Rumour ratings: Januzaj to leave United; Chelsea to make double signing

Adnan Januzaj could be leaving Old Trafford, while Chelsea are eyeing up deals for Kostas Manolas and Romelu Lukaku, and Liverpool are in the market for a left-back…

With just a few weeks to go before the start of the English Premier League, the transfer market is hotting up. But which stories are just rumours, and which ones might actually happen?

Manolas off to Chelsea (Daily Star)


Roma president James Pallotta has expressed his confidence that Kostas Manolas will snub a potential move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Manchester United believed to be interested.

The Greek centre back is hot property, and Chelsea are said to be eager to add defensive reinforcements.

Rumour rating: 4/10. Manolas’ agent has been doing a lot of talking on the matter, but that’s probably all it is.

Lukaku to rejoin Chelsea (Football365)


Sticking with the Blues and a rumour that just won’t go away, Romelu Lukaku appears determined to leave Everton in search of European football.

The Belgian began life in the Premier League with Chelsea, and it’s Stamford Bridge that he reportedly has his sights set on once more as he feels he has ‘unfinished business’ in London.

Rumour rating: 5/10. Lukaku is likely to leave Everton, but Chelsea might not be his final destination.

Januzaj to Sunderland (Daily Mail)


In case you were stranded on a remote island over the weekend, David Moyes has been appointed the new Sunderland boss, replacing new England manager Sam Allardyce.

The Scot faces a tough task to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League, and he’s reportedly planning to bring in reinforcements from his former club, Manchester United.

Adnan Januzaj is the man Moyes has his eye on, with the young Belgian still struggling to make his mark at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho believed to be open to letting him leave on loan.

Rumour rating: 7/10. If Januzaj was smart he would jump on this. While a loan move to Sunderland isn’t particularly glamorous, it provides the 21-year-old with the chance to prove he can crack it in the Premier League.

Reds to move for Willems (Liverpool Echo)


Liverpool are in the market for a left-back, with Jurgen Klopp keen to provide Alberto Moreno with some competition, particularly with youngster Brad Smith appearing to be on his way to Bournemouth.

Reports on Sunday have now suggested that the Reds are lining up a £13m offer for PSV left-back Jetro Willems.

Rumour rating: 8/10. Liverpool need a left-back and Willems is young, talented and not too expensive; it seems like the perfect fit.