La Liga's biggest transfer rumours - True or false?

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As the summer transfer window finally opens for business, La Liga clubs can start making good, or not, on any of the rumours that have been flying around for the last few weeks.

Some will have an element of truth attached, having been leaked by player agents, often in the hope of a better deal for their clients. Some will just be newspaper tittle tattle with no grain of truth whatsoever.

Let's take a look at three deals that have been mooted and what the likelihood is of them completing successfully...

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Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid to Manchester United

What we do know about any proposed transfer for Sergio Ramos is that Manchester United have made a confirmed bid of £28.6m.

Sid Lowe of The Guardian also notes that "sources close to the player" admit that he has asked to leave Real Madrid.

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Perhaps most interestingly, there has been no official comment from player or club at this stage, although Madrid are known to value the player at somewhere in the €100m bracket, which would curtail any thoughts of a move.

An offer of a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu isn't yet forthcoming which is what has largely hastened this move.

True or false: True

Arda Turan - Atletico Madrid to Barcelona

Atleti's 28-year-old Turkish midfielder has given the biggest hint yet that he is on his way out of the Vicente Calderon. Tweeting at the weekend, Turan noted that his agent is talking to three to four clubs and he will update everyone if a deal is reached.

Outgoing Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is known to have secured the services of a La Liga midfielder, whom he will announce in the lead up to the club's elections for a new president, which are due to take place on July 18.

Putting two and two together in this situation makes five. Turan just isn't the right type of player for the Catalans and is far more likely to sign for Chelsea or a club that desires the players' aggressive skill set.

True or false: False

Juan Cuadrado - Chelsea to Barcelona

It was only a few months ago when it seemed that Barca were prepared to enter a bidding war to secure the services of Colombian Juan Cuadrado.

The Catalans decided at the time not to invest and after an extremely poor start to his time at Chelsea, Barca's unwillingness to sign the player appears to have been the right decision.

According to various reports, the Blues have cheekily offered the player to Barca for the same price which they paid, but with Barca having already secured Aleix Vidal from Sevilla and tied Dani Alves to a new deal, this isn't going anywhere.

True or false: False

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