Reports suggest that Samir Nasri is set to follow in former teammate and compatriot Gael Clichy's footsteps, with a £22 million move from Arsenal to Manchester City looking likely to happen today.
This would represent a major coup for City, who will soon embark on their inaugural season in the UEFA Champions League, and a blow to Arsene Wenger's ambitions to build a side capable of winning the Premier League.
Elsewhere, Stoke City, yet to sign a player this summer, have targeted injury-prone former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jonathan Woodgate and forgotten West Ham United forward Carlton Cole as they look to become a team capable of finishing regularly in the top half of the table.
Liverpool, in the process of rebuilding an under-performing team at no little expense, will listen to offers for their Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles, who is attracting attention from two Serie A clubs, Arsenal may have already found an English replacement for wantaway Frenchman Samir Nasri, and Spurs are considering making a move for a catalyst of their rise to European football,
Manchester United's £15 million-rated Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov, who finished last season as the Premier League's top goalscorer.
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