Will any of these five stars be playing Premier league football come the end of August…?
fanatix runs down five of the best players openly ready and available to move to a Premier League club this summer…
Christian Eriksen – Ajax – Interested clubs: Tottenham, Liverpool
The only surprise is that with only two weeks left of the transfer window, Ajax’s mercurial Danish playmaker is still at the club. Eriksen has great feet, fantastic technical ability and the creative eye for a killer pass. He is very much available, and would likely set a club back between £15m and £20m. For a player of Eriksen’s undeniable talent, this could prove to be a real bargain.
Jackson Martinez – Porto – Interested clubs: Chelsea, Manchester United, Napoli
The Colombian forward is deadly in front of goal, and Porto rarely stand in the way of a talent leaving when a club comes in with a big offer. In recent years they have moved on Falcao, Hulk, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho for astronomical fees, and at some point will no doubt do the same with Martinez. The 26-year-old has a €40m release clause, and as the transfer window draws shut, a top premier League club might just be prepared to match it.
Samuel Eto’o – Anzhi Makhachkala – Interested clubs: Chelsea, Inter Milan, Napoli
The legendary Cameroonian forward, along with the rest of his Anzhi teammates, has been transfer listed as the Russian side want to switch to a footballing policy of developing the academy instead of spending millions on established players. Along with Liverpool target Willian, Eto’o is the highest profile player at the club, and would be keen to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Adam Ljajic – Fiorentina – Interested clubs: Manchester City, AC Milan
The Serbian 21-year-old is one of the most highly sought after talents in Serie A, and Fiorentina could sell the attacking midfield prospect if a high enough bid comes in. Ljajic bagged 12 goals in all competitions last season, in what was somewhat of a breakthrough year for the player. Most likely to join AC Milan, but would also be tempted by a switch to the Premier League.
Arda Turan – Atletico Madrid – Interested clubs: Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal
The Turkish flyer could well be heading to the Premier League this summer, after his agent admitted that a move was likely. Could feasibly move to any one of the top six clubs, and would provide raw pace and skill down either of the flanks. The 26-year-old scored eight and assisted five goals last season,and would be keen to test his ability in the Premier League. Liverpool especially could move for the flyer, having sold Stewart Downing to West Ham.