Summer Transfer Rumours:15 Most Skilled Players Set to Move and Where They'll Go
The summer transfer window is fast approaching and there will be some pretty skilled players moving from team to team.
As the various leagues in Europe draw to a close and it becomes obvious where teams will end up, players and teams alike will be making up their minds as what will be best for them.
The players on this list are ones that, for the most part, are certain to leave their club or they will otherwise be strongly linked to a move, whether or not it is their preference. These are rumours after all.
Some of these players will have a number of suitors when the time comes and for others their is only one destination.
Here are 15 skilled players who may be on the move and their possible destinations.
Lukas Podolski: Arsenal
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Still, it seems Arsenal are the front-runners for his signature and it may just be a matter of time before Podolski joins the Gunners.
Eden Hazard: Manchester United, City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool
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Ever since his declaration that England will be his destination in the summer, it is a case of which big club will sign Eden Hazard.
Goal.com reported on Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp's interest in the Belgian youngster but it really is anyone's game.
Liverpool may be out of the race considering Damien Comolli's statement that there will not be a lot of spending this summer.
Marco Reus: Borussia Dortmund
This deal is already done as ESPN Soccernet reported earlier this year.
Marco Reus' incoming arrival at Borussia Dortmund strengthens the team and makes them an even more exciting team to watch next season.
Loic Remy: Tottenham
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Tottenham seems to be the main option for French striker Loic Remy at the moment.
The Olympique Marseille striker recently claimed, as reported by the International Business Times, that he wouldn't be thinking about his future until after Euro 2012 with Italy or England his preferred destinations.
That would still leave Tottenham with a lot of time to sign him. Harry Redknapp did show some interest in the striker during the January transfer window.
Carlos Tevez: AC Milan, Inter Milan, PSG, Corinthians, Anzhi Makhachkala
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Carlos Tevez may be on the verge of a Manchester City comeback, but that doesn't mean he won't exit the club in the summer.
Nicolas Gaitan: Manchester United, Manchester City
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According to Tribalfootball.com, Benfica was willing to sell its Argentinean starlet Nicolas Gaitan.
Gaitan has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City with Goal.com even reporting that United had reached some sort of agreement with the club.
Gaitan himself has previously stated his interest in joining Manchester United.
Jan Vertonghen: Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Manchester United
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The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal may now be the favourites to sign Jan Vertonghen from Ajax.
The Belgian defender has also been linked with Tottenham, Newcastle and Manchester United in recent times. If Arsenal does end up winning the battle for his signature, he would join fellow Belgian international Thomas Vermaelen at the club.
Wesley Sneijder: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea
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Wesley Sneijder has been linked with Manchester United for the longest while but it seems they will have some competition in the summer.
Goal.com reports that Sneijder is interested in a summer move to England. United may not be as interested as before considering their options in midfield, but the remaining two clubs could be set to battle it out for the Dutch playmaker.
Junior Hoilett: Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool
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Hoilett has yet to sign a new deal with Blackburn, and the Premier League's bigger clubs are just waiting to capture the talented youngster on what would be a very cheap deal.
Fernando Llorente: Barcelona, Manchester City, Tottenham
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Fernando Llorente is player that has been linked with a lot of top clubs in the past few years and it is no different this year.
According to Talksport.com, Barcelona, Manchester City and Tottenham are interested in the striker and may look to add him to their squads in the summer.
If Athletic Bilbao doesn't solidify a European position by the end of the season, Llorente could be tempted to make a move.
Gonzalo Higuain: Juventus, Manchester City, Chelsea
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According to Goal.com, Gonzalo Higuain may be moving on to Italy in the summer.
Higuain's agent has mentioned the possibilities of talks between the player and Juventus in may.
"It's a bit early now, but my son and I will be ready to open talks with Juventus in May," the 24-year-old's father said to Tuttosport.
While other clubs may have been interested in the player in the past, it seems Higuain has Juventus set as his next destination if he feels the need to leave Real Madrid.
Alexandre Pato: PSG
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Alexandre Pato declined a move to PSG in the January transfer window, but it seems the French club's interest has not decreased.
Pato's former boss, Carlo Ancelotti, is reportedly keen on seeing the player make a move to France. If AC Milan renews its interest in Carlos Tevez as previously mentioned, Pato could be prompted to make the move to France after all.
Paul Pogba: Juventus
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After signing Ouasim Bouy in January, Juventus seems set to bring another young, talented midfielder to its team.
The Daily Mail recently reported that a deal has been concluded and Alex Ferguson's remarks to Sky Sports indicate that this may very well be true and the Manchester United manager may have lost another one of his top prospects.
Matias Suarez: Arsenal, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City
Matias Suarez was reported to have signed a pre-contract agreement with Arsenal earlier this year. Since nothing official has come about in that regard, we can assume he is still available to all comers.
According to Talksport.com, that is very much the case as Arsenal will face competition from the likes of Juventus and Manchester City for the player.
Arsenal's interest may decrease considering their strong position with Lukas Podolski, but Suarez will apparently continue to be on the radar of some of Europe's top clubs.
Luis Suarez: PSG
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A move away from Liverpool may be the best thing for Luis Suarez and it seems that it may happen come the summer.
While there are certainly other clubs that would be interested, with their financial power and the fact that Diego Lugano, Suarez's Uruguayan teammate and captain, remains at the club, PSG may be the front-runners for his signature in the summer.