Betting has now been suspended on Becchio's next club after punters continued to back a move to Norwich at as short as 1/10. Wigan were initially installed as the favourites to secure the services of the Leeds striker after he handed in a transfer request. The Argentinian has netted 19 times for the Whites this season, but was left out of the squad for their FA Cup tie with Tottenham.
Austin has been scoring for fun - 23 in 27 games - and it now appears that the Burnley hitman is now the target of Celtic if Gary Hooper moves to the Premier League this month. With Norwich boss Chris Hughton thought to be prepared to pay up to £8million for the Celtic man, money has come in for Austin to make the move to Parkhead while Everton are second favourites.
Celtic's link to Austin seems to stem from growing interest in Hooper, who has been the subject of two failed bids from Norwich, one of several Premier League clubs believed to be monitoring the prolific Celtic striker. Having made the first move, the Canaries are considered favourites to sign him, particularly as Hooper has rejected a new contract offer from the Bhoys. However, support has come in for Tottenham to launch a bid despite manager Andre Villas Boas ruling out any deadline day deals.
Favourites: West Ham
Speculation has been rife as to where Beckham will be heading next following his decision to quit MLS. The former England midfielder was initially expected to make a move to the A-League in Australia however, it appears that a move to West Ham is now the midfielder's preferred option with the Hammers heading the chase following a string of significant bets. French sides Monaco and PSG are also considered to be in the hunt along with his former side AC Milan.
Favourites: Manchester City
City have emerged as the favourites to sign the Barcelona striker after talk of Mario Balotelli joining AC Milan gained substance. Swansea were actaully initially heavily backed to seal a shock move for the Spain international, but suggestions of a loan move have since been dismissed. Arsenal were backed into favourites briefly amid speculation over Theo Walcott's future, but the England forward's contact extension has cooled talk.
The Colombian striker will be near the top of the shopping list of any club with the financial clout to tempt Atletico Madrid to part with his services. Fernando Torres' shyness in front of goal prompted talk of a move from Chelsea, with a part-exchange deal mooted. The Blues had headed the betting for a matter of months, but interest has tempered somewhat since Demba Ba arrived at Stamford Bridge. Big-spending PSG have now emerged as the favourites to lure him away from the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Speculation has gradually started to build over Nani's future as he remains in the wilderness at Old Trafford. The winger has struggled to impress during his limited playing time this season. PSG were installed as the initial favourites to secure the Portugal international's services, but a flurry of money has seen Arsenal moved to the head of the market.
Favourites: Any MLS club
With Lampard resigned to not being offered a a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena admits the England midfielder could be an ideal replacement for David Beckham at the MLS club. Manchester United have also been linked to the 34-year-old who is a 6/1 shot to move to Old Trafford before September 1st.
Butland's future has become subject of intense speculation since cash-strapped Birmingham revealed they may have to cash in to ease their financial problems. The 19-year-old goalkeeper, who has already made his full England debut, is likely to have his pick of suitors from the Premier League. Liverpool have attracted the majority of the backing so far while Stoke and Chelsea have both attracted support since reports of contact with the St Andrews' outfit. Fulham, Everton and Newcastle are deemed less likely to those which have been linked.