United blaze early trail - when will Chelsea join the party?

Published Add your comment

Football News

- Manchester United have made all of the early running in the transfer market so far this summer, having completed deals for Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David De Gea.

Highly-rated Jones opted to move to Old Trafford from Blackburn rather than to Liverpool or Arsenal, while Young joined from Aston Villa for £17 million.

Spanish goalkeeper De Gea was the latest acquisition by Sir Alex Ferguson, with the 20-year-old signed as a replacement for retired Edwin Van der Sar.

- Chelsea have yet to make any significant moves during the transfer window, but that is now expected to change since the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as manager.

The 33-year-old will reportedly raid former club Porto for a number of their star turns, with £26.5 million striker Falcao hoping to follow Villas-Boas to Stamford Bridge.

- Liverpool have been left frustrated so far - missing out on Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Connor Wickham and Gael Clichy - but did complete the signing of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland.

The Reds have also ramped up their efforts to sign Stewart Downing from Aston Villa, while a fee for Charlie Adam was agreed on Wednesday.

- Arsenal are on the verge of completing their second signing of the summer, with Lille forward Gervinho undergoing a medical with the club on Wednesday.

The acquisition of a new centre-back is regarded a priority for Arsene Wenger, with Gary Cahill and Chris Samba reportedly in his sights.


- Tottenham have so far only snapped up veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel on a free transfer, but Harry Redknapp is after a proven goalscorer.

Villarreall's Giuseppe Rossi takes the fancy of the Spurs boss in particular, with the north London club having failed to sign him ion January.

- Manchester City have yet to blaze a customary trail, but have gone about their business relatively quietly - signing Gael Clichy and Stefan Savic for £7 million and £6 million respectively.

However, the Citizens will reportedly make a move for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri this week, while Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi remains on their radar.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again