Top five summer transfer predictions (including Arsenal and Tottenham)

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I’m going to go out on a limb and make some relatively bold predictions on this summer’s movers and shakers in the transfer market involving Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Here are my top five...

1) Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich)

This one is a no-brainer. He’s not staying at Dortmund. Manchester United don’t need him. Pep Guardiola wants him. Done deal. Sort of.

Chance: 99.9%

2) Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina to Arsenal)

This one looks on the cards but Manchester City may well swipe him away from the Gunners at the last minute, as they’ll likely require a replacement for Carlos Tevez, not to mention Mario Balotelli.

The way he’s been talking in the media recently, I’d say Arsenal are the favourites to secure his services. He’s been delivering all the right soundbites for a new signing.

I wouldn’t be remotely surprised to see him unveiled as Arsene Wenger’s marquee signing as soon as the window opens in July.

Chance: 90%

3) Christian Eriksen (Ajax to Liverpool)

This one has been building momentum and picked up pace dramatically in recent weeks. I think it’s still too early to say but the deal would make sense for all parties involved.

His contract with the Dutch champions expires next year and I have good reason to believe he’s Premier League-bound. Manchester United have been linked as well but they’ve already got Shinji Kagawa and he’s a very similar player.

Ajax director Marc Overmars has confirmed that the Reds have been scouting him and he’s reasonably priced so he’d been an ideal candidate to add some creativity to Brendan Rodgers’ attack.

Chance: 80%

4) Mamadou Sakho (PSG to Arsenal)

This one hasn’t been mooted since it reared its head in January – Sakho is currently third choice central defender at PSG and hasn’t exactly bitten his tongue when it comes to making his feelings known on that subject.

Arsenal will likely need to find permanent replacements for both Johan Djourou and Sebastian Squillacci and Arsene Wenger has a rich tradition of exporting Ligue 1’s finest.

His contract expires conveniently in 2014 and so he will most likely be sold this summer. He could end up at Liverpool, as a replacement for either Jamie Carragher or Martin Skrtel but my money is on him playing in the red of Arsenal next term.

Chance: 75%

5) Son Heung-Min (Hamburg to Tottenham)

This one has been doing the rounds since January and has yet to subside – Tottenham need another forward. Hamburg need to sell to the highest bidder and the player wants a ‘big move’.

Chance: 70%

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