Bale, Rooney, Suarez; three transfer sagas, three injuries - Coincidence?

Is there more to the apparent injuries picked up by these Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool players?

This summer three transfer sagas have dominated the footballing headlines here in the UK. The three players involved are also, perhaps, three of the biggest names in the world game right now - playing for three of the biggest teams in the country.

Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale.

And it appears that all three members of this trio want a move.

In the case of Suarez that can now be quoted as verbatim. He issued a statement Tuesday night that clarified his desire to play Champions League football next season - leaving Arsenal and, potentially, Real Madrid licking their lips in anticipation.

Wayne Rooney is reportedly ‘angry and confused’ about his treatment at the club - and the suggestion is he wants a move to Chelsea.

As for Bale - he himself has been more guarded over his future.

But I do now think his absence speaks volumes - as rumours begin to gather momentum that he does indeed fancy a Spanish switch.

In fact, the absence of all three of them now seems a little too convenient for me personally.

Now of course this is my opinion, and I do not claim to know any inside information here, I just think it is a simple case of if the boot fits.

All three are linked with transfers and all three are currently out with injury problems.

Bale, no doubt, was originally injured.

But he was supposed to be back by now - yet his gluteal contusion fails to recover in time.

Rooney first injured his hamstring - which again could have been true. But his latest shoulder injury arrived just in time for the friendly against AIK.

Luis Suarez has featured for Liverpool this summer but as it became increasingly clear he wanted a move he picked up a foot injury - ruling him out of their tie in Norway against Valerenga.

Maybe I am a sucker for conspiracy theories or maybe not - but could all three just be sitting out the games so they don’t get badly injured? Or so they can consider their future? Or that old clichéd favourite - their heads aren’t in the right place?

What do you think? Clutching at straws or are these three not as rooted to the treatment table as we might be led to believe?

Here's Brendan Rodgers explaining Suarez's injury:

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