The Spanish playmaker is not a Mourinho favourite....

Five players that could be leaving the Premier League this summer

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With managerial changes across several Premier League teams, and everybody looking for reshuffles and squad improvements, we are likely to see star names leaving the self-proclaimed best league in the world.

Whether it be Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, or Pep Guardiola making mass changes at their new clubs, or Arsene Wenger getting fed up with someone at Arsenal, there are likely to be several players on their way out of the Premier League this summer.

It's also looking likely that Jurgen Klopp will want to stamp his mark on Liverpool during his first summer transfer window.


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With that in mind, here are five players that are linked with moves away from England this summer.

Juan Mata - Manchester United

Unfortunately, it would seem as though fate is not on the side of Juan Mata.

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The Spanish playmaker, who was chased out of Chelsea in the past, now seems as though he is set to suffer a similar fate once again.

Despite twice being named Chelsea Player of the Season prior to Mourinho's arrival, and having a significant impact last season, the Portuguese manager is still not totally convinced by the Spaniard and could opt to sell him once again.

Although it's not 100% confirmed that he's up for sale, given his past with Mourinho, no-one would be surprised to see him leave Manchester United and go abroad.

Diego Costa - Chelsea


After having a stellar first season in England, Diego Costa suffered from what may be called second season syndrome, with his goalscoring exploits far less productive in his second season at Chelsea.

With incoming manager Antonio Conte seemingly wanting new signing Michy Batshuayi to lead the line next season, it is highly unlikely that Costa will settle for being a backup striker, and may look to move on for the good of his career.

Rumours suggest that previous club Atletico Madrid are keen to re-sign the striker, and the player has recently stated that he himself wishes to leave to go back to the club where he made his name.

Yaya Toure - Manchester City

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Another player that seems to have no luck when it comes to managers following them around is Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure.

Having been effectively fired at Barcelona, he moved to Manchester City where has enjoyed as much success as he did with the Catalan club.

However, unfortunately for him, Guardiola is back, and has immediately signed Ilkay Gundogan, which likely spells the end of his City career.

Having recently turned 33 as well, there were doubts as to whether his ability was what it once was and whether or not he has the legs to compete in the all-action Premier League.

Inter Milan were strongly linked with the midfielder, before Roberto Mancini earlier claimed a deal was unlikely. However, the Italian league still remains his likely destination.

Mario Balotelli - Liverpool


Once dubbed as a future great, the Italian striker's career has plunged to depths he couldn't possibly have thought possible three years ago.

Having scored 30 goals in 54 games across two seasons for AC Milan, Liverpool took the risk and splashed out £16 million for the striker. His meager return of one league goal meant that he was quickly offloaded back to Milan on loan, and after an unsuccessful return, even they did not want him back.

Years of controversy and poor discipline have lead to the once admired Balotelli being told by Klopp that he has no future at Liverpool and should find a new club, and, unlike before, suitors did not come asking for his signature.

The latest reports suggest that he could be set for a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League, although nothing has been confirmed yet.

Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City

Oxford United v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly

Leicester were always going to face a tough task to keep their title-winning squad together, but it looked more likely when Jamie Vardy rejected an early bid from Arsenal.

However, since that move broke down, N'Golo Kante has left the King Power Stadium for Stamford Bridge, and now it seems as though Riyad Mahrez will join his teammate in leaving to 'pursue a new challenge.'

With 17 goals and 11 assists to his name, there are more than a few suitors for the winger's services, with many of them overseas.

Whilst Manchester United have been touted as his next club, there has been stronger interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, although that may be ambitious yet.

Wherever he decides to go, it seems as though we may not be seeing the Algerian gracing our league for much longer.

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