Five big Premier League summer transfer targets

The top clubs in the Premier League are getting ready to make some big-name signings in order to reinforce their respective squads for next season.

With Brazil 2014 right around the corner, football’s most valuable and sought-after shop window is about to open, with the Premier League’s elite clubs looking to bolster their squads.

Chelsea must look to solve their striker crisis, with Liverpool and Arsenal aiming to strengthen again in light of vastly improved seasons.

Manchester City will attempt to win back-to-back Premier League titles, while newly named Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will open the war chest in order to avoid a second disastrous season at Old Trafford.

Here are five of the biggest Premier League transfers that could take place this summer.

Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid)

Diego Costa has been in scintillating form this season therefore it’s no surprise that he has been linked with a number of top European clubs. Chelsea appear to be leading the chase, with speculation that a verbal agreement is already in place. The La Liga star will no doubt be an exceptional signing for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Paul Pogba (Juventus)

Pogba could be on his way back to Manchester after an impressive campaign with Serie A champions Juventus. However, it could be Manchester City rather than his former club Manchester United FC coming in to prize him away from Turin. With growing uncertainty of Yaya Toure’s future at the club, the Frenchman could be seen as an ideal replacement for City’s midfield general. However, it does not seem very likely that Juventus will let him go.

Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona)

Fabregas’ future at Barcelona has been called into question in recent weeks, and there are suggestions that he could be sold. It has been reported that the Catalan giants could be open to selling the Spain international for a transfer fee in the region of £35 million. Manchester United are said to be keen on Fabregas, while Arsenal are apparently also on alert.

Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona)

The 25-year-old Chilean international scored 19 league goals for Barcelona in 2013-14, with only Lionel Messi scoring more than him for the Spanish giants. With Liverpool monitoring the winger’s situation, he could prove to be a more experienced signing and a valuable mentor to the young Raheem Sterling.

Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich)

Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos is another target for manager Louis van Gaal in a bid to revamp United’s lacklustre midfield. The Red Devils’ hierarchy are reportedly keen on the German midfielder, but the Bundesliga champions will attempt to resist any offer, creating what could be one of many expected transfer sagas this summer. The 24-year-old himself has said that he expects to stay at Bayern for one more season at least, but until the transfer window slams shut, speculation over his future will continue.

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