With the start of the new Premier League season now just a day away, proposed moves for Gareth Bale, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez are far less likely to happen, according to bookmakers across the country.
Gareth Bale’s much-publicised proposed move to Spanish giants Real Madrid is now priced at 4/6 following initial odds of 4/9, with a possible reason for the drop due to reports indicating that Madrid will make a take-it-or-leave-it final offer to Spurs for the Welshman.
Manchester United boss David Moyes’ insistence that Rooney is not for sale and will remain a United player for the upcoming season has seen odds on a move to Chelsea fall from 5/4 to 5/2.
And in the summer’s longest-running transfer saga, odds on Liverpool’s Suarez making a switch to Arsenal have plummeted from 6/4 and now lie at 4/1. The Uruguayan is now back training with the first team and has reportedly apologised to teammates, indicating that he could well be staying on Merseyside.
Forgetting the Suarez sideshow for one moment, Liverpool are reportedly tracking Anzhi Makachkala’s Willian. The Russian club have been forced into a firesale following financial difficulty and the Reds are reportedly interested in the £30 million-rated Brazilian playmaker.
Odds on the transfer actually happening are at evens.
We’ve been looking at betting patterns all summer to compile a list of transfer probabilities.
Most of the odds don't offer the option of the player staying at his current club but for some of the bigger potential deals this price is in place – so the probabilities on moves involving Suarez, Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale can be considered most accurate.
Odds are given for each player's shortest-priced move, though many are linked with multiple clubs.