international, the paper says.

Everton are also looking to bolster their side with the Barcelona and Colombia defender Yerry Mina, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Mina found the net three times in the World Cup, including against England on Tuesday.

Watford have moved a step closer to signing goalkeeper Ben Foster from West Brom, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper reports the two sides have agreed a £4million fee.

Another player potentially heading for the Hawthorns exit door is Craig Dawson, the Daily Mirror says.

The defender is wanted by both Burnley and West Ham, says the paper.

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is looking to bring in Andre Gomes from Barcelona, according to the Independent. Emery is said to be willing to sell players to help fund a move for the Portugal midfielder.

Ones to watch

Pep Guardiola: The Argentina national side could look to make the Manchester City man their new boss following an early exit from the World Cup, AS reports.

Gian Marco Ferrari: West Ham and Everton are interested in signing the 26-year-old from Sassuolo, says Corriere dello Sport.

Xherdan Shaqiri: The 26-year-old Swiss international has caught the eye of Jose Mourinho and could be moving to Manchester United, the Sun claims.

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Xherdan Shaqiri headlines our Rumour mill as Man United set to move for Stoke winger

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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.

XHERDAN SHAQIRI

Manchester United are to raise the tempo in their pursuit of Swiss winger, the Sun reports.

Representatives of the Stoke forward are set to have held talks with counterparts at Old Trafford after the Potters’ relegation from the top flight.

Stoke’s demise is said to have reduced Shaqiri’s price to £12million (Dh58.2m), which has not escaped the attention of other Premier League clubs.

Everton, West Ham, Tottenham and Southampton are said to be keeping an eye on the 26-year-old.

STEVEN N’ZONZI

New Gunners boss Unai Emery is desperate to sign the towering France international midfielder, The Mirror reports.

With Jack Wilshere set to depart on a free transfer and Aaron Ramsey’s future being the subject of intense transfer speculation, N’Zonzi is tipped to be a mainstay in the Premier League club’s midfield next term.

The 29-year-old, who previously played for Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, is said to be keen for a new challenge and will discuss his future after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russia.

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