With a number of clubs reinforcing their squads in order to push for cups, a higher position in the league or to maintain their champion status, there are some talented players who may be subject to a move as they suffer from a lack of first team football.
Although it is not certain that these transfers will occur, the possibility of their move to another club seems more likely if they are to get regular football. With the World Cup coming up next year, all players would like to play consistently to earn a place at next summer's finals.
This list will mainly comprise of players who seem unlikely to get regular playing time either due to the number of players occupying that position or managerial tactical preference.
This list will categorise the players not in terms of their talent but the openness to negotiation their club may have to selling them.
5. Alexis Sanchez, 24 (Barcelona)
This list starts with the Barcelona forward, mainly because he is the most likely to stay.
But after the signing of Neymar, reassuring Cesc Fabregas that he is wanted and Pedro’s reemergence since the end of last season, the Chilean may find it hard to get games.
Also, if Fabregas is to play, then Andres Iniesta will probably be on the wings in addition to Cristian Tello and Neymar, leaving Sanchez on the bench.
However, after the sale of Thiago, Barcelona may be unwilling to lose any other player regardless of their position.
4. Javier Garcia, 26 (Manchester City)
In this case, Manchester City has an abundance of central holding players that include Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Abdul Razak, Gareth Barry and Jack Rodwell.
With the last two players being English they may be hesitant to move abroad, while the first two will probably be starting.
Having earned a cap for Spain (an incredible achievement bearing in mind the midfield competition) last season, he might be eager to capitalise on that by moving to a place where he plays regularly.
3. Angel Di Maria, 25 (Real Madrid)
After the signing of Isco and the potential arrival Gareth Bale, Di Maria is likely to find himself surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. With incredible pace and jaw dropping dribbling, the Argentine should not find it difficult to find a new club.
Although, it may be argued that his teammate Kaka should be more worried, given Di Maria’s age he may be too impatient to wait on the bench.
2. Luis Nani, 26 (Manchester United)
After only making 10 premier league appearance last season despite being fit, it would suggest that the current champions feel Nani is surplus to requirements.
Recent reports have even suggested that the Portuguese winger was offered to Monaco, as they seem very capable of handling his wage demands.
In addition with the purchase of Wilfried Zaha, who does not seem likely to go on loan, a winger may be the last thing the Red Devils need.
1. Luiz Gustavo, 26 (Bayern Munich)
Despite being kept on the bench for most of Bayern’s treble winning season, the defensive midfielder was able to earn a starting berth for Brazil’s dominating Confederations Cup campaign.
After a successful summer, Bayern have gone on to make more additions to their already full midfield, which makes it even harder for the Brazilian to get games than last season.
With the World Cup coming up next season, he is very likely to move in order to get games and make the squad for the competition hosted by his home nation.
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