|EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR | Manchester City, Striker, 27|
The Togolese forward is allowed to leave Manchester City this transfer window and has attracted interest from Real Madrid and Tottenham.
Real, where the striker spent the second half of last season on loan, would appear to be the player’s preferred destination, but coach Jose Mourinho said after the club’s friendly with Leicester, a match attended by Adebayor, at the weekend that “it doesn’t matter” whether or not he joins the La Liga giants.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has also confirmed his interest in signing the ex-Arsenal frontman, but says the club would only consider taking him on a season-long loan deal.
Adebayor has also ruled out moves to Zenit St Petersburg and Paris Saint-Germain, and Marseille have reportedly dropped their interest due to the player's wage demands.
The view from Goal.com's Greg Stobart: Adebayor is absolutely desperate to leave City and the club are equally keen to sell him as they have completely ostracised him in their pre-season preparations.
He watched Real Madrid play in Leicester last weekend and the Bernabeu still remains his most likely destination, but City will have to lower their £15m asking price.
The former Arsenal man would be willing to take a pay cut on his whopping £170,000-a-week salary but his demands would still be well out of reach for Tottenham, making a move to north London highly unlikely.
|ALEX | Chelsea, Defender, 29|
The centre-back has emerged as a target for Bayern Munich and Juventus since the end of last season.
Although he played a key role during Carlo Ancelotti’s reign as Chelsea boss, injuries hampered his campaign last term and he was restricted to just 20 appearances.
Bayern first registered their interest in the Brazilian when a deal to sign Jerome Boateng from Manchester City collapsed, but they have now completed the signing of the German and it is unclear whether they are still looking to bolster their defensive options.
Juventus have been heavily linked with the defender and are reportedly willing to pay £10 million for his signature, while Real Madrid and Zenit St Petersburg are believed to be monitoring the player’s situation.
Greg Stobart: The word is that new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas would like to keep Alex, but is ready to listen to offers in excess of £10 million.
Chelsea's interest in signing another centre-back, with Scott Dann the most recent to be linked, suggests that Alex could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.
His injury record could put off potential suitors while Alex may feel that he can fight to earn his place in the Chelsea side ahead of January signing David Luiz.
|NICOLAS ANELKA | Chelsea, Striker, 32|
Although the striker has not been strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, his brother has admitted that the Frenchman’s dream is to play in the MLS.
Anelka, who has also been linked with a £9m move to PSG, has just one year left on his current contract with the Blues, but has insisted recently that he is keen to see out the remainder of his deal.
And despite the former France international one day wanting to play his football in America, Chelsea are yet to receive an offer for their forward.
Recent reports have also suggested that Anelka could be used in a deal to bring Alexandre Pato to the club, but the Brazilian said on Wednesday that we wanted to stay at AC Milan for at least the next three years.
Greg Stobart: Anelka's departure is seen as a key part of Chelsea's rebuilding plan as they look to add younger players to their strikeforce.
Chelsea have tried to offer the Frenchman in swap deals but Anelka is reluctant to leave and has told officials he is happy to run his contract down.
A move to the United States, or a return to France, could tempt the player but Chelsea are unlikely to get more than £7m for a 32-year-old who does not feature in their plans.
|ALBERTO AQUILANI | Liverpool, Midfielder, 27|
Serie A clubs AC Milan and Fiorentina appear to be battling it out to sign the midfielder from Liverpool.
The Italian had looked set to stay at Anfield after Juventus turned down the opportunity to make his loan move permanent at the end of last season.
The player’s agent revealed that no Italian sides were looking to sign the Italy international, but AC Milan have now confirmed their interest and Fiorentina have insisted that a deal to buy the former Roma star has not collapsed yet.
However, despite continued speculation linking Aquilani with a move back to Serie A, boss Kenny Dalglish seems willing to give him a chance at the club this season, declaring this week that the Reds are delighted to have him in the squad.
Greg Stobart: Forget what Kenny Dalglish says, Liverpool want to sell Aquilani this summer to recoup some of the money spent this summer and to trim their wage bill.
The player is equally desperate to return to Italy but both the transfer fee and his salary demands have proved to be stumbling blocks in potential deals.
The Reds have already signed Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam as replacements for Aquilani but this transfer could drag on well into August as all parties look for the best possible deal.
|CRAIG BELLAMY | Manchester City, Striker, 32|
The Welshman has attracted interest from Celtic, Stoke, Sunderland and former club Cardiff so far in the transfer window.
The striker's future remains uncertain after declaring earlier this summer that he would be happy to stay at Manchester City this season, despite falling out with manager Roberto Mancini.
After spending the last campaign on loan at boyhood club Cardiff, he has now returned to the Etihad Stadium but has been forced to train away from the first-team squad.
Despite facing the prospect of playing in the reserves for a season, the former Newcastle and Liverpool man has so far maintained that he expects to spend the campaign at Eastlands, and is already believed to have turned down a move to Celtic.
Greg Stobart: The irascible striker has declared that he will stay at Manchester City this season and fight for his place for only one reason: money.
He has point-blank refused to take a pay cut on his £80,000-a-week salary and most recently turned down a move to Celtic. He has also made it clear that he wants a permanent transfer and not another loan switch.
Being forced to play in the reserves or left out of the 25-man Premier League squad is unlikely to change the Welshman's mind but he could try to force through a move to Cardiff, where he spent last season on loan.
|NICKLAS BENDTNER | Arsenal, Striker, 23|
The striker has been told by manager Arsene Wenger that he can leave Arsenal this summer.
Despite criticism from supporters for sticking with the Dane over the last few seasons, Wenger had continued to back his misfiring forward. But after another campaign of unconvincing displays, the Frenchman has given the player permission to find a new club.
Sporting Lisbon have denied “fictitious” reports that Bendtner is set to join them, while claims from the striker’s agent earlier in the summer that Borussia Dortmund were interested in him have been dismissed by the Bundesliga club.
While moves to Sporting Lisbon and Dortmund are now looking unlikely, Hamburg sporting director Frank Arnesen has said it would be a “dream” for his side to sign the former Birmingham loanee.
Potential Premier League destinations for the Gunners forward include Stoke, Newcastle and Everton.
Greg Stobart: Arsene Wenger rarely talks about player transfers but he has spoken openly about Bendtner's anticipated exit this summer.
While there is no shortage of interest, Bendtner is believed to be waiting to see if a higher calibre club makes a move.
He is renowned for his ego and, having attracted interest from the likes of Juventus in January, believes he should be playing for a Champions League level club.
|DIMITAR BERBATOV | Manchester United, Striker, 30|
The Manchester United striker has been linked with a move to PSG after being left out of the Champions League final squad to play Barcelona.
Despite being the club’s top scorer in the Premier League with 20 goals last season, Michael Owen was given the nod ahead of Berbatov for a spot on the bench at Wembley.
PSG, whose new Qatari owners have already splashed the cash this summer and are now set to sign Palermo’s Javier Pastore, are favourites to tempt the striker away from the Red Devils and are reportedly willing to pay up to £20m.
United chief executive David Gill insists the club have “no desire” to sell the former Tottenham man, but Sir Alex Ferguson admitted earlier this week that a move to the French club is possible. However, it is uncertain whether the Scot misheard the question asked by the reporter.
As well as PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus are said to have shown an interest in signing the striker in the past few months.
Greg Stobart: When he was left out of the squad entirely for the Champions League final, we thought the writing was on the wall for Berbatov and he would be leaving Old Trafford this summer.
But the Bulgarian is playing a clever game by threatening to run down the final year of his contract and leave on a free transfer next summer.
It means United will have to consider handing him a new deal so as to maintain his transfer value, unless they receive a mammoth bid from PSG, who could also meet his wage demands.
|PETER CROUCH | Tottenham, Striker, 30|
Everton, Newcastle, Stoke and Sunderland have all been linked with a move for the England international.
After scoring just four Premier League goals for Tottenham last season, Crouch is reportedly one of a number of first-team players who are allowed to leave White Hart Lane this summer.
The striker combined well with Rafael van der Vaart early on last season after the Dutchman’s arrival from Real Madrid, but he failed to cement his place in the starting line-up and Redknapp has made no secret of his desire to bring in a new forward.
Roman Pavlyuchenko’s agent said this week that while his client is set for talks over a new deal at Spurs, Crouch is the striker most likely to leave the club.
Greg Stobart: There has been no shortage of interest in the England international from sides who want to sign a proven Premier League striker.
Spurs are ready to sell Crouch to create room to bring in a new striker but their ￡10m asking price has so far put off interested clubs, while is his on wages that would make him the top earner for many Premier League sides.
The other problem is that Crouch has a young family and would like to stay in London. A move to Everton could be a possibility, should the Toffees find the cash, as his wife is from Merseyside.
|JERMAIN DEFOE | Tottenham, Striker, 28|
Doubt has been cast over the future of the Tottenham striker after enduring one of the worst goal droughts of his career last season.
Blackburn and Newcastle have been linked with a move for the England star, who scored just four league goals during the 2010-11 campaign, his lowest total in the top flight in 10 years.
Rovers boss Steve Kean is looking to add to his squad after seeing a number of players leave, while the Magpies will reportedly turn their attentions towards the Spurs man if they fail to sign PSG’s Mevlut Erdinc.
However, a move to north London rivals Arsenal looks to be out of the question, with Redknapp ruling out the switch earlier this summer.
Greg Stobart: The Tottenham star is another one who loves life in the capital and has suggested that he would turn down a move to Newcastle.
The Arsenal link seems like pie in the sky but Defoe will not be happy if, as expected, he is not in the Spurs starting XI at the start of the season. He moved to Portsmouth in January 2008 to re-ignite his career and may feel he needs to do something similar this summer.
|ROBBIE KEANE | Tottenham, Striker, 31|
Blackburn and QPR are leading the race to sign the striker after Redknapp confirmed he can leave Tottenham.
Whilst fellow strikers Crouch, Defoe and Pavlyuchenko all remained at Spurs in the January transfer window, the Irishman was loaned out to struggling West Ham.
A deal was in place for the forward to join the Hammers permanently at the end of the season if they stayed in the Premier League, but a move has failed to materialise following the club’s relegation.
QPR boss Neil Warnock reportedly wants to make the former Liverpool man his final summer signing, while Spurs may also use him as bait in a move for Blackburn defender Christopher Samba.
Greg Stobart: The perennially for sale striker is likely to finally leave Tottenham this summer but chairman Daniel Levy will have to drop his £6m asking price.
Spurs are desperate to sell Keane and have reportedly tried to use him as part of bids to sign Bolton's Gary Cahill and Christopher Samba from Blackburn.
QPR and Fulham are genuine possibilities while Aston Villa have shown an interest but Alex McLeish will not pay more than £2.5m.
|DAVID NGOG | Liverpool, Striker, 22|
Bolton, Sunderland and West Ham have been touted as possible destinations for the Frenchman if he leaves Liverpool.
The striker may move on this summer after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by following the January arrivals of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.
Sunderland looked set to sign the 22-year-old as part of the deal that took Jordan Henderson to Anfield, but the player’s wage demands proved to be a problem. It remains to be seen whether a deal can still materialise, but Steve Bruce is believed to still be in the hunt for another forward.
Bolton are also on the lookout for a new striker following the departure of Johan Elmander and Daniel Sturridge’s return to Chelsea, while West Ham are said to be interested.
Greg Stobart: Ngog is likely to stay at Liverpool until at least January as he remains the Reds' third choice striker and will be needed should Luis Suarez or Andy Carroll pick up an injury.
Kenny Dalglish is unlikely to dip into the club's transfer kitty for another striker this summer having already spent more than £50m on new players.
|ROMAN PAVLYUCHENKO | Tottenham, Striker, 29|
Anzhi Makhachkala and Spartak Moscow have been linked with moves for the Tottenham striker.
Redknapp has grown frustrated with the lack of goals and consistency from his strikers over the last 12 months, and could let any of his four key forwards leave for the right price.
Anzhi coach Gadzhi Gadzhiev said earlier in the summer that he would welcome the signing of Pavlyuchenko, but the Spurs man slammed suggestions he was set for a move to the club, claiming it was “obviously total rubbish”.
Pavlyuchenko’s agent revealed this week that he is set to discuss a new contract for his client with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Greg Stobart: Like the rest of Tottenham's strikers, Pavlyuchenko is available if a club meets his £10m asking price.
The Russian has never really settled in England and a return to his homeland remains a possibility, but as it stands Spurs are preparing for Pavlyuchenko to be part of their squad for next season.
|CHRISTIAN POULSEN | Liverpool, Midfielder, 31|
The Liverpool midfielder struggled during his first season at Anfield and has been strongly linked with a move to Copenhagen.
Having joined the Reds for £4.5m from Juventus 12 months ago, he failed to impress early on during Roy Hodgson’s reign and was even booed by his own supporters.
Competition for places has increased at Liverpool this summer following the arrivals of Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson, which means Poulsen, who played in just four league games in the second half of the season, may find his opportunities limited once again.
But the player’s agent, Jorn Bonnesen, claimed last month that the Denmark international is not looking to leave Liverpool and insisted his future lies with the Merseyside club.
Greg Stobart: Copenhagen have been strongly linked with Poulsen but it seems the Dane is not happy with the personal terms that would be on offer.
Liverpool are desperate to sell Poulsen, who shocked fans with his poor displays last season, and they will try to convince him to leave Anfield.
|ROQUE SANTA CRUZ | Manchester City, Striker, 29|
Like Adebayor and Bellamy, the Paraguay international is surplus to requirements at Manchester City.
The striker has been linked with another return to former club Blackburn, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
Rovers boss Steve Kean revealed earlier in the transfer window that the club would look into the possibility of re-signing the forward, while the player himself has expressed an interest in making last season’s loan switch permanent.
Greg Stobart: The Paraguayan is the most forgotten of City's strikers and Roberto Mancini would almost give him away this summer.
It is almost certain that Santa Cruz will not be in the club's 25-man Premier League squad and the talk is that a return to Blackburn is looking a distinct possibility, despite concerns over his fitness.
|DANIEL STURRIDGE | Chelsea, Striker, 21|
Despite impressing Andre Villas-Boas during pre-season, the former Manchester City striker could still be allowed to leave Chelsea ahead of the new season.
Bolton are interested in signing the youngster on loan again after a successful spell at the Reebok Stadium in the second half of the last campaign, while Newcastle could also move for the England Under-21 international.
Everton are the latest club to join the race for Sturridge’s signature, but Goal.com exclusively revealed last month that any potential deal depends on Chelsea signing Anderlecht starlet Romelu Lukaku.
Villas-Boas has praised the striker’s performances during the club’s friendly matches, so any move away from Stamford Bridge is likely to only be a loan deal.
Greg Stobart: Bolton are confident of re-signing Sturridge on loan for the season after he announced himself to the Premier League with some excellent performances last term.
Chelsea believe Sturridge to be an immensely talented player but want to free up space for new forwards, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Pato and Neymar all linked with moves to Stamford Bridge.