This summer’s transfer window promises to be quite unlike any we’ve seen in recent memory.
With the coronavirus crisis putting a strain on finances both throughout the football world and beyond, clubs are set to have to get creative as they plot and plan their approach for the 2020/21 season.
Some sides – with Chelsea being the obvious example – seem to be flying in the face of any restrictions, with the Blues having already secured the signings of both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for the new campaign.
But others seem to have been forced into a rethink of their plans, with new Premier League champions Liverpool abandoning their own move for Werner and seemingly set to study the market closely before making any moves this summer.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, with Manchester United also said to be holding an interest in the former Barcelona man.
United have others targets of course, with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish also near the top of their list of potential summer recruits, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also targets both a centre-back and a centre-forward to improve his Champions League-chasing squad.
There are sure to be outgoings from the big clubs too, as sides plot to make changes ahead of what they hope will be a more conventional season on the horizon.
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