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Which players will your Premier League club be targeting in the transfer window?

With such a short window between the end of the season and the coming campaign, all attention turns to the transfer window as teams scramble to improve their squads.

We can expect a transfer market like never before, given the unprecedented disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Many teams are facing financial difficulties, meaning more players than ever before could come onto the market.

Sportsmail takes a look through each of the 19 teams we know will be in the Premier League next season, to determine what areas each team need to focus on, and who could be signing on the dotted line to solve their problems…

Arsenal

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang subject to much transfer speculation, the Gunners may need to recruit for the forward line this summer, as Mikel Arteta looks to fashion a team in his image. 

Arsenal have been heavily linked with talented Sporting Lisbon youngster Joelson Fernandes, but the 17-year-old looks set to sign a new contract at the Portuguese club. 

Overall, the Gunners have a limited transfer budget so the north London club are unlikely to pursue anything at this stage. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, central midfielder, winger and striker – but only if Aubameyang leaves.

Players they are interested in: Thomas Partey, Joelson Fernandes, Wilfried Zaha 

While much of the focus at Aston Villa will centre around the future of captain Jack Grealish, John McGinn has given a stark reminder to the board that investment is needed this summer.

Villa spent £140m on new signings last summer, but early rumours suggest they will be looking to bring in youth as well as splashing the cash.

Highly-rated Dutchmen Sil Swinkels and Melayro Bogarde from Vitesse Arnhem and Hoffenheim respectively have been linked to the Midlands club.

The club have also been given outside chances of signing Brentford duo Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins as well as Queen’s Park Rangers star Eberechi Eze

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, attacking midfielder, striker

Players they are interested in: Sil Swinkels, Melayro Bogarde, Ollie Watkins

 

Graham Potter’s side have completed a deal for Adam Lallana on a free transfer after the England international’s Liverpool contract came to an end this week.

Brighton are also looking to bring in cover at centre-back and are considering a move for a striker. 

Defender Ben White, currently on loan at Championship winners Leeds United, is set to return to the club ahead of the 2020/21 season while the club have also enquired into looking at signing Paderborn’s German defender Luca Kilian.  

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, striker

Players they are interested in: Luca Kilian, Ben White returning on loan 

Sean Dyche’s side are in the market for a winger, following another season of maintaining their top flight status with relative ease.

Young QPR star Bright Osayi-Samuel has been rumoured to be Burnley’s first choice in this position, having scored five Championship goals last season.

Midfield could be an area to strengthen for Dyche, with Southampton’s Harrison Reed, who is currently on loan at Championship side Fulham, of interest. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, midfielder, winger 

Players they are interested in: Chris Basham, Harrison Reed, Bright Osayi-Samuel

Chelsea

Frank Lampard’s side have been creating and scoring this season but their defence has creaked repeatedly. 

Signings at left-back and centre-back are being lined up, with Manchester City’s John Stones and ex-Blues defender Nathan Ake being considered as options. 

Following the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech earlier this year, Lampard is looking to add one more attacking option before the start of the new season. 

That is expected to be Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz, while the Blues are looking at another midfield option.

Positions they want to strengthen: Left-back, centre-back, central midfielder and striker

Players they are interested in: John Stones, Nathan Aké, Kai Havertz

 

Having already completed a deal for West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson, Roy Hodgson’s Eagles are looking to bolster their attacking options, especially if Wilfried Zaha departs this summer.

A winger and the striker on the south London club’s transfer target list this year. 

Queen’s Park Rangers star Eberechi Eze has been identified as a viable option for Palace, while the club like Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

However, their chances of signing the 22-year-old Frenchman are slim. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Two midfielders, winger and a striker

Players they are interested in: Eberechi Eze, Odsonne Edouard  

 

Ahead of Carlo Ancelotti’s first full season in charge, the Toffees are looking for a left centre-back and a central midfielder. 

In defence, Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille have been linked as options.

Everton have also put in a bid for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg but are set to lose out to Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the Danish star.

Positions they want to strengthen: Left-sided centre-back, defensive midfielder 

Players they are interested in: Samuel Umtiti, Gabriel Magalhaes, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Marcelo Bielsa’s strategy at Leeds so far has mainly involved improving the players who are already at the club, but the newly-promoted side are still likely to look for external opportunities to improve the playing squad.

The Whites will be keen on bringing last season’s loanees Ben White and Jack Harrison back to the club through either loan extensions or permanent deals from Brighton and Manchester City respectively.

Meanwhile, Bielsa will be looking to bring in a couple of strikers to compete alongside Patrick Bamford, with free agent Edinson Cavani and Odsonne Edouard reported targets in this area. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back and two strikers

Players they are interested in: Ben White, Jack Harrison, Edinson Cavani, Odsonne Edouard

The Foxes’ summer transfer plans will have been affected by their failure to qualify for the Champions League, and they may also lose key players such as Ben Chilwell or James Maddison to bigger clubs. 

Defence is a key area for Brendan Rodgers, with a left-back and a centre-half both on Leicester’s desired areas of improvement. A midfielder and a striker is also wanted by the Foxes during the window. 

The club have been linked with Wigan Athletic’s Antonee Robinson, who nearly joined AC Milan in January, and talented Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell.

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, full-back, central midfielder and striker.

Players they are interested in: Antonee Robinson, Todd Cantwell 

Liverpool

Despite ending their 30-year wait for a title with the most dominating top-flight campaign in football history, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are still aware that a few tweaks are necessary to keep them at the top.

Defensive reinforcements are needed to provide experienced cover for flying full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, while central cover is also wanted following Dejan Lovren’s move to Zenit St Petersburg. 

A move for Thiago Alcantara has been heavily reported too and could go through with Jurgen Klopp a huge admirer of the Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder.

A wide forward is also wanted by Klopp but the Reds may hold off on this move due to the options they currently have. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, left-back, central midfielder, wide forward. 

Players they are interested in: Thiago Alcantara, Ismaila Sarr, Diego Carlos 

Pep Guardiola’s side need serious investment if they want to regain their Premier League crown off Liverpool, who dominated the top-flight this year.

City are looking to sign two centre-backs to boost their defensive line, with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Nathan Aké identified as the two stand-out options. 

With Benjamin Mendy’s regular injury woes and question marks over Oleksandr Zinchenko, Guardiola is also looking to bring in Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell this summer. 

They are also keen to add another wide option following Leroy Sané departure to Bayern Munich, with a deal for Valencia star Ferran Torres looking like it will be completed this summer. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Two centre-backs, left-back, winger. 

Players they are interested in: Kalidou Koulibaly, Nathan Aké, Ben Chilwell, Ferran Torres

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring in another centre-back, preferably a left-sided one, to partner club captain Harry Maguire in defence. 

A top-class winger is also being targeted to compliment the exciting front three of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. 

Germany-based duo Kingsley Coman and Jadon Sancho are both deemed to be targets and would be welcome arrivals amongst the Old Trafford faithful this summer. 

Solskjaer wants to bring in a midfielder with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish another English target for United.

Positions they want to strengthen: Left-sided centre-back, midfielder, wide forward. 

Players they are interested in: Gabriel Magalhaes, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish 

Newcastle’s transfer targets would surely change if their proposed £300million takeover by a Saudi consortium goes through, though the club have started planning preliminary targets as they wait for their fate to be decided.

The Magpies’ main area of improvement is up front with a clear lack of goals coming from Andy Carroll, Joelinton and Dwight Gayle being an issue for Toon boss Steve Bruce.

Roma’s Patrick Schick is a top target for Newcastle this summer, while the club are reportedly looking at Premier League duo Chris Basham and Todd Cantwell from Sheffield United and Norwich respectively.  

Positions they want to strengthen: Full-back, centre-back, central midfielder and striker 

Players they are interested in: Patrick Schick, Chris Basham, Todd Cantwell  

  

Chris Wilder’s priority this summer will be to find out whether goalkeeper Dean Henderson will spend another season at Bramall Lane. Fellow shot stopper Wes Foderingham has already been snapped up by the Blades as a back-up option. 

There have also been reported bids for Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin of FC Nordsjælland and Reading midfielder John Swift in the past few weeks, meaning Wilder is looking to improve the spine of his talented Sheffield United squad.

Positions they want to strengthen: Goalkeeper, centre-back, attacking midfielder

Players they are interested in: Dean Henderson, Abdul Mumin, John Swift

The Saints have already completed a deal for defender Mohammed Salisu from Valladolid but still want to add another defender to their ranks for next season.

A midfielder is also wanted by boss Ralph Hasenhuttl with Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham a top target for the club. 

A striker to act as cover for Danny Ings and Che Adams is also wanted by the south coast club, and young Arsenal talent Folarin Balogun could be the man to step into these shoes.

Positions they want to strengthen: Defender, central midfielder, striker 

Players they are interested in: Olivier Ntcham, Folarin Balogun

Like their north London rivals Arsenal, Spurs’ tight finances mean they have little room to manoeuvre in the transfer market this summer. 

Jose Mourinho’s side are set to complete a deal for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to help their midfield woes. A defender and a wide forward could also come in at White Hart Lane over the summer.  

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, midfielder, wide forward

Players they are interested in: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

 

The newly-promoted Baggies need serious reinforcements for next season if they don’t want to face another season in the second-tier, with a new striker wanted to bolster their front line.

Brentford’s Ollie Watkins or Fenerbache’s Verdat Muriqi are wanted by manager Slaven Bilic as they look to provide competition for first-choice forward Charlie Austin.

An attacking midfielder is also wanted and Bliic’s side could move for Manchester United and England star Jesse Lingard this summer. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Goalkeeper, centre-back, full-back, attacking midfielder, striker

 Players they are interested in: Verdat Muriqi, Jesse Lingard, Ollie Watkins 

David Moyes will be hoping for a season where relegation to the second-tier is not something to be worried about, meaning several additions in key areas are needed.

The Hammers are expected to dip into the Football League for their new talent this summer, especially in the attacking areas. 

West London duo Eberechi Eze and Said Benrahma from QPR and Brentford respectively are being targeted as forward options while Wigan Athletic’s Antonee Robinson could be brought in to help the back line.

Positions they want to strengthen: Centre-back, full-back, central midfielder, forward 

Players they are interested in: Antonee Robinson, Eberechi Eze, Said Benrahma

After yet another encouraging season under Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves are not looking to sign too many players as they look to break up the top six.

One player the Midlands club are focused on signing is Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. 

The tricky French winger is tipped to leave St James’ Park after an encouraging debut Premier League season and Wolves could take advantage of this uneasiness. 

Positions they want to strengthen: Winger, striker

Players they are interested in: Allan Saint-Maximin 

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