(Original post by Jim-Jam)
Chelsea. They're releasing players like it's going out of fashion and they'll use their champions of Europe to cover up their 6th place finish.
I reckon that Baines will definitely go to United. Everton are just their feeder club after all. They need a right back though truth be told.
He will be expensive and is 27, doesn't really fit in with glazernomics, and from what I have seen isn't that much better than Evra defensively. I still have faith in Rafael, he's been brilliant going forward, links up with Valencia really well and is still only 21. If we sort out his sometimes suspect positioning and stop his lapses in concentration then im confident he will become a top full back. Vidic returning is only going to help him as well.
Chelsea will spend money, but only just a bit more than Man City who can and will splash.
Man U will buy Kagawa and Lewandowski probably. It's about time they actually bought some talent (apart from Young last year) rather than buying for the future. They need to buy for now because otherwise they really could fall behind Citeh.
Loving the released list too!
Brad Guzan (GK), Craig Gordon (GK), Manuel Almunia (GK)
Peter Ramage (RB), Julien Faubert (RB)
Nicky Shorey (LB), Clint Hill (LB)
Carlos Cuellar (CB), Fitz Hall (CB), Danny Gabbidon (CB), Zak Whitbread (CB)
Paul Scharner (CB/DM)
Owen Hargreaves (DM), Sean Davies (DM)
Michael Tonge (MC), Papa Bouba Diop (MC)
Ricardo Gardner (AML), James McFadden (AMRL), Michael Kightly (AMRL)
Solman Tchoyi (AM)
Emile Heskey (FC), John Carew (FC), Michael Owen (FC), Didier Drogba (FC)
(Original post by Jim-Jam)
They need a right back though truth be told.
What's wrong with Jones??
It's perhaps the best position for him. He wouldn't be allowed forward from centre-back, but at right-back at least he can attack whilst also using his defensive capabilities.
Rafael is a decent back-up imo.
I think Chelsea will outspend every other team in the league.
I see Man City spending on a similar level to Chelsea in order to retain their title.
Man Utd will probably be next in terms of spending and will get some class players. However, they'll generally need to meet the quality of the players Chelsea and Man City are signing as they'll be amongst the main title challengers.
I think Liverpool will spend the most amongst the non-title contenders. Need massive rebuilding imo. They'll need to spend big to attract players that generally wouldn't look at a team in Liverpool's position (league wise).
A successful summer for Arsenal will be signing RVP on a new contract unfortunately. Anything other than that is a bonus in my eyes. However, for RVP to sign, Arsenal will have to spend this summer.
Tottenham, can't really see much happening for them. Could potentially lose Modric and Bale. Not to mention that Adebayor could leave as well as Van Der Vaart. However, I expect them to keep the latter three. Modric will probably go to City or Chelsea imo.
Successful summer for Newcastle is similar to Arsenal's. Keep all the main players and anything else is a bonus.