The Premier League summer transfer window is now officially open and work is on track to prepare for the new season.
With life gradually returning to normal, this could lead to some big transfers involving the game’s most prominent players.
Harry Kane could leave Tottenham in search of silverware
While Erling Haaland has also been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League
Sergio Aguero has already left Manchester City for Barcelona with a free transfer, which is a major move.
Will Pep Guardiola replace him or will Gabriel Jesus come to the fore? And what will other Premier League clubs do as they seek to close the gap with champions City next season?
The summer transfer window officially opened on Wednesday, June 9 and will run for 12 weeks before closing again at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31.
And so, talkSPORT.com took a look at the big transfers involving Premier League clubs that could happen this summer.
It seems to be a question of when rather than if Kane will leave Tottenham, the forward has given enough clues that he thinks it’s time to move on.
Manchester City and Manchester United appear to be the first to sign the 27-year-old.
Expect Spurs president Daniel Levy to not let go of his precious asset without a fight.
Kane has been with Spurs since he was little but it looks like he wants a new challenge
City and United have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund hotshot Haaland, the prolific goalscorer with 41 goals in as many appearances for his club in 2020/21.
Haaland could be available for as little as £ 68million in 2022 when his release clause can be activated.
Any Premier League club that has more than £ 100million to spend this summer should enter now before the competition really intensifies.
Haaland’s father, ex-footballer Alfe-Inge Haaland, says his son is built for the Premier League
It’s the transfer that Liverpool fans have been obsessed with for almost 18 months and the talks between Mbappe and Anfield have been reignited.
He only has one year left on his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and any wish to leave will have been put to good use by the fact that they lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille.
On his own future, the Ligue 1 top scorer said: “What I want is to win, to feel somewhere where I can win, where there is a solid project around me.”
However, it has been widely reported that Real Madrid are a prime destination for the World Cup winner if he wishes to leave.
Liverpool and Real Madrid are the clubs most linked to Mbappe
With Timo Werner fending off several glorious opportunities over the past year, Chelsea consider looking to their past to plan for the future.
They might be European champions, but now the Premier League title is in sight.
And it looks like Roman Abramovich is very excited for Belgian superstar Lukaku to return to the club.
He joined Chelsea in 2011, aged 18, but never had the chances he hoped for and successful loan spells with West Brom and Everton saw him join the Toffees for good in 2014.
He went from strength to strength and won £ 75million at Manchester United, but after two seasons he was sold to Inter Milan, where he excelled.
Last season he won Serie A but financial problems mean he could now be sold and Russian owner Abramovich may want to grab him to finish his unfinished business at Stamford Bridge.
Romelu Lukaku reportedly wanted by Chelsea
We must not forget that Liverpool have a strict business model so a decision for Mbappe may have to come at the cost of selling one of their star players. Salah was the only consistent good player in 2020/21, so he’s the only one who can walk away for a lot of money.
He is under contract until 2023, but the Egyptian has suggested his future at Anfield is not secure on more than one occasion.
TalkSPORT’s Danny Murphy can’t see Salah or his teammate Sadio Mane, who by his own admission has been below par this season.
“It will be interesting to see what happens with Salah and Mane, if they both stay,” Murphy said. “There are rumors that one of them might leave, but I think both will stay, especially Salah. Many of the interviews he has given lately have been positive, he is saying the right things.
Liverpool wouldn’t have finished in the top four without Salah, who scored 22 Premier League goals in 2020/21
Man United have had a decent season finishing second in the Premier League and reaching the Europa League final.
But still in the background, concerns about Pogba’s future at the club.
The midfielder, who has flirted with the idea of leaving a few times, still has a year on his contract, so this summer would be the Red Devils’ last chance to cash in on him.
Pogba’s agent said his stay at the club ended in December
United could lose a better midfielder to Pogba, but the Red Devils look set to gain a better striker, with Sancho once again linked with Dortmund’s swap for Old Trafford.
United did their best to sign him last summer but were unwilling to pay the asking price of £ 108million.
It will be available for a cheaper price this time around, which could speed up a deal, especially if it impresses at Euro 2020.
Recent reports have calmed down that United have agreed to personal terms with Sancho as they scramble to strike a deal.
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Sancho left Manchester City in 2017 for Dortmund. Now he could join City’s rivals