July 24, 2017, 19:42

Summer transfer window: Which Premier League clubs have been busiest?

Summer transfer window: Which Premier League clubs have been busiest?

With the transfer window open and players starting to return for pre-season training, we bring you up to date with what business each Premier League club has done so far this summer.

The window swung open in England on June 9 – though some deals will only become official on July 1 – and sides have until August 31 to finalise their signings for the new campaign.

However, while some teams have been quick off the mark when it comes to recruiting new players, others have been lagging behind as they look to make their first captures of the close season.

So who has been busy splashing the cash so far and who has yet to get their cheque books out?

Top-five PL summer signings so far Bernardo Silva Man City £43m Mohamed Salah Liverpool £34.3m Victor Lindelof Man Utd £30.7m Jordan Pickford Everton £30m Davy Klaassen Everton £23.6m Arsenal

Key Ins: Sead Kolasinac (Schalke, free)

Key Outs: Yaya Sanogo (released)

Arsenal have only signed Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac so far, although the club are in talks with Lyon to sign Alexandre Lacazette, according to Sky sources. Lyon’s president, however, says he will keep the striker unless the Gunners match their £57m valuation.

Bournemouth

Key Ins: Asmir Begovic (Chelsea, undisclosed)

Eddie Howe is increasingly confident of agreeing a £20m deal to sign Chelsea defender Nathan Ake after luring a goalkeeper from Stamford Bridge. Asmir Begovic is board and says he is “really excited” to be joining the Bournemouth “project” after also swapping the champions for the Cherries.

Brighton

Key Ins: Pascal Gross (Ingolstadt, undisclosed), Josh Kerr (Celtic, undisclosed), Mathew Ryan (Valencia, undisclosed)

Chris Hughton has wasted little time bringing in new recruits after the club’s promotion to the Premier League, including Valencia ‘keeper Matt Ryan. “For somebody of Mathew’s age, he has very good experience, having played in the top divisions in Australia, Belgium and Spain,” said the Brighton boss of his new No 1.

Burnley

Key Outs: Michael Kightly (released), Joey Barton (released)

Midfield duo Michael Kightly and Joey Barton are the two big-name departures while the club will be desperate to keep key central defender Michael Keane. Boss Sean Dyche has yet to lure any new recruits, though.

Chelsea

Key Outs: Juan Cuadrado (Juventus, £17.3m), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, £6.2m), Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth, undisclosed), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool, fee by tribunal), John Terry (released), Bertrand Traore (Lyon, £8.8m)

Antonio Conte was reportedly frustrated with the Chelsea hierarchy over a lack of investment in the transfer market, but the champions are confident the Italian is committed to them, Sky sources understand.

The Blues are in talks to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro though doubts remain over Diego Costa’s future after the striker claimed: “Chelsea do not want me there.”

Crystal Palace

Key Outs: Fraizer Campbell (released), Mathieu Flamini (released), Joe Ledley (released)

Palace have had to prioritise a new boss but Frank de Boer has made it clear he now wants fresh faces, saying in his first press conference: “Every year English clubs spend a lot of money, so it is possible to do something well. I have to see the players first, but I have my ideas, maybe one or two signings.”

Everton

Key Ins: Jordan Pickford (Sunderland, £30m), Davy Klaassen (Ajax, £23.6m)

Key Outs: Tom Cleverley (Watford, undisclosed), Arouna Kone (released)

The Toffees have been one of the biggest spenders of the summer so far, bringing in ‘keeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Davy Klaassen at a cost of more than £50m, with KAS Eurpen striker Henry Onyekuru to follow.

Director of football Steve Walsh was in Milan recently to discuss the possible transfer of six players – three from AC Milan and three from Inter – according to Sky in Italy as the club prepare for Ross Barkley’s likely exit.

Huddersfield

Key Ins: Laurent Depoitre (Porto, undisclosed)

The Terriers secured promotion to the Premier League at the end of May and have already signed Porto striker Laurent Depoitre for a club-record fee, while they are also closing in on deals for Montpellier forward Steve Mounie and Man City midfielder Aaron Mooy, say Sky sources. However, the club failed with a £7.2m bid for Derby midfielder Tom Ince.

Leicester

Key Ins: Harry Maguire (Hull City, £17m)

Key Outs: Marcin Wasilewski (released)

Craig Shakespeare’s first signing after becoming the full-time Foxes boss was defender Harry Maguire, but according to Sky sources, the club are also interested in Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, while they saw a £10m bid for Jonny Evans rejected by West Brom.

Liverpool

Key Ins: Dominic Solanke (Chelsea, fee by tribunal), Mohamed Salah (Roma, £34.3m)

Key Outs: Andre Wisdom (Derby, undisclosed), Alex Manninger (released)

Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool’s transfer business is likely to take longer to conduct than he would like this summer, although that has not prevented the club from completing deals for Dominic Solanke and Mo Salah.

“The best scenario is that you have them for the start of pre-season, but I’m not sure if it will happen this time,” he said last month. One player Klopp is eyeing is Kylian Mbappe, but the German is not convinced the Monaco striker wants to move to the Premier League.

Man City

Key Ins: Bernardo Silva (Monaco, £43m), Ederson (Benfica, undisclosed)

Key Outs: Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham, free), Enes Unal (Villarreal, £12m), Gael Clichy (released), Jesus Navas (released), Willy Cabellero (released), Bacary Sagna (released)

Pep Guardiola says he is “happy” with the club’s transfer business after City signed Bernardo Silva and Ederson.

“The club has made a good effort,” he said, with the Catalan also interested in Juventus defender Dani Alves and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sky sources.

Man Utd

Key Ins: Victor Lindelof (Benfica, £30.7m)

Key Outs: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (released)

Having captured Victor Lindelof, Jose Mourinho is after three more top signings. In addition to the Sweden centre-back, the United boss is also looking to add a central midfielder and a defender capable of playing either right or left back. Monaco midfielder Fabinho has admitted he would be “tempted” by a move to Old Trafford.

Despite speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a sensational return, Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata is understood to remain a top target, with Mourinho keen to add to his ranks before the squad flies to the USA on July 9.

Newcastle

Key Ins: Christian Atsu (Chelsea, £6.2m)

Key Outs: Florian Thauvin (Marseille, undisclosed)

Rafael Benitez has been told the club shares his frustration as they await a significant breakthrough in the transfer market. A recent report said the Magpies boss may leave St James’ after becoming disillusioned over a stalling recruitment drive which to date amounts only to the permanent capture of loan signing Christian Atsu.

Southampton

Key Outs: Martin Caceres (released)

Mauricio Pellegrino was only recently named Saints manager, meaning the club are yet to make any new signings. However, with rivals reportedly interested in defenders Ryan Bertrand and Virgil van Dijk, the Argentine is sure to want to get down to work in the market.

Stoke

Key Ins: Darren Fletcher (West Brom, free)

Key Outs: Shay Given (released)

The Potters have added experience to their midfield by signing Darren Fletcher from West Brom, while the club have also vowed to keep hold of both forward Xherdan Shaqiri and captain Ryan Shawcross.

Swansea

Key Outs: Gerhard Tremmel (released), Marvin Emnes (released)

Chairman Huw Jenkins says he has received no firm bids for “priceless” Gylfi Sigurdsson and is looking to keep both him and last season’s top-scorer Fernando Llorente. The Swans are close to signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan, say Sky sources.

Tottenham

Spurs are yet to do any business, although the club are prepared to wait for Everton to lower their asking price for Ross Barkley, according to Sky sources. Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira is one of a number of players Mauricio Pochettino is considering to replace Kyle Walker should he leave for City, we understand.

Watford

Key Ins: Tom Cleverley (Everton, undisclosed), Will Hughes (Derby, undisclosed)

New manager Marco Silva says the ambition of the club’s owners excites him and the Portuguese has already brought in midfielders Tom Cleverley and Will Hughes since arriving at Vicarage Road earlier this summer.

West Brom

Key Outs: Darren Fletcher (Stoke, free)

The Baggies, who have offloaded midfielder Darren Fletcher to Stoke, hope to bring in the likes of Chelsea centre-back John Terry and Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez this summer, according to Sky sources.

West Ham

Key Ins: Pablo Zabaleta (Man City, free)

Key Outs: Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach, loan), Alvaro Arbeloa (released), Havard Nordtveit (Hoffenheim, £8m)

Mark Noble says he wants the club to get active in the transfer market and add more big names to their squad ahead of the new season, with City ‘keeper Joe Hart and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud both on the Hammers’ radar, according to Sky sources.

Sourse: skysports.com

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