Our top fifty transfer targets ahead of the summer transfer window.
50. Javier Hernandez – Manchester United to Aston Villa
The Mexican international looks a shell of his former self as he has paid the price for a season on the bench. He looks to be heading for the Old Trafford exit door this summer as Villa line up a shock move for him as a replacement for Christian Benteke, who has been ruled out until October with an ankle injury.
49. Luis Muriel – Udinese to Liverpool
The young Colombian has been hailed as one of Serie A’s standout talents this season, and a number of clubs have been circling his signature for some time. Liverpool have been the most recent interested party as Brendan Rodgers looks to add some more options to his frontline. Quick and built like an ox, Muriel would certainly give the Norther Irishman the boost he needs.
48. Eliaquim Mangala – FC Porto to Manchester City
The giant France international has been scouted a number of times by Premier League clubs this term as he promises to blossom into a truly impressive centre-back. Both Chelsea and Arsenal are credited with an interest, but it is Manchester City who look the most likely to splash out on the youngster as the club’s defensive line have given Manuel Pellegrini nightmares and at points, threatened to derail their title challenge.
47. Fernando – FC Porto to Manchester City
City have been preparing for Gareth Barry’s permanent departure by lining up a double swoop for Mangala and his Porto teammate Fernando. The classy 26-year-old will fill the void left by Barry and his England international teammate Jack Rodwell as part of a massive shake up at the Etihad.
46. Fredy Guarin – Inter Milan to Chelsea
Guarin came close to leaving Inter during the January transfer window as Manchester United looked to replace their disappointing wide players, however, he decided to stay put after forcing his way back into the first team. Chelsea are now sizing him up for their rejuvenated squad, but Inter coach Walter Mazzarri has told the Blues that the final decision belongs to the player.
45. Maxime Gonalons – Lyon to Arsenal
It’s been common knowledge that Arsene Wenger has been a fan of the classy midfielder since last summer, and has been eyeing him up ever since. However, the French giants put a block on the move and now Manchester United are said to be readying a move of their own. But with vested interest, and more importantly, Champions League football on offer, the Gunners stand a much better chance at bringing him on board.
44. Joleon Lescott – Manchester City to Aston Villa
With Paul Lambert heightening the ambition around Villa Park next season, he is looking to bring the Birmingham-born defender home in order to strengthen a weak back line. However, his high wages could prove a problem and West Ham are waiting in the wings to pounce.
43, Michy Batshuayi – Standard Liege to Arsenal
Desperate for more attacking options, Wenger is prepared to turn to the talented Belgian to add more firepower. Having been linked with a move for him since January, he recently confessed that he is a Gunners fan and would be very keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium. However, Everton will look to stump the north Londoners to his signature.
42. Micah Richards – Manchester City to Liverpool
The England international has gone stale at the Etihad, and has not featured regularly since last season. Salvation may be available in the shape of Liverpool, though, and the Reds will look to bolster their title credentials with a £7m move this summer.
41. Nicolas N’Koulou – Marseille to Arsenal
The Cameroonian is all set to jump ship this summer as Marseille’s financial difficulties threaded to dismantle their squad. The Gunners have a long registered interest in his services and may line up a cut priced move.