Premier League clubs are being tipped for a record summer of transfer spending. Football finance expert Tom Cannon believes you have all the ingredients for a record-breaking summer of splashing the cash.
Cannon, professor of strategic management at the University of Liverpool, told The Sun: "Having six or seven clubs chasing a top-four place will inevitably mean a lot more turbulence and risk-taking.
"The next three or four will have money coming in, either from sales of players like Robin van Persie, or from owners.
"Then further down you look at a club like QPR, who clearly have money to spend.
"It would not surprise me if it was a record year for transfers."