Silly season has started already, with the English tabloids prepared to exaggerate any hint of a transfer whisper to whip the Premier League public into a frenzy.

Xavi has already been lined up with a shock move to Manchester United, Liverpool are apparently launching an £8million bid for Southampton’s Dejan Lovren, despite the Saints paying £500k more for his services just over a year ago, and Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Scott Parker and Joe Cole are all about to join Championship Play-Off winners QPR.

But if you wade through the regular manure that the British press continually churn out on a daily basis, there are actually several glaring transfer opportunities that English clubs would be foolish not to capitalise on.

This article takes a look at FIVE that should be ticking Arsenal’s transfer fancy this summer.


Karim Benzema