Four of the most memorable Premier League transfer sagas - Ronaldo, Van Dijk...

The potential departure of Harry Kane from Spurs is set to dominate the summer. However, it will have to go a long way to surpass these drawn-out moves.

The Premier League may be over for another season but the newspapers still need to fill their pages.

That's where the transfer window comes in. Speculation, rumours and conjecture suddenly became headline news. And, there's no fake news filter so anything goes.

This summer, it looks like being the Harry Kane show, with the England captain having made it clear he wants to leave Tottenham in the pursuit of silverware.

Kane, who would like his future to be sorted before the Euros, believes there is a gentleman's agreement in place that would allow him to depart.

However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to hang on to his star man, with a £150million price tag designed to scare off suitors.

Nevertheless, there are still several interested parties, including both Manchester clubs. With the saga looking set to rumble on over the summer, Planet Sport looks at four other drawn-out moves.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid

It may have taken him three years, but Cristiano Ronaldo eventually got his dream move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. It all started at the 2006 World Cup, with the famous wink that led to Wayne Rooney being sent off for England in their exit to Portugal. Ronaldo revealed after the incident that he wanted a move to Spain. However, a week later the club insisted he would be going nowhere and that was it for a couple of years.

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In 2008, after winning the Champions League, Ronaldo pushed for a move again, as did his potential employers Real who publicly stated that they would sign the Portuguese winger. The two were publicly flirting, but Sir Alex Ferguson managed to persuade Ronaldo to stay for another year.

In December that year when asked about Ronaldo's situation, Ferguson snapped back by saying: "You don't think we'd get into a contract with that mob. I wouldn't sell them a virus." Well it turns out they would and at the end of the 2008/09 season, United accepted a world record £80million from Real for the Portuguese.

Now of course, 12 years on, Ronaldo is looking to leave current club Juventus. Real Madrid and Manchester United are again potential destinations. Another transfer saga incoming?

Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona

With his opportunities limited in Spain, Cesc Fabregas first left Barcelona in 2003 to join Arsenal.

The Spaniard became one of the Gunners most influential players in the years that followed, and it was in 2010 when the rumours of a return to Barcelona really began to ramp up.

In May, Fabregas publicly stated his desire to move back home, but Arsenal weren't entertaining it despite having received numerous substantial bids from Barcelona. After no deal was struck that summer, Fabregas committed himself to Arsenal for the immediate future, but it all flared up again in 2011.

Various Barcelona players were speaking of their desire for Fabregas to join the Catalan club and were so desperate for his signature, that they reportedly broke FIFA's tapping up rules in their pursuit to get him.

As the saga dragged on through the summer, Fabregas refused to train for Arsene Wenger's team at one point. In the end it worked, as midway through August he officially signed for Barcelona on a five-year-deal. But by that point, everyone was probably glad it was all over with.

Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool

Liverpool's search for a new defender in the summer of 2017 saw the Reds target Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. The word from the Saints was that they wouldn't sell Van Dijk, but both the player and Liverpool were desperate to make the move happen.

Even after the Netherlands international submitted a transfer request to try and force a move through, Southampton's stance didn't change. Their intention was to review the situation in January. However, the relationship between the two clubs became strained after Liverpool held talks with Van Dijk without Southampton's permission which resulted in the Anfield club publicly apologising for their actions.

Angered by Saints' failure to sanction the move, Van Dijk's performances dipped. And having such an unhappy player at the training ground "left a cloud" around the club according to chairman Ralph Krueger. Van Dijk didn't have to stay in Hampshire much longer, though, and three days before the winter transfer window opened, his move to Liverpool was confirmed.

The £75million paid was a world record fee for a defender. And, although many at the time questioned the deal, it has proved to be worth every penny as Van Dijk captained Liverpool to Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup glory.

Carlos Tevez to West Ham

This is a transfer saga which did not end with the actual transfer. Carlos Tevez's arrival in east London, alongside compatriot Javier Mascherano, raised a few eyebrows in the summer of 2006. How did two of South America's most prodigious talents end up at West Ham seemingly overnight, much to the surprise and confusion of the Hammers' players and even manager Alan Pardew who wasn't expecting them to sign for the club?

The transfer had been orchestrated quite shadily by sports investment guru Kia Joorabchian, who later landed the club in trouble as West Ham were found to have broken Premier League rules in signing the two. Despite Tevez performing well during his time at Upton Park, on the last day of the 2006/07 season he scored a vital goal in West Ham's battle against relegation, a goal which would have ramifications years down the line.

Tevez's winning goal against Manchester United proved to be enough to keep the Hammers safe for another season, relegating Sheffield United at their expense. The Blades didn't take the demotion well and demanded that West Ham were deducted points for securing Premier League survival via a player they signed illegally. It took until 2009 for United to be compensated for their relegation, with West Ham paying £20million in an out-of-court settlement.

Tevez's departure from West Ham was also clouded by controversy, with Joorabchian's influence playing a large part in his move to Manchester United, a year after he had arrived in England. The Argentine was desperate to join United but West Ham were holding firm. Eventually, an agreement was reached for Joorabchian to pay the club £2million, releasing the striker from his contract and paving the way for his move to Old Trafford. It was a complicated start for Tevez in the Premier League, one that set the tone for seasons to come.