Transfer season is almost upon us in the Premier League. The summer window will open at midnight on Sunday, May 19, ushering in just over three months of shopping time for the 20 clubs lining up for the 2013-14 campaign.
In the same space last year, we saw deals made that would define the season to come.
Many would argue Manchester United's move for Robin van Persie has won them the title. Tottenham's signing of hugely impressive defender Jan Vertonghen could yet secure Spurs a top-four finish. Where would Arsenal be this season without Santi Cazorla's creative majesty?
In this article, I'm going to take a look at the likely candidates for a top-four finish next season and highlight the one player they have been most hotly linked to in recent weeks.
Are these tantalising deals really possible?
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