The nine Premier League deals most likely to go through this summer, according to the bookies

Planet Sport counts down the players Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and others are odds-on to sign in the summer transfer window.

The transfer window is hotting up, with the pre-season action focusing clubs' minds.

Manchester United have work to do under new boss Erik ten Hag, while Newcastle still have mountains of cash burning a hole in their owners' pockets.

Chelsea, meanwhile, seem to be in the running for every player available without landing any.

They are favourites to sign Nathan Ake, however, one of nine players at evens or shorter to be on the move this summer.

Planet Sport counts down the nine, from the least likely (but still pretty likely) to the ones who will be making the switch in days, or even hours.

Ousmane Dembele (Free agent to Chelsea) Evens

Currently a free agent after running down his Barcelona contract, Dembele can count a number of Premier League clubs among his admirers, including Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester United.

Chelsea have long been the frontrunners, but news of Dembele potentially signing a much-reduced contract to remain at Camp Nou will have their supporters sweating.

Lucas Paqueta (Lyon to Newcastle) Evens

One suspects a player who can injure himself flying a kite might not be up to the rigours of the Premier League. Nevertheless, Newcastle appear willing to shell out £58million for the Lyon midfielder, who scored 11 goals and provided seven assists in 44 appearances last season.

His close friendship with Bruno Guimaraes may be a deciding factor in the Brazilian opting to move to Tyneside. However, the deal was 4/6 two weeks ago.

Jesse Lingard (Free agent to West Ham) 8/11

The former Manchester United forward is on a world tour of clubs as he tries to put off the inevitable; signing for West Ham.

Sorry to break it to you Jesse but at odds of 8/11, there is a close to 58% chance that you'll be back in the claret and blue of the Irons next season.

Antony (Ajax to Man Utd) 4/6

Antony is a Man Utd target for 2022/23

Erik ten Hag is desperate to bring his former winger to Old Trafford, but not £68million desperate.

With Ajax refusing to lower their asking price, this is one that could rumble on for some time yet. Expect United to announce they have turned their attention to someone else in the coming days and that price to come tumbling down.

Youri Tielemans (Leicester to Arsenal) 4/7

Tielemans is back training with Leicester, with no official bid having been made for him, yet.

When it does come it is most likely to be from the Gunners, though Man Utd (7/1) are watching with interest should their move for Frenkie De Jong fail to come to fruition.

Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona to Man Utd) 1/3

Frenkie De Jong Barcelona

Another deal that has been dragging on.

Publicly, Barca have been claiming De Jong is not for sale, while the player remains keen to stay. However, United remain confident they can land their man.

The bookies don't quite share their confidence, despite the odds-on quote. De Jong had been 1/20 to join United at the end of June.

Nathan Ake (Manchester City to Chelsea) 1/8

The only thing reportedly holding up Ake's return to Stamford Bridge is City's insistence on lining up a replacement first.

Ake, nevertheless, looks set to complete a £45million move back to the club where he made just seven appearances in a five-year spell. Odds of 1/8 suggest it's an 88.9% chance.

Marc Cucurella (Brighton to Man City) 1/10

Mark Cucurella Spain Jun21

This deal seemed so nailed on, it even had social media reporting it had been completed last month.

It turned out Man City hadn't even made an offer for the Brighton left-back.

Despite the Seagulls having now opened negotiations with Cucurella regarding a new contract, a bid from City does look likely to come soon, with Pep Guardiola a known admirer.

Cristiano Ronaldo (to stay at Man Utd) 4/7

And this is a move that isn't going to happen.

Cristiano Ronaldo had been odds-on to join Chelsea at the weekend after reportedly telling Man Utd he was open to leaving.

His failure to show up for training only fuelled the rumour mill, with odds on the switch shortening.

However, despite the striker still being a no-show, Erik ten Hag's assertion that Ronaldo is part of his first-team plans has seen interest in Chelsea cool. The Blues are now 3/1 to land Ronaldo in this window.

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