With just a few weeks remaining until the end of the season, Premier League clubs are already busy planning for the next campaign and the transfer rumour mill is in full swing ahead of the opening of the summer window.
And, as ever, there’s expected to be plenty of comings and goings as managers look to strengthen their squads as well as get rid of those players who have failed to impress this term.
While there could be a few big deals done between Premier League sides, there are also plenty of names from some of Europe’s biggest clubs that have been heavily linked with a move to England’s top teams in recent weeks as speculation continues to grow.
With links to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City; here a five of those players who could well be involved in one of the summer’s biggest transfers.
PSG striker Edinson Cavani is just one player who has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United this summer as Louis van Gaal looks to strengthen his squad.
The Uruguayan has been one of Europe’s most sought after strikers since his Napoli days, and could require a similar fee to the £50m the French giants paid for him back in 2013.
Following their defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League this week, Cavani dismissed rumours he could be on his way to England stating that he would respect his contract. But as we know in football things can change very quickly.
Another player that has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils is Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.
United are keen to bolster their defence during the window, and German star Hummels is said to be top of their list amid speculation he is ready to quit the Bundesliga.
And these rumours have only gathered pace since the news that Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp announced he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
It now looks increasingly likely that Hummels could be following out the door, with United in pole position to land the centre-back.
Letting Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford is arguably Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest mistake while Manchester United manager.
Since moving to Juventus, the Frenchman has become one of the most coveted midfielders in the world and it’s no surprise he has Europe’s top clubs chasing him.
With a number of sides chasing him, Juventus will do well to keep hold of the youngster who could be at the centre of one of the most exciting transfer battles this summer.
Football’s most expensive player Gareth Bale continues to be linked with a return to the Premier League amid criticism in Spain for some of his performances this season.
The former Spurs man came under fire from both fans and media once again this week for failing to score in his side’s Champions League encounter with Atletico Madrid and he’s clearly having a difficult time winning them over.
Although Madrid have revealed they have no intention to sell the Welsh star, he continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea who could be set to test Real’s resolve wit a big bid in the near future.
With his Napoli side sat seven points off the Champions League places in Serie A, Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain could be set to leave the club if they fail to qualify.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with a move for the former Real Madrid man who is believed to have told his side he has no plans to play in the Europa League again next season.
Higuain scored in a tremendous away win at Wolfsburg last night as the Italians all but secured a place in the semi-finals, but unless they win the competition to secure Champions League qualification; Higuain’s time at Napoli could well be coming to an end.