Arsenal are ready to spend £200m in the next window to fix their squad - and Arsene Wenger will be the man splashing the cash. Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Olivier Giroud and a raft of squad players could be sold to bolster £100m kitty already set aside for summer signings, and targets include Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, Celtic forward Moussa Dembele and left-back Kieran Tierney, and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. Manchester United fear David De Gea could have his head turned by the prospect of a £50m summer move to Real Madrid, who almost signed him two years ago, only for red tape to wreck the deal at the 11th hour. Chelsea have Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy in their sights but Manchester City and Liverpool are also keen on the 22-year-old. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas remains determined to stay at Chelsea, despite interest from Turkish club Besiktas and Italy's AC Milan. West Ham will make a fresh move for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone this summer, with the Black Cats looking doomed to relegation.
Arsenal are pressing ahead with plans to appoint their first ever director of football, with former player Marc Overmars among the early contenders. The Chelsea academy is set for summer changes with Blues great Frank Lampard linked to potential youth coaching role. Liverpool's Alberto Moreno is being chased by Inter and AC Milan as Jurgen Klopp considers cashing in on the defender.
Arsenal will wait until the end of the season to clarify manager Arsene Wenger's future.
Manchester City hope to take advantage of Arsenal's troubles by swooping for Alexis Sanchez. West Brom are set to go head-to-head with Crystal Palace in a summer battle for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho.