Want-away players have less than two weeks to force through the moves they desire and their growing hysteria is having an impact on the betting markets.
Capitalise on the frenzy with a punt on their prices now, then sit back and watch them dwindle ahead of an inevitable 11th-hour deal on deadline day.
Petr Cech – 8/1 to be a Real Madrid player on 02/09/14
Thibaut Courtois was handed the gloves for the Blues’ seasonal opener at Burnley meaning, it would seem, that there’s no way back for the Czech stopper.
It’s difficult to envisage a net minder of his calibre hanging around to play in the club’s Capital One Cup matches and, with Chelsea still one foreign player too heavy to comply with Premier League registration rules, it would make sense for them to flog Cech for mega bucks this window.
He has been linked with a switch to the Bernabeu for most of the summer, where he would be reunited with former boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Los Blancos face competition from Paris Saint-Germain though, who the bookies reckon are more likely to emerge victorious in this pursuit, offering 2/1 that Cech moves to the Parc des Princes.
Radamel Falcao – 5/1 to be a Liverpool player on 02/09/14
Two substitute appearances is all the Colombian marksman has managed for Monaco so far this term as he recovers from a long-term knee injury, but this hasn’t dampened the raging speculation surrounding his future.
Liverpool have apparently not given up hope of snaring the sought-after striker, but Juventus are keen too.
However, neither seems eager to match his £200k per week wages, especially seeing as they’re regarded as Plan B and C to his preferred destination Real Madrid, who are 4/5 to procure the former Atletico man.
Morgan Schneiderlin – evens to be a Tottenham player on 02/09/14
One player who isn’t on the Real Madrid radar this morning is Southampton’s pass master Schneiderlin.
Tottenham, however, are crazy in love with the Frenchman and are apparently readying a £17m bid for the player.
Saints boss Ronald Koeman is adamant any bids will be rebuffed and he seems to mean business, so back the 24-year-old to remain at St Mary’s at 1/2.