Summer EFL transfers: Who, When, Why, What?
With the close of the Premiership and Man City's win over Liverpool, the teams will begin to look at emulating their success, and that starts with the Summer Transfer window. Freetips.com is here with all you need to know about it.
The season is done, and the time to rebuild and replace starts here. The summer transfer window, a particularly frantic period of time for clubs, opens at 00:01 on Thursday 16th May and will remain open until 17:00 on August 8th. However, that is only for domestic transfers into and out of the Premier League. For international transfers, the clubs will have to wait a little longer until 9th June in order to start their transfers. This is down to the fact that international transfers are controlled by FIFA directly.
So who are the players that teams are eyeing up, and who are they getting rid of? Man City are so far remaining quiet on the transfer front, but rivals Man United have already looking to chop and change. Forward Alexis Sanchez is looking to move on from the club, with Juventus said to be in the running, though Inter Milan have also expressed an interest. Looking to join the club are two targets on the transfer list from Crystal Palace. Two defenders 21-year-old Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and 28-year-old Dutchman Patrick van Aanholt are said to be part of a £50m deal looking to be done by the club. Wingers are also high on the strike list, with the primary target being Jadon Sancho of England and Borussia Dortmund, however, if they are unable to secure him, then it seems like Welsh international Daniel Davis would be next on the list.
Chelsea is also looking to restructure the squad next season with some new blood and have indicated that they will not look to extend Gonzalo Higuain's loan contract next season. With a Europa League final to come, a win doesn't necessarily confirm manager Maurizio Sarri's time with the club following a turbulent season, which saw him being regularly booed by the Chelsea faithful. While not popular with Chelsea, Sarri does look to have options at Roma and AC Milan next season. While Chelsea are said to be looking at Watford boss Javi Gracia as a possible replacement. Any decision, however, will have to wait until Chelsea's Europa League fate is decided on May 29th
Tottenham have put a stop to speculation about any future transfers at the club until after 1st June and their Champions League final. A win at which may well determine the future of many players at the club. That being said, Tottenham is said to have had an eye on Bayer Leverkusen's midfield star Julian Brandt who apparently has a clause worth £21.5m to free him from the club.
Meanwhile Wolves, rather than eyeing players are looking to improve the appearance of their Molineux ground, with pictures being released of a single tier South-Bank stand, along with refurbishments to two of their other stands.