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Souness: Chelsea and Man City have unique transfer market opportunity

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness sees a unique transfer market opportunity for Europe's biggest clubs.

Many clubs across the continent are struggling to make ends meet during a lack of match-day sales and television money due to the coronavirus shutdown.

As such, smaller teams are unlikely to have the budget to enter the transfer market for players this summer.

They may also be forced to sell star players in order to raise revenue - potentially at a reduced asking price.

"When there's a difficult time in the economy, there's a term, I'm sure you've heard of it, 'cash is king'," Souness told Sky Sports.

"So for the big clubs with rich owners, they will be looking at this as a real opportunity to cherry pick players from clubs who are financial struggling throughout Europe.

"If they're brave owners now is the time to go for it. You can cherry pick players even the best players from our big clubs, I'm thinking Chelsea, Man City, who have very rich owners. They'll be seeing it as an opportunity."

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