With new managers set for Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and seemingly Manchester United, this is going to be a bonkers summer for transfer rumors.
Think of the names that could depart Premier League clubs, let alone join from other countries; The futures of Eden Hazard, Christian Benteke and Yaya Toure appear elsewhere, but what about Diego Costa, David Silva and players of that ilk?
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Gonzalo Higuain has been tipped for Chelsea, but Le Parisien says the Argentine star could be part of the plan to replace Zlatan Ibrahomivic at PSG. Higuain scored a Serie A record 36 goals at Napoli this season, and the asking price is said to be close to $100 million. With Zlatan leaving, PSG won’t be shy about making a splashy statement of intent.
With 24-year-old Joel Matip already en route to Liverpool, could the Reds be looking to make it a German pair of center backs for the long-term? According to the Liverpool Echo, Hoffenheim’s Niklas Sule, 20, is said to be a target of Jurgen Klopp‘s, and another rumor has the Reds looking to Leicester for a man to sit in front of them: Danny Drinkwater.
The Bundesliga invasion of England could also include Leroy Sane, as Pep Guardiola is said to think $50 million is a-okay to bring the Schalke prospect to Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger is admittedly in the market for something we all knew he was already in the market for: another striker. Danny Welbeck‘s long-term absence has keyed Arsenal’s pursuit of Southampton’s Sadio Mane, who’s not quite a striker but perhaps fits the bill according to the London Evening Standard. The Independent says the Gunners are prepared to make Alvaro Morata their highest paid player, with the 23-year-old netting 36 goals in the last three seasons between Real Madrid and Juventus.