1 Player Each EPL Team Could Still Buy, Sell and Loan This Summer

Vince SiuFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2012

1 Player Each EPL Team Could Still Buy, Sell and Loan This Summer

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    Just over three weeks to go in the summer transfer window and, perhaps Chelsea aside, we haven’t seen too much transfer activity on the whole in the English Premier League thus far.

    Perhaps it takes that one big signing to spark a whole flurry of deals, or perhaps EPL-wide budgets are being reined in.

    Two weeks ago, I reviewed and ranked all 20 Premier League sides in terms of their transfer dealings as of July 23.

    Now comes a list of players that each EPL team could still buy, sell and loan this summer.

Arsenal

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    Buy

    At the time of writing, Santi Cazorla still hasn’t sealed his transfer from Malaga to Arsenal. For a reported £20 million (according to the Daily Mirror), Cazorla would be an exciting, if slightly costly, signing for the Gunners.

     

    Sell

    No, Robin van Persie still hasn’t left yet. According to Roberto Mancini, he won’t be going to Manchester City, so the Daily Mail suggests that he might head to Manchester United instead.

     

    Loan

    Nuri Sahin of Real Madrid completes this list for Arsenal. Sahin has even gotten manager Jose Mourinho’s blessings, according to The Independent, so this might actually become a reality in the coming weeks.

Aston Villa

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    Buy

    Metro links Liverpool’s Andy Carroll with a permanent move to Villa Park. However unlikely this transfer may be, it would be a deal of seismic proportions.

     

    Sell

    The Daily Mirror reports that Sunderland are interested in left-back Stephen Warnock, and that Villa would listen to offers, given that his contract will be expiring in 12 months’ time.

     

    Loan

    Just under a month ago, Chelsea’s young left-back Ryan Bertrand was linked with a loan move to Aston Villa (Daily Mirror). If Warnock’s transfer does go through, Paul Lambert will be looking to fill that void, and possibly with Bertrand.

Chelsea

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    Buy

    Is Andre Schurrle about to complete a big-money move from Leverkusen to Stamford Bridge? Just weeks ago, Chelsea had their bid for Schurrle rejected, but according to the Daily Mirror, the move might be on again.

     

    Sell

    They call him Cashley, and apparently Ashley Cole is holding out for a final payday. Carlo Ancelotti and Paris St-Germain (according to the Daily Mirror) would be able to grant him his wishes, and then some.

     

    Loan

    In Chelsea’s case, a likely loan move would be out of Stamford Bridge, and with Fernando Torres as first-choice striker and a whole host of attacking signings this summer, Romelu Lukaku might be the player in question, according to the Daily Mail.

Everton

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    Buy

    Michael Owen to Everton (Daily Mail)? Well, he ruffled Liverpool’s feathers once by joining Manchester United. Don’t bet against him making the move to Goodison Park.

     

    Sell

    It seems that left-back Leighton Baines is linked with Manchester United every summer, and this year doesn’t seem to be an exception. According to The Guardian, new Everton signing Steven Pienaar has even gone on record saying that he hopes Baines will stay.

Fulham

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    Buy

    Huddersfield hotshot Jordan Rhodes is at the center of a transfer tug of war between Fulham and recently relegated Blackburn Rovers, according to the Daily Mirror.

     

    Sell

    It’s the one that just won’t go away: Clint Dempsey has been linked with a move to Liverpool all summer, and it hasn’t happened yet. The Daily Mirror report that Martin Jol is once again refusing to respond to speculation around Dempsey.

     

    Loan

    Chelsea’s loss could be Fulham’s gain as the Cottagers are being linked with a loan move for young Belgian center-forward Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool

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    Buy

    It’s been a long time coming, but Bologna’s Gaston Ramirez could finally seal a move to Anfield after Liverpool apparently lodged a £12.5 million offer for the Uruguayan winger (Standard).

     

    Sell

    Craig Bellamy, Team GB’s star player in their ultimately unsuccessful bid for fooballing gold this summer, might be on his way out of Anfield and back to former club Cardiff (Metro).

     

    Loan

    Brendan Rodgers admitted recently that Liverpool could enter the loan market for players this summer, and, lo and behold, long-time mooted target Ibrahim Afellay is suddenly, apparently, available for loan from Barcelona, according to ESPNSoccernet.

Manchester City

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    Buy

    A thus-far quiet summer for Roberto Mancini and Manchester City could be emphatically smashed with a big-money deal for Roma’s Daniele De Rossi, who would make a good acquisition for City’s midfield (Daily Mail).

     

    Sell

    Nigel de Jong may have ruled out a departure from the Etihad Stadium to Bayern Munich (via the Daily Mail), but his far-from-certain first-team status means that a move from the EPL champions might still happen.

     

    Loan

    Given Stefan Savic’s unconvincing performances as City’s stand-in central defender last season, Mancini could look to send him out on loan to gain experience. Wolves are the team linked in by the Daily Mail.

Manchester United

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    Buy

    Just a few weeks ago, Malaga was the new La Liga powerhouse, but now they are braced to lose some of their best players due to their financial plight. According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United are now looking to tie up a deal for Spanish midfield prospect Isco.

     

    Sell

    United's mooted move for Lucas Moura can be considered more important in the context that star winger Nani is apparently the subject of a big-money bid from Real Madrid (Daily Mail). If the Lucas deal does go through, Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping that he can replace Nani quickly.

     

    Loan

    Following Nick Powell's move from Crewe Alexandra, Ferguson might be keen to send him back to the Championship for another year's worth of experience before easing him into his United side, according to the Daily Mirror.

Newcastle

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    Buy

    Newcastle are yet another club to try and pick up players from financially troubled Malaga on the cheap: The Daily Mirror link the Toon Army with a move for midfield general Jeremy Toulalan.

     

    Sell

    Demba Ba's release clause has allegedly expired (according to BBC Sport), but considering the rumored interest in him prior to the July 31 deadline, don't expect calm waters just yet.

     

    Loan

    It's been weeks since Liverpool rejected Newcastle's loan bid for Andy Carroll (The Guardian), but the striker has allegedly said that he would prefer a move back to Tyneside if he were to leave Liverpool. Watch this space.

Norwich

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    Buy

    Having made the move from St. Andrews in the close season, new Norwich boss Chris Hughton is reportedly interested in returning to Birmingham City to sign central defender Curtis Davies, according to the Daily Mail.

     

    Sell

    Current Birmingham boss Lee Clark is reportedly trying to offload their giant striker Nikola Zigic and sign Norwich’s James Vaughan, formerly of Everton, as a replacement, according to the  Daily Mirror. Vaughan has also been linked with Huddersfield (Mirror).

     

    Loan

    With five central defenders already on the books, Norwich’s young Spanish defender Daniel Ayala is being linked with a loan move to Nottingham Forest by the Daily Mirror.

Queens Park Rangers

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    Buy

    A year after his surprise free transfer move to Manchester City, Owen Hargreaves, who was released at the end of last season, is now training with Queens Park Rangers, according to the Telegraph, in a move that might just turn permanent if Mark Hughes is sufficiently impressed.

     

    Sell

    Jamie Mackie, star of QPR's end-of-season run last term, is being linked by the  Daily Mail with a move to newly promoted West Ham or Southampton.

     

    Loan

    After his histrionics in last season’s closing game with Manchester City, Joey Barton could be set to join Fleetwood Town on loan to speed up his 12-game ban, according to BBC Sport.

Reading

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    Buy

    Following their capture of Fulham sensation Pavel Pogrebnyak, Reading want to go one further by securing Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe, according to the Daily Mail.

     

    Sell

    Reading midfielder Jem Karacan has reportedly stalled his contract talks at the Madjeski Stadium, and the Daily Star report that a host of clubs are currently monitoring his situation and are ready to pounce.

Southampton

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    Buy

    This would probably be the most stunning transfer this summer if it happened, but it’s hard to tell whether there’s any truth in the Daily Mirror’s report linking Theo Walcott with a move back to Southampton.

     

    Sell

    Following their promotion to the Premier League, Southampton are rumored to be offloading midfielder Richard Chaplow, who, according to the Daily Star, isn’t interested in moving to Crystal Palace.

     

    Loan

    The  Daily Mail report that Southampton are interested in Blackburn's Scott Dann as a permanent transfer, but Ajax's rumored loan deal for the central defender (Mail) could yet change things around at St. Mary's.

Stoke City

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    Buy

    Wolves face losing a number of star players following their relegation last season, and star winger Michael Kightly is linked by the Daily Express with a move to Stoke City.

     

    Sell

    The Daily Mail reported back in May that Stoke were prepared to listen to offers for striker Kenwyne Jones. With a number of strikers ahead of him in Tony Pulis’ pecking order, a move away would not be a surprise.

     

    Loan

    It’s not only Fulham linked with a loan move for Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, but according to the Stoke Sentinel, Stoke will have some work to do if they are to secure the young Belgian’s signature.

Sunderland

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    Buy

    One of the hottest properties still at relegated Wolves, Steven Fletcher has been linked with a move to Sunderland, and BBC Sport reports that they have already had a £10 million bid rejected.

     

    Sell

    As Sunderland’s key playmaker, Stephane Sessegnon has attracted admiring glances from various teams. Sky Sports reports that Martin O’Neill won’t rule out a departure for his star man.

     

    Loan

    According to the Daily Mail, Egypt star Ahmed Elmohamady is apparently on his way to West Ham on loan for the season after his non-appearances for Martin O’Neill last season.

Swansea

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    Buy

    Yahoo! Sports reports that Miku’s agent has dismissed speculation linking the Getafe striker with a move to Wales to join a recent raft of Spanish acquisitions by new boss Michael Laudrup.

     

    Sell

    They may have rejected Liverpool’s opening bid for Joe Allen (BBC Sport), but Swansea might find it hard to resist the cash on offer for their star midfielder.

     

    Loan

    After an impressive season on loan with Feyenoord, Manchester City’s young striker John Guidetti is being linked with another loan move—this time to the Liberty Stadium (Daily Express).

Tottenham Hotspur

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    Buy

    With their permanent move for Emmanuel Adebayor stalled allegedly because of his wage demands, the Daily Mirror claim that Tottenham Hotspur have restarted negotiations with long-time target Leandro Damiao of Internacional.

     

    Sell

    For the second summer in a row, Luka Modric is being linked with a move away from White Hart Lane. This time it’s to Real Madrid, but the Daily Mail say that he won’t be allowed to leave on the cheap.

     

    Loan

    With the transfer window closing in just over two weeks and no strikers signed so far, Tottenham are reportedly looking at bringing in Roma’s Marco Borriello in on a loan deal, according to Goal.com.

West Brom

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    Buy

    Arouna Kone, whose move to Levante has recently been made permanent after an impressive season on loan from Sevilla, is now being linked with a move to West Brom by the Daily Mirror.

     

    Sell

    Since his successful move to the Hawthorns, Peter Odemwingie has consistently been linked with a move to a bigger club. Setanta report that Steve Clarke won’t let go of his star striker, but that won’t stop the rumors coming.

     

    Loan

    The Birmingham Mail link West Brom with a renewed loan move for Rubin Kazan striker Obafemi Martins, who was last seen in England on loan with Birmingham City.

West Ham

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    Buy

    After a sterling summer at the Olympics, Senegal’s Moussa Konate could find himself moving to the Premier League with West Ham apparently interested (Metro).

     

    Sell

    After a half-season of Championship heroics for Sam Allardyce, Ricardo Vaz Te is now linked with an exit from Upton Park by the Daily Mirror due to his reported wage demands.

     

    Loan

    Ravel Morrison made headlines when he left Manchester United to join West Ham last season. Now he’s being linked with a loan move to Birmingham (Daily Mail) in a spectacular fall from (not so) stardom.

Wigan Athletic

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    Sell

    After the big-name departures of Hugo Rodallega to Fulham and Mohamed Diame to West Ham, Wigan’s Victor Moses might be the next to leave the DW Stadium after reports linking him to Chelsea (this one from the Guardian).

     

    Loan

    As Moses’ replacement, Arsenal’s young Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi could be on his way to Wigan on a season-long loan deal, according to the Daily Mirror.

     

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