Well as the dust begins to settle on the Premier League race to the title, we have the Champions League final to look forward and the European Championships closing in on us at speed the start of another league campaign in August doesn’t look too far away. So we can look at what deals could be possibly done this summer.

We start with Premier league runners-up Manchester United and they are considering making a bid for £6.5m-rated France right-back Mathieu Debuchy after Lille indicated the 26-year old would be allowed to leave in the summer. Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered a worrying message to Manchester United fans by confirming skipper Nemanja Vidic will miss the clubs pre-season tour.
Newly crowned champions Manchester City have been put on high alert after Porto forward Hulk revealed he is not certain where he will be playing next season. The Brazilian international, who has bagged 48 goals over the last 2 seasons is rumoured to be on City and rivals Chelsea’s radar with some reports suggesting that the Stamford Bridge club are already in negotiations to secure his services.
Liverpool are set to make an offer for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, who made just 5 Premier League starts last season. Reds target Rasmus Elm warned he is far from certain to leave his Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in the summer. The 24-year old Sweeden international says je “feels good at AZ”.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy maintains that none of the club’s top players will leave White Hart Lane this summer.
Arsene Wenger will this week hold talks with captain robin van Persie over the strikers future after victory at West Brom secured Champions League football for the club next season, however the Dutchman remained coy on his future in the post match interviews.
Everton want to sign Olympiakos’s Hungarian goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri to provide cover for Tim Howard at Goodison Park. The 22-year old, who is entering the final year of his contract, would set the Toffee’s back around £800,000. Steven Pienaar bade an emotional farewell to Everton’s fans before admitting he has no idea whether or not he will be back at Goodison Park next season. Pienaar struggled to hold back the tears  on Sunday after his loan spell from parent club Tottenham ended with a 3-1 win for the Toffees over Newcastle.
Paul Scharner wants to remain in the Premier League despite receiving offers from abroad after ending his four-year spell with West Brom. Elsewhere at the Hawthorns the Baggies are weighing up whether to step up their bid to sign Ben Foster on a permanent basis. The goalkeeper has enjoyed a stunning season on loan from Birmingham City and was named the clubs Player of the Year.
Managerial news now and Hull City have approached former Leeds and Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell about becoming their new manager.The Tigers sacked boss Nick Barmby last week. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has eased fears that England’s Kyle Walker is an injury doubt for Euro 2012 by predicting the full back, who came off during Tottenham’s win over Fulham would be “dancing in a disco” by Tuesday night.
Derby have rejected a £1.2m offer from Burnley for defender Jason Shackell, 28.
Midllesbrough are interested in Portsmouth’s Luke Varney, 29. And the striker could be available for as little as £375,000.
Cardiff and Ipswich have held discussions with goalkeeper Joe Lewis, 24, who is set to leave Peterborough on a free transfer.
We finish today’s instalment in European news Alberto Aquilani has not given up hope of joining AC Milan permanently from Liverpool. Aquilani’s season-long loan switch from Liverpool has ended without the midfielder playing enough games for Milan to trigger his buy-up clause. Chelsea and Liverpool look set to miss out on Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura, with Inter Milan looking strong favourites to clinch his signature. Both Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the 19-year old Sao Paulo midfielder, but no side is believed to have made a firm offer for him yet.

 

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