Michael Owen to Chelsea, Xabi Alonso to Arsenal and Robbie Keane to Spurs

24 days until the window is flung open

Michael Owen

With the focus in today’s papers being on the football that took place this weekend, transfer rumours have taken a backseat and the majority of the stories have just regurgitated some of your favourite rumours from the summer. Here’s the pick of the bunch:

Michael Owen to Chelsea
Despite spending most of his three years and four months at Newcastle on the treatment table, Owen has an amazing goalscoring record of 28 goals in 50 starts for the struggling club. The striker confirmed this weekend that his contract talks had halted five or six months ago, which apparently prompted a tired Luiz Felipe Scolari to take notice.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: It’s hard to see Chelsea gambling on him and even if they were interested in January, Ashley has history for detracting bidders with a ridiculous asking price!

Xabi Alonso to Arsenal
One of the summer’s most popular transfer stories has made a dramatic comeback after an Arsenal scout was spotted watching Liverpool at Ewood Park on Saturday. Of course this would have had nothing to do with the fact the two clubs clash in the Premier League in a fortnight.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter:
Alonso has played an important part in Liverpool’s rise to the top spot so they would be stupid to sell

Robbie Keane to Tottenham
This rumour has gathered momentum over the weekend and the Daily Mirror have today reported that Spurs want to offer £5 million plus Jamie O’Hara and arguably their best player this season Aaron Lennon in an attempt to get their former vice-captain back from Liverpool.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Spurs might want Keane back but not at Lennon’s expense

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