11 Transfer Rumours We're Bloody Sick of Reading About This Summer

Summers are all about transfer rumours and we get over-excited when reading about the players that our clubs are linked to. However there is just not enough content to keep up with the relentless demand in the media each day so some stories seem to get recycled on a level that is starting to drive football fans up the wall. Tired of the same old transfer rumours? So are we, and to keep you clawing at the walls just a little bit more, here's a reminder of the 11 rumours that just won't go away...

Kylian Mbappe

It was supposed to be the Kylian Mbappe summer, but out of nowhere Neymar stole the limelight from the French teenage sensation. However, it has not stopped the conveyor belt of stories reported on the striker's next move, following his breakthrough season with Monaco.

While Real Madrid were expected to break the world record for Mbappe, it now appears that Ligue 1 rivals are most likely to snap up the 18-year-old. Either way Kylian, just leave or stay so we can stop reading about you.

Fed-up rating: 9/10

Riyad Mahrez

Ever since his title-winning heroics for Leicester City two seasons ago, Riyad Mahrez has been a man in demand and you will be hard-pressed to think of a European club who has NOT been reported to be interested in the Algerian winger.

Roma have pressed aggressively to sign Mahrez this summer, while Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool remain suggested destinations. Somehow, the 26-year-old remains part of the Foxes, whose fans must be tired of seeing news of their club only related to his future.

Fed-up rating: 7/10

Virgil van Dijk

Another player whose name has just not gone away, despite his club constantly stating that he is not for sale. Virgil van Dijk's future could be dependant on a domino theory, where one transfer leads to many more.

Liverpool are long-term admirers of the Dutch centre-back but were penalised for illegally tapping him up. In their absence a number of other clubs also entered the frame and Southampton's capture of Wesley Hoedt this week means van Dijk will once again feature in the news.

Fed-up rating: 10/10

Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez's 'injury' has stopped him returning to first-team action for Arsenal, but unless you've been living under a rock since May, it is hard not expect that the Chilean's undecided future in North London is somehow connected.

From Manchester City and Bayern Munich to Paris Saint-Germain and even a return to Barcelona, almost every big club across Europe has been linked to the world-class forward, and each day sees a new statement from Arsene Wenger on the saga.

Fed-up rating: 10/10

Diego Costa

One thing is for sure about Diego Costa, he will not be featuring for Chelsea this season. Or will he? Let's not forget that the Spanish striker had a similar bust-up with Antonio Conte midway through last season, before reconciling as the Blues won the title.

This time round the situation seems more irreparable and with Costa demanding a move to Atletico Madrid, who are banned from making signings until January, all kinds of rumours have emerged over his short-term future.

Fed-up rating: 9/10

Philippe Coutinho

Fair play to Liverpool for sticking with their guns and rejecteing any advances from Barcelona, after the Catalan club clearly identified Coutinho to join Dembele on the post-Neymar shopping list.

This rumour will undoubtedly go down to the wire and most of us will be urging the Reds to just accept a British record-breaking bid for Brazilian so we don't need to see his name anymore on our newsfeeds.

Fed-up rating: 9/10

Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona were in the hunt for Ousmane Dembele during his days at Rennes and again made their interest in the French winger clear after his first season in the German top flight with Dortmund.

Yet, once Neymar's move to PSG became a thing, Dembele's name popped up everywhere and the story went into overdrive. Reports of the youngster going AWOL has left everyone guessing what will happen next.

Fed-up rating: 5/10

Ivan Perisic

Pretty much only Manchester United have been chasing Ivan Perisic since the 2016/17 season ended and although at times it looked as if the Croatian international would be unveiled at Old Trafford, he remains on the books of I Nerazzurri.

It's getting beyond ridiculous seeing a story involving the industrious winger and Jose Mourinho's side, with Inter seemingly now intent on keeping their star. Yet, don't be surprised to see his name remain in the gossip section as deadline day draws near.

Fed-up rating: 7/10

Alex Sandro

Chelsea had earmarked Alex Sandro early on in the transfer window as a priority signing and they spent the best part of July chasing the Juventus full-back, meaning the Brazilian was always being spoken about ahead of a proposed move to the Premier League.

However, valuation disagreements and the Old Lady's insistence on keeping the explosive 26-year-old in Turin seem to have prevented the transfer from happening, but ironically not the rumours.

Fed-up rating: 4/10

Ross Barkley

It was clear by the end of the last season that Ross Barkely's relationship with Everton boss Ronald Koeman was deteriorating and a move over the summer looked almost a certainty as both Spurs and Arsenal kept tabs on the midfielder.

Yet, with two games already played in the Premier League, Barkley remains a Toffee and although an injury is not helping progress on his exit from Goodison Park that has not stopped his name continuously appearing in the back pages.

Fed-up rating: 3/10

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Having established himself as a genuine contender to Rovert Lewandowski's crown as the Bundesliga's top marksman, Borussia Dortmund were always going to have a hard task on their hands in keeping the Gabon international at the Signal Iduna Park.

BVB declared that Aubameyang was going absolutely nowhere earlier this summer, but that did not stop the 28-year-old from being linked with a return to former club and free-spender AC Milan consistently.

Fed-up rating: 4/10

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