World Football: 4 Transfers That Will Still Happen This Summer
It's the last day of July. In just three weeks almost all of the top European leagues will have started.
While we are getting close to the new season, there are still many transfers that can happen before then. Teams have just about a month to complete deals for players and the sooner they finalize the transfers the better.
Here's a list of four players who will change clubs before the end of the summer:
Kaka to AC Milan
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When Real Madrid signed Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka in 2009, the two stars were labeled as the new "Galacticos" who would help the Meringues win many trophies. While the Portuguese striker has impressed greatly since his move, the Brazilian has had a troubling time since then.
Unfortunately, Kaka has had to deal with multiple injuries and has fell down the pecking order with Mesut Ozil in top form.
The Brazilian was able to play a respectable 39 matches last season in all competitions but is still likely to leave. Coach Jose Mourinho admitted that Kaka's future was unclear and hinted that a move was possible.
Gaston Ramirez to Liverpool or Manchester City
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Gaston Ramirez's stock has increased tremendously in the past year. Following his 2010 transfer from Uruguayan side Penarol, the young winger has played very well for Italian side Bologna.
While he had a good first season, Ramirez really burst onto the scene last season, with eight goals and four assists in the Serie A. The 21-year-old also has seven appearances for the Uruguayan national side and is currently involved in its U23 Olympic team.
Ramirez has been linked to various teams all summer but it now looks like he will be joining either Liverpool, Manchester City or Arsenal. While Bologna don't want to see their young winger leave, they would certainly want to bring in some money from the deal.
Federico Balzaretti to Napoli
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Federico Balzaretti has seen his popularity rise following his performances at Euro 2012. The defender was used at right and left back for Italy and made a good impression in the knockout stages.
As it usually occurs, Balzaretti's showings on the world stage have made clubs interested in the 30-year-old. The Palermo man has been linked to many top Italian clubs such as AC Milan and Roma, as well as Paris Saint-Germain.
Dimitar Berbatov to Anywhere
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Dimitar Berbatov has had his ups and downs as a Manchester United player. He moved from Tottenham to Old Trafford in summer 2008 for a little over $50 million but has failed to live up to his price tag.
It's easy for fans to wonder why Sir Alex Ferguson now has so little faith in Berbatov.
At the beginning, the Bulgarian was used all the time, with over 30 appearances in each of his first three seasons. In his third campaign, he was even top scorer of the Premier League with 20 goals.
However, in Berbatov's 2011-2012 campaign, he played in just 12 league games and only 21 in all competitions. While Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that he would like the 31-year-old to stay at United, it's hard to see Berbatov having a good future at the club.
The Bulgarian striker has been linked to many clubs across Europe and it's difficult to predict where he will end up. Nonetheless, it appears that he will be leaving Manchester in the coming months.