16 Aug, 20:00
Before the transfer window shuts, we could see quality players move in order to rejuvenate their stalled careers.
Here is list of out of favour stars
1. Ross Barkley - Everton
The 23 year old seemed destined for the exit earlier this summer, but he’s still not managed to find a new employer as the end of the window comes into sight. With his current contract set to expire next June, Spurs remains Barkley’s destination
2. Eliaquim Mangala - Manchester City
Mangala may have been on the substitutes’ bench as City beat Brighton on Saturday, but game time will prove elusive if John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi stay fit. The £42m man hasn’t done much at the Etihad to convince prospective buyers that’s he’s the man to shore up a shaky backline, but Mangala was a commanding presence at Porto and could enjoy success elsewhere.
3. Jefferson Montero - Swansea City
After just 31 Premier League starts in three full seasons at the Liberty Stadium, the time has surely come for a parting. As the winger is still just 27 years old, there should still be several interested parties out there. Newcastle and Qatari side Al-Rayyan – managed by ex-Swans chief Michael Laudrup – have been linked.
4. Jack Wilshere - Arsenal
Arsenal midfield is fully loaded, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin and the injured Santi Cazorla. Playing time won’t be easy to come by for Wilshere if he chooses to remain at the Emirates Stadium beyond August. Wilshere’s contract is set to expire next summer and the England international could end up at Juventus. .
5. Anthony Martial - Manchester United
Martial may have found the net in Sunday’s thrashing of West Ham, but his rocky relationship with Jose Mourinho means his place at Old Trafford isn’t as secure as might be expected. United are still chasing Ivan Perisic and Martial could end up at Italy.
6. Diego Costa - Chelsea
There is no way Costa will stay at Stamford after being told by manager Conte that he isn’t in 2017/18 season’s plan. Since then Costa wants to return to Atletico Madrid but unfortunately his old club is banned from bringing in new faces. The Spanish international could leave Chelsea on loan then join Atleti in January.
7. Mamadou Sakho - Liverpool
Despite Liverpool’s ongoing defensive struggles, Jurgen Klopp has shown no signs of being ready to end Sakho’s exile, which began when the centre-back was sent home from a pre-season tour of the United States last summer. The Frenchman shone on loan at Crystal Palace last term, but the south London side appear reluctant to pay the £30m Liverpool are holding out for. Sakho is far too good to spend the campaign sitting in the reserves, however, so a compromise could be reached, either with Palace or another interested party, before the summer market closes for business.
8. Leonardo Ulloa - Leicester City
His days at the King Power Stadium appear to be numbered, though, with Kelechi Iheanacho having been added to a centre-forward department which, in addition to Ulloa, already stocks Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani. Sunderland had three bids rejected in January and could renew their interest, while a return to Spain has also been mooted as a possibility for the former Castellon and Almeria striker.
9. Samir Nasri - Manchester City
The forgotten man, former Arsenal man’s talent isn’t in doubt, but question marks about his attitude have perhaps prevented a move so far this summer that, and his current £185k-per-week wages. Despite a handful of appearances for City in pre-season, Nasri is unlikely to force himself ahead of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva – who are themselves already back-ups if Guardiola continues with the 3-5-2 formation he employed on Saturday. A permanent transfer away is exactly what Nasri needs to revive his career... but he might have to compromise