With the transfer window set to close on Monday, the Premier League could be in for some surprising last-minute negotiations. A quick look at the top 6 sides indicates a year of big spending.
Manchester United have been linked with almost every player on the planet this transfer window but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to have any negotiations finalized. The Red Devils are looking to finally put pen to paper with free agent Edison Cavani after he left Paris St. Germain this past season. In addition to the 33-year-old striker, another Uruguayan could be on the cards with a likely deal for winger Facu Pellistri from Penarol. Solskjaer has needed to find other attacking options after struggling to come to an agreement with Dortmund for Jadon Sancho. He will be desperate to strengthen his squad after being drawn into one of the strongest Champion’s League groups. It is not likely that United will meet Dortmund’s 110 million valuation of the English winger when a deal for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele looks to also be on the table for half of the price. Dembele has fallen second in the pecking order to youngster Ansu Fati after an injury plagued season.
CHELSEA AND LIVERPOOL
Chelsea are unlikely to make any signings after Lampard has already added 8 new signings to his squad this season, including 80 million pounds for Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. Jurgen Klopp has been happy to trust in his squad to defend their Premier League title for the most part. Liverpool have brought Wolves forward Diogo Jota and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alacantara after winning the Champions League with the German side.
SPURS AND ARSENAL
The North London sides have also brought in some big names to bolster their squad. Tottenham have made headlines after Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham Hotspur stadium, joined by his Real Madrid teammate Reguilon. Jose Mourinho was not satisfied with just the two signings, also penning a loan deal for Liga Nos’ top goal scorer Vinicius. With a lack of options up front, it was important for spurs to add depth to their squad in case anything was to happen to skipper Harry Kane. Arsenal have continued their pursuit for Houssem Aouar, however, the deal looks increasingly unlikely to go through before the deadline on Monday. The same could be said for Tomas Partey of Atletico Madrid. Arteta seems convinced the central midfield role is where the Gunners need to add their strength. A surprising interest has arisen for Chelsea’s Jorginho. The ex-Napoli player seems to have solidified his role for the Blues, even captaining his side this season. This would also mean Chelsea would need to bring in another player, although unlikely there is always a price that can turn heads of the board. The negotiations will continue to the last minute on Monday and there is still millions of pound looking to be spent.