The transfer window could be a long summer this time around.

Ben White to Raphinha: 17 transfer sagas set to dominate the summer and how they could affect Leeds United's plans

The transfer window is set to start ramping up, and as usual there looks set to be a number of sagas that will rumble on throughout the summer.

By Ross Gregory
Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 3:32 pm

Clubs across Europe will be eager to bolster their ranks in the coming months but the financial implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may hinder business, while the forthcoming European Championship could delay potential deals.

Harry Kane’s future will undoubtedly be at the top of the agenda, with gossip on the England skipper’s destination if he leaves Tottenham Hotspur already in full swing.

Manchester City have been linked with the striker as they look to replace Barcelona-bound Sergio Aguero, while Leeds-born Erling Haaland is another big-name striker who could be on his way to the Premier League this summer, though Whites fans will be hoping it’s anywhere but Man United.

Leeds United, of course, will look to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, but keeping hold of a couple of their big stars, like Raphinha, who shone in the Whites’ first season back in the top flight may be the biggest challenge the transfer chiefs face at Elland Road.

The winger was excellent and has been linked with a host of big clubs – testimony to his form. Leeds will have a firm recruitment strategy in place but could it be affected by a transfer saga?

Will he, won’t he sagas don’t suit anyone but with the Euros coming up, transfers are unlikely to be completed quickly.

Here’s some of the big deals that could rumble throughout the summer.

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