Premier League Transfer Rumours: 15 Strikers Linked to EPL Moves This Summer

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIMay 17, 2012

Premier League Transfer Rumours: 15 Strikers Linked to EPL Moves This Summer

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    The Premier League could see a number of new attacking faces this summer with a few strikers being linked to various clubs.

    Some teams like Liverpool are in need of help up top and could definitely sign some new players.

    These teams will be hopeful that any new signings can have the same immediate impact that players like Sergio Aguero, Papiss Cisse and Nikica Jelavic had.

    Here are 15 strikers linked to EPL moves this summer.

     



Ideye Brown

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    Goal.com reports that Chelsea is tracking Dinamo Kiev's Nigerian strike Ideye Brown. The article goes on to claim that Brown is thought to be a potential replacement for Didier Drogba if he does leave.

    The Sweeper has learned that Dinamo Kiev star Ideye Brown is one forward who has attracted attention from Chelsea after scoring 12 goals in 24 league appearances for the Ukrainian side this season following his move from Sochaux last summer.

    Signing a player like Brown would continue Chelsea's movement towards a younger squad.

Matias Suarez

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    According to Mirror Football, Liverpool, as well as West Bromwich, have been linked with a move for Matias Suarez.

    Arsenal and Everton were also linked with the player at one point, but both teams have already strengthened in that position.

    Suarez was recently named the Player of the Season in Belgium with his 12 league goals playing an important part in Anderlecht's league triumph.

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel

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    Ricky van Wolfswinkel has be linked to a number of top clubs in the EPL, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham all showing interest in the Dutch striker.

    Van Wolfswinkel scored 20 goals in 32 games for his team both domestically and in Europe. Liverpool and Tottenham could certainly use a player with his prowess in front of goal.

Jackson Martinez

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    The Daily Mail reported in April on Liverpool's interest in Colombian striker Jackson Martinez. The Reds will face competition from Porto for a player who has been in good form this season.

    Martinez would be a relatively cheap option for the Reds, but it would definitely be a risky move for the club.

Alessandro Del Piero

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    According to Talksport.com, Alessandro Del Piero may be set for a move to England with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and QPR said to be interested.

    Del Piero has been linked with a move to the MLS as well, but may certainly prefer a chance to continue playing at the highest levels in Europe.

Andre Schurrle

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    Chelsea have reportedly shown interest in German striker Andre Schurrle.

    The London club will be on the market for a lot of young talent and Schurrle definitely fits the bill. Despite his age, Schurrle has already played a number of games for the German national team and has experience in Europe as well.

    He is also versatile enough to play on the wings and would be a good option for the club.

Hulk

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    Chelsea have been linked with yet another attacker and this time it is the Porto forward Hulk. In late April, the Daily Mail reported that the London club was close to a deal, but nothing has been made official since.

    Hulk's transfer price kept him out of the hands of many top European clubs, but it seems that Chelsea's perseverance paid off and they may get the player for less than half his previously proposed fee.

    The player himself has stated he would be open to a move, which does make things easier.

Olivier Giroud

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    Olivier Giroud dreams of a Premier League move and may just get his wish this summer. According to the Daily Mail, both Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in the French forward.

    Arsenal already has Lukas Podolski as an attacking signing, but the possible sales of Chu Young Park and Marouane Chamakh could lead to increased interest from the London club.

    Liverpool are in need of a clinical striker and Giroud, who has scored 21 goals and added nine assists in Montpellier's Ligue 1 campaign, could be their man.

Luuk De Jong

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    Mirror Football reports that Luuk De Jong has been the subject of a lot of interest for five top Premier League clubs.

    De Jong has been in superb form for FC Twente this season and has contributed 29 goals in 35 games for his club. His club values him at £12.5 million, but that price could easily rise if a lot of suitors continue to keep their interest in the youngster.

Edinson Cavani

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    According to Talksport.com, Manchester City recently approached Napoli to talk about a deal for Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.

    Cavani scored 32 goals in 47 appearances for his team this season and would certainly add more firepower to a team that already had the highest goal total in the league.

Ezequiel Lavezzi

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    Edinson Cavani's teammate, Ezequiel Lavezzi, is also a transfer target for Manchester as well as Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

    The article mentions that recent problems between Lavezzi and the Napoli hierarchy has left a very tense situation at the club. They may not be able to hold on to the Argentinean star.

Robert Lewandowski

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    The Metro recently reported that Manchester United has shown an interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. He has been linked to the club and a few others in the past.

    Lewandowski has played a major role in Dortmund retaining the Bundesliga title with his 22 goals in the league campaign.

Gonzalo Higuain

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    With Gonzalo Higuain's situation at Madrid becoming a concern, the Metro reports that Chelsea may make a swoop for the player.

    Karim Benzema played well enough this season to keep Higuain on the bench for a good amount of games and Higuain has decided he may want to leave to see more playing time.

Mauro Caballero

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    Talksport.com reports that Chelsea could face a battle for reported target Mauro Caballero. The club's pursuit of the young Paraguayan striker is another confirmation of the team's change in policy.

    Unlike other young targets like Andre Schurrle, Caballero would be a long-term project and may probably see some time on loan before making his way to the first team.

Loic Remy

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    Spurs were linked with Loic Remy during the January transfer window and now, according to the Metro, Marseille may be willing to let the striker go in the summer.

    Marseille's financial situation means one or two player sales are almost certain and Remy may be the player to go.

    The ex-Nice star recently said he wanted to remain with Marseille for at least another season, but it now seems unlikely he will get his wish.

    Marseille boss Didier Deschamps needs to raise transfer funds to strengthen his squad following a disappointing season that will see the club finish in mid-table.

    Reports in the French press have suggested his preferred way to do it is to sell Remy for a fee approaching £16million.

    Current Tottenham loan player Emmanuel Adebayor has expressed his interest to stay and Harry Redknapp wants to keep him, but his high wages could end the possibility of a full transfer.

    A move for Remy would be unlikely to cause such contract problems for Tottenham and if Marseille really are willing to sell for financial gain, then Tottenham may be able to decrease the transfer price as well.