Premier League: Potential summer transfers of all 20 clubs

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Out of all the 2012/13 Premier League sides, every team has had speculation. But who is the most likely to join and who is the most likely to leave from each Premier League side this summer?


In: Pepe Reina. Not the first name you would put at the top of every Arsenal fans list but it finally looks like the Liverpool goalkeeper is ready to leave. With Lukasz Fabianski's injury troubles and Wojciech Szczęsny's inconsistency it could well be the perfect fit.

Out: Gervinho. There were high expectations from the man from the Ivory Coast international upon arrival but he has done nothing to merit his price tag. He may work well in other leagues and may be likely to return to the French league with a return to Lille not out of the question.

Aston Villa

In: Phil Neville. Paul Lambert has stuck to his guns of youth over experience but if they do stay up a calm figure like the Everton captain could be the perfect fit. His experience on the pitch would invigorate the youth behind him.

Out: Christian Benteke. Sorry Aston Villa fans, but he is destined for bigger things. No matter how much Lambert will want to keep him, if big teams come sniffing around then he will leave, with his most likely destination being Manchester City.


In: Son Heung-Min. The Hamburg striker has not set the world on fire this season but is still regarded as one of the division’s best strikers. With Fernando Torres unable to perform and Demba Ba only seemingly capable of his trademarked hook finish it seems that this transfer could answer Chelsea's problems.

Out: Thibaut Courtois. As much as Chelsea want to keep hold of this fine 'keeper and loan him to a Premier League club, Courtois may become frustrated with a lack of firts-team football at Chelsea, with Atletico Madrid being the most likely club to sign him on a permanent basis.


In: Scott Sinclair. The Manchester City midfielder has virtually disappeared this season after impressing at Swansea and is likely to be offloaded in a squad overhaul. Steven Piennar on one wing, Sinclair on the other. Sounds perfect to me.

Out: Marouane Fellaini. Along with Phil Neville, Fellaini may be about to leave the club. He has had a fantastic season and arguably should have been in contention for the Player of the Year award ahead of Eden Hazard. Likely to go for a huge price and Real Madrid are supposedly interested - depending on who becomes their manager.


In: Maarten Stekelenburg. With Mark Schwarzer's retirement looming, this could be the ideal replacement for Martin Jol's side and the price tag would not be ridiculous for a fine keeper like this either.

Out: Hugo Rodallega. He hasn't featured much since his move from Wigan Athletic but he is still incredibly talented and looks likely to join a Championship side - Reading looking a likely fit.


In: Ashley Williams. The Swansea captain has had a wonderful season but could be tempted away by a club with the stature of Liverpool. Williams looks like the ideal replacement for the retiring Carragher.

Out: Andy Carroll. The player has been a flop for Liverpool and has no place under Brendan Rodgers. It seems that he has run his course and a prolonged stay at West Ham or a switch back to his beloved Newcastle seem most likely.

Manchester City

In: Edinson Cavani. This is potentially the hardest club to predict their most likely signing as they will inevitably sign many players but Cavani is beginning to look a sure deal. Long scouted by City, this could finally be the season they get their man.

Out: Edin Dzeko. In this article’s only swap, a deal to get Cavani may well result in City losing their Bosnian striker. Then again, if his miss against Swansea shows anything, maybe City will be better off.

Manchester United

In: Radamel Falcao. A toss-up between him and Robert Lewandowski over who is most likely to come, but United may well make the move for the Atletico front-man. His destruction of Chelsea in the European Super Cup shows he can do it against English opposition and with Robin van Persie, they could form a deadly partnership.

Out: Nani. Having fallen out of favour at United, it may be time for Nani to leave. On form he is a true great of the game but he has too many off days. Big spenders PSG may be keen and he may well leave for the colossal money on offer.

Newcastle United

In: Nicolas Nkoulou. Anyone surprised he’s French? The Marseille defender is highly-rated and with Newcastle’s recent record of conceding goals the full-back may well be a perfect addition to Alan Pardew’s side. This is, however, if they stay in the league.

Out: Fabricio Coloccini. The Argentinian has recently said he is homesick and seems determined to leave for San Lorenzo de Almagro. He will be greatly missed by Newcastle and if he had been fit all season, there is not a chance Newcastle would be in the predicament they are in.

Norwich City

In: Nathan Redmond. A tricky team to predict as it depends on whether or not they stay in the league but a sure fire target must be the Birmingham winger, Nathan Redmond. He has impressed this season and given Birmingham’s precarious financial position he looks set to leave in the summer with Norwich a likely destination.

Out: Russell Martin. A player most Norwich players wouldn’t want to leave but the player seems intent on a reunion with ex-Canaries boss Paul Lambert at Aston Villa. He would be greatly missed at Carrow Road and if they do survive this season, without him they will struggle next season.

Queens Park Rangers

In: Etienne Capoue. The French international may not be tempted by a Championship side. Then again, with the wages on offer . . .

Out: Loic Remy. Remy shocked everybody – especially Newcastle – when he joined QPR in January. However, showing his greed, he has stated he already wants to leave with Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Villa, Newcastle, Everton, and well pretty much everyone keen. My prediction? Remy will go to whoever pays him the most, so out of the list above Liverpool looks likely.


In: Billy Sharp. Nigel Adkins is keen to be reunited with the frontman and he doesn’t seem to be a part of Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino's plans, so a move looks likely. Could he be the man to fire Reading back to the Premier League?

Out: Pavel Pogrebnyak. Championship football or a trip back to his home country for much higher wages? It doesn’t take a genius to deduce that, if offered the chance to go back to Zenit, he will more than likely take up the opportunity.


In: Ludovic Lamine Sane:  The Bordeaux centre-back looks a safe addition for Southampton as they aim to preserve their Premier League status. A bit of stability to add to this once volatile club.

Out: Gaston Ramirez. An incredible player that nobody could believe Southampton signed looks destined to leave as he is too good for the south coast outfit. A trip to Italy for Fiorentina, Inter Milan or Juventus looks likely. It will cost a lot of money though, which would give Southampton funds to strengthen their squad.


In: Marcus Alonso. Regarded as the best left-back Bolton have had in the past 10 years, Alonso may move on for Premier League football after Wanderers narrowly missed out on the play-offs. The Spaniard would strengthen the Potters' defence which has recently started to look shaky.

Out: Asmir Begovic. After signing Jack Butland, it appears the writings on the wall for Begovic. Big clubs are looking and he may be tempted to be Manchester United’s number two, but the chance of being Arsenal’s number one – if a deal for Reina doesn’t materialise – may be a greater temptation for the Bosnian international.


In: Danny Rose. On loan this season, it appears Paolo Di Canio wants to sign the full-back on a permanent basis and Tottenham may let him go with first-choice Benoit Assou-Ekotto still providing a service for Spurs.

Out: Simon Mignolet. News which would crush Sunderland fans but it is likely that he may leave this summer. He has had another fantastic season and may want to move to a bigger club, with Arsenal and Manchester United both interested. However, the best thing Sunderland could do this summer is secure his signature, as with him Sunderland would be more than likely safe.


In: Andros Townsend. With QPR playing next season in the Championship it appears the pathway is clear to sign Townsend permanently from Tottenham. The winger has never performed for Spurs but is regarded as a gifted individual and could be a perfect fit for Swansea.

Out: Michel Vorm. Vorm appears to be destined for not just bigger things, but what many people consider to be the biggest thing. Barcelona could be an option and when a club like Barca come knocking, you open the door.


In: Borja Valero. Previously a flop at West Brom, the midfielder has reinvented himself at Fiorentina. He could be a welcome addition to Tottenham’s already fantastic midfield and many see him as a replacement for the loss of Luka Modric at the start of the season.

Out: Gareth Bale. Now, the best thing for Bale would probably be to stay at Tottenham for another season as his reputation grows before moving clubs but if they fail to get Champions League football, then the temptation to join Real Madrid would be too great. A world class player for a world class side and with him, Madrid may be the team to topple the German superpowers next season.

West Brom

In: Romelu Lukaku. He has had a fantastic season on loan at this club and may be tempted to join permanently if Chelsea sign another striker. Big, strong, quick and very young, Lukaku is often regarded as a future world star and may well move onto bigger clubs later in his career. For now, Lukaku and West Brom work together and he should mature as a player getting game time at this fine club.

Out: Peter Odemwingie. Fairly simple, he hates the club, the club hate him, he hates the fans, the fans hate him. So where would take him? Crystal Palace are the only club who have shown a real interest in the hit-man and he could be a welcome addition to the Championship side – especially if they are promoted.

West Ham

In: Yossi Benayoun. Due to be released by Chelsea this summer, Big Sam Allardyce may be tempted to swoop for the former Hammer. He would fit in well with the West Ham midfield.

Out: Carlton Cole. Crystal Palace again seem keen to sign a striker and Cole may be the answer. If West Ham extend Carroll’s loan or sign him permanently, then Cole may well be forced to the stands permanently. A chance to play under Ian Holloway may tempt Cole away from his beloved West Ham.


In: Miguel Montero. As with many other sides, it depends on whether they are a Premier League outfit next season. However the veteran right-back may well move to Wigan on a free transfer regardless and could bring stability to a Wigan defence which looks shaky at the best of times.

Out: James McCarthy. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all seem keen to sign the midfielder who has had another wonderful season. He would be a big loss to Wigan, but then again, people say that about Wigan players every single season and they still seem to avoid the drop. If it is eighth time unlucky then surely McCarthy will move on to a bigger club.


Now these are all just opinions and depend on what leagues the sides will be playing in next year, so if anyone else has other suggestions please write them below.


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