There are a handful of top players across Europe that are out of contract this summer and could be picked up by Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. The Gunners, the Blues and the Lillywhites are reportedly all eager to spend big this summer.
As per the Telegraph, failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League won’t prevent Mikel Arteta from investing heavily in his first-team. football.londonunderstand that there will be a summer rebuild job at the Emirates Stadium, with several players being targeted ahead of the transfer window.
Arsenal’s targets include a marquee signing in Gabriel Jesus, with the Gunners confident of landing his signature. Meanwhile, Todd Boehly’s consortium, who have agreed a £4.25billion deal to buy the west London club, are expected to ‘push for A-list signings’ to mark a new era at Stamford Bridge, according to the MailOnline.
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And, with the new ownership group eager to bolster the Blues’ armoury, The Telegraph indicate that, after player sales are taken into account, Thomas Tuchel is set to have £200million at his disposal to strengthen his side. Meanwhile, Tottenham have been handed a major boost ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
Antonio Conte is keen to build upon an exciting debut campaign in charge. Owners ENIC have pumped a £150million cash injection into the north London outfit as they look to challenge under the Italian next season.
So, football.london has taken a look at the players out of contract this summer that Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham could potentially make a move for ahead of next season.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has confirmed that he will be leaving the club as a free agent this summer. The Spaniard has previously been linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham although it remains to be seen whether either of the trio will make another move for his services.
Initial reports suggest a move to Jose Lopetegui’s Sevilla is on the cards but nothing is confirmed as yet and the three London clubs could still potentially reignite their interest. In the meantime, Isco has sent an emotional farewell to Madrid.
More on Isco here.
Paulo Dybala has confirmed that he will leave Juventus at the end of the season once his contract with the Old Lady expires in the summer. The 28-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in recent times, announced his decision to part ways with the Italian giants, via a heartfelt message on Twitter.
In February, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City were all offered the chance to sign Dybala on a pre-contract agreement, according to 90Min. However, nothing came of it.
Reports in Italy claim that the Argentine could be set for a move to Inter Milan, though nothing has been confirmed yet. But, according to Calciomercato, via Football Italia, Dybala’s agent, Jorge Antun, was in London earlier this month to discuss a potential move with interested Premier League clubs.
football.london understand that Chelsea are interested in Dembele and could move for him this summer, though the Blues will need to make way for his arrival with the sales of an attacker. The France international, who sees his contract at the Camp Nou expire in the coming weeks, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this season, with Arsenal often named among the sides in the race too.
Despite reports of a move for Dembele in January, Tuchel has insisted there was no approach from the west Londoners. “I did not have contact with Ousmane. There was no contact in winter,” he said. “I’m very satisfied because it was a calm window, and to be calm is always the best thing.”
The 25-year-old is yet to agree new terms with the Catalan side and is poised to leave on a free transfer at the end of the month
Christian Eriksen is just one of many players who have been rumoured as potential targets for Tottenham this summer. The Dane signed a six month deal with Brentford in January, meaning the contract is soon to expire.
Earlier this month, the 30-year-old outlined his desire to return to the Champions League stage. With both Chelsea and Spurs qualified, he admitted: “I would love to play Champions League football again, I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.”
Last month, football.london reported that although the Dane didn’t leave the north London club on the best terms with the club’s hierarchy, he still loves the club and would like to stay in London.
Corentin Tolisso has left Bayern Munich on free after no agreement was reached regarding an extension at the Allianz Arena. To the end of last summer, Spurs joined some of Europe’s elite in exploring a possible transfer for the Frenchman, Calciomercato report, via HITC.
Arsenal too were credited with an interest in the 27-year-old midfielder last summer when he was made available for just £8.5million, according to German news outlet Bild, via the Express.
According to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, the Uruguayan striker has turned down several offers to leave Atletico Madrid in order to focus on a return to the Premier League with Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
Other noteworthy players out of contract this summer
- Gareth Bale – Real Madrid
- Andrea Belotti – Torino
- James Tarkowski – Burnley
- Jesse Lingard – Manchester United
- Alessio Romagnoli – AC Milan
- Luiz Felipe – Lazio
- Jason Denayer – Lyon
- Florian Grillitsch – Hoffenheim
- David Brooks – Bournemouth
- Angel Di Maria – Paris Saint-Germain
- Federico Bernadeschi – Juventus
- Sam Johnstone – West Brom
- Adnan Januzaj – Real Sociedad
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Roma
- Dan-Axel Zagadou – Borussia Dortmund
- Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
- Sergi Roberto – Barcelona
- Felipe – Atletico Madrid