Here are the five biggest Premier League transfer sagas set to run this summer...
Liverpool have stood firm so far in the face of interest from Arsenal in the Uruguayan striker, but the rumours surrounding Suarez will likely run until either he leaves Anfield or the end of the window. Arsenal could make a third bid of around £42.5million this week, and the Gunners will be anxious to complete a deal quickly, in case Real Madrid enter the race for the striker.
However Real Madrid’s current sole focus is Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale, with reports that the Spanish club are prepared to pay a world record £85million for the forward. Recent speculation suggests that the Premier League Player of the Year is keen for his club to negotiate a move with Madrid, but Spurs are so far determined to repel all suitors.
The Bosnian striker has enjoyed a fine pre-season, but could find himself out of favour at Manchester City after the arrival of Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic. With Dzeko unlikely to be content reprising the role of super sub he was so effective as last season, a move could still be on the cards, with several top sides around Europe keen to sign a striker.
The England international is at loggerheads with Manchester United after recent comments from David Moyes suggested he was second choice to Robin Van Persie, and Jose Mourinho has made Rooney his primary target at Chelsea this summer. With two years left on his contract, Manchester United know they either have to sell Rooney, or perhaps face losing him at a reduced price next summer.
Everton fans will be counting the days until the 31st July, when Marouane Fellaini’s £23.5million release clause reportedly expires. However there is time for one of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to make a move still, and as Dan Coombs points out here on HITC, those clubs might still try and force through a move after the clause expires.
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