With the transfer window set to close very soon, all the Premier League clubs are trying hard to strengthen their squads for the coming season.
Manchester United are pursuing Harry Maguire without any success yet, while Arsenal’s situation with Wilfried Zaha hasn’t improved any.
Liverpool has been quiet so far in this transfer window, but their rivals Everton look very busy this summer.
Manchester City is once again the bookmaker’s favorites to land the Premier League title with many (Bet365, Sky Bet, BetVictor) giving them a 1/2 odds.
Liverpool also has a decent chance to be the league winners this season, they are a 13/5 shot according to Bet365, and 9/4 according to Ladbrokes.
The bookmakers haven’t rated well the other top four clubs, with Chelsea 25/1 (Ladbrokes), Tottenham 16/1 (Bet365), Arsenal 66/1 (Bet365) and Manchester United 40/1 (Sky Bet).
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1- Tottenham want to sign Dybala
Tottenham contacted Juventus over a possible move for Paulo Dybala, who has been struggling for form since Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Turin last year.
It is understood that Juventus are ready to listen to offers for the Argentina International, though Spurs would probably have to break their transfer record again to get the forward’s services.
Tanguy Ndombele’s signing from Lyon cost Tottenham a record fee of £65m this month, and signing Dybala wouldn’t come any cheaper for the London club.
Daniel Levy is finally backing Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market so that the Spaniard could deliver some trophies which have eluded Spurs for too long.
Tottenham have also been linked with Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis, reportedly valued at £67m, so now Spurs would have to prioritize between the two.
Dybala, whose current contract expires in 2022, is earning around 120k-a-week at his present club; this amount looks manageable for Tottenham.
Mauricio Pochettino is an admirer of Dybala, who scored the crucial goal in the 2018 Champions League Round of 16 to knock Spurs out of the competition.
2- Everton want to sign Wilfried Zaha but so do Arsenal and Chelsea
Everton has joined the race with Arsenal and Chelsea to sign Wilfried Zaha, who is reportedly valued at £80m by Crystal Palace.
For Zaha, the Toffees are ready to splash 60m plus Cenk Tosun, but it looks they might lose this race to Chelsea who is also preparing to make a bid.
Arsenal already made an offer of 40m earlier this transfer window, but Crystal Palace rejected the Gunners’ first bid.
Everton’s offer is comfortably more than Arsenal’s, plus they are offering to send their striker Cenk Tosun as well, who Crystal Palace were once interested in signing.
However, Wilfried Zaha hasn’t hidden his desire to join a club that plays in the Champions League, so that increases the chances of Arsenal or Chelsea to sign him.
Unai Emery has limited funds at his disposal, so he probably wouldn’t increase the fee a great deal.
While, Chelsea who are currently serving their two-window ban, can splash a huge amount to bring him to Stamford Bridge once the Blues have served their ban.
With Eden Hazard’s transfer deal and Alvaro Morata’s sale, Chelsea should have a lot of funds available to sign any big player.
So, considering all these things, Chelsea’s chances of signing Wilfried Zaha looks brighter than Everton and Arsenal.
3- Manchester United’s Nishan Burkart left
Nishan Burkart, the 19-year-old Swiss striker, has reportedly left Manchester United to join the German club SC Freiburg.
He joined Old Trafford in 2014 and netted 6 goals in 12 matches for the U23s last season.
Both clubs haven’t confirmed the switch so far, but Badische-Zeitung claimed a deal had been completed for the striker.