ALMOST eight weeks on from the end of the season and, while a number of clubs have moved quickly to snap up players, England’s biggest teams look to have some major spending still to be done.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are in the market for a top class striker, while I think Manchester United could use another too, but all have so far kept their powder dry.
Managers want to be sure they are getting the best player available to them, and there is a very limited number of high calibre strikers on the market, but Liverpool’s Luis Suarez falls into that bracket.
I’ve not been too impressed with the standard of Brendan Rodgers’ signings and it would appear Suarez feels the same, and fancies a move to a Champions League team.
United’s long-running rivalry with Liverpool rules them out as a destination, but he could reasonably expect offers from the others.
Of the two London clubs, Arsenal seem to have shown the strongest interest, although I believe he would be a very effective signing for Chelsea.
The nimble Suarez would offer something different to the centre-forwards already at Jose Mourinho’s disposal, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku.
And, if I were Suarez, I’d rather join the Blues than the Gunners. Chelsea look better equipped to win silverware, especially with the return of Mourinho, and did well last term despite managerial upheaval.
But with the transfer window open for another seven weeks, and managers conscious of getting the best value, the Suarez deal and others could have a long way to run yet.
Trevor Steven is a former England footballer who now works as a media commentator.