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TRIBAL TRENDS - TRANSFERS: Chelsea, Arsenal can get Suarez; Real Madrid create Salah offer; Khedira elects Liverpool;

With the summer market now edging closer, we break down the latest transfer chatter doing the rounds - and whether those crazy deals actually have a chance of landing...



Emre CanLiverpool

Clubs interested: Juventus

Just as it seemed as though Emre Can was ready to leave Liverpool at season's end, Can has gone and dropped a bombshell by suggesting he could sign with Liverpool again, with one condition.

The Mirror tells us that Can would like a release clause included in his contract, so if a club comes with the right amount Liverpool will be obliged to let him pursue the offer.
However, Klopp and co don't seem to like the idea. Much like a school teacher with a lot of 7-year olds, if we make an exception for one we'll have to do it with everyone.

Liverpool are unwilling to give into Can's wishes, not wanting to set a negative precedent at the club. It may encourage special treatment, and judging by what Klopp's selling there's definitely no I in team.

I doubt that Liverpool will give into such a demand, but I wouldn't take their offer off the table either. As unlikely as it may seem, an offer is still an offer.

Likelihood: Bets are on, Can is off



Luis SuarezBarcelona

Clubs interested: Arsenal, Chelsea

Sink your teeth into this one, folks. Luis Suarez could leave Barcelona to make a spectacular premier league return.

We all know that Barcelona have been eyeing up a move for Atletico star Antoine Grizemann, and reports suggested that Ousmane Dembele could be the sacrificial lamb for such a move.

However, in a recent turn of events, Luis Suarez could be the hot property they cash in on to make way for Griezmann. There's no doubting Suarez' talents, as we saw him light the premier league alight with Liverpool before making the high profile move to Spain.

Now for Suarez to be tempted out of Camp Nou depends on which club former manager Luis Enrique could sign for. Seeing as Arsenal and Chelsea are set to part ways with Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte respectively, Luis Enrique could have his pick of the riches. And with those riches could tempt Suarez back into England faster than you thought.

Griezmann is 4 years younger, which could prove to be a decent investment should they make enough money on a potential deal for Suarez. Is Luis Enrique enough of a bargaining chip to see Suarez move?

Likelihood: Your guess is as good as mine



Massimiliano AllegriJuventus

Clubs interested: Arsenal

And so we continue on the managerial merry-go-round at Arsenal. Luis Enrique is one option, and Massimiliano Allegri is another. The Italian led Juventus to their incredible 7th successive scudetto, and could be seen as the man to replace the outgoing Wenger.

The massive tipping point is simple, but not necessarily an easy pill to swallow. Having won 4 league and cup doubles, as well as one Italian Supercup and 2 time Champions League finalist, Allegri is accustomed to the taste of success. So much so, that he wants a financial guarantee from Arsenal if he is to take over at the Emirates.

The Sun hears whispers that Allegri wants a warchest of £200 million, something that Wenger wasn't exactly able to procure at a whim. If they can reassure Allegri that funds will be readily available, he seems keen to take on the challenge. Anything less and I think he'll stay in Turin.

This one lies with the Arsenal board and whether they're willing to let the next manager spend to revamp the squad. It's a great team as is, but maybe a financial shake up and tactical changes could see them competing for titles and Champions League football again.

Likelihood: We're stuck at a £200 million road block



Mohamed SalahLiverpool

Clubs interested: Real Madrid

As it turns out, one good season is enough to tempt big money offers from big clubs.

Mohamed Salah has been in blistering form for Liverpool, taking out several accolades and putting the world on notice ahead of the World Cup in Russia. He's done extremely well for himself, and it's no wonder that Real Madrid are preparing an offer for the Egyptian star.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is preparing to release several players and replace them this summer, and Gareth Bale's name has been thrown up as a possible bargaining chip to sign Salah.

Pundit Eduardo Inda has suggested to El Chiringuito de Jugones that Madrid could use the lure of his preferred number to sign him to a long-term deal. Almost sounds a little bit desperate from the Spanish giants, but their policy is buy, buy, buy.

If they manage to come up with an offer of a reported €200 million, Salah will ultimately have the final say. And seeing what Liverpool have achieved this season, I can imagine that both Liverpool and Salah would like to reach for the stars next season.

Likelihood: Measure Salah's loyalty. There's your answer



Sami KhediraJuventus

Clubs interested: Liverpool

This one is easily my favourite story going around, and hopefully you'll see why.

Seeing as Liverpool could be losing Emre Can this off season, his German international teammate Sami Khedira could be his replacement. It might've been foundations for a swap deal if Can wasn't coming off contract this summer.

Now Khedira has been linked with Liverpool in recent months, but here's the fun detail. Khedira has ASKED for a moved to the Premier League. Corriere dello Sport claims that Khedira is so keen on a move to England that he has told Juventus to sell him to a Premier League club only.

Not a bad option for either party in this case. Liverpool need a midfield rock, and Khedira is keen to get another stamp in his passport. It's an ideal pairing if you ask me, and never have I heard of a player so keen to get a move to a particular league.

While I'm baffled, I'm also impressed. Here's hoping Liverpool can get their man.

Likelihood: If he wants it bad enough, he should get it.

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Chris Sermeno

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