We've already seen several key signings by Premier League clubs this summer with many new prospects coming in from La Liga. But in reality, we're also going to probably see several key players leave their Premier League clubs this summer.
Here are the top 10 high-profile players most likely to leave:
Ready yourselves Manchester United fans as newly appointed manager David Moyes may embark on a raid of former club, Everton. As United currently have Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones all fighting for the central midfield role now that Paul Scholes has set off into retirement, another defensive minded midfielder may find his way to Old Trafford this summer Moyes' former player, Marouane Fellaini.
Manchester United's striker shortlist to replace wantaway Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is reportedly eager to leave the newly crowned Premier League champions this summer, with the striker claimed to want a fresh start. Although the Red Devils are thought to want to keep the England international, a move abroad may well be on the cards.
Following up on the speculation last night that Arsenal are close to signing a deal for Marouane Fellaini while, at the same time, Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis was bragging that Arsenal could afford Wayne Rooney if they wanted to, former Arsenal footballer Stewart Robson says that Wenger shouldn't be handed the £70 million war chest because he'll simply waste the money.
Belgium scored three second half goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the United States in a friendly match at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday night. The 15th ranked Belgians took the lead within the first seven minutes, but the 29th ranked U.S. fought back to tie the score going into the break only to collapse in the second half, giving up three unanswered goals before scoring a late consolation goal to give the game its final score.
The busy summer for the USA Men's national team has gotten a little busier with the announcement that the US will play Belgium May 29 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
This is the first time that the US has faced Belgium on American soil, all the other games have been in Europe. Belgium is one of Europe's rising powers and their line-up could potentially include the likes of Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany and Chelsea striker Eden Hazard.
Arsenal have launched a £22 million bid for Everton's Marouane Fellaini.
Goal has revealed that the Gunners were quick to activate the release clause in the Everton midfielder's contract, beating rivals Manchester United and Chelsea to one of the summer's hottest transfer targets.
Reports have confirmed that the bid was made on Wednesday, with the hopes of being finalized in the next coming weeks.
Today Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said that the club can afford to sign a £25million player who earns £200,000 a week, and said they could afford Wayne Rooney or someone making even more wages.
Gazidis added that Arsenal is ready to "compete with any club in the world."
Also today,The Timesis reporting that Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that former manager David Moyes brought him in for a one-on-one training session following his headbutt on Stoke's Ryan Shawcross. Moyes gave all the other players and coaching staff the day off, with only the Belgium international required to report for training.
On Monday morning, David Moyes arrived at Manchester United's Carrington training complex to start work, a whole 42 days ahead of schedule. In another line of work, Moyes would be commended for his professionalism, or, on the flip side, he might be encouraged to enjoy his time off by his flabbergasted employers.
Now that David Moyes is set to join Manchester United July 1st of this year, fellow Toffees may also find their way to Old Trafford this summer. For quite some time, both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines have continuously seen their name in the rumor mill and this time, a promising connection to Manchester United seems to be in order.
Future Manchester United manager David Moyes (Flickr Commons)
On Sunday, Chelsea will host Everton in the final round of fixtures in the 2012-13 Premier League season. An interesting caveat about the match is that both sides will likely be markedly different next season Everton manager David Moyes has already agreed to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United while Chelsea will part ways with Rafa Benitez at the end of the season.
Three short weeks ago, Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini vowed to color his hair silver if he could raise £25,000 for the club's official charity. Well, he reached his target and so his hair is now silver(ish). Fellaini debut his temporary new look at Everton's end of season awards and though it was a hit, it won't last long.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Everton attacking midfielder Marouane Fellaini according to reports from Metro on May 13, 2013. The club have been in the press this week about potentially being on the dealing end of a Wayne Rooney exit and along with other targets, including Cesc Fabregas, Fellaini looks a potential replacement for the want-away forward.
Over the last decade, David Moyes has had to live on a meager budget – in comparison with the top clubs – when it comes to the transfer window. After being announced as the next Manchester United manager, Moyes seems ready to flex his muscles.
Despite the enormous debt at United, the club has always had a significant transfer budget.
That's the only reason we can think of that would make sense of The Sun's bizarre dodgy Photoshop work this morning. There must be no photos of the three of them together for this to be the best option. The story to accompany this fine digital trickery is that David Moyes plans to raid Everton [...]
In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me@theredarmchairfor regular updates throughout the week.
EPL Round 36 Recap: United Get Complacent, City Bore, Merseyside Underwhelms
Last weekend's draw against Arsenal confirmed that Manchester United wouldn't break Chelsea's all-time Premier League points record, so naturally, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to play a weakened team to treat his Old Trafford crowd to a home loss against Chelsea.
Liverpool and Everton cancelled each other out in a forgettable 220th Merseyside derby bereft of incident. The draw may have strengthened the Toffees' chances of finishing above their near-neighbours for the second successive season - something which has not happened since 1937 - but they rarely came close to ending a 14-year winless run at Anfield.
Leon Osmsn of Everton attempts to tackle Liverpool's Stewart Downing (Flickr Commons)
This Sunday, seventh placed Liverpool will host sixth placed Everton in another installment of the Merseyside Derby. With the season winding down, not only is this match important for bragging rights, rather the match is a pivotal decider of which club will represent the English Premier League in the Europa League next season.
With under a month left in the English Premier League season, clubs throughout the division will be well in the process of planning for 2013-14. Fans that have already had one eye on rumors, will soon be turning their full attention to the latest stories surrounding the prospective player ins and outs of their favorite clubs.
In a bid to cobble together a wodge of money for Everton in the Community, shrub-headed unit Marouane Fellaini has vowed to dye his big Belgian afro (Belgfro?) silver if Toffees fans donate over £25,000 to the cause.
It's all in honour of Everton's official charity marking its 25th anniversary, with Fellaini telling the club website:
"Our fans have already given thousands of pounds to support Everton in the Community but there's still a long way to go, so I hope that my silver hair challenge will help to bring in lots more money and make a difference.
Everton have improved immensely ever since David Moyes took over as manager. He inherited a team that was in a relegation battle and over the years has crafted it into a perennial top eight team. With little spending power, Moyes has managed to buy players at bargain fees and utilize them to benefit the team.
Everton manager David Moyes (Google Creative Commons)
For much of the past decade Everton FC has been in the shadows of cross-town rivals Liverpool FC. Over the past years the Toffees have been one game away of making European competitions, something that they really need. The last year they made an European competition (UEFA Cup now Europa League) was 2008-2009.
After playing through injury in Everton's latest victory over Manchester City at the weekend, Maroune Fellaini's commitment to his current club should not come into question any longer. Despite the looming transfer rumors that have surrounded the Belgian for quite some time, having played through an ankle injury at the weekend was quite admirable.
Chelsea have added a number of Belgian players in the last few transfer windows, and the Stamford Bridge could see yet another Belgian in the blue of Chelsea. The Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been linked with Chelsea for a few months now. According to the Daily Star, the club are keen to take their interest further by making an official £25 million offer for the player once the transfer window opens.
Manchester City stumble at Goodison Park against the 10-men Toffees
It has been a season David Moyes' side has lived up to the expectation to produce some spectacular football and also sweet results. Having been in the race for the Top 4 for most of the season, recent injury crisis and Liverpool's revival saw them momentarily in a season-low 7th position in the Barclay's Premier League.
Carlos Tevez of Manchester City celebrates with team mates (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Everton will host second place Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday. Both teams had good starts to the season, with Everton occupying a spot in the top four early on this campaign. Manchester City have consistently lagged behind league leaders and eternal rivals Manchester United.
Marouane Fellaini's talent and immense potential are being wasted at Everton. The big Belgian midfielder has put himself on the radar of many huge clubs in Europe, most notably Manchester City, Chelsea, and Spurs. Everton is rumored to list...
Marouane Fellaini of Everton (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Premier League teams Everton and Wigan Athletic will take each other on in a FA Cup match at the Goodison Park at 12.45 GMT on March 9, 2013. This will be one of the quarter-finals played in the tournament today.
Everton will be hoping to go all guns blazing into this game and get a win, to make it their second consecutive trip to Wembley for the semi-finals.
Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Both featuring prominently in 4-0 triumphs for Liverpool and Manchester United, respectively, Luis Suarez and Shinji Kagawa lead this week's recount of the Premier League's biggest performers.
With just 10 weeks left of the English top flight season, it is now that players either start to revel in their duties or flounder beneath their responsibilities in spectacular fashion evidence of which occurred league-wide this weekend.
Phil Jagielka of Everton competes with Ryan Giggs of Manchester United-Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
When it was announced that Sylvain Distin had fallen sick only thirty minutes before kick-off against league-leading Manchester United at Old Trafford, supporters could be forgiven for seeing it as a premonition of what was to come for Everton.