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The new Premier League season is upon us, but with the transfer window still open there is still plenty of time for clubs to do more business and refine, or in some cases, build their squads.

We look at each club's ins and outs, where they need to strengthen, and which of their current players will be key for them when it comes to reaching their aims in the coming season.

Click here to read part one.

Manchester City

It’s been a summer of consolidation for Pep Guardiola, as he continues to mould Manchester City into his preferred form.

A number of players have joined in the troublesome full back area, while Bernardo Silva could be a great bit of business in the attacking midfield positions.

Though there are new additions, a couple of the old stagers will be key to steady the side. Both Yaya Touré and Vincent Kompany can stabilise the team if they remain fit, while David Silva can guide it from midfield.

After the departure of Kelechi Iheanacho, a third striker wouldn’t go amiss, but Guardiola will be willing to use midfielders or wingers up front if necessary.


Bernardo Silva (Monaco) £52million.


Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham) Free, Gäel Clichy (released), Jesús Navas (released), Willy Caballero (released), Bacary Sagna (released), Enes Ünal (Villarreal) Undisclosed, Angus Gunn (Norwich City) Loan, Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) £8million, Bersant Celina (Ipswich Town) Loan, Angelino (NAC Breda) Loan, Ruben Sobrino (Alaves) Undisclosed, Joe Coveney (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed, Bruno Zuculini (Hellas Verona) Undisclosed, Olivier Ntcham (Celtic) £7million, Nolito (Sevilla) £7million, Joe Hart (West Ham United) Loan, Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) £4.5million, Aleix Garcia (Girona) Loan, Douglas Luiz (Girona) Loan, Marlos Moreno (Girona) Loan, Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester) Undisclosed, Fernando (Galatasaray) £4.7million.

Manchester United

José Mourinho’s side qualified for the Champions League thanks to their Europa League win, but their sixth place finish last season was disappointing to say the least.

Romelu Lukaku will be important if they’re to return to the top four.

Matteo Darmian has done a job at left back when asked but the club are still light in this area if Luke Shaw is unavailable. The signing of Nemanja Matić will plug a midfield gap for now.


Victor Lindelöf (Benfica) Undisclosed, Romelu Lukaku (Everton) £75million, Nemanja Matić (Chelsea) £40million.


Josh Harrop (Preston North End) Free, Regan Poole (Northampton) Loan, Wayne Rooney (Everton) Undisclosed, Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury) Loan, Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) £10million, Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa) Loan, Devonte Redmond (Scunthorpe United) Loan, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds) Loan.

Newcastle United

Rafa Benítez will be hoping that his side can do more than just stay in the division as they return to the top flight.

Florian Lejeune has bolstered the back line and could be one of the bargains if the summer, while Christian Atsu made his loan move from Chelsea permanent.

Matt Ritchie will be key if he can carry his Championship form into the Premier League, and the performance of the entire defensive unit will be important to Benitez’s style.

The fans would probably like a proven quality striker to support Dwight Gayle up front, and another body in midfield, on top of intriguing new signing Mikel Merino, might be required.


Christian Atsu (Chelsea) £6million, Florian Lejeune (Eibar) £8.7million, Stefan O'Connor (Arsenal) Free, Josef Yarney (Everton) Free, Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) £12million, Javier Manquillo (Atletico Madrid) Undisclosed, Mikel Merino (Borussia Dortmund) Loan.


Florian Thauvin (Marseille) Undisclosed, Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys) Undisclosed, Matz Sels (Anderlecht) Loan, Haris Vučkić (FC Twente) Undisclosed, Ľubo Šatka (DAC 1904) Free, Vurnon Anita (Leeds United) Free, Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) Loan, Tom Heardman (Bury) Loan, Adam Armstrong (Bolton) Loa, Yoan Gouffran (Goztepe Spor Kulubu) Free, Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) Loan, Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) £2million, Lewis Gibson (Everton) £6million, Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) Loan.


Southampton could move for another central defender if Liverpool transfer target Virgil Van Dijk leaves, and his departure could also test their trust in new signing Jan Bednarek.

Oriol Romeu has become an important part of the side, and will be looking for a repeat of last season’s impressive displays. He'll be joined in midfield by Mario Lemina from Juventus.

Nathan Redmond also has a big part to play, penetrating opposition defences from out wide, and it’ll be down to one of Charlie Austin, Manolo Gabbiadini, or Shane Long to stake their claim as the club’s go-to centre forward.


Jan Bednarek (Lech Poznan) £5million, Mario Lemina (Juventus) £18.1million.


Manager: Claude Puel, Cuco Martina (released), Lloyd Isgrove (released), Harley Willard (released), Martin Caceres (released), Jason McCarthy (Barnsley) Undisclosed, Jay Rodriguez (West Brom) £12million, Harrison Reed (Norwich) Loan, Harry Lewis (Dundee United) Loan, Ryan Seager (MK Dons) Loan.

Stoke City

On paper Kurt Zouma looks like a great bit of business for Stoke, joining on loan from Chelsea, while Darren Fletcher’s experience will add some guile in the middle of the park and replace Glenn Whelan who’s off to Aston Villa.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has come in to replace Marko Arnautović, and Xherdan Shaqiri will be key to building on Joe Allen’s work in the middle of the park.

They look a little fragile up top, but if Saido Berahino can fulfill his promise then they could be fine.


Darren Fletcher (West Brom) Free, Josh Tymon (Hull City) Undisclosed, Tre Pemberton (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed, Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) Loan, Eric Maxwell Choupo-Moting (Schalke) Undisclosed.


Daniel Bachmann (released), Shay Given (released), Liam Edwards (released), Harry Isted (released), Joel Taylor (released), George Waring (released), Jonathan Walters (Burnley) £24million, Phil Bardsley (Burnley) £750,000, Dominic Telford (Bristol Rovers) Loan, Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) Loan.

Swansea City

Much of Swansea’s summer transfer business will depend on how soon the future of key player, and Everton transfer target, Gylfi Sigurðsson is resolved.

They’re likely to get a good amount of cash to spend should he leave, but if they leave it too late in the window to sell him, they may not have time to use it effectively.

Regardless of Sigurdsson’s future, the club look like they could do with more quality in a few areas, but the £11million signing of 28-year-old Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa from Las Palmas is a good start.


Erwin Mulder (Heerenveen) Free, Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) Loan, Roque Mesa (Las Palmas) £11million, Marc Walsh (Finn Harps), Cian Harries (Coventry City) Undisclosed.;


Gerhard Tremmel (released), Marvin Emnes (released), Liam Shephard (released), Josh Vickers (released), Owain Jones (released), Tom Dyson (released), Tom Holland (released), Alex Samuel (Stevenage) Undisclosed, Franck Tabanou (released), Bafetimbi Gomis (Galatasaray) Undisclosed, Daniel James (Shrewsbury Town) Loan, Borja Baston (Malaga) Loan, Jordi Amat (Real Betis) Loan, Jack Cork (Burnley) £10million, Connor Roberts (Middlesbrough) Loan, Modou Barrow (Reading) £1.5million.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs' notable lack of arrivals may have some fans worried, but their squad already boasted a certain amount of depth. Covering their departures could be the main worry, but Kyle Walker-Peters will come in as back-up to Kieran Tripper to solve the right back problem.

Mauricio Pochettino has a versatile squad led from the front by Harry Kane, and at the back by the most impressive centre back pairing in the league: Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

Moussa Sissoko will be expected to kick on in midfield after a disappointing first season, and the manager may want another option up top, though Son Heung-min and Vincent Jansen will provide adequate support for the main man.




Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) Loan, Luke McGee (Portsmouth) Undisclosed, Kyle Walker (Manchester City) £45million, Federico Fazio (Roma) £3.8million, Clinton Njie (Marseille) Undisclosed, Tom Glover (Central Coast Mariners) Loan, Anton Walkes (Atlanta United) Loan, Joshua Onomah (Aston Villa) Loan.


With new manager Marco Silva on board, Watford will be looking to improve on last season’s 17th place finish, and will be hoping they stay clear of a relegation battle.

They finished six points ahead of Silva’s former club Hull, and have brought in several impressive reinforcements this summer – chiefly Nathaniel Chalobah, Will Hughes and Richarlison – to ensure a more comfortable season.

Andre Gray bolsters the attack and weakens an opponent, while Richarlison could be a surprisingly good signing if he slots into the attack with Gray.


Tom Cleverley (Everton) £8million, Will Hughes (Derby County) £8million, Daniel Bachmann (Stoke) Free, Kiko Femenía (Alavés) Free, Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea) £5.5million, Richarlison (Fluminense) £11million, Andre Gray (Burnley) £18.5million.


Dennon Lewis (Crawley Town) Loan, Mario Suárez (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng) Undisclosed, Obbi Oulare (Royal Antwerp) Loan, Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord) Undisclosed, Juan Carlos Paredes (Released).

West Bromwich Albion

Centre back Ahmed Hegazi will be an interesting signing for Tony Pulis’s side, and the towering Egyptian could feature sooner rather than later due to a lack of depth in defence.

The squad is worryingly thin at full back, and another midfielder may also be needed before the transfer window shuts.

Bustling Venezuelan forward Salomón Rondón will be the side’s key player, and he’ll hope for more support from winger Matt Phillips, whose impressive performances may not stay under the radar for too much longer.


Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) £12million, Yuning Zhang (Vitesse Arnhem) Undisclosed, Ahmed Hegazi (Al Ahly) Loan.


Darren Fletcher (Stoke City) Free, Sebastien Pocognoli (Standard Liege) Free, Yuning Zhang (Werder Bremen) Loan

West Ham United

The Hammers have brought in an assortment of players already this summer, and on paper they look to be building an entertaining side.

Javier Hernández arrives from Bayer Leverkusen as the club look for some consistency up front.

Having Robert Snodgrass and Marko Arnautović in the same side might seem like too much luxury, but it could work.

They could do with reinforcements in midfield, and another more dynamic option in the engine room.

Chicharito will be key, and Joe Hart could be fairly busy at the back after joining on loan from Manchester City.


Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Free, Joe Hart (Manchester City) Loan, Marko Arnautović (Stoke) £24million, Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen) £16million, Sead Hakšabanović (Halmstads) £2.7million.


Jonathan Calleri (Deportivo Maldonado) End of loan, Gokhan Tore (Besiktas) End of loan, Álvaro Arbeloa (retired), Sam Howes (released), Sam Ford (released), Kyle Knoyle (released), Sam Westley (released), Håvard Nordtveit (Hoffenheim) Undisclosed, Reece Oxford (Borussia Mönchengladbach) Loan, Raphael Spiegel (released), Stephen Hendrie (released), Enner Valencia (Tigres UANL) Undisclosed, George Dobson (Sparta Rotterdam) Undisclosed, Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough) £5million, Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) £6.5million, Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) Loan, Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Loan.


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