Juan Mata future in doubt, Trio set for Anfield as Rogers eyes clearout

There are once again plenty of transfer rumours doing the rounds today and if some of the gossip is true, we will see some big moves taking place during the summer.

One story that seems to have plenty of twists and turns is the one regarding Edison Cavani’s future.

Yesterday, he looked set to be on the way to Real Madrid, but reports are suggesting that the Uruguayan is set to sign for Chelsea – who have been keen on the striker for some time now.

The Blues are prepared to offer Napoli as much as £49 million for their star man and that would be an offer that the Italian club would find tough to turn to down. Cavani is on Confederations Cup duty right now, so a deal might not be done until his tournament is over, but west London seems to be his most likely destination.

Although Chelsea fans will be happy to see that they are leading the way for one of the best strikers in European football, they will be concerned that Juan Mata’s future is in doubt.

It seems as though the Spaniard has had a contract dispute with new manager Jose Mourinho and that could mean he decides to leave the Europa League Champions in the next couple of months.

Barcelona are keeping an eye on this story and could offer the Londoners £30 million for their Player of the Season. It is a story to keep an eye on.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are set to use the £15 million they make on Andy Carroll signing for West Ham United on three midfielders that are highly-rated across Europe.

Porto’s Christian Atsu, Sevilla’s Luis Alberto and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

If Brendan Rodgers can bring these three in for the price of letting Andy Carroll go, it would be seen as very good business by the Reds’ boss.

Manchester City’s Micah Richards has struggled to nail down a first-team place at the Etihad recently and Liverpool and Arsenal could look to sign the defender this summer.

Liverpool have already singed Kolo Toure from City and could go for another one of their reserve defenders, whereas Arsenal seem to be keen on adding a bit of strength and versatility to their back four, which are two boxes that Richards ticks.

Aston Villa’s Darren Bent is another man that looks to be on the way out of his club and the Villains are looking for a fee of around £9 million for the striker.

The 29-year-old is proven in the top flight of English football and might attract the attention of some big Premier League clubs.

Four Premier League teams – Norwich City, Swansea City, Fulham and Crystal Palace – are keen on Birmingham’s highly-rated youngster Nathan Redmond, who is believed to be valued around the £2 million mark.

Finally, some reports are suggesting that Real Madrid have reserved their number eleven shirt for Gareth Bale, who they hope to sign from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

There is certainly plenty of transfer activity happening right now.

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