Now that the Barclays Premier League season is nearing its end, transfer talk is heating up. Several top clubs have their eyes on some of the brightest stars across Europe. However many of them are concerned with losing their own players to rich clubs outside of England.
Here are the latest rumors featuring top EPL footballers linked with teams outside of the EPL.
A year after leading Manchester City to its first Premier League trophy in 44 years, star forward Sergio Aguero wants out.
Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian is reporting that Aguero is no longer happy at City and is disappointed by the discord in the locker room.
There is no word on which teams will be interested in attaining Aguero, but certainly the Citizens will not let him go easily.
If he does leave Manchester, it will be for a team outside of England as City will not want to deal one of its best players to one of their biggest rivals.
Similar to Aguero, Carlos Tevez is also looking for a way out of Manchester. According to French publication L'Equipe (via ESPN), the Argentine has been linked with a move to AS Monaco
Tevez supposedly held secret talks with the club and has agreed to an annual salary of €10 million.
Manchester City may be willing to part with Tevez, but it is unknown how much Monaco will have to pay to attain him.
Monaco also has Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra in its sights, reports Charles Perrin of The Express.
The Frenchman has been the Red Devils' preferred left-back for many seasons, but with the addition of David Moyes, he could find himself pushed to the side.
Everton has strongly denied that this will happen, according to Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph, but if it does, Leighton Baines may become the starter in place of Evra.
Baines played under Moyes at Everton which could leave him with an advantage over Evra.
If the Englishman does indeed join United, Evra will not stay as a backup to Baines. Monaco will be watching this very closely.
The rumors linking Gareth Bale to Spanish giants Real Madrid simply will not go away.
Jack Wilson of The Express reports that Madrid is willing to pay Tottenham £60 million for the Welsh star, but manager Andre Villas-Boas has urged Bale to commit his future to the Spurs.
Villas-Boas wants Bale to sign a new contract with Tottenham this summer so that all the rumors about the player's future can be put to rest.
But Bale has openly expressed his interest to one day play abroad and may be enticed if Tottenham fails to secure a UEFA Champions League spot.