Gary Hooper (Celtic) to Norwich - £5million pounds
|Solid signing: Gary Hooper has signed for Norwich on a three-year deal for around £5m pounds.|
Norwich are building a very decent, solid side that could be able to challenge for a European place next season if they are consistent from the start.
Leroy Fer, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper are all decent players who could do a great job for The Canaries as they look to build on their first season in the top flight.
Liverpool have reportedly made Valencia striker Roberto Soldado their target to replace wantaway striker Luis Suarez, who is angling for a move to Arsenal.
|Wanted: Roberto Soldado is wanted by Liverpool to replace talisman Luis Suarez in attack.|
Reliability: 4/5. Soldado wants to leave Valencia for a bigger club, and if Liverpool do end up being forced into selling Suarez they will be desperate to look for a replacement soon before the season starts. The feasible option here is Soldado, who is a proven goal-scorer at the top level.
Roberto Martinez has admitted that Everton are not 100% guaranteed to keep hold on key players Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
Reliability: 4/5. Baines is eager to stay at Everton, while Fellaini has not been linked with many clubs as of yet. Perhaps they will leave next season if Everton do not qualify for Europe..
FC Schalke 04 striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar still wants a move to the EPL.
Reliability: 5/5. Huntelaar still has a lot of quality at 29-years old, but who would want to sign him? He would most likely not take a side outside of Europe though, so perhaps Tottenham or Chelsea?
West Ham have confirmed their interest in Southampton striker Rickie Lambert.
Reliability: 5/5. Lambert is a top-class player, but lacked consistency in parts of last season. West Ham do not have many attacking options, and he would be a bargain buy if they could sign him up.
Cardiff had an £8.6million bid accepted for Toulouse defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue, however he is stalling on the move because he has his eye on a transfer to a bigger club.
|In demand: Capoue could join Cardiff, but he would prefer a bigger European club.|
Reliability: 5/5. I believe the rumour, but I highly doubt Capoue would join Cardiff unless it was a last resort simply because he is the kind of demanding player that would want to play for a bigger club than a newly-promoted Welsh side in the EPL. At least Cardiff are trying to improve their side before the start of the season.
|Potential: Matej Vydra was Young Player of The Year in the Championship for Watford last year.|
|Wanted: Manchester United are desperate to sign Fabregas and bring him back to the EPL.|
|Done deal: Thiago Alcantara snubbed United in favour of UCL champions Bayern Munich.|
|Best option? Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could be available for around £20m.|