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10 World Cup Stars Linked With EPL Moves

Many players have used the FIFA World Cup as a stepping stone for future moves, and the 2018 tournament is no different. Here are 10 World Cup stars who have been linked with moves to the Premier League.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 players at Russia 2018 who have been linked with Premier League clubs.

According to Marca, Croatia international and Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is being monitored by Manchester United and Manchester City. The former Inter Milan star is said to be looking for regular game time next season, which is something he is not bound to get at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Manchester Evening News have linked another central midfielder with a move to Old Trafford, Serbia's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Lazio star has partnered with Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park for his country, and Mourinho is apparently hoping he can have that same combination in the 2018/19 campaign.

London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly keeping a close eye on Russia superstar Aleksandr Golovin. The Daily Mirror have reported that the 22-year-old has already started to learn English in preparation for a switch to the English top flight after his country's participation in the World Cup.

Belgium international Dries Mertens, who has been in outstanding goalscoring form over the past two seasons, has also been linked with Chelsea. According to the Daily Telegraph, incoming Blues manager Maurizio Sarri will, like Antonio Conte before him, try to convince the Stamford Bridge side to pay what it takes to get the pint-sized Belgian to London.

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Other 2018 World Cup players who are currently linked with Premier League moves, according to various sources, include Poland's Robert Lewandowski, Portugal's William Carvalho, France's Nabil Fekir and Benjamin Pavard, Brazil's Alisson Becker and Lucas Torreira of Uruguay. 

Who would you like to see move to England after the World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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