Clubs across Europe will be eager to bolster their ranks in the coming months but the financial implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may hinder business, while the forthcoming European Championship could delay potential deals.
Harry Kane’s future will undoubtedly be at the top of the agenda, with gossip on the England skipper’s destination if he leaves Tottenham Hotspur already in full swing.
Manchester City have been linked with the striker as they look to replace Barcelona-bound Sergio Aguero, while Erling Haaland is another big-name striker who could be on his way to the Premier League this summer – while Jack Grealish is another linked with a Champions League move from boyhood club Aston Villa.
For Newcastle United, of course, there will undoubtedly need to be some extra quality added to Steve Bruce’s squad. The late flurry at the end of the season papered over the cracks somewhat, but there is no doubt that the midfield needs strengthened with Joe Willock’s goalscoring form increasing the clamour for the Magpies to make his loan deal from Arsenal permanent.
Arsenal are unlikely to let him go without a struggle, however – and a big fee. If Newcastle don’t move, there could be interest elsewhere.
Will he, won’t he sagas don’t suit anyone but with the Euros coming up, transfers are unlikely to be completed quickly.
Here’s some of the big deals that could rumble throughout the summer.