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Summer transfer window: Top targets

Cavani has been linked with Manchester City. (©GettyImages)
Cavani has been linked with Manchester City. (©GettyImages).

It's been a season of many things - poor defending, attacking flair and exquisite striking. But with summer looming, clubs will start enquiring about players they need to take their team to the next level. Here, we look at the top transfer issues that are likely to dominate the back pages over the coming months.

Edinson Cavani

Potentially, Cavani could move to any of the biggest teams in the world - his goalscoring ability is second to none and his list of admirers is equally as impressive. The Napoli star's movement on and off the ball makes him one of the hardest strikers to defend against. With 28 league goals this season, Cavani's departure is a case of if, not when.

Where will he go?

Chelsea looks a likely destination - they need a striker to partner Fernando Torres or could even look to replace him. Cavani would be a perfect match for Chelsea's playing style, although Roman Abramovich will have to spend big to lure him to Stamford Bridge.

Is it possible?

Very much so, Chelsea are looking to splash the cash this summer and are clearly in the market for an athletic, dynamic and prolific goalscorer who can sort out their problems in the striking department instantly.

Gareth Bale

It's difficult to say, although Tottenham will do all they can to keep their most prized asset. Daniel Levy is set to offer Bale a £150,000-per-week deal to stay in north London, according to reports.

Where will he go?

If Bale was to leave, he could move to any club in the Champions League and would make a big impact. The likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all in with a shout, but realistically, Levy wouldn't sell to an English club as we saw with last summer's Luka Modric transfer saga.

Is it possible?

Not for another year I feel - Tottenham need him more than ever as they bid to qualify for the Champions League next season. Once that's secured, I think he will leave White Hart Lane for pastures new.

Radamel Falcao

This hit-man in is definitely on everyone's radar for a big summer signing. Teams include Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Monaco, PSG and Real Madrid. He's most definitely on his way out of Atletico Madrid and onto a new destination, but where?

Where will he go?

The most likely of places is Manchester City - with Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez being linked with moves away from the Etihad this summer, City will be looking for a new striker and who better than Falcao? According to reports, Manchester City have triggered the £54 million release clause in his contract, so watch this space.

Is it possible?

Most definitely. The Colombian striker has come out and said that he wants a new direction in his career and the Premier League looks a likely destination.

David Luiz

An unlikely candidate perhaps, but nonetheless, he has shown this season that his defensive abilities are world class and that he's equally as competent in defensive midfield. Luiz has been linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent weeks, with reports suggesting incoming boss Jose Mourinho could let the Brazilian move on.

Where will he go?

The most likely of all clubs is Barcelona. His aerial dominance in and around the area is superb and he has a wicked shot that any keeper would struggle to deal with.

Is it possible?

If Barcelona are serious in buying a new defender, then yes. There's no other versatile defender out there that could give more to your team than David Luiz. He can play anywhere in defence and at 25 years of age, there is still plenty of room for improvement too.

Who do you think will make a big-money move this summer? Have your say in the comments box below!

 

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