Paul Pogba in Arizona, Romelu Lukaku in California: Football stars on summer holidays

We take a look at where some of football's biggest names are heading during the off season

It is time for a well earned rest for much of the football fraternity once the season has drawn to a close.

And, given the earning power of football's elite, the world becomes pretty much a blank canvas when it comes to where to visit for a summer holiday.

The stars of the English Premier League were first to hit the airports as their season ended before their European counterparts.

But where to go? Ice cream on Blackpool beach perhaps? Gondola trips through Venice or how about some dark tourism in deepest South America or Chernobyl?

OK, so the last one is unlikely, but managers (and club press officers) will be hoping the party islands of Ibiza, etc and any daredevil antics are given a miss in favour of something more cultural.

We'll be keeping tabs on the players during the summer to see where their lofty wages are taking them, so stay with us.

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