When does the summer transfer window open 2012?
The 2012 summer transfer window for English teams opens on July 1st and closes on 31 August 2012. Players without a club and/or whose contracts have expired may join a new club at any time.
This summers transfer window promises to be a busy one for the big EPL clubs.
Man Utd Transfer Window 2012 Preview
Man Utd’s reluctance to spend money on a creative midfielder last summer lead to criticism and prompted Paul Scholes to come out of retirement. The pressure is on SAF to bring in a top-class playmaker and early indications are that this will be the case. Fergie was reported to have watched Shinji Kagawa in the German cup final last weeks and is also reported to have met the Dortmund star for initial talks. Another player Man Utd have a long-term interest in is Lille’s Eden Hazard. Man Utd however may have to do battle with neighbours Man City for the young Belgian. There has also been increased speculation that Man Utd will look to sign Luka Modric from Tottenham. Modric has decided to put contract talks with Spurs on hold until after the Euro’s and it is reported that he is waiting to see if Spurs will be in the Champions League next season.
Arsenal Transfer Window 2012 Preview
Arsene Wenger will be keen to get his business out of the way early after last years nightmare involving Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. One of the big question marks of the summer wil be whether they can hold on to star man Robin Van Persie. Van Persie held talks wtih Wenger early this week but nothing could be agreed. It has been reported that the Dutchman’s agent has offered him to Barcelona, however the Spanish giants are said to be put off by his age (he turns 29 in August) and also the fact that he would command a large transfer fee. There were reports a few weeks ago that Arsenal had all but agree a fee for Rennes start Yann M’vila. The French press report that Arsenal had agreed a deal for the young French international for around £20m, a price that would smash their current transfer record the £15m they paid for Andrei Arshavin. M’Vila would fit in with Arsenal’s philosophy of buying young players. There is also a feeling that Arsenal do not have an out and out defensive midfielder with Alex Song being seen as a more box-to-box type.