Transfer analysis: Top 5 forwards being chased this summer
The summer transfer window has continued to gain popularity as top class players are constantly being linked with a move. Europe's domestic football leagues faced suspension in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. With several leagues eyeing a return behind closed doors, one is also awaiting the start of the transfer window. Here are the top five forwards being chased this summer.
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was sent on loan to PSG last summer. Iacrdi amassed 20 goals in 31 matches across competitions. The player hasn't yet reached a permanent agreement with PSG, however, he is said to be wanted by the club. According to L'Equipe, PSG could offer Julian Draxler in exchange for the Argentine. He is also being eyed by Juventus and Arsenal.
Reports have claimed Arsenal could be on their way to lose skipper and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer. Talks of a new contract has stalled and Aubameyang's future at the club looks uncertain. The likes of Barcelona and Inter Milan are interested in the player. However, PSG have been linked with Auba as well. The Gabon international is hungry to win trophies.
Barca have stepped up in their pursuit of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez. The financial impact of the coronavirus means Barcelona are unlikely to meet Martinez's £97m (€110m) buy-out clause. According to a report in Sky Sports, Martinez is keen to join the Spanish side and personal terms are not expected to be a problem. Nelson Semedo is being offered alongside mid-fielder Carles Alena.
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is being eyed by several top European clubs, however, the German is believed to be wanting to join Liverpool and play under Jurgen Klopp. If Liverpool do decide to trigger his £52m release clause, Werner could arrive at Anfield and add serious depth. Chelsea are also monitoring Werner, whereas, Barca look interested especially if Martinez fails to arrive.
Antoine Griezmann arrived at Barca last summer, however, the club isn't quite impressed with him. According to Don Balon, Griezmann is believed to be unhappy at Barca for a number of reasons. Moreover, the constant speculations surrounding the arrivals of Neymar and Martinez, have made Griezmann grow disheartened. He could move to PSG if the club fails to get Icardi or Aubameyang.