Premier League Transfer Rumours: the Ins and Outs

Michael PodgerContributor IJune 29, 2011

ARHUS, DENMARK - JUNE 25:  David de Gea of Spain during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Final match between Spain and Switzerland at the Arhus Stadium on June 25, 2011 in Arhus, Denmark.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Here we are at the end of June, and the transfer rumour mill is in full sway, so what will happen in the coming months? 

First, the news today is that hot English prospect Connor Wickham has completed his move from Ipswich for a reported £8m, which could rise with add-on's, depending on how well Wickham does in his first season in the Premier League. 

Of course, the other deal which has been completed in the last few days is the signing of hotly tipped Spain Under-21 Goalkeeper David de Gea to a five-year contract. Of course, De Gea is brought in as number one choice for the upcoming season. 

The biggest news which has surfaced is what promises to be one of this summer's biggest sagas. Brazil forward Neymar is currently being battled over by the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, who have reportedly met the £40m price-tag placed on the young Brazilian by his club Santos

Of course, inevitably we come to Arsenal. It was reported today that Arsenal are currently fearing the worst this week over losing their two stars, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. Having failed in their attempts to sign Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, the £40m transfer budget that Barcelona have will be focused on bringing in Fabregas. A senior member of the Arsenal board said recently that if the price is met, then they will sell Cesc. Barca are currently preparing a £37m bid for the young Spaniard, which may finally bring him to the Nou Camp. 

Aston Villa are in the market for a goal keeper and are reportedly ready to spend £4m on bringing in Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given into the club. Randy Learner has also reportedly given McCleish the go-ahead for a £9m swoop for Charles N'Zogbia into the club. 

Multiple newspapers have reported today that Bolton Wanderers are set to bring former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright Phillips into the club. Zat Night stated earlier that Wright Phillips was willling to cut his wages in order to join Bolton and get some first team football. 

Other rumours in the news are that creative Brazilian midfielder Diego is "dreaming of Premier League football," and could well be on his way to either Villa Park or Anfield.  It is also expected that Roman Abramovich is set to block Jose Mourinho's £18m move for Michael Essien.