With a week to go before the start of a new season, there's no doubt that the English Premier League has seen a very eventful summer, with several jaw-dropping, record-breaking transfer fees being offered.
This article aims to look at the top five transfer news that have hit the headlines this summer but are yet to see the light of the day. While some are yet to see the light of the day, others have already fell through, disappointingly though.
1.Gareth Bale Tottenham to Real Madrid |
Real Madrid's monstrous bid for Tottenham's Gareth Bale tops the list of transfer sagas to emerge from this summer's transfer window.
Real Madrid have made a record bid of around £85m, that would shatter their deal for Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009.
Tottenham have, however, rejected several bids by the Spanish giants for Bale, with the player himself keen on a move to the Bernabeu. The transfer saga has taken the media by storm, even though this isn't the first time Madrid have shown interest in the Welshman.
However, Madrid seem determined and tenacious this time around, hanging on despite Spurs chairman David Levy repeatedly insisting the player is not for sale.
But talks have repeatedly broken down between Spurs and Madrid, so it may not be surprising if Bale remains at Tottenham next season.
2. Wayne Rooney Manchester United to Chelsea|
Undoubtedly one of the shockers to emerge this summer is the move by Chelsea for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea have made a bid for the striker, but the Red Devils are determined to keep hold of him. A move to Stamford Bridge is highly unlikely as United have rejected Chelsea's offers for Rooney, but the drama is yet to fully unfold.
3. Luis Suarez Liverpool to Arsenal|
The Liverpool striker has revealed his intention to leave the Merseyside club this summer, and Arsenal made known their intent to go for top players by immediately making their bid for the unsettled striker.
Arsenal have made a £40m plus £1 bid for the Uruguay striker and reports are rife that Arsenal are set to offer a record £51m bid for the striker. It is not yet clear if a deal could be sealed before the end of the summer.
4. Cesc Fabregas Barcelona to Manchester United|
Manchester United made a surprise bid for the former Arsenal player - which was promptly rejected by Barcelona.
Despite a second bid, Barcelona still held their ground and are adamant the midfielder is not for sale. However, indications from Old Trafford suggests that the reigning Premier League champions still harbor hope of a deal being struck before the transfer window closes - but this is highly unlikely.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid to Manchester United|
The former Manchester United ace striker was tipped for a return to Old Trafford this summer. Although Manchester United never made a bid for the striker but it became a open secret even among Real Madrid fans that their "wonder boy" was eyeing a return to his former club - and even United showed keen interest in the Portuguese.
However, speculation about Ronaldo's future appears to have been put to rest with reports that the Portuguese has been offered an improved deal to remain at the Bernabeu.
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