Football Transfer Targets for 2013 - Top 10
The football mid-season transfer window is slowly approaching as some of the worlds best teams and players are creating speculation around he world. This is the best opporunity for clubs to buy players which could potentially change the outcome of their season.
Below we have a look at the possible top ten football transfers for 2013.
David Beckham has received offers from all around the world but has yet to decide where he would like to play. Recent reports suggest that negotiations with french club AS Monaco have failed due to his high wage demands. PSG look to be favourites in the race to sign David Beckham but will have to fight off clubs from England, the Middle East and Australia.
Robert Lewandowski has played a large role in Borrusia Dortmund's recent success, winning the Bundesliga and German Cup, scoring 29 goals in 41 appearances. The Polish striker is contracted until 2014 but English giants Manchester United are trying to lure him with an attractive offer.
Falcao seems to be hot property in the transfer market attracting offers from Chelsea and Real Madrid. This season Falcao has been in great goal scoring form, scoring three more than Cristiano Ronaldo. He is currently in second place for the La Liga golden boot behind Barcelona's goal scoring record holder Messi. Although he has indicated that he would like to stay at Atletico Madrid until the end of the season, the cash-strapped team may be forced to sell him.
Mario Balotelli seems to have fallen out of favour with Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini this season. The Italian's recent form and attitude has not been impressive and may be sold to make way for a new striker. AC Milan may be interested in signing him as well as former club Inter Milan.
Nani is another player who seems to have fallen out of favour making only eleven appearances so far this season. From those eleven appearances, three have been as a substitute. Nani seems to be unhappy with his lack of first-team involvement and may be hinting a transfer away from Manchester United. Teams such as Arsenal, Zenit and Juventus have shown their interest in the Portuguese winger.
Since coming back from an eight month-long injury David Villa has lost his place in the Barcelona starting line-up. Reports suggest that Villa is frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities and may be looking for a new team. Arsenal and AC Milan have both shown their interest in the prolific Spanish striker.
AC Milan forward, Robinho has clearly stated his intentions that he would like to return to Brazil and finish his career there. The Brazilian forward has only managed 2 goals from 13 matches this season. His former club Santos are keen to have him back for the third time.
Wesley Sneijder looks to be forced away from Inter Milan as he has refused to accept his recent pay-cut. The club's top earning midfielder has been left on the bench on recent occasions due to his refusal. Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala may be interested in signing him as well as Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, who are keeping a close eye on the midfielder.
Fernando Llorente has also been left on the bench since he refused a contract extension from club Athletic Bilbao. The Spanish striker has six months left on his contract and appears to want to change club. Italian champions Juventus look close to signing him but will have to watch out from Arsenal who are also keen on the striker.
Bafetimbi Gomis has proven to be a very imprtant player for Lyon scoring 14 goals in 20 appearances so far this season. Lyon may need to sell him in order to cut their wage bills. Chelsea and Liverpool have both shown their interest in the French international striker.