One player at every Premier League who must not be sold this summer, including James Maddison, Aaron Wan Bissaka, and Sadio Mane
There is not long left until another Premier League season reaches its conclusion and you can guarantee most clubs have already begun drafting up potential summer transfer targets.
With the 2019/20 campaign in mind, teams will be adding to their squad in order to reach the summit of the league or avoid the dreaded drop into the Championship.
Eden Hazard could be on the move this summer, however, they will also want to be mindful of clubs keeping tabs on their own stars and no club ever wants to part with their key men.
While it may appear obvious to some supporters, which player they do should not let leave from their side, others will feel differently.
So, who do talkSPORT.com feel are the indispensable men at every Premier League side.
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Arsenal – Sokratis
While it is unlikely the Greece defender will be departing the Emirates this summer, clubs would have noticed how quickly he has settled into Premier League life.
Arsenal have few leaders among their ranks, but the thickset centre-back dictates by his actions and relishes the art of tackling and blocking like few others.
Bournemouth – Nathan Ake
A key part of Eddie Howe’s set up, the Dutchman has established himself as one of the best defenders in the top-flight since he left Chelsea two years ago.
Knowing his potential, the Blues inserted a buy-back option into his contract, while Manchester United have also reportedly been keeping tabs on Ake.
Brighton – Solly March
It has been another consistent season for the 24-year-old, who has been a steady presence in the Seagulls midfield. Netted his first ever Premier League goal in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea and also scored in the FA Cup quarter-final. There has been talk of the former Fulham winger being linked with Arsenal this summer.
Burnley – James Tarkowski
The 26-year-old is a mainstay at the heart of the Burnley defence and his consistent performances have helped him break into Gareth Southgate’s England side, winning two caps.
Back in January, he was linked with a move to Liverpool, when their defence was depleted through injuries and it remains to be seen if they will come back in for him this summer.
Cardiff – Sol Bamba
It remains to be seen if Cardiff will stay up, but if they do, they will hope to keep hold of their defender. Bamba’s season was cruelly ended by a knee injury and he has started all but one of their league matches this season. Despite playing at the back, the 34-year-old is their joint top scorer with four goals. Cardiff may have already been down without Bamba’s contributions.
Chelsea – Callum Hudson-Odoi
While it seems inevitable Chelsea will lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer, it is important they look to the future and Hudson-Odoi, they have a real talent on their books.
Wanted by Bayern Munich in January, the England international has given no indication he is prepared to sign a contract extension and the German giants remain confident he will join at some point.
Crystal Palace – Aaron Wan-Bissaka
The right-back keeps turning in fine performances and has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Tottenham.
The 21-year-old has made more tackles (115) than any other defender in the Premier League in 2018/19 and along with Wilfried Zaha, is one of Palace’s most valuable players.
Everton – Richarlison
Eyebrows were raised when the Brazilian moved from Watford for £40million last summer, but while that fee may be extortionate, he has been Everton’s best attacker this season and has 12 Premier League goals.
The ex-Hornet has been linked with a move to AC Milan, with Everton saying they will only listen to offers in the region of £60million.
Fulham – Ryan Sessegnon
Still only 18, the England Under-21 star is easily Fulham’s most valuable asset.
While he may have found his first season in the Premier League a gruelling one, there is no doubting his potential, which he showed in abundance, as he helped the Cottagers return to the top flight last season.
With the Cottagesr already relegated, Sessegnon is likely to be targeted by Tottenham once more and the club have been keeping tabs on him for the past couple of seasons, as he would help bolster their home-grown talent.
Huddersfield Town – Aaron Mooy
In a woeful season for the Terriers, the few bits of quality they have displayed has come from Mooy.
The Australian has shown he is capable of mixing it in the Premier League over the past couple of years and unsurprisingly is a target for a number of bigger clubs.
Everton, Newcastle and West Ham are all said to be interested come the end of the campaign.
Leicester City – James Maddison
Arsenal have continuously been mentioned as the midfielder’s next club once Aaron Ramsey departs, after his encouraging displays in his maiden Premier League season.
It would be a real blow if Maddison were to leave for the Emirates, given he has six assists and seven goals and it would be a second consecutive summer the Foxes have parted with their main creative force, having let Riyad Mahrez leave for Manchester City in 2018.
Liverpool – Sadio Mane
The Senegal star has been the standout player from Liverpool’s celebrated front three of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino this season.
Mane has 20 goals in all competitions and has helped send Liverpool to the top of the Premier League and have one foot in the Champions League semi-final.
It appears he could leave for Real Madrid now that Zinedine Zidane is back in charge.
Manchester City – Raheem Sterling
Zidane is planning a major overhaul this summer in his second spell at Real Madrid and Sterling is very much an intended target.
The England winger has netted 15 league goals and added nine assists in what has been a excellent campaign for him and his form has also pushed him into contention for the Player of the Year.
Manchester United – David De Gea
Another player high on the Real Madrid radar and this one has been rumoured for a number of seasons now.
De Gea has starred in goal for Man United since joining back in 2011 and has become one of the best in the world and if he were to move, it would severely hamper their chances of winning major honours once more.
Newcastle – Martin Dubravka
Having initially impressed on loan from Sparta Prague, Newcastle moved swiftly to sign the goalkeeper permanently in the summer and he has been one of their bright spots in another season, which has seen them again flirt with relegation.
He has caught the eye of Juventus and Newcastle will be desperate to keep hold, knowing they have a better chance of survival or promotion with him between the sticks.
Southampton – James Ward-Prowse
The midfielder has come back into favour and form under Ralph Hasenhuttl after being left on the sidelines by Mark Hughes.
Consecutive free-kicks against Manchester United and Tottenham added to all-round excellent displays to earn him a second England cap.
He had been linked with a move to the Bundesliga earlier in the campaign, while Watford were said to have considered making a bid too.
Tottenham – Christian Eriksen
Spurs have a number of top class players in their side, including Harry Kane and Dele Alli and Eriksen is right up there and could rightly consider himself the best.
The Dane is a classy player, never rushed, who makes the Spurs midfield tick and Real Madrid have already identified him to replace Luka Modric.
Watford – Abdoulaye Doucoure
The powerful midfielder has been a standout performer for the Hornets over the past couple of seasons, and he was named the club’s Player of the Season for 2017/18.
While his displays have been slightly more inconsistent this term, he is still a driving force in this Watford side when in the mood and earlier this year, was a shock target for both PSG and Chelsea.
West Ham – Declan Rice
England new boy Rice is one of the Hammers and Premier League’s brightest young talents and his performances have caught the eye of both Manchester clubs, according to reports.
The 20-year-old has won two caps for the Three Lions after swapping international allegiance from Republic of Ireland. Despite signing a new contract in December, West Ham fear a top six side would more than be able to improve on his £40,000-a-week salary.
Wolves – Ruben Neves
Since moving from Porto in 2017, the Portugal international has been instrumental to Wolves in both the Championship and Premier League.
Rumours of interest from Liverpool continue to circulate and Pep Lijnders, who worked with Neves at Porto and is now a first-team coach with the Reds, admitted the club are always keen on a player like Neves.
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