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HARRY KANE – Spurs to Manchester City
Unless we get a real springer from the long grass, Harry Kane’s potential move to Manchester City looks set to be the biggest transfer saga of the summer.
Ever since Kane went public with his desire to leave Spurs at the backend of last season, the England striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League Champions, who are one of the few English clubs that could afford Kane’s transfer fee and wages.
However, there has been no official offer from City and the 27-year-old still has three years left on his £200,000 a week contract, which is going to prove troublesome because belligerent Spurs chairman Daniel Levy knows that he is under no obligation to sell his prize asset.
Kane is 3/4 in Grosvenor’s transfer betting market to be at Spurs next season and 5/4 to swap north London for Manchester.
DECLAN RICE – West Ham to Chelsea or Manchester United
The vibes are that Declan Rice is open to the idea of leaving West Ham for a bigger club, notably Chelsea, despite being released by the west London outfit as a 14-year-old in 2014.
After a brilliant season for the Hammers and playing an integral role in England’s Euro 2020 campaign, it looks highly likely that a bid for the 22-year-old is imminent and West Ham have attempted to keep the wolves from the door by slapping an £80m valuation on their star player.
However, their resolve could be tested if an official bid comes in from Chelsea or Manchester United, who are also big admirers of the defensive midfielder.
The issue for Chelsea is that they already have two of the world's best DM's on their books in N'Golo Kante and Jorginho, who played a starring role for Italy in Euro 2020, so is there even room in Thomas Tuchel's squad for Rice?
Rice is 5/2 to make the move to either Chelsea or United but a short as 3/10 to ply his trade in Stratford for at least another season.
JACK GREALISH – Aston Villa to Manchester City
Rumours have been rife in recent weeks that Jack Grealish’s transfer to Manchester City has already been agreed but there is no evidence in the public domain to substantiate such claims.
A £100m price tag has been placed on Grealish’s head by Aston Villa, who are trying to counter any potential bids by opening up negotiations with their prized asset over a new contract, even though he still has four years left on his current deal.
And then there is the conundrum of how Grealish would fit into Manchester City’s side. It seems likely that one of Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez or even Raheem Sterling could leave the club, indeed Sterling has been linked to a move to Spurs as part of the Harry Kane deal.
The betting suggests there is more than a 50/50 chance that Grealish will be playing for Pep Guardiola next term – he’s 7/10 with Grosvenor Sport and even money to remain the Villa skipper.
It’s 25/1 bar those two options so it looks like it’s City or nowhere for Grealish.
RUBEN NEVES – Wolverhampton Wanderers to Arsenal
Reports are that Wolves are resigned to losing their Portuguese ace and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his midfield, especially as the Gunners look set to lose Granit Xhaka to AS Roma.
The north London club are apparently in constant talks with Neves’ agent Jorge Mendes but a sticking point could be the £35m asking fee, which Arsenal believe is on the high side.
Neves is seen by Arteta as a the perfect foil for Thomas Partey in the central area so this deal rests on whether the two clubs can agree on a fee.
Neves is 6/4 to join the Gunners with Grosvenor Sportsbook and but as short as 2/5 to stay in the west Midlands.
HAMZA CHOUDHURY – Leicester to Newcastle
Newcastle came within a whisker of signing Hamza Choudhury in January and Steve Bruce has once again made the Leicester City midfielder his priority this summer.
It has been reported that the Magpies boss has already spoken to the tough-tackling 23-year-old about the switch and the north east club are confident that they can get the deal over the line this time.
Leicester are reportedly looking for a fee of around £18m for the 23-year-old who has made only 47 appearances for the Foxes since signing from Burton in 2015.
Southampton have also shown some interest in Choudhury, as have newly promoted Norwich City but the odds ( 2/1 ) suggest that Newcastle United are the most likely club to secure his services this summer.
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