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Top five: Strikers on the move

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This summer definitely looks prosperous for big name strikers in the world of football with several already having changed clubs, and with more set to follow suit in the coming weeks. 

Following the transfers of top forwards like Radamel Falcao, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Mario Gomez already this summer, here's a look at five more that could potentially be on the move.

Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla)

Despite scoring 31 goals in 41 appearances for Sevilla last season, Negredo missed out on a place in the Spanish squad during the summer's Confederation's Cup to three strikers whom he had scored more goals than, which include Torres (22 goals), Villa (16 goals) and Soldado (30 goals).

This might lead to the obvious question of whether he is simply being overlooked because he isn’t playing for a top tier club, or is Del Bosque perhaps picking a squad with players whom he is more acquainted with.

Either way, Pellegrini has identified the Sevilla top goal-scorer as his primary transfer target to replace the departed Tevez at Manchester City.

Edinson Cavani (Napoli)

The Uruguayan forward had a sublime performance in his concluding match at the Confederations Cup and looks certain to move away from Napoli this summer. 

The only remaining question is where he is going to move to, currently PSG seem to have satisfied all financial conditions but it would seem Cavani himself is stalling the situation, as he would prefer to move to a prestigious club like Real Madrid or Chelsea.

Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid)

According to reports the Real Madrid hit-man had already agreed personal terms with Arsenal but with the coming of Carlo Ancelotti the saga seems to have taken a different turn. 

With Madrid seemingly asking for a larger fee for the Argentine, Arsenal however, have a reputation for being tight-fisted and are unlikely to increase their bid. If Higuain does decide to leave then Madrid will definitely have to look for a new striker, which may not be a huge dilemma as enough of them seem to want a move to the Bernabau.

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 

For the second time in his Manchester United career Wayne Rooney has asked for a transfer away from Old Trafford and David Moyes is adamant that the England forward will fulfil the three years left on his contract. 

Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in signing the five-time Premier League winner. Rooney’s transfer should not impact the Red Devils too much as they have Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck waiting on the bench. 

Additionally, Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverly can both play behind Robin van Persie which may give Manchester United more flexibility in their attacking line-up.

Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 

After having a sublime 2012/13 season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions, Suarez has made his desire to leave the Kop public, citing problems with the English media as the major reason. 

Even though the Uruguayan is never shy from controversy, his talent is undeniable and would be a huge asset to any club due to his current form and immense ability to play a number of offensive positions. 

Liverpool have already signed Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto, which indicates that they may be ready to part ways with their star striker.

Arsenal have reportedly had a bid of £30m turned down by the club, Real Madrid are also thought to be interesed.

 

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