10 players who could be on the move before the Transfer Window...

10 players who could be on the move before the Transfer Window closes

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There is always a late surge in activity in the English Premier League transfer window and this summer will be no different.

Deals concluded over the coming days could have a major bearing on the season ahead, so it’s worth contemplating any potential moves before having any long-term Premier League bets via Paddy Power mobile or your chosen brand.

Joe Hart

Current club: Manchester City

Possible destination: Everton

After a disastrous showing for England at Euro 2016, Joe Hart found himself overlooked for Manchester City’s opening game of the Premier League campaign against Sunderland and their Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.

With Everton looking for a long-term successor to Tim Howard, a move to Goodison Park could suit all parties, particularly with Hart’s England place in jeopardy.

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Shkodran Mustafi

Current club: Valencia

Possible destination: Arsenal

A 4-3 home defeat to Liverpool highlighted just how short of defensive options Arsenal are at present and emphasised the need to address the issue before the close of the transfer window.

Despite some rumours that the deal is dead, the name at the top of the Gunners wish-list would still appear to be Shkodran Mustafi.

Shkodran Mustafi
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Jose Fonte

Current club: Southampton

Possible destination: Manchester United

Jose Fonte is looking for a last big contract and having been a key member of Portugal’s successful Euro 2016 campaign, he’s now in a position to secure such a deal.

A move to the Manchester United is a distinct possibility, given that Jorge Mendes is the agent of both Fonte and Jose Mourinho and has plenty of previous when it comes to doing deals with the Red Devils.

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Roberto Pereyra

Current club: Juventus

Possible destination: Watford

Argentinian attacking midfielder Roberto Pereyra was only a bit-part player for Juventus last season, so a move for the 25-year-old was always likely.

Watford will be well aware of Pereyra from his time at Udinese (the Pozzo family’s other club) and a fee of around £13 million should seal the deal, with the only issue being the terms of the contract.

 

RomeluLukaku

Current club: Everton

Possible destination: Chelsea

Signed by the Toffees from Chelsea for £28 million two years ago, it was widely believed that Everton had paid a premium for RomeluLukaku.  After a couple of prolific seasons on Merseyside and transfer fees spiralling ever higher, Everton are seeking well over double what they paid before they consider selling.

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KalidouKoulibaly

Current club: Napoli

Possible destination: Chelsea

With John Terry being in the twilight of his career and Kurt Zouma still recovering from injury, Chelsea look short in central defence.

Senegal’s KalidouKoulibaly was a regular for Napoli last term, so a transfer fee somewhere north of £40 million will be required to secure the services of the 25-year-old.

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Christian Benteke

Current club: Liverpool

Possible destination: Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke’s move to Liverpool for £32.5 million from Aston Villa last summer simply hasn’t worked out and he is clearly surplus to requirements.

Crystal Palace remain front-runners for the Belgian, despite having had two bids rejected.  A third offer will surely be forthcoming.

Christian Benteke
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Alexandre Lacazette

Current club: Lyon

Possible destination: Arsenal

A £30 million bid has already been rejected by Lyon for Alexandre Lacazette and a hat-trick on the opening day of the Ligue 1 season will only have increased their valuation of him.

Lacazette seems keen on a move though and with Arsenal in need of more firepower, this is a deal that could still be concluded before the end of the month.

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Nemanja Nikolic

Current club: Legia Warsaw

Possible destination: Hull City

Rarely has a Premier League club been more in need of new recruits than Hull City, with at least half-a-dozen new players needed by the end of the month.

One player who would fit the bill is Legia Warsaw’s Nemanja Nikolic.  The Hungarian striker was top-goalscorer in the Polish Ekstraklasa last season with 28 goals.  At a reported £3 million, he would be a low-cost addition.

Nemanja Nikolic
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Marcelo Brozovic

Current club: Inter Milan

Possible destination: Stoke City

Midfielder Marcelo Brozovic seems certain to leave Inter Milan by the end of the current transfer window, with Stoke City leading the hunt for the Croatian’s signature.

Inter are looking to cash-in on Brozovic, but refuse to sell to Serie A rivals Juventus, meaning a switch to the Premier League looks a distinct possibility.

Marcelo Brozovic
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