Declan Rice

As the 2018/19 football season is approaching its conclusion, many football clubs are preparing the summer transfer window.

Throughout the summer, many top European clubs will be hoping to bolster their squads ahead of the 2019/20 season. It is expected that this window will be a very busy one and deals will be made regularly, right up until deadline day.

As it draws near, Dafasukan takes a look at the top 10 hottest transfer targets of 2019.

10. Declan Rice

The young midfielder was on the best newcomers in the Premier League this season. He was instrumental to West Ham’s stay in the Premier League. The midfielder who has been likened to Steven Gerrard is reportedly linked to Manchester United and Manchester City.

9. Federico Chiesa

Federico Chiesa has seen his stock rise after a stellar Serie A season.  The young forward had a splendid year with Florentina and has attracted many suitors. Juventus, Roma,  Bayern Munich and Liverpool are said to be interested in signing him.

8. Nicolas Pepe

The Ivorian international outscored many top players in Europe this season. It is no surprise that he is on the radar of many clubs like Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Paris St. German.

7. Gareth Bale

After spending six years at Real Madrid, the Welsh winger might be leaving this summer and may club are reportedly looking for his signature.  Tottenham and Manchester United are linked with signing Bale this summer.

6. Tanguy Ndombele

Lyon has confirmed that a host of clubs are interested in the services of the French midfielder. Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris St. Germain have been linked to Ndombele.

5. Hakim Ziyech

The Moroccan winger has been one of the main stars in Ajax’s remarkable Champions League performance this season. The 26-year-old impressed with his spirited displays, dribbling skills, and crucial goals. Bayern Munich, Tottenham and Liverpool have been linked to signing him.

4. Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen has been a constant top performer in England, and his performances have not gone unnoticed. Real Madrid has been linked with the Danish playmaker, as well as Manchester United and Paris St. Germain.

3. Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic has been a revelation of the season. The Serbian striker played a key role as Frankfurt made it to the UEFA Europa League semifinals. Jovic is reportedly courted by Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona.

2. Joao Felix

Portuguese youngster, Joao Felix had a tremendous breakthrough season with Benfica. The forward has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and has scored a lot of key goals. Manchester City, Juventus and Manchester United are eagerly seeking to sign the whizkid.

1. Mauro Icardi

Inter Milan have had a poor relationship with Icardi this season. The prolific Argentine striker looks set to leave this season.

Juventus, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain have all indicated their interest to get him.

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