With the final weekend of the Premier League season almost upon us, chairmen up and down the country will be bracing themselves for their manager’s transfer wish lists this summer.
As well as preparing for long drawn out sagas over whether or not their prize assets will be lured away to bigger clubs.
The world of football readies itself as the transfer window is about to re-open.
The papers have been speculating about which players will end up at which clubs for months and we will soon find out what was fact and what was fiction.
Pelligrini wants Isco at City
Today’s main transfer rumours include Man City will sign Spanish wonder kid Isco, if his current Malaga boss does take over at the Etihad, but Pellegrini will also need to find a replacement for Sergio Aguero who is determined to leave the club.
Wayne Rooney has apparently performed a u-turn and stated that he wants to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place in the team under new manager, David Moyes. Which is just as well since the rumours of Bayern Munich wanting to sign him have been rubbished by their sporting director Matthias Sammer.
Chelsea and City to go to war
Chelsea are ready to do battle with Man City for Napoli hotshot Edinson Cavani in what may well be the biggest transfer saga this summer. With two of the richest sides in the world entering a bidding war against each other, Cavani’s price could be driven up past the €50m mark.
Liverpool are expecting a bid from Barcelona for their Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina, but will demand Cristian Tello moving in the opposite direction to Anfield is part on any deal done.
Will Baines follow Moyes to Utd?
Elsewhere amongst the top Premier League clubs, Man United’s new boss David Moyes is likely to try and get Leighton Baines to follow him out of Goodison to replace Patrice Evra and Arsene Wenger may try and and and land Everton’s powerhouse Marouane Fellaini to add some more steel to his midfield.
Tottenham will go head to head with Italian side Inter Milan in the race to get Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo.
What is true and what is not it is too early to say but no doubt it will be another exciting summer with the likelihood that the Premier League sides will break their own spending record of over £500m in a single tranfer window.