Five future Premier League stars from Spain v Chile

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all have an interest in players who could be in the Premier League next season.

Spain take on Chile this evening in one of the most important games of the World Cup so far.

If the Netherlands get a win against Australia then the Spanish will be staring at a potential end to their defence of the title, if Chile get on top and manage to steal any sort of win against Vincente Del Bosque’s team.

We’ve taken a look at five players across both teams who could be playing in the Premier League next season.

Alexis Sanchez – Chile

Sanchez is arguably Chile’s most important player. The winger provides a real threat down either side of the Chilean midfield and also brings a great deal of experience to the table for a 25-year-old.

The two main Premier League sides linked with making moves for him have been Liverpool and Manchester United. He scored 19 goals and produced 12 assists in La Liga last season, which is a superb return.

Arturo Vidal – Chile

The Juventus striker is one of the key players for Chile’s midfield. He’s one of the only players they have who can unlock a defence in a split second and also get forward regularly throughout a game to support the attack and prevent the main striker from becoming isolated.

Unsurprisingly Juve are playing hard ball over any potential move away, slapping huge price tags on Vidal’s head. That shouldn’t be a major surprise as he bagged 11 goals and six assists from his Serie A performances last season.

Javi Martinez – Spain

Martinez is one of the most versatile defensive players that Spain have available. He’s capable of protecting the back four or dropping into a centre-back position. He’s regularly played in the heart of the Spanish back four in training sessions under Del Bosque.

Arsenal are the most likely side to make a move for him with reports of a potential £20 million offer. It would be bad news for Mathieu Flamini but would allow Mikel Arteta to move slightly further forward into a more central midfield role at the Gunners.

Pedro – Spain

Pedro is similar to Sanchez in the respect that he’s a great attacking threat and can play down either side of the midfield. Brought up at Barcelona, his technique is close to flawless and he produced 15 goals and ten assists in La Liga.

Liverpool feature yet again, with Brendan Rodgers seemingly keen to sign a player to use down the left hand side of his team. That would allow him to consolidate Philippe Coutinho in a number ten role and allow Daniel Sturridge to work on his partnership with Luis Suarez.

Cesc Fabregas – Spain

Fabregas’ ability to step into the middle of a team and pull the strings doesn’t need to be sold. It will be interesting to see if he plays further forward as a false number nine following speculation earlier today that Del Bosque may consider dropping Diego Costa in attack.

There’s real Premier League interest here because Fabregas has just joined Chelsea and should Costa avoid the axe, it’ll be a chance for Blues fans to watch their new midfielder play with the striker tipped to join them after the World Cup.

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