6 outrageous transfer rumours currently doing the rounds

  • Erling Haaland has been linked with Barcelona
  • Alexander Isak is reportedly a target for Chelsea
  • The most ridiculous rumours so far this summer
Two strikers who've been linked with moves
Two strikers who've been linked with moves / Crystal Pix/MB Media/Contributor and Mike Hewitt / Staff

Although Euro 2024 is dominating the headlines at the moment, the transfer rumour mill is still chugging along in the background.

And, as expected, the rumour mill is conjuring up some utterly ridiculous stories.

From the biggest clubs in world being linked to Hull City players, to world class forwards being linked with clubs with zero pounds and zero pence in the bank, we've every type of lunacy thus far this month.

Here's our picks for the most outrageous rumours of the 2024 summer transfer window so far:

Alvaro Morata to Man Utd

Alvaro Morata
Morata has captained Spain at Euro 2024 / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

The rumour

According to Turkish website Sabah, Manchester United are interested in activating a €12m release clause to sign Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid this summer.

Our take

A Turkish outlet linking a La Liga player with a Premier League club always screams 'this is never happening in a million, billion, trillion years'.

However while this deal does scream that too, it actually does make a bit of sense.

For United, Morata is in that sweet spot of being good enough to contribute when called upon, but also not being good enough or young enough to take too much of Rasmus Hojlund's minutes up top. He's also reportedly quite affordable too.

United could do a lot worse.

Amadou Onana to Bayern Munich

Amadou Onana
Is he good enough? / James Baylis - AMA/GettyImages

The rumour

The Telegraph are reporting that Bayern Munich are set to step up their efforts to sign Everton's Amadou Onana this summer.

Our take

There are two big questions surrounding this rumoured deal:

  1. Is Onana a viable alternative to Joao Palhinha?
  2. Is Onana even good enough to play for Bayern Munich?

The answer to both right now is probably 'no'. The towering midfielder is a different type of player to Palhinha, who sweeps up play effectively in front of the defence, and he's rarely shown that he can get to the next level required to play for a top club like Bayern.

It would be quite the step up from playing at Everton.

Alexander Isak to Chelsea

Alexander Isak
Isak is a leading Premier League striker / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

The rumour

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are ready to break their own £115m Premier League record fee in order to poach Alexander Isak from Newcastle United.

Our take

In a pre-PSR world, this may have made a semblance of sense.

But we don't live in a pre-PSR world, we live in the real world.

In the real world Chelsea are currently focused on selling players in order to not earn themselves a points deduction ahead of the 2024/25 season.

This is not a deal that'll happen.

Jaden Philogene to Barcelona

Jaden Philogene-Bidace
Yes, a Hull City player / George Wood/GettyImages

The rumour

Relevo are reporting that Barcelona have entered talks with Hull City over potentially signing Jaden Philogene, who they view as an alternative target if a deal for Nico Williams falls through.

Our take

Yes, a Hull City player has been linked with Barcelona.

Yes, that is very, very, very strange.

Mats Hummels to Mallorca

Mats Hummels
Heading to a place in the sun? / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

The rumour

The Mallorca Zeitung are reporting that Mats Hummels is ready to take a huge pay cut in order to join Mallorca after leaving Borussia Dortmund as a free agent.

Our take

Hummels to Mallorca...no not on holiday.

With all due respect to Mallorca, moving from the UEFA Champions League finalists to a team that finished 15th in La Liga would be quite the step down for the veteran defender.

Erling Haaland to Barcelona

Erling Haaland
A strange one / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

The rumour

According to Sport, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is trying to sign Erling Haaland as part of his re-election campaign.

Our take

Erling Haaland, arguably the most valuable footballer in the world today, joining arguably the most financially decrepit football club in the world today.

Somehow, the maths just doesn't quite add up for us.