Premier League Transfer News: Everton to Pounce on Arsenal Star, Manchester United Closes in On Rival's Target

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Arsene Wenger at the Amex Stadium, Brighton, England, March 4. Catherine Ivill/Getty

With just eight games to go of this Premier League season, how the table will look on its final day, 13 May, 2018, is becoming clearer.

As such, teams are already thinking about the next season and how they will challenge Manchester City for the title, climb into the top-four, or survive relegation.

And the plans are largely centered around recruitment. Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news and rumors swirling around the Premier League's transfer market on Wednesday (March 14):

Having signed Theo Walcott in the summer, Everton is now looking to bring another player from Arsenal. According to the Daily Mirror, the Merseyside club is hoping that it will be able to get England midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer.

Everton could also make a high-profile addition in the striker department, according to the Liverpool Echo, after Steve Walsh suggested the club attempt to sign Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in the summer.

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United has a free run at signing Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, according to The Times. This comes after news that Manchester City is unlikely to sign the 25-year-old.

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Arsene Wenger at the Amex Stadium, Brighton, England, March 4. Catherine Ivill/Getty

Liverpool has upped its pursuit of RB Leipzig's 22-year-old forward Timo Werner, according to The Independent. Jurgen Klopp's team, the newspaper says, is considering making a bid for the player.

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Over to North London, Arsenal will lose one of its most influential players after Per Mertesacker, the club captain, revealed that he will leave the club at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

And Tottenham is also fearful of losing a key player—but for a very different reason. The Sun writes about how Son Heung-min could miss two years of playing for Spurs due to the Korean law that men must do 21 months of national service before turning 28. Son is 25 years old.

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