The new football season is still months away but viewed with trepidation by fans, clubs, managers, agents and players.
Who is in and who is out?
That’s the question everyone wants to be resolved asap.
The problem is that many players and agents know that the longer they stall, the better the deal they can get.
Fans are concerned that they will lose some of their best players to top clubs and managers are also apprehensive about their key players moving to greener pastures.
Perhaps Arsene Wenger and most Arsenal fans will be glad to see the back of Nicklas Bendtner but not so of Samir Nasri. Bendtner never realised his potential at Arsenal.
Nasri is one of Arsenal fine young rising stars who in my opinion has not been managed properly last season. He has hinted that he could move to Manchester United if the deal is right.
Ashley Young is also unsettled at Aston Villa because he feels he is of that age, 25-26 when top players make their final commitment to a club – a big club.
Other players on the move are
Manchester United are chasing a few Premier league players and they usually get what they want. On their transfer list is Spurs midfielder Luka Modric, with a price tag of £20 million. Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Rednapp have already had direct words on this potential move. Ashley Young is also on the get list.
Scott Parker has confirmed he wants to leave relegated West Ham United and continue his career in the Barclays Premier League. Clubs on the horizon are Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Blackburn defender Phil Jones is set to join Manchester United in a deal worth about to £17m.
Carlos Tevez could end his playing days at Manchester City as his price tag of £50million is likely to scare off most clubs. The owners at Manchester City are willing to release him from contract as soon as they get an interested buyer.
Rumours still surround Cesc Fabrigas. Will he or won’t he leave Arsenal?
Martin Jol is now the new manager at Fulham.
Chelsea are still hunting for a successor to Carlo Ancelotti after releasing the Italian at the end of last season. Their options are looking dismal with a choice between or Guus Hiddink the Turkey coach Hiddink and unsettled Mark Hughes.