Premier League transfer rumours: Which teams will be busy in the coming days? | Sports News
The Premier League transfer window closes at 11 p.m. on Thursday September 1, and while some clubs seem to have done all their business and seem content with their fate, others are still looking for that final piece of the jigsaw. or willing to take a last-minute deal.
Arguably, Arsenal’s biggest need now is depth in the wide forward positions.
Bukayo Saka played in all 38 Premier League games last season, starting 36, so it’s not hard to see why Mikel Arteta’s men have been linked with Wolves’ Pedro Neto.
The 22-year-old can play on both flanks and appears to have retained his explosiveness and trickery following a serious knee injury.
Due to new signing Diego Carlos’ long-term injury, central defense appears to have returned to the top of Villa’s priority list.
A move for Jan Bednarek has been mooted, but a Trevor Chalobah loan from Chelsea could be more of an improvement for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Bournemouth have splashed the cash on their defense but could make further additions at right-back, where options appear limited. Testing Norwich’s desire to retain 22-year-old Max Aarons could be a smart move.
Brentford’s targeting of young players with significant potential has continued in this window and they should look to bring in another young striker to complement Ivan Toney given their reliance on the striker.
Emil Riis scored 16 goals for Preston last season and the Dane could be a natural fit for the Bees.
Graham Potter’s Brighton side started the season in fine form as they lost key players Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma.
A statement signing in midfield would be Manu Kone. The 21-year-old caught the eye at Borussia Mönchengladbach last season and has been linked with several Premier League sides.
The Todd Boehly era at Chelsea has so far been characterized by a sort of scattershot approach in the transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have been linked with Anthony Gordon and Wesley Fofana and the latter seems a more solid investment. If a deal for the young French centre-back can be agreed with Leicester, it would be a major upgrade at the back, where Chelsea have lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Crystal Palace’s strategy of targeting the best young players in the Championship has paid off in recent seasons and while there is no gaping hole in the squad at the moment, a young midfielder wouldn’t hurt.
Bristol City’s Alex Scott has already made 41 appearances for the Robins aged just 19 and looks to have all the attributes to step up.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury status rearing its head and Anthony Gordon linked with a move to Chelsea, it’s clear Everton need to invest in forward areas.
Ben Brereton-Diaz links make sense given Blackburn are likely to want to cash in on the striker at some point.
Fulham have been busy in the transfer market and given their performances at the start of the season, they might be happy to stick with what they have.
Leeds did a lot early on trying to replace Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, and while the striker’s position still looks light, Rodrigo’s form may have allayed some of those fears.
With rumors of the property wanting to leave and big money linked players moving away, it’s fair to say things could be better at Leicester.
If they want to sell Wesley Fofana, they have to get on with it so they can bring in replacements. The team clearly needs a refresh and if the owners are unwilling to invest fresh money, their assets should be sold first.
Liverpool’s loss to Manchester United made it clear that their midfield is a problem, especially given the injuries they currently have.
Jude Bellingham would be a statement signing, but it remains to be seen whether the property is ready to test Dortmund’s resolve with a bid.
City did their business early by snapping up Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and the powerful forward already has three league goals under that belt. Unlikely to make major moves.
New manager Erik ten Hag has declared his desire to refresh his squad with new signings and the arrival of Casemiro improves their first 11.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for former ten Hag winger Antony, but Cody Gakpo at PSV could prove a more profitable alternative.
After strengthening the defence, the forward areas are clearly Newcastle’s priority. The Magpies are close to signing Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak and he has the potential to be a real star at Tyneside. They could also do with better quality from the right flank.
Nottingham Forest have been the Premier League’s busiest side this summer, with 16 new signings. They have been linked with a move for Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid which would be an impressive move if they are successful.
Tottenham have strengthened their squad throughout, particularly in the backcourts, and it’s hard to see them making any other major moves at this stage.
Southampton’s strategy of targeting young players at big clubs could continue as they have been linked with Manchester United’s James Garner. The former Nottingham Forest loanee is said to be an upgrade to some of their midfield options.
David Moyes told reporters this week they would laugh if they knew how many players West Ham had bids for and that the scattershot approach can lead to problems.
They could do with a more dynamic central midfielder than Tomas Soucek and that seems to be the plan as they have been linked with Brugge’s Hans Vanaken and Lyon’s Lucas Pacqueta.
Wolves’ problems going forward have been clear for some time and if they lose Pedro Neto, they will need additional reinforcements.
Bruno Lage’s side have been linked with Sasa Kalajdzic and the 6ft 7in striker would represent an attractive alternative option to their current crop.
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FIRST POSTED AT 1:25 PM, AUGUST 25, 2022