The Premier League transfer window may have closed but the top flight’s biggest clubs are still hoping to do plenty of business before its European equivalent shuts.
Five of the Premier League’s top six, with the exception of champions Manchester City, have established stars available for sale at the right price as European clubs circle.
Here, Sportsmail looks at the top-six stars who could be on the move before the European deadline on September 2.
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could offload several players before September 2
There have many ups and downs in Dejan Lovren’s stint on Merseyside. While he is often cast in Virgil van Dijk’s shadow, the Croatian defender still has a Champions League winners’ medal to his name following the Reds’ heroics in Madrid earlier this summer.
However, it seems the 30-year-old is now surplus to requirements with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip firmly ahead of him in the pecking order and youngsters Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever coming through. A move to Roma fell through last week after they failed to stump up the £15million Liverpool were asking for and it remains to be seen whether Lovren will get his move before September 2.
Dejan Lovren’s move to Roma has been called off after they failed to make a concrete offer
Following his £13m switch from Stoke to Liverpool last summer, Xherdan Shaqiri proved a decent bit of business by Jurgen Klopp as he added experience and depth to his already stacked frontline of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
However, just a year later, Shaqiri hinted last week that he is no longer happy as a fringe player for the Champions League winners after he told Swiss publication BZ Langenthaler Tagblatt that ‘no player is happy to sit on the bench’. Shaqiri featured 24 times in the league last season but started just 11 games for Liverpool. Klopp may be unwilling to let him go following his quiet transfer window.
Xherdan Shaqiri hinted that he is unhappy to be sitting on the bench for Liverpool
After an underwhelming campaign on loan at Newcastle last season, which saw him score one and assist one in 28 games, Kenedy’s future under Frank Lampard is unclear following his return to Stamford Bridge.
While he did get a brief run-out during pre-season, Lampard is unlikely to look to Kenedy when he needs a game-changer from the bench with the Brazilian lacking that end product in the final third. A loan move looks to be the best option for the 23-year-old but it remains to be seen who will actually be in for him.
Kenedy could follow Brazilian compatriot David Luiz out of Stamford Bridge this summer
One thing Chelsea don’t need any more of is midfielders. N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all ahead of Tiemoue Bakayoko in Lampard’s plans despite the Frenchman’s resurgence at AC Milan last season.
However, reports have suggested that the Blues are reluctant to let Bakayoko return to Monaco on loan this summer as they fear they’d be unable to recoup the £40m they spent on bringing him to Stamford Bridge two years ago. What is clear is that he doesn’t seem to have a future under Lampard, who has failed to name him in a first-team squad this season.
Chelsea are unwilling to allow Tiemoue Bakayoko to rejoin Monaco on loan this summer
Once one of Mauricio Pochettino’s go-to players alongside Mousa Dembele in midfield, Victor Wanyama has seen his career at Tottenham grind to a halt following a series of injuries.
The Kenya captain has since struggled to reclaim his place in the team and looks set to spend more time on the bench following the arrival of the club’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele. Club Brugge are reportedly in for Wanyama, 28, who has spent four years in north London.
Victor Wanyama has fallen out of favour at Tottenham after suffering a series of injuries
Since his £11m arrival from Marseille in 2016, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has never looked like he would nail down a place in Spurs’ starting XI. After being sent out on loan to Burnley and Monaco, it never quite happened for the Frenchman who suffered injuries at both clubs.
Pochettino is keen to offload the pacy 24-year-old who has been linked with moves to the Turkish league in the last few days.
Mauricio Pochettino is keen to offload Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (left) before September 2
In what is one of the more perplexing additions to this list, it seems that Serge Aurier’s time at Tottenham is coming to an end. Following the sale of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid, the inexperienced Kyle Walker-Peters is the only other recognised right-back at the club.
While it seems likely that Pochettino will rely on Walker-Peters and centre-back turned full-back Juan Foyth, Aurier now looks destined to leave White Hart Lane. AC Milan and a return to PSG have been mooted as possible moves for the Ivory Coast captain.
Serge Aurier has fallen out of favour at Spurs and could return to Paris Saint-Germain
It just hasn’t quite clicked for Mohamed Elneny at Arsenal. Signed by Arsene Wenger in 2016, the Egyptian international has lost his place in the starting XI following the arrival of boss Unai Emery, who prefers Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi in the defensive midfield roles.
While Galatasaray have been linked with the 27-year-old, a move could fall apart due to Elneny signing a contract extension until in March last year which may put off any potential suitors.
Mohamed Elneny has been linked with a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray this month
After a disastrous campaign for the Gunners last year, Shkodran Mustafi has fallen out of favour with Emery with the Spaniard putting his trust in his youth players instead.
Mustafi has not played a single minute for the club so far this season, and is ready to leave north London in the coming days. Roma are reportedly trying to sign him – a move that most Arsenal fans are crying out for.
Out-of-favour Shkodran Mustafi has not played a single minute for Arsenal so far this season
While his deadline-day move to Everton fell through, Manchester United are still keen on selling their fiery Argentine defender. With the arrival of Harry Maguire, first-team chances are now incredibly slim given that there are several centre-backs ahead of Rojo.
The Red Devils are also reportedly considering paying off a large chunk of his two-year contract in a bid to offload the defender.
Marcos Rojo was left furious after his move to Everton was blocked at the last moment
Inter Milan are ready to offer Matteo Darmian an escape route from his United nightmare. While it remains to be seen whether a move will happen this summer, Darmian will be desperate to leave the club sooner rather than later.
The 29-year-old Italian, who joined United in 2015, has struggled to hold down a place in the starting line-up, making just 92 appearances across four years at Old Trafford.
Inter Milan are ready to offer Matteo Darmian an escape route from his United nightmare
Last but not least, Alexis Sanchez had to make this list. The Chilean has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for quite a considerable amount of time now after failing to justify his astronomical £560,000-a-week wages at United.
The former Arsenal man looks set for a return to Italy as he looks to reunite with buddy Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan. Reports are suggesting the move will be a season-long loan, with United preparing to foot most of his wages so a move can go ahead.
United will be looking to offload Alexis Sanchez due to the Chilean’s huge wages