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30 players set for big-money transfers in the 2024 summer transfer window

We are all set for another busy few months of comings and goings across European football with some huge names potentially changing clubs

After an extraordinarily quiet January window, the transfer cogs appear to be spinning at top speed once again. Some of the biggest names in the game are looking like they’re on the move, and they won’t come cheap, meaning we could be in for some record-breaking spending over the next few months.

The Saudi Pro League is expected to be a big player in the market once again as they execute the second phase of their plan to permanently alter the constitution of top-level football. Meanwhile, the financial issues that prevented several Premier League clubs getting their business done this winter are set to play less of a role in proceedings this time around.

Below, GOAL takes a look at 30 of the biggest transfer sagas to keep an eye out for this summer…

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Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton)

The next big thing when it comes to English defenders, it seems Jarrad Branthwaite is destined for the very top after a breakout season with Everton. The centre-back formed part of one of the most staunch backlines in the Premier League, inevitably drawing admiring glances from some big hitters.

Manchester United have been linked with him for some time, while Manchester City and Newcastle have entered the picture in the weeks leading up to the transfer window creaking open. Everton’s asking price may well prove to be a stumbling block, though, with the infamous ‘English tax’ coming into play with his £80 million ($102m) valuation.

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Gleison Bremer (Juventus)

Juventus defender Gleison Bremer is among a host of centre-backs who could be on the move this summer. Having impressed in Serie A for both Torino and Juve, the Brazilian has admitted his desire to test himself in the Premier League or La Liga.

It seems he has plenty of interest in England too, and the opportunity to make that dream a reality could well present itself. Manchester United have been linked with him for some time, but as the transfer period draws closer, Chelsea have emerged as another potential suitor. It’s said the Bianconeri would be willing to do business if an offer in the region of €60m (£51m/$65m) arrives.

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

Alphonso Davies has been on Real Madrid’s radar for some time, and it was reported in February that they had reached a verbal agreement with the Canada international for a transfer to take place either this summer, or in 2025. The Spanish giants are waiting for Davies to respond to Bayern Munich’s latest extension offer before making any formal approach, however, as they refuse to spend upwards of €60m (£52m/$64m) on a player in the final year of his contract.There are few full-backs in the game more electrifying to watch than a fully-fit and firing Davies, and a transfer to Santiago Bernabeu feels like a natural next step for the 23-year-old. But the price has to be right for Real – who are already putting most of their resources into the Kylian Mbappe deal – and they won’t be held to ransom by Bayern, especially given the fact they already boast a top left-back in the form of Ferland Mendy.

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)

Eberechi Eze also took his game to new heights at Crystal Palace this campaign, positioning himself as a possible wild card pick for England ahead of Euro 2024 this summer.Eze also edged into double figures for Premier League goals and established his reputation as one of the most fearsome ball-carriers in England. Tottenham are understood to have identified him as a target and they’re unlikely to be his only suitors this summer.

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