How the Bookies See it
- Moussa Sissoko to Tottenham Hotspur: 5/2 - Sky Bet
- Saido Berahino to Stoke City: 4/1 - Sky Bet
- James Rodriguez to Chelsea: 9/2 - Sky Bet
- Yaya Toure to Inter Milan: 10/1 - Sky Bet
- Jordan Rhodes to Sheffield Wednesday: 4/5 - Sky Bet
- Julian Draxler to PSG: 3/1 - Sky Bet
- Jack Wilshere to Roma: 11/8 - Sky Bet
*All deals to be completed before 3rd September 2016
Possible Transfer Targets
- Moussa Sissoko turned in a real Jekyll-and-Hyde performance for club and country this year. The 26-year-old was relegated from the Premier League with Newcastle United, but produced a number of stunning performances for France at Euro 2016, including a starring role in the final that unfortunately ended in defeat. It is unlikely that the former Toulouse man will want to play his football in the Championship, especially with a number of major European clubs eager to sign him.
- Saido Berahino has now become a regular name in the transfer rumour mill. The striker is a major talent and may feel that he deserves to be plying his trade at a higher level. Liverpool and Tottenham have shown interest in previous years, but a move to another mid-table Premier League side looks likely.
- James Rodriguez made quite a name for himself at the 2014 World Cup, so much so that Real Madrid splashed out €63 million on the midfielder. Just two years on and the 25-year-old’s services in the Spanish capital may no longer be required putting many of Europe’s premier clubs on high alert regarding the Columbian’s availability.
- Yaya Toure’s time at Manchester City could be coming to an end following six years with the club. The four-time African Footballer of the Year may be heading into the closing stages of his career at 33, but he should still be able to do a decent job for a top European club.
- Jordan Rhodes may have only made the move to Middlesbrough in January, but his time at the Riverside looks to be at an end already. The Scottish forward has been pushed down the pecking order following the club’s acquisition of Alvaro Negredo this summer, and could be forced to look elsewhere for first team action. The 26-year-old had a phenomenal eye for goal during spells with Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers, and may favour a move back to the Championship before the transfer window shuts.
- Julian Draxler is one of Germany’s most promising young players and already has 24 caps to his name. The 22-year-old, who is described on FIFA’s official website as being “tall, fast” and with a “keen eye for goal”, only made the switch from Schalke 04 to Wolfsburg in 2015, but could interest from a bigger club on the continent tempt him away from the Volkswagen Arena?
- Jack Wilshere was considered to be one of Arsenal's most promising youngsters, but a number of injuries have seen his playing time limited at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger is prepared to let the 24-year-old leave the club on loan in order to bring him back up to speed, news that has created quite a buzz amongst both Premier League clubs and teams on the continent.
With clubs across the continent looking to bolster their squads before the transfer window slams shut, expect a whole host of rumours to fly between now and the end of the day. Premier League spending for a single season went over the $1 billion mark in 2015/16, and with even more revenue from television companies pouring into the game, there could be a lot more movement this year.
- Sport’s.net top tip: Saido Berahino to join Stoke City 4/1 - Sky Bet
*Please note, odds may fluctuate before the transfer deadline.