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Premier League top six told which transfers they should be making this summer

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Premier League top six told which transfers they should be making this summer


The transfer merry-go-round is already in full flow after the summer window swung open on Monday.

While club spending has been hampered by the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of moves to be made.

Chelsea and Man City are looking to get their business done early, while Man Utd look set for a long, drawn-out transfer saga with Jadon Sancho.

Jurgen Klopp has already said Liverpool won’t be making big-money signings, but the Premier League champions are still looking to strengthen.

And Leicester and Tottenham are also eyeing up potential targets as they aim to close the gap on those in front.

Here’s who former Tottenham striker and current Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov believes the top six should be bringing in this summer.

Jadon Sancho could be the summer's big transfer as Man Utd prioritise the winger
Jadon Sancho could be the summer’s big transfer as Man Utd prioritise the winger

Liverpool

Berbatov feels Liverpool don't need Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara
Berbatov feels Liverpool don’t need Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara

I’m not sure they need to change too much, maybe a centre-back better than Joe Gomez to play with [Virgil] van Dijk.

Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli would be an excellent signing, but apart from that the Reds have an excellent team.

I see they’ve been linked with Thiago [Alcantara], and I like him, but if he comes, who doesn’t play so he can start?

He can play with Fabinho and [Jordan] Henderson and they will be even more powerful, but I’m not certain they need him.

Man City

Bournemouth's Nathan Ake looks on his way to Man City
Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake looks on his way to Man City

They need two centre-halves, maybe a left back also. David Silva is going, Fernandinho isn’t getting any younger, so maybe midfield needs improvement also.

They’ve agreed to sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, at 25 he’s approaching the peak of his powers.

He’s excellent at bringing the ball out of the defence, which Guardiola likes, and Ake can do well under his new manager’s coaching.

Man United

United only have Aaron Wan-Bissaka as an option at right-back
United only have Aaron Wan-Bissaka as an option at right-back

They need a centre-back, maybe a right back also as Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the only option at the moment.

It looks like Alexis Sanchez might stay at Inter permanently, which would make room for Jadon Sancho to go to United from Dortmund, and it would be a very interesting transfer.

But who, out of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood or Anthony Martial, makes way for Sancho?

If they get the England man and the defenders, they can improve to a higher level.

I don’t want to see Greenwood dropped at this point while he develops, he could be very special and has earned his chance to shine next season.

Chelsea

Jan Oblak would solve Chelsea's goalkeeper problem
Jan Oblak would solve Chelsea’s goalkeeper problem

They for sure need a goalkeeper and Jan Oblak would be a great option.

Timo Werner was a good deal, and Willian looks like he might stay if they win the FA Cup.

There are still rumours about Kai Havertz who would be an amazing player for them.

Leicester

Jamie Vardy needs support in attack, says Berbatov
Jamie Vardy needs support in attack, says Berbatov

They were a bit disappointing in that final stretch, running out of steam and the consistency just wasn’t there.

I’m not too sure exactly what they need, but defence would be a good place to start.

In attack, Jamie Vardy is the opposite, he’s getting younger instead of older!

He deserves huge credit for winning the Premier League golden boot, but maybe he needs a backup, or someone to play with him up there. He needs to be in the box as much as possible.

Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is expected to strengthen his side this summer
Jose Mourinho is expected to strengthen his side this summer

They definitely need a defender to replace [Jan] Vertonghen. Midfield is up in the air, who is staying and who is going?

Mourinho will always want a strong defence, and I imagine he will have a few names already.

I have heard the rumours about Philippe Coutinho, and I thought he might be a better player for Arsenal, as Spurs play very direct.

The last thing you want as a midfielder is to see the ball go straight from defence to attack and back, so all you get is neck pain! You’re never part of the game that way.

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