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The "expected to move" XI ahead of the 2018/19 season

This summer, some serious money would be splashed over star players. Here is an XI of the players expected to move.

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Top 5 / Top 10 01 Mar 2018, 02:06 IST
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Some big names in football would be on a move this summer

The 2017/18 season saw some sensational transfers in the summer which smashed all the records previously held. Just when Paul Pogba's £89 million transfer in 2016 appeared to be breathtaking, Neymar's transfer fee eclipsed the Frenchman's price tag quite convincingly.

PSG paid a mammoth €222 million to secure the Brazilian's signatures. Utilising the cash, Barcelona announced the signing of Osumane Dembele from Dortmund for €150 million.

In January, Philippe Coutinho became the world's second most expensive player at £142 million. Meanwhile, Manchester United announced the signing of Alexis Sanchez in a deal which would see him earning close to £180 million during his spell with the club.

The clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG are expected to break the bank in the upcoming summer.

Here, is a look at the playing XI of the best players who could be up for a move in the coming months playing in a 4-3-3 formation.

All the statistics have been derived from squawka.com


Goalkeeper- David De Gea (Manchester United)

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The Spanish goalkeeper has been a long-term target for The Los Blancos

The Manchester United goalkeeper came close to joining Real Madrid back in 2015 only to be denied by some faulty fax machine. Since then, the Spaniard has established himself as arguably the best goalkeeper in the world.

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The Spanish No. 1 is in sublime form this season. He currently leads the charts for clean sheets in the Premier League for the 2017/18 season at 15. The Spaniard has an average success of more than 89% and produces about four saves per goal in 2017/18.

"De Gea to Real Madrid" hot topic every time the summer transfer window opens. Reports in Spain also suggest that a £100 million deal is being struck out to lure the 27-year-old to the Spanish capital.

The deal could finally face a breakthrough this summer.

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