The summer transfer window is arguably one of the best things about football. While the lack of actual football is a major disappointment for millions of fans across the globe, the hype and excitement surrounding the signings of popular names, certainly gets us through the summer.
One week into the transfer window and the European elite are already turning heads with their ambition and financial muscle.
Here are some of the hottest transfer stories of the summer so far –
Sergio Ramos to Manchester United
Sergio Ramos to Manchester United is arguably the story of the summer. Apparently the Real Madrid star is unhappy about his contract situation and wants out. Manchester United have capitalized on the situation have now asked the Spanish giants to part with their prized asset, should they hope to land the United keeper, David De Gea.
Paul Pogba to Manchester City
Ever since Pogba left Manchester United, he has been a subject of discussion in every transfer window. It seems the Frenchman could finally leave Juventus this summer with the likes of City and Barcelona interested.
Barcelona are believed to be his preferred destination, but his agent Mino Raiola has confirmed that Pogba will sign for the club that offers him the most money. Yaya Toure replacement, anyone?
Raheem Sterling to Manchester City
Having lost Suarez last summer, Liverpool fans would not have expected to lose another star player this summer. However, it appears that the Golden boy of Europe is not quite comfortable at Merseyside anymore and prefers Oasis to the Beatles.
The Citizens are expected to make a 50 million pound offer for the England man later this week.
Sergio Aguero to Real Madrid
The Argentine has been linked with a shock 90 million euro move to Santiago Bernabeu this summer. Apparently Perez wants a galactico signing and Kun is the name on the list.
Manchester City have made it clear that the Argentine is not for sale at any price? If there is indeed any truth to the rumor, it will be fascinating to see who accepts defeat in this battle of two financial heavyweights.
Karim Benzema to Arsenal
Arsenal’s need for a striker is no secret and it appears Karim Benzema could consider a move away from Spain. Reports in Spain state that Perez is keen to sign Aguero and Benzema is no longer the number one choice.
Wenger has always been a keen admirer of the Frenchman and is willing to make his move.