50 Big Transfers You Could See This Summer

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterMay 23, 2013

50 Big Transfers You Could See This Summer

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    Rarely has the summer transfer window promised so much. Then again, it seems more teams than usual are going into the next few months with problems to address and positions to upgrade.

    In Europe, you get the sense the club game—from its financial structure to balance of power—is in flux; in South America, a handful of superstars appear ready to make their moves abroad.

    The spectre of incoming Financial Fair Play legislation doesn’t seem to have put the brakes on transfer spending—not yet, anyway.

    Big-money clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona were never at risk of violating the new measures, anyway, and both go into the summer with sizeable shopping lists.

    The new money at Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will continue to be thrown around with reckless abandon. While Chelsea was the only one of the three to turn a profit (and a modest one) last season, balance sheets for the group are trending toward the black, which means they’ll avoid FFP sanctions as well.

    And then there is the scare the Bundesliga giants have put into everyone this spring.

    Bayern Munich are the hot new thing on the block, and taking them down will require significant upgrades at many of Europe’s Champions League contenders

    A lot is conspiring to make this summer a rumour-monger’s dream, and we thought we’d partake in the fun with providing a look at 50 players you’ve already been seeing a lot of in the papers the last few weeks.

    The next 50 slides will reveal them in no particular order, and included with each will be a number grade (out of five) assessing the likelihood of the rumoured move.

    Let’s get to it.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Monchengladbach to Barcelona)

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    With Victor Valdes’ contract not being renewed at Camp Nou, Primera Division champions Barcelona are in the market for a new goalkeeper.

    According to Ed Malyon of the Mirror, the smart money is on them acquiring Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Borussia Monchengladbach, and the 21-year-old has already rejected moves to Arsenal and Inter Milan in order to make the move to the Catalan Capital. 

    Ter Stegen has already earned two Germany caps and back-stopped Monchengladbach to an impressive fourth-place finish in 2011-12 before coming in eighth this past season.

    Likelihood of move: 4/5

Kolo Toure (Manchester City to Liverpool)

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    It’s hard to believe a player acquired for £14 million four years ago could be allowed to leave on a free transfer, but that’s exactly what’s set to happen this summer with Manchester City’s Kolo Toure.

    The Ivory Coast defender’s contract has expired at Eastlands, and with Jamie Carragher having retired the 32-year-old is thought to be on his way to Liverpool, according to Ben Smith of BBC.

    Toure turned out just 18 times for City in 2012-13 and was omitted altogether from their Champions League squad.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Schalke to Liverpool)

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    Another defender on Liverpool’s radar is Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who at 21 years of age is considered one of Europe’s top young centre-backs.

    The Greece international is coming off knee surgery, but the Reds are nevertheless reported to be keen on acquiring him from the Bundesliga side and would pay upward of £12 million for his signature, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo.

    Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have also inquired after Papadopoulos.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Victor Wanyama (Celtic to Manchester United)

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    Victor Wanyama has said he’d prefer to stay at current club Celtic, but if a big-money offer were to come in for the 21-year-old it would be hard to see the Scottish Premier League outfit being able to resist the infusion of cash.

    According to Goal.com, Manchester United have been repeatedly linked with a move for the Kenya international, who stands 6'2" and plays a physical game from the centre of midfield.

    Wanyama played a career-high 49 matches for Celtic this season, scoring an impressive nine goals.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna to Juventus)

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    They may have won a second successive Scudetto, but Juventus are nevertheless keen to enhance their squad ahead of next season.

    Bologna’s Alessandro Diamanti is a player they’ve been monitoring for some time, and after a pair of successful seasons back in Serie A after a disappointing spell with West Ham, the Italy international seems keen on the switch as well, according to Romeo Agresti of Goal.com.

    In 34 Serie A matches this season the 30-year-old attacking midfielder scored seven goals, and he has established himself as a regular call-up to Cesare Prandelli’s Italy setup as well.

    Likelihood of move: 4.5/5

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne to PSG)

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    Few players have caught the eye the way Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has over the past few months.

    The tall, powerful Saint-Etienne attacker has 19 Ligue 1 goals to his name heading into the club’s final match of the season, and his proficiency in front of goal is thought to have caught the eye of champions Paris Saint-Germain, according to Richard Arrowsmith of the Mirror.

    Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more in the French top flight than the Gabon international in 2012-13, and if the Sweden captain remains in the capital the two could find themselves playing together next season.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG to Juventus)

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    He’ll be turning 32 in October, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still considered one of Europe’s top strikers.

    He has bagged at least 20 goals in each of his last six campaigns, and with 34 goals in all competitions so far this season he is only one back of the mark he set last term with AC Milan.

    It’s thought Juventus, who are in need of a reliable centre-forward, would love to bring Ibrahimovic back to Turin, as reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Marca.com.

    He played two seasons for the club between 2004 and 2006.

    Likelihood of move: 1.5/5

Younes Belhanda (Montpellier to Tottenham)

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    Last season Younes Belhanda was a key figure in Montpellier’s unlikely Ligue 1 title win.

    He scored 10 goals over the course of the campaign and for his efforts was named Young Player of the Year.

    But, according to Jamie Sanderson of the Metro, the 23-year-old Tunisia international has expressed a desire to leave Stade de la Mosson, and Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be one of his more likely destinations.

    Likelihood of move: 1/5

Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina to Arsenal)

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    This one could be completed in a matter of days.

    After Fiorentina came fourth in Serie A and failed to book a spot in next season’s Champions League, it became apparent star striker Stevan Jovetic would be leaving the club.

    According to Anthony Ashworth of the Metro, his agent is reportedly already in London negotiating with Arsenal, who have the 23-year-old Montenegro international atop their summer wish list. 

    The fee is an estimated £24.5 million.

    Likelihood of move: 4/5

Adam Szalai (Mainz to Schalke)

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    One of a group of up-and-coming Hungarian internationals, Adam Szalai scored 13 goals for Mainz this season and has become an integral part of Sandor Egervari’s national setup.

    The 25-year-old may have played his last for Mainz, however.

    Schalke are looking to bolster their squad for an upcoming Champions League campaign and have included Szalai among their transfer targets, according to Thomas Zocher of Sky Sports.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich to Chelsea)

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    Having lost his starting spot to Mario Mandzukic, Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is set to depart the Bundesliga champions at season’s end, and Chelsea are rumoured to be lining up a £25 million move for him, according to John Edwards of the Daily Mail.

    Although injuries cost him valuable minutes early in the campaign, Gomez has still contributed 17 goals for Bayern this term, though that total pales in comparison with the 41 he scored last season.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Edin Dzeko (Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund)

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    Part of the summer’s rebuild at Manchester City will involve some key departures, and Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko is expected to be among them.

    The 27-year-old arrived at Eastlands from Wolsfburg for £27 million in 2011, but should he depart he will no doubt bring in significantly less than that this summer.

    Borussia Dortmund, who are expecting to lose Robert Lewandowski, are considered his most amorous suitors, according to ESPN.com.

    Likelihood of move: 3/5

Kevin De Bruyne (Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund)

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    Kevin De Bruyne spent the entire season on loan from Chelsea to Werder Bremen, where he scored 10 goals and added 10 assists in an impressive season.

    The Blues would like to include him in a swap deal for Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle, but the 21-year-old Belgian seems to have his heart set on a move to Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund, according to Dominic Fifield of the The Guardian.

    In any event, De Bruyne will be staying in Germany for the long term, and at this point it’s just a matter of which Bundesliga side he joins.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Andre Schurrle (Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea)

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    Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with Andre Schurrle, but Bayer Leverkusen’s desire to have Kevin De Bruyne included in the transaction is currently holding things up, according to Dominic Fifield of The Guardian.

    Schurrle, 22, was one of the key figures in Leverkusen’s third-place finish this season, and since 2010 he has made 22 appearances for Germany as well.

    One way or another, it would seem, he’ll end up at Stamford Bridge.

    Likelihood of move: 4.5/5

Josip Ilicic (Palermo to Zenit St. Petersburg)

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    Palermo are on their way to Serie B, and Josip Ilicic is on his way out of Sicily.

    The 25-year-old Slovenia midfielder was one of his side’s few bright lights this past season, and with the Rosanero heading down to Italy’s second tier it’s almost certain he’ll be finding himself a new place to play.

    SoccerNews reports that Zenit St. Petersburg are thought to be keen on acquiring Ilicic, although AS Roma have been monitoring him as well. 

    Likelihood of move: 3/5

Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad to Barcelona)

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    Inigo Martinez turned 22 last Friday, and it just might have been the last birthday he will celebrate as a Real Sociedad player.

    A veteran of Spain’s underage national teams, Martinez has impressed in the centre of defense as the Basque side has challenged for a Champions League spot this season, and with Barcelona desperate for depth at the centre-back position he is thought to be among the players they’ve targeted to eventually replace injury-prone Carlos Puyol, according to Oscar Badallo of Marca.

    The Catalans will have to splash the cash, however, as Martinez recently agreed a €30 million release clause at Sociedad.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich)

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    Mario Gotze will leave Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich after the Champions League Final, and it seems as though teammate Robert Lewandowski could follow him to the Bavarian capital.

    Lewandowski, who joined the Bundesliga side from Lech Poznan in 2010 for just €4.5 million, could fetch more than five times that amount by joining Bayern, where he would be given every chance to take over the starting striker’s role from Mario Mandzukic, according to John Edwards of the Daily Mail.

    The 24-year-old has so far scored 36 goals this season and bagged 30 last campaign as Dortmund won a second successive league title.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

David Villa (Barcelona to Tottenham Hotspur)

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    If Tottenham are to once again break into the Premier League’s top four they’ll surely need an increase of options up top going into next season.

    Barcelona forward David Villa would seem to be on their list after reports surfaced from the Mirror's Richard Arrowsmith linking the North London club to the Spain international.

    Villa, who had scored at least 20 goals in each of his five seasons at Valencia before joining Barcelona, suffered a serious leg-break nearly two years ago and hasn’t been the same since.

    Likelihood of move: 1/5

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus to Manchester United)

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    Paul Pogba’s increasing importance at Juventus, coupled with a need for the Bianconeri to improve their personnel up front, are two factors that may combine to necessitate Claudio Marchisio’s sale over the next couple of months.

    Manchester United have been interested in the Italy international previously and are reported to be willing to pay £25 million to acquire him from the Turin giants, according to Football-Italia.

    Marchisio, 27, has formed one-third of an imposing midfield trio (also consisting of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo) the last two seasons, in each of which Juventus won the Scudetto.

    Likelihood of move: 1.5/5

Burak Yilmaz (Galatasaray to Atletico Madrid)

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    Atletico Madrid may be resigned to losing star striker Falcao over the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be sitting on their laurels during the summer just waiting to get raided.

    The Rojiblancos would like to pry Burak Yilmaz from Galatasaray to replace Falcao, and while the Turkey international has said he’d like to remain in his homeland, his club might not be able to resist the opportunity to cash in on him, according to a report from Tom Maston of Goal.com.

    The 6'2" striker bagged an impressive eight goals in the Champions League this season and tallied 32 in 39 matches in all competitions.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Fernando Torres (Chelsea to Atletico Madrid)

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    It was less than two-and-a-half years ago that Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for an astronomical £50 million, and while he has lifted the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League during his brief time at Stamford Bridge, he has also been a figure of ridicule, failing to hit his previous heights in front of goal.

    Still, he managed 23 goals this season (only eight of which, mind you, came in the Premier League), and with Romelu Lukaku set to return to the club following a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, a starting spot will be something the 29-year-old will almost certainly not have going into next season.

    Atletico Madrid are reported to be interested in bringing Torres back to the Spanish capital, although Chelsea’s £20 million asking price could prove too rich for their liking, according to the Metro.

    Likelihood of transfer: 2/5

Frickson Erazo (Barcelona Ecuador to Southampton)

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    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is already making plans for next season, and it would seem as though Frickson Erazo is included in them.

    According to Jeremy Butler of the Daily Mail, the Saints have reportedly made a £2.5 million bid for the Ecuador defender, who currently plays his club football for Barcelona in Guayaquil and has been previously linked to Manchester United. 

    The 25-year-old is part of an exceptional Ecuador national side and is also one of the most Europe-ready central defenders in South America.

    Likelihood of transfer: 4/5

Ezequiel Garay (Benfica to Manchester United)

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    One defender it looks as though Manchester United will succeed in acquiring is Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay.

    In March there were reports, including this one from Charles Perrin of the Express, that the Red Devils had already agreed a £17 million fee with the Portuguese side for the Argentina star, and over the next few weeks we’ll learn if those reports were valid.

    Garay, 26, is 6'4" and comfortable both on the ball and in an aerial challenge, and has established himself as a regular defender in the Argentina national team.

    Likelihood of transfer: 2.5/5

Jackson Martinez (Porto to Liverpool)

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    Porto won the Portuguese Liga over the weekend, and atop of the divisional scoring chart was Jackson Martinez and his 26 goals.

    Martinez, 26, joined Porto from Mexican side Chiapas just last summer, but his transition to European football has been so smooth a host of big clubs have expressed an interest in him.

    Liverpool, who are expecting to lose Luis Suarez over the summer, are foremost among them and could bid upward of €40 million for the Colombia international, according to James Dickenson of the Express.

    Likelihood of move: 1.5/5

James Rodriguez (Porto to Manchester United)

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    With questions continuing to swirl regarding the future of Nani, Manchester United are being linked with a move for Porto winger James Rodriguez, according to Mark Ogden of The Telegraph, and there has been speculation midfielder Anderson could be headed the other way. 

    The 21-year-old has already played parts of three seasons at Porto and has won the league title in each of them.

    He is one of a terrific group of youngsters blooding into the Colombia national team.

    Likelihood of move: 1.5/5

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City to Barcelona)

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    Told to take a hike by Borussia Dortmund after inquiring about the availability of Mats Hummels, Barcelona are rumoured to have turned to Manchester City and Vincent Kompany as they look to bolster their defensive depth, according to James Dickenson of the Express.

    Kompany, who joined City from Hamburg in 2008, has been central to the revolution at the Eastlands club that has seen them win the Premier League title, the FA Cup and qualify for the Champions League three years in a row.

    Barcelona are thought to be considering a £20 million bid for his services.

    Likelihood of move: 0.5/5

Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid to Juventus)

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    Injury-prone Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain could be on his way to Juventus this summer, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, via Marca.com.

    The Scudetto winners are in the market for a reliable presence in front of goal, and while Madrid have hardly considered the 25-year-old to be that in recent seasons, a chance of scenery could be just the thing for the Argentina international.

    It was just three seasons ago, after all, that he scored 27 goals in La Liga.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid to Chelsea)

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    Jose Mourinho is set to leave Real Madrid at season’s end, and if, as everyone expects, he returns to Chelsea during the summer he may do so bearing gifts.

    Xabi Alonso, who was one of the few “establishment players” Mourinho got on with at the Bernabeu, will be entering the final year of his contract next season and could be persuaded to join his current boss at Stamford Bridge, according to Pete Jenson of The Independent.

    Alonso, 31, is considered among the top defensive midfielders in world football and from 2004 until 2009 starred in the Premier League with Liverpool.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio to Liverpool)

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    Pepe Reina will be 31 in August, and it would seem Liverpool might have his eventual replacement at the club before his birthday.

    Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who is currently playing his club football in France with Ajaccio, has long been linked with a move to Anfield, and the transfer may come to fruition this summer, according to Andres Garavaglia of Sky Sports.

    Ochoa, 27, won the Gold Cup in each of 2009 and 2011 with Mexico, and is set to backstop El Tri into the World Cup next year in Brazil.

    Likelihood of transfer: 2/5

Paulinho (Corinthians to Shakhtar Donetsk)

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    Corinthians midfielder Paulinho and club manager Tite shared a hug after winning the Paulista at the weekend, suggesting the 24-year-old could be on his way out of the Sao Paulo club.

    Chelsea and both Milan sides have previously been linked with a move for the 24-year-old Brazil international, but now it seems the most serious interest is coming from Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk, according to UOL and Lancenet, via Sambafoot.

    Paulinho, who also won the Copa Libertadores with Corinthians last July, has a buyout clause of €20 million.

    Likelihood of move: 3/5

Carlos Tevez (Manchester City to Corinthians)

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    Former Corinthians star Carlos Tevez could be headed back to the club for whom he helped win the Brazilian championship in 2005, according to Paulo Freitas of Sky Sports.

    The 29-year-old scored 17 goals in all competitions for City this past season, and while that total was a massive improvement on the four he managed the campaign before, it may not be enough to justify his massive wages at a club with Financial Fair Play regulations on its mind.

    Likelihood of move: 1/5

Marouane Fellaini (Everton to Manchester United)

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    Rumours continue to swirl that Marouane Fellaini will follow outgoing Everton manager David Moyes to Manchester United, according to Matt Law of the Mirror.

    The 25-year-old enjoyed a breakout season in the Premier League, scoring 11 goals for the Toffees, who came sixth in the standings.

    Fellaini has a release clause of £23 million, and it is thought Moyes would like to use him alongside Michael Carrick in the centre of the park.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Christian Benteke (Aston Villa to Tottenham Hotspur)

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    One of the signings of the summer nine months ago, Christian Benteke may have played himself into a move to a club in contention for a Champions League place.

    Tottenham Hotspur, who had trouble coaxing goals from their forwards this season, are thought to be keenest on the 22-year-old and would pay upward of £20 million for the Belgium international, according to the Mirror.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Isco (Malaga to Manchester City)

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    With financial pressures mounting at previously free-spending Malaga, the Spanish club may be forced to sell midfielder Isco during the summer transfer window.

    A full Spain international, the 21-year-old announced himself as one of La Liga’s top playmakers this season and caught the eye of a handful of clubs, including Manchester City, according to Matt Law of the Mirror.

    Isco has a release clause of £27 million, but with Samir Nasri having disappointed and City lacking an element of creativity in their buildup play, it’s thought the fee wouldn’t price them out of making a bid for him.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Victor Valdes (Barcelona to Arsenal)

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    Part of what is expected to be a busy few months at Arsenal will almost surely be dedicated to finding a goalkeeper.

    No. 1 Wojtek Szczesny was dropped near the end of the season in favour of Lukasz Fabianski, but with neither proving particularly dependable, manager Arsene Wenger may make an offer for Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, who is out of contract at the end of next season, according to Goal.com.

    Likelihood of move: 1.5/5

Hernanes (Lazio to AC Milan)

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    AC Milan narrowly, and controversially, finished in third place in Serie A this season, and with a Champions League spot now booked they’ll look to bolstering their squad in the summertime.

    At or near the top of their list is believed to be the Brazilian Hernanes, who has established himself as one of Italian football’s top playmakers since joining Lazio from Sao Paulo three years ago, according to Globo Esporte via Sambafoot.

    The 27-year-old prefers to operate from the middle and could centre a midfield trio should Rossoneri boss Massimiliano Allegri stick to a 4-3-3 formation next season.

    Likelihood of move: 3/5

Bernard (Atletico Mineiro to Borussia Dortmund)

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    Atletico Mineiro attacker Bernard has previously stated he fancies a move to Europe sooner rather than later, and recent reports have linked the 20-year-old to Borussia Dortmund, according to Globo Esporte via Sambafoot.

    The Brazil international can play either off a centre-forward or to the left of the attack and finished in the top 10 in scoring in the Brazilian championship last season.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona to Juventus)

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    Alexis Sanchez has featured sparingly for Barcelona this season but nevertheless received plenty of criticism for the Catalan giants’ semifinal exit in the Champions League.

    The 24-year-old has failed to catch on in Spain since moving from Udinese two years ago, and there is talk the Chile international could be set to join Juventus, according to Romeo Agresti of Goal.com.

    Sanchez scored just seven goals in La Liga this season after bagging 12 last term.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

James McCarthy (Wigan to Tottenham Hotspur)

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    James McCarthy agreed a contract extension at Wigan just last summer, but the club’s relegation this spring likely means they’ll have to cash in on the Irishman, who is valued at £15 million.

    Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be interested in the 22-year-old midfielder, who they see as an eventual replacement for Scott Parker, according to David Anderson and Alan Nixon of the Mirror.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Nani (Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain)

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    Injuries and a lack of form combined to keep Nani on the sidelines at Manchester United much of this season, and his two Premier League goals marked his second-lowest total since joining the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in 2007.

    The 26-year-old is reportedly a transfer target of PSG, who would use him on the left wing opposite Lucas Moura, according to Neil Custis of The Sun.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Callum McManaman (Wigan to Liverpool)

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    Another Wigan player who will likely depart DW Stadium over the next few weeks is Callum McManaman, who was a key player for the Latics as they defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

    McManaman, 22, is an energetic attacker who has already established a reputation for scoring spectacular goals—not unlike Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard—and it’s to Liverpool he is rumoured to be headed.

    Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be bolstering his squad this summer and may include McManaman in his plans, according to James Dickenson of the Express.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5

Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan to Manchester United)

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    Anytime a club as big as Inter Milan comes in ninth in the standings, there are bound to be repercussions.

    One of the players thought to be headed out of the San Siro is Andrea Ranocchia, their 25-year-old defender.

    Manchester United are thought to be keen on bringing the Italy international to Old Trafford in an effort to boost their defensive depth, according to talkSPORT.

    Likelihood of move: 0.5/5

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain)

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    Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes will likely sit down with unsettled playmaker Wayne Rooney shortly after taking over at Old Trafford, but a recent report from John Cross of the Mirror already has him on the cusp of a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    The 27-year-old England international is thought to have requested a transfer some weeks ago, but with Sir Alex Ferguson entering retirement it has yet to be seen how Moyes will handle what has become an increasingly delicate situation.

    Likelihood of move: 1.5/5

Edinson Cavani (Napoli to Real Madrid)

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    After leading Serie A in scoring with 29 goals this season, Edinson Cavani will be targeted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe, and Real Madrid will be foremost among them, according to Lorenzo Bernardi of Sportqa.com.

    With Golzalo Higuain likely to leave the Bernabeu in the next couple of months, whomever succeeds Jose Mourinho as manager will find himself desperately short of firepower up front, and the Uruguay international would be just the player to solve that problem.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester City)

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    One of the key contributors in Shakhtar Donetsk’s four successive Ukrainian League titles has been Fernandinho, and the midfielder may be headed to Manchester City this summer, according to ESPN.com.

    Shakhtar, however, have placed a €50 million valuation on the 28-year-old and will likely have to come down in their price for a deal to go through.

    Likelihood of move: 2.5/5

Luis Suarez (Liverpool to Bayern Munich)

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    If Luiz Suarez begins next season at Liverpool, he will do so in the stands, serving out his suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last month.

    The Uruguay striker has cost constant headaches at Anfield, and even though he managed 30 goals in all competitions for the Reds this season he may still be shopped around the continent.

    Bayern Munich, who are looking to get even stronger ahead of next season, is one of the more hotly-rumoured destinations for the 26-year-old, according to Darren Lewis of the Mirror.

    Likelihood of move: 2/5

Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid to as Monaco)

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    Radamel Falcao—one of world football’s most sought-after strikers—is expected to leave Atletico Madrid at season’s end, and French side Monaco seems his most likely destination, according to Richard Arrowsmith of the Mirror.

    The Colombia international has never failed to hit the 30-goal plateau in four seasons in Europe, and should the Monaco deal fall through Chelsea will surely be waiting to pounce.

    Likelihood of move: 4/5

Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid)

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    Sergio Ramos has lent his voice to the choir beckoning Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, according to Paul Jiggins of The Sun.

    Bale, valued at £50 million, was named Player of the Season in the Premier League and scored 21 goals in the English top flight after moving into a more central position.

    Spurs, however, are hopeful the 23-year-old Welshman will agree a new deal at White Hart Lane.

    Likelihood of move: 0.5/5

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid to Manchester United)

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    It seems Cristiano Ronaldo would be welcome back at Manchester United, and for proof of that you have only to check out www.BringRonaldoHome.org.

    According to Andy James of the Daily Mail, the organization is asking United fans to chip in and fund a £100 million move for the Portugal captain, who departed Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2009,

    Since moving to Spain the 28-year-old has scored 201 goals in 199 matches and in 2011-12 helped Real Madrid to the Primera Division title.

    Likelihood of move: 0.5/5

Neymar (Santos to Barcelona)

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    Whenever Neymar does decide to leave Santos, he will kick off one of the most anticipated and complicated bidding wars in football history.

    Santos, claimed the club chairman on Tuesday, have already rejected two offers from Barcelona, who are thought to be the side in pole position to sign the 21-year-old, according to Miles Chambers of Goal.com.

    Brazil’s key player going into a World Cup year, Neymar scored 43 goals in 47 matches for Santos last season.

    Likelihood of move: 3.5/5