There will be so many comings and goings during this forthcoming transfer window it will be hard to keep up.


If these five superb talents are not part of the chaos then leading Premier League clubs will have spectacularly missed out. 

Moises Caicedo

It seems that Brighton’s £80m valuation of their all-action midfield gem has priced Liverpool out of the reckoning and that’s a shame because the 21-year-old Ecuadorian international would have been a long overdue replacement for Gini Wijnaldum. 

Regardless, that leaves Arsenal and Chelsea neck-and-neck to secure the services of one of the top-flight’s outstanding box-to-box practitioners, with the latter said to be narrow favourites.

Both clubs had serious bids rejected last January, with Caicedo subsequently signing a new, extended deal at the Amex, but following another half-a-season of excellence Roberto De Zerbi has admitted the player’s future probably lies elsewhere. 

If Chelsea pair him up with Enzo Fernandes, their Premier League predictions will take on a much more positive slant at a stroke. 

Dusan Vlahovic 

The prolific Serb was highly coveted less than 18 months ago, heading to Juventus for £75m after scoring regularly for Fiorentina. His tall frame, physicality, and clinical finishing brought to mind Christian Vieri and, let’s face it, he wasn’t half-bad.

Just ten goals in 27 Serie A outings throughout his first full season in Turin however has led to claims that Vlahovic is struggling in Turin, and even if those figures aren’t terrible the player won’t have taken kindly to the manner in which he has been scapegoated, by both a vicious press and the club’s hierarchy.

Reportedly, the forward is open to the idea of moving on.

Arsenal front the queue and if they find a way to play to his strengths, the 23-year-old will be one of the best Premier League strikers in no time at all. 

Marc Guehi 

Another player heavily linked to Arsenal, though Tottenham too are in the running. If you’re the type of person who enjoys seeing people squirm, ask a Crystal Palace fan about their prized centre-back.

On the one hand, they will be desperate to reveal how immensely impressive the 22-year-old has been since joining for £18m from Chelsea back in 2021, a fee that now looks like a steal.

They will want to tell you that his three England caps will surely mushroom into the fifties by the time he’s done, so intuitive is his reading of danger. So solid he is in every department. 

But they also want to downplay his significant impact, fearful as they are of losing him. 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 

No, we haven’t gone back in time to 2018, when Manchester United were chasing the Spanish-born Serbian international all summer long.

Or indeed, last summer, when the Reds briefly revived their interest in the Lazio midfielder before turning their attention to Casemiro.

Highly effective anywhere across the midfield three, Milinkovic-Savic’s contract runs out in 2024 and the Italians are now reportedly interested in listening to offers in the region of £50m. 

There are several top-flight clubs who would be keen at that price, not least United of course, while Newcastle will be – apologies for transfer parlance – monitoring the situation closely. 

Enzo Le Fee 

The 23-year-old midfielder has expressed a desire to leave Lorient this summer and after the terrific season he’s had there will be no shortage of potential suitors.

An 85% pass completion rate across 2022/23, complete with 1.5 key passes and 3.2 tackles won has earned him a place in several Ligue 1 Team of the Years compiled by French newspapers.

Speaking of the press, they will be keen for a Premier League move to materialize, the player’s name making for an easy headline.

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*

Stephen Tudor is a freelance football writer and sports enthusiast who only knows slightly less about the beautiful game than you do.

A contributor to FourFourTwo and Forbes, he is a Manchester City fan who was taken to Maine Road as a child because his grandad predicted they would one day be good.