With just over a week to go until the start of the World Cup, many of the international teams have already confirmed their 23-men squads, and the club teams especially in the EPL are eager to do most of their transfer business quickly before a desired players' market value increases as a result of their performance in Brazil.
This means that transfer rumours are hectic and constant, especially from the bigger clubs who are all eager to improve their squads ahead of the start of the new season in August. This makes for both an intriguing and exciting period of football; with the biggest international tournament taking place and the transfer deals of the summer transfer market being finalised.
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Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker is reportedly thinking about making a shock return back to White Hart Lane, after leaving Spurs last summer after a lack of first-team football.
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Arsenal have "first-choice" on where Fabregas' future lies, and it is also thought that Wenger is interested in a move for his former captain.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has identified some transfer targets that he is looking to sign this summer; Colombian striker Victor Ibarbo for £8million as a replacement for Loic Remy who is set to leave and Montpellier's creative midfielder Remy Cabella to replace Yohan Cabaye who left for PSG in January.
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Liverpool are set to confirm the signing of Southampton striker Rickie Lambert for £4million pounds, he has already completed his medical and was allowed to leave the England national squad for Monday's unveiling.
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