With the curtain drawn on the 2021-22 Premier League season, attention is already turning to the transfer market.
Some clubs will be content with how they’re shaping up and make minor tweaks while others are looking at major overhauls.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at how each side is likely to act and which players they could recruit.
Darwin Nunez is a target for Manchester United, who are in the market for a new forward
Arsenal want two strikers, one who is physical, a center midfielder, left-sided centre-back and cover at left-back. Mikel Arteta wants William Saliba back from Marseille but Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette and Bernd Leno are expected to go.
Targets on a tight budget include City’s Gabriel Jesus, Everton pair Richarlison and Dominic Calvert Lewin, Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca, Adam Hlozek of Sparta Prague and Leicester’s Youri Tielemans. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is likely to be out of reach. Brazilian winger Marquinhos and USA keeper Matt Turner are already signed. Juventus hold an interest in defender Gabriel.
Alexandre Lacazette looks as though he could be on his way out of Arsenal this summer
Gabriel Jesus at Manchester City is among the candidates to bolster Arsenal’s attack
A centre-back, center midfielder, cover at left-back to replace Matt Targett and another goalkeeper are Steven Gerrard’s priorities. Having already signed defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara from Marseille on a five-year deal, they are pursuing a new center back and a forward. James Tarkowski and Lille’s Sven Botman are among their options.
A goalkeeper, three centre-backs, a left back and a number ten or a left winger that can play on the right are the positions Scott Parker would like covered.
Manchester United’s Dean Henderson has been talked about as has Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier.
Thomas Frank wants two wing-backs with pace and power, two wingers who can alternate and a striker who has pace but can hold the ball up.
Keeping Christian Eriksen would be a coup but he has interest from Everton and Spurs too. Bologna’s Aaron Hickey, also fancied by Arsenal, and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar are among those targeted.
Christian Eriksen has been superb for Brentford and it would be a coup to keep him
A left-back to cover for Marc Cucurella’s potential departure, a defensive center midfielder and a finisher are top of Brighton’s wishlist. There is interest in PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangare as they prepare for Newcastle or Aston Villa to push for Yves Bissouma while Brighton expect Chelsea and Manchester City to ask for highly-rated Cucurella.
Thomas Tuchel wants two new center backs and two wing backs. Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol is high on a list with Sevilla’s Joules Kounde and Villarreal’s Pau Torres as Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen depart while Barcelona targets Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are also expected to leave.
Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic could be sold and N’Golo Kante has interest amid his contract talks. Romelu Lukaku will also hold talks.
Chelsea are losing Antonio Rudiger and he will be a massive miss for the Blues
Cover at left back, a right back, defensive and box to box midfielders plus a right-sided winger who can play central are Palace’s priorities. Cheick Doucoure from Lens and Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah are among those discussed while Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Cheikou Kouyate could leave.
Keeping hold of Marc Guehi who has interest from Spurs and Michael Olise will be key. Wilfried Zaha’s deal also expires next summer.
Everton want a quick and dominant center back to avoid another flirtation with relegation but are unlikely to be able to spend big. James Tarkowski., Wolves’ Conor Coady and Chelsea’s Levi Colwill are on their list while two midfielders, one defensive, one who is box to box, are also required.
Frank Lampard needs a striker too with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin attracting interest. Selling the rest could be difficult.
Richarlison is attracting interest from elsewhere and Everton will be keen to keep him
A goalkeeper, two full-backs, two centre-backs – including a British one such as James Tarkowski or Forest’s Joe Worrall – are on Fulham’s wishlist plus three midfielders and a winger! Jean Michael Seri, Alfie Mawson and Michael Hector have all left and they will offload Anthony Knockaert, Ivan Cavaleiro and Josh Onomah.
Brenden Aaronson will join from Red Bull Salzburg and Leeds want another midfielder, a right back like Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay and a striker with Premier League experience. Another winger may be needed if Jack Harrison leaves amid Newcastle and Spurs interest. Raphinha is set on a move to Barcelona while Kalvin Phillips will assess his options next month. More cash could arrive if the San Francisco 49ers push for an early takeover.
Brenden Aaronson is set to join Leeds and they also want to add another midfielder
Brendan Rodgers wants at least three signings who will go straight into his starting side but will have to sell first. To take the club forward, he needs a new center back, creative midfielder such as Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and right winger. Caglar Soyuncu, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez and Arsenal target Youri Tielemans could all be sold.
Another goalkeeper is wanted to push Allison and Kelleher plus cover at right-back with Trent Alexander-Arnold potentially moving into midfield further down the line. Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay is liked though a little raw. Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is admired but expected to join Real Madrid who are also monitoring contract talks with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The latter also has interest from Bayern Munich.
The Reds are prepared to let Alex Oxlade Chamberlain leave while striker Divock Origi is set for AC Milan.
Boldly, have already signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for £51m and are prioritizing a replacement for Fernandinho.
They will consider another attacking midfielder and competition at left-back. Leeds Kalvin Phillips, Matheus Nunes of Sporting Lisbon and Brighton’s Marc Cucurella are all on their list but valuations will dictate who comes in. Raheem Sterling has interest from Chelsea among others.
Kalvin Phillips is a target for Manchester City to replace Fernandinho next season
Erik Ten Hag’s priority is a midfielder and striker on a ‘disciplined’ budget of around £80m plus whatever he can generate through sales. Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic have been discussed. Another midfielder, center back, right back and forward would be Ten Hag’s dream. Eric Bailly and Dean Henderson hope to be leading the departures.
A striker, left-back, right winger, center-back then midfielder are priorities. A £15m option exists for on loan left-back Matt Targett and a keeper is wanted on loan. A budget of £60m can be boosted by sales with up to 14 players being made available. Lille’s Sven Botman and Reims’ Hugo Ekikike are two they are pursuing with a long list of alternatives.
Hugo Ekikike (right) is a target for Newcastle, who are expected to have a busy summer
NOTTINGHAM FOREST or HUDDERFIELD
If they go up Forest will do well to keep hold of flyer Brennan Johnson and defender Joe Worrall, Everton and Newcastle are among those keen on Johnson. James Garner could return from Manchester United while Djed Spence has Premier League interest. With that in mind they want two full-backs, a midfielder and striker. Huddersfield want to keep Levi Colwill from Chelsea and add a midfielder, striker and winger.
Crucial window for Ralph Hasenhuttl. A goalkeeper to replace Spurs-bound Fraser Forster, a center back, two wingers who can alternate sides and a striker are required. May face battles to keep defender Mohammed Salisu and captain James Ward-Prowse while the end of Armando Broja’s loan from Chelsea will be sorely felt. Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic and Angers attacker Mohamed Ali Cho are admired.
A timely £150m capital increase could help keep Antonio Conte. He wants a squad capable of winning trophies not just fourth place and that will be thrashed out with Fabio Paratici this week.
A left-sided center back such as Salzburg’s Gvardiol, Inter’s Alessandro Bastoni or Villarreal’s Pau Torres is desired while Gabriel Jesus, Renato Sanches, Christian Eriksen plus homegrown Djed Spence, Kalvin Phillips, James Ward-Prowse are wanted. Fraser Forster will sign.
Pau Torres is among the players on Tottenham’s wishlist among other defenders
An offer has been made to free agent Jesse Lingard and David Moyes wants another striker, centre-back, left-back, midfielder and goalkeeper. Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd is liked as are Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, Chelsea’s Armando Broja and Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter but Moyes still hopes to add a big name to meet his ambitions for the club. Declan Rice’s pricetag is likely to keep him at the London Stadium.
A goalscorer is priority with a centre-back and midfielder also wanted by Bruno Lage though funds have been limited by owners Fosun. Keeper John Ruddy has left while Wolves expect interest in Ruben Neves from Barcelona and Arsenal. Adama Traore is likely to return from Barcelona while Sporting’s Joao Palhinha, Shakhtar’s Pedrinho and Goncalo Guedes of Valencia have all been discussed.
Ruben Neves might have played his last game for Wolves given the interest from elsewhere