As the summer transfer window begins to hot up, the future of several high profile players plying their trade in the Bundesliga is up in the air.
We take a look at ten players who could be making possible moves away from the EPL, including Mario Balotelli, Lukas Podolski and Roberto Soldado.
The highly rated Liverpool and English winger refused to sign contract extension with Liverpool last season, and had expressed his desire to leave the club to play in the Champions League. With Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero insist that he is happy at Etihad, Madrid will move their focus to Sterling as to whom they openly showed their admiration at different times and will try to snap him to increase their attacking options.
Another Liverpool player, Fabio Borini seems to be on his way out of the Anfield, after his agent admits that Borini feels like a “Caged Tiger”. Borini, who was the star man for Sunderland as they avoided relegation in 2013/14 season, had a disappointing season with the reds, where he just managed to start 12 games for the reds throughout the whole season, in which he scored 1 goal and provided 1 assists.
Arsenal is finally looking to bring in a World Class Goal Keeper in Peter Cech from rivals Chelsea. Cech’s future has been in question since the return of Thibaut Courtois from Athletico Madrid loan spell. Cech only managed to start 7 times for Chelsea last season, which he openly accepted was frustrating for him throughout the campaign. His arrival will pave way for David Ospina, as he looked all set to sign for Turkish side Fernerbahce.
Liverpool and English right back Glen Johnson is going to be a free agent in the coming days after his contract will finish at the end of this month. Johnson, who had more than 150 league appearances for the Red’s in 6 seasons at the club will be a prize asset for any team who is willing to strengthen their defense this season for a minimal cost.
Chelsea will be willing to offload their winger Mohammad Salah, who had a great latter half of the season at Fiorentina, where he was on loan till the end of the season. Chelsea will be looking to offload him to generate funds for Falcao, who is about to arrive at Stamford Bridge. For Basel star had 13 starts for the blue’s, where he scored 2 goals for them. Rumors are that Inter Milan will go head to head with Ac Milan, as both rivals will try to land him to San Siro this season.
German World Cup Winning striker Lukas Podolski might see his way out of the Emirates stadium as the Gunners look for a clear out to make room for another striker this summer. Podolski had a hard time and failed to become a permanent in the starting XI and was sent on loan to Inter last season, where he scored only a single goal in 17 appearances for them. Turkish Champion’s Galatasaray is interested in the striker and would look to seal the deal in the coming future.
Turkish Champion’s Galatasaray is linked with a Spurs flop Soldado, who couldn’t establish himself at White Hart Lane. Soldado moved from Valencia in 2013 for a hefty price tag of £26 from the Bale generated money, which was a club record fee. Soldado, who only managed to score 7 goals in 51 league appearances for the club, and only managed to score 1 in 24 appearances last season seems to be a certainty to leave the club after the emergence of Harry Kane as the real striking force in the squad.
Chelsea’s Kakuta will be another player who will not be featuring in EPL this season. Kakuta signed for Seville after spending 6 seasons on loan at 6 different clubs that include Fulham, Bolton Wanderers, Dijon, Vitesse, Lazio & Rayo Vallecano from 2010 – 2015. Kakuta made only 6 appearances for the blue’s in his time at the Stamford Bridge, and couldn’t a single goal for the reigning Champions.
John Obi Mikel
Chelsea’s outcast John Obi Mikel is set for exit from the Stamford Bridge, after news emerges that Chelsea is lining up a bid for Belgium and Zenit Midfielder Axel Witsel. Mikel joined Chelsea in 2007 and managed to appear more than 200 times for blue, and scored a single in his career at Stamford Bridge.
Italian International Mario Balotelli seems to be on his way out of Anfield after a horrid first season with the club, where he only managed to score a single goal for his side in 16 appearances throughout the season. Balotelli will be hoping that a move away from Anfield will help him regain his form. Rumors are that the former AC Milan man is moving back to Seria A, as few sides are interested in the services of the Italian Striker.
The article originally appeared on Playingfor90.com.