August 20, 2022

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)

After five years of largely playing second fiddle at the Etihad, the Brazilian striker should move on with the arrival of Erling Haaland. Jesus has just 12 months on his contract and has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle. Mikel Arteta’s side appear to be the favourites, although the 25-year-old could decide his future abroad, with Milan among those interested in a player who has won four Premier League winners’ medals.

Calvin Bassey (Rangers)

The Nigerian’s heroic performances in his club’s run to the Europa League final last season means he is a wanted man. Aston Villa and Wolves are believed to have held talks over a potential transfer, although Rangers are likely to want £30million for the versatile defender who learned his trade playing futsal in east London. Meanwhile, Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent could also leave Ibrox for Crystal Palace and Leeds, respectively.

Calvin Bassey played a major role in helping Rangers reach the Europa League final. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)

The stylish Dutch international has been singled out by Erik ten Hag as the man who can transform the Manchester United midfield and reuniting with his former Ajax manager could be perfect for both sides. Donny van de Beek could also benefit from having his former team-mate alongside him at Old Trafford, although United are unlikely to be ready to meet Barca’s €100m asking price for a player with two years of contract.

Youri Tielemans (Leicester)

The midfielder has proven to be one of the best in his role over recent Premier League seasons, with Arsenal believed to be ahead of the race to sign him. Tielemans turned down several new contract offers and admitted it might be time for him to move on with one year remaining on his contract. “Of course you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career and sometimes you have to make choices,” he said. “Maybe one of them will come to me.”

Youri Tielemans on the ball for Leicester
Leicester’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans says now could be a good time to make a move. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Christian Eriksen (Brentford)

Brentford’s hopes of persuading the Danish midfielder to stay are likely to be dashed and Eriksen has attracted interest from elsewhere in the Premier League. Manchester United and Tottenham are thought to have held potential transfer talks this week, with Spurs tipped to sign a player who has scored 51 goals in 226 league appearances for them.

Gareth Bale (free agent)

After winning 16 trophies, including five Champions Leagues, during his time at Real Madrid, the 32-year-old admitted this week that he was not sure the level of his next club would “make too much of a difference, for be honest”. ”. Bale’s only priority is getting fit for Wales at the World Cup and a short-term switch to the Championship side Cardiff could suit both sides, although there are also rumors of a move. a lucrative deal in MLS.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale: Wales, golf, Cardiff? Photography: Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images

Malcom Ebiowei (Derby)

Anyone who has seen the excellent documentary about the South London players on BT Sport will recognize Ebiowei, who was released from Arsenal’s academy before moving to Rangers and then Derby. Although the striker made just 16 league appearances for Wayne Rooney’s side last season, his talent has caught the attention of Crystal Palace and Manchester United in particular and the exciting 18-year-old could be ready for a return to the Premier League.

Djed Spence (Middlesbrough)

The ‘Croydon Cafu’ was a key part of Nottingham Forest’s promotion campaign, excelling on loan from Middlesbrough. Steve Cooper’s side would like to sign Spence – who last year signed a new deal with Boro until 2024 – on a permanent deal, but could be forced to accept defeat if Tottenham’s long-running pursuit falters. materialize as expected. He is expected to cost around £20m after breaking into the England Under-21 squad.

Djed Spence
Djed Spence in action for Nottingham Forest, where he spent last season on loan. Photo: MI News/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

Sven Botman (Lille)

Newcastle’s pursuit of the Dutch defender was one of the sagas of the January transfer window and, five months on, his future doesn’t look any closer to being resolved. Botman has expressed his preference to join Milan. The problem is that the Italian champions have yet to match Newcastle’s €30million offer, with Lille holding the asking price for the 22-year-old.

Junior Adamu (Red Bull Salzburg)

Christopher Nkunku looks set to stay at RB Leipzig for another season after signing a lucrative new contract with a £50million release clause which kicks in next summer, but sister club Red Bull Salzburg is likely to take advantage of Adamu, an Austrian striker. West Ham, Leeds and Southampton have been linked with the 21-year-old, who scored against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season and can operate as a main striker or on the outside.