Linked with: Manchester United
This one seems to be getting interesting. After Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed on Monday that United had indeed showed an interest in the 19-year-old for a report £26million, the players agent suggested he won’t leave Sao Paulo just yet. Moura already has 15 caps for Brazil and is part of the national Olympic side so even if he doesn’t join United, we can still enjoy him for a full few weeks in London at least.
Linked with: Chelsea, Tottenham
Being honest, we actually expected this deal to be done before Euro 2012 - similar to the Eden Hazard-Chelsea deal - but we are four weeks away from the new season and the Brazilan powerhouse is still a Porto player. Since AVB has taken over at White Hart Lane journalists are putting two and two together for a reunion from their Porto days. We still expect Hulk to be taking over Didier Drogba’s jersey next season for the European champions.
Linked with: Chelsea
By the time you read this, Oscar could well be a Chelsea player. Reports suggest that a medical has taken place and a fee all but agreed. More than likely come a day or so after the Olympics, Chelsea will continue their spending spree and announced this deal for around £25million. Oh yeah...and by the way...this lad can play a bit. See here.
UPDATE: Oscar completed his move to Stamford Bridge just a couple of hours after this article was published!
Santi Cazorla (Malaga)
Linked with: Arsenal
If we believe what we read, Malaga’s wealthy owners are starting to get second thoughts about this football carry on and are looking to bring their millions elsewhere. If it’s true, be prepared for a mass exodus of all major signings in the past two years starting with their gifted Spanish international Santi Cazorla. Reports in the English media suggest a move to Arsenal is imminent. We here at LiveSport very much hope to see Cazorla grace the Premier League shores this season.
Gaston Ramirez (Bologna)
Linked with: Liverpool, Man City
Many Liverpool fans thought this deal was done a few weeks back but this story seems to have dried up somewhat. Ramirez, like many on the list, is taking part in the London Olympic, so if any deal is to be done, we are going to have to wait another two weeks at least.
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)
Linked with: Chelsea, Man United
It seemed every punter and his grandmother backed Lewandowski to be top scorer at Euro 2012 after two excellent seasons with the German champions. The Polish striker’s good work has not gone unnoticed at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford. Reports at the weekend suggest Chelsea put in a bid of around £13million, which when compared to a certain Mr. Torres is quite frightening. Needless to say the bid was rejected with Dortmund looking for at least £35million. This one could run a bit.
Hugo Lloris (Lyon)
Linked with: Arsenal, Tottenham
Despite having Brad Friedel, Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini already at the club, new Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be trying to bring goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to White Hart Lane. The French international has been lined up as a replacement for Friedel who has hinted that this coming season maybe his last in top-flight football. Lloris has been capped 37 times by France and captained them on several occasions. Lyon are looking for up to £16million which seems a bit expensive for us so this may drag out a big longer.
Mathieu Debuchy (Lille)
Linked with: Newcastle
Many thought when Bacary Sagna was ruled out of Euro 2012, France would be considerably weakened at right back but every cloud has a silver lining and all that. Debuchy had an excellent tournament and now looks likely to join the other excellent Newcastle players signed from Ligue 1. The defender has already confirmed he will leave France so this one is only a matter of time.
Loic Remy (Marseille)
Linked with: Newcastle, Tottenham
Now where have we heard this before? Newcastle are looking to sign another player from Ligue 1. Well we suppose they have had quite a bit of success in this department over the last 18 months. We suspect this will only happen if a certain Andrew Carroll convinces Brendan Rodgers that he is indeed quite good at football and Liverpool keep the big man. If not Newcastle, Remy could still end up on Premier League shores.
He seems keen to get away from Marseille anyway.
"I am contracted to Marseille but if the club wants to sell me, there is not much I can do about it," Remy told Sky Sports. "The transfer window closes on August 31, so there is plenty of time [for something to happen]."
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao)
Linked with: Arsenal, Tottenham
Quite what Fernando Llorente did to Vicente del Bosque to not even earn one minute of Euro 2012 action for the glorious Spanish side remains a mystery. Llorente had an exceptional season for Bilbao last season with many believing (including us) that he would be welcome additional to the Premier League. Arsenal and Spurs seem to be the front-runners for his signature but much will depend on the futures of Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor.