25 players on the move? We pick out potential transfers this summer – part three

All this week we will be picking out 25 star names who could be making a move in the transfer window this summer.

The Premier League summer is open for business, though international transfers cannot go through until FIFA’s system opens on June 8.

Here, we assess five more candidates linked with a summer switch, and the destinations the Sky Bet odds deem most likely…

Harry Maguire

This week two years ago, Harry Maguire was preparing for a Sky Bet Championship play-off final with Hull City. The defender was ultimately left on the bench as his side secured a return to the Premier League with victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Fast forward to 2018, and Maguire is part of England’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia, after an ever-present season in the top tier for Leicester City, with whom he picked up the Players’ Player and Player of the Season awards.

If his stock continues to rise at this rate, the Foxes will likely have to resist bids for the 25-year-old – either this summer or next.

Sky Bet odds

To leave Leicester 6/4

To join Man Utd 7/4, Liverpool 12/1

To stay at Leicester 1/2

Jack Butland

The man with the £35m glove – according to Paul Lambert, anyway. When the now-former Stoke manager was asked earlier this month about Wolves’ reported bid of that value for goalkeeper Jack Butland, he replied: “Is that for one glove?”

But barely a month later, Lambert is no longer at Stoke, and the club are no longer a Premier League side. As with Xherdan Shaqiri, the odds suggest Butland – who criticised the club’s “farcical” recruitment process – will not be playing Championship football next season, and Liverpool are the heavy favourites to sign the England international.

Sky Bet odds

To leave Stoke 1/33

To join Liverpool 1/6, Wolves 6/1, Arsenal 12/1

To stay at Stoke 10/1

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere is heading into the 11th hour of his current contract at Arsenal, and there are contrasting reports as to where the midfielder’s future lies. On Monday, the Daily Mirror claimed Wilshere was set to sign a new three-year deal at the Emirates, though he has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in recent weeks. Much like the next man on our list, Wilshere will have plenty of time to ponder his next step after being omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad, while another factor will be where he features in Unai Emery’s plans, with the Spaniard set to be announced as Arsenal manager this week.

Sky Bet odds

To join Wolves 5/1, PSG 8/1, Everton 12/1

To stay at Arsenal 4/11

Joe Hart

There’s no escaping the fact that Joe Hart had a season to forget at West Ham. After starting the first 14 Premier League games – in which he shipped 30 goals – the goalkeeper was dropped by David Moyes in favour of Adrian. Hart went on to play just eight games in all competitions in 2018, leaving Southgate with no choice but to exclude the 31-year-old from his England squad.

Hart, therefore, finds himself at another crossroads. It’s deemed highly unlikely he will remain at Manchester City, while top-flight clubs in England and Scotland are among the contenders to sign the shotstopper.

Having coached Hart at City, would new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini be confident of resurrecting his career?

Sky Bet odds

To join West Ham 6/1, Celtic 7/1, Rangers 7/1, Southampton 10/1, Crystal Palace 12/1

To stay at Man City 25/1


Manchester City wasted no time in the transfer market last summer, and Sky Sports News understands the Premier League champions are keen on signing Jorginho, with Napoli valuing their midfielder at around £53m. The Italian’s agent has confirmed that the 26-year-old’s future remains in Napoli’s hands, given that he still has two years remaining on his current deal, but he is viewed as odds-on to join Pep Guardiola’s side this summer. Where he fits in at the Etihad, is another matter entirely.

Sky Bet odds

To join Man City 1/6

To stay at Napoli 4/1

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