Will these transfers happen: Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, Jamie Vardy to Arsenal, Paul Pogba to Real Madrid?
By Tim Clement
Last Updated: 22/06/16 6:30pm
Even during Euro 2016, transfer speculation is still rife, but which big deals will get over the line this summer?
Could Romelu Lukaku be heading back to old surroundings at Stamford Bridge? Will Jamie Vardy stick or twist? And could Everton's John Stones finally be on his way?
We consult the Sky Bet traders to gauge which of the most talked-about moves could be rubber-stamped this summer...
Jamie Vardy to Arsenal
Should he stay or should he go? The messages from both camps are rather mixed, with Sky sources understanding the Leicester striker is yet to make his mind up, but Arsene Wenger predicting he will stay at the Premier League champions.
"Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester," Wenger said last week, despite Arsenal telling Leicester three weeks ago they are prepared to meet the £20m buy-out clause in Vardy's contract.
Sky Bet's odds on a deal getting done have swayed over the last couple of weeks but currently say there is a 3/1 chance of Arsene Wenger getting his man.
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Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea
"Champions League is the next step for me."
Lukaku, 23, admitted last season that he was keen to move on in the pursuit of playing in Europe's top-tier competition and is unlikely to be short of suitors after scoring 18 times in an underachieving Everton side, while his Euro 2016 exploits will do those aspirations no harm.
His talents may have been deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho, but a change of management and a prolific campaign for Everton seems to have sent the Blues back, while Paris Saint-Germain (9/2) and Manchester United (8/1) are considered his alternative options.
John Stones to Man City
One of last summer's longest transfer sagas may rear its head once more, but this time Manchester City are the favourites to sign John Stones.
Everton endured a wretched campaign, and one of their biggest talents could be on his way out of Goodison Park if new manager Ronald Koeman cannot convince him to stay put.
City are thought to be leading the race to secure the centre-back's services ahead of Chelsea (6/1) and Manchester United (11/1), with a previously talked-up move to Barcelona is all but dismissed at 20/1.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Man City
Pep Guardiola has already raided Borussia Dortmund for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, and Sky sources understand that City made a bid for their star striker earlier in June.
Aubamayang's value has sky-rocketed following 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances, earning him the league's Player of the Year award, with City deemed the most likely to match Dortmund's valuation of £65m.
However, a lack of movement in the last fortnight suggests that an agreement has not been reached, with the odds on the transfer being competed drifting out by the day.
Theo Walcott to West Ham
At 27, the question is whether Wenger is ready to give up attempting to utilise Walcott, having failed to find his best position in recent years.
Just five goals in 28 Premier League appearances last season tells part of the story, with Sky Bet now going odds-against that he remains at the Emirates.
The Hammers certainly seem determined to bolster their attack, and Walcott is deemed their most likely target in the bookies, with Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette 100/30 to arrive after a £31m bid was rejected.
Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace
Benteke could be another option for West Ham, but Sky Bet rate Crystal Palace marginally shorter odds to secure his services at 5/2, with the Hammers priced at 7/2.
"Now I must speak with the manager and see his plan for next season," Benteke said last month. "My first season wasn't easy but I keep going," but he won't be short of options.
Alternative options considered are Juventus (5/1) and a controversial Merseyside switch to Everton (6/1), while he is 11/4 to remain at Anfield.
Paul Pogba to Real Madrid
The Premier League's top clubs have all been linked with one of Europe's most sought-after talent, but it is Real Madrid who are expected to win the race to secure his services.
His agent Mino Raiola has confirmed talks have already occurred with the European champions, adding that the 23-year-old is keen to work with Zinedine Zidane, but also revealing there has been contact with three clubs.
The other two remain unnamed but Sky Bet odds suggest Manchester United (4/1) and Barcelona (7/1) are the most likely parties.