Premier League clubs are on the lookout for diamonds in the rough in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are amongst the top clubs all searching for reinforcements in a bid to close the gap on champions elect Liverpool.
But with prices for established talents sky-high, they are having to get creative – and some left-field names have emerged as likely transfer targets in recent weeks.
Whilst established stars such as Harry Kane or big names like Jadon Sancho could be on the move, there are a host of players on course to fill column inches despite coming out of the blue.
Here’s a look at five left-field transfers which have come from nowhere but now look like they could well happen this summer transfer window.
A Premier League move could be back on for Nabil Fekir
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Nabil Fekir is a familiar name to Liverpool fans – but it looked like his hopes of a Premier League transfer were over.
Fekir’s lengthy links with the Reds saw him get as far as posing with a Liverpool shirt before his Anfield switch fell through after a failed medical.
He finally left Lyon last summer and his fine form for Real Betis has placed him back on the Premier League radar.
StarSport understands Arsenal are monitoring Fekir as a potential replacement for Dani Ceballos.
With no indicator as to whether they will be able to keep the on-loan Real Madrid man, Fekir suddenly looks like he could finally be en route to the Premier League to bring his creativity and flair to north London.
Nabil Fekir is not the only midfielder who has emerged on Mikel Arteta’s radar.
The Spaniard is clearly keeping a close eye on his home country with Carlos Soler also on his wish-list.
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