Transfer rumor roundup: RVP to join MSN, Chelsea after Lukaku (again)

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“RVP” and “MSN” have the makings of a tough Scrabble rack, but those first three letters could spell wonderful depth for Barcelona.

The Messi-Suarez-Neymar triumvirate was nothing short of spectacular for Barca last season, and Robin Van Persie is willing to play fourth fiddle in the bunch.

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That’s the news from Spanish publication Sport, as Van Persie has reportedly priced himself out of a Premier League move and can be had for $11 million from Fenerbahce.


In the vein of Pogba back to Manchester United, it seems Chelsea would like to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Everton. The Liverpool Echo says Antonio Conte would like to see if approximately $65 million would turn Everton’s head despite the Toffees reported price of close to $100 million.

Everton bought him for about $37 million in 2014, and we wonder if Lukaku might not love the idea of joining fellow Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi at Stamford Bridge.


Not a rumor here: Damien Perquis went 90 minutes for Toronto FC under three weeks ago, but the 32-year-old Polish back has decided to move to England. Perquis will join Nottingham Forest, his first foray into the UK.


The Panther is going to prowl in France next year, as Bafetimbi Gomis has been tipped for a loan from Swansea City to Marseille. Gomis joins Swans on a free from Lyon in 2014, and footmercato.net says the move is coming within 48 hours.