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# Transfer Gossip
The Departures Lounge: your daily lunchtime transfer round-up
And yes, before you ask, Cesc Fabregas has once again been linked with Barcelona.

EVERY DAY, TRANSFER gossip is seeming more and more like a case of déjà vu, with Samir Nasri once again linked with a controversial move from Arsenal to Premiership rivals Man United.

And yes, before you ask, Cesc Fabregas has once again been linked with Barcelona. Marca reports that the Spanish club have offered 30 million euros, in addition to Bojan Krkic and Thiago Alcantara.

Arsenal, who if all these rumours are to believed will have an entirely different team next season, will begin the rebuilding process by investing in Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, along with Gary Cahill, Chris Samba and Lille players, Gervinho and Eden Hazard.

Meanwhile, Gael Clichy will join the likes of Fabregas and Nasri by moving away from the club – to the disappointment of no one. Liverpool will reportedly add to their recent spending spree by signing the Arsenal left-back.

In addition, Abou Diaby, the one player who Arsenal can’t sell (not that they’d want to or anything) has admitted to a sin far more grave than a transfer request – he owns a Tottenham shirt, which he has even admitted to wearing from time to time. Something tells me the Arsenal fans won’t be chanting his name anytime soon.

Fulham boss Martin Jol will make a bid for Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, in addition to attempting to bring an end to Robbie Keane’s Tottenham misery.

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Tottenham will look to replace Keane with Sunderland’s Asamoah Gyan, with Harry Redknapp looking to offload Peter Crouch as well. Perhaps he was less than impressed with the striker’s meagre tally of 4 goals in 29 league games last season.

Villa’s Ashley Young is getting married at the weekend - possibly in celebration of his imminent move to Man United.

Finally, in what is surely the most astounding transfer news of the summer, Tomasz Kuszczak is set to leave Man United due to lack of first-team opportunities. Who would’ve thought it?