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Guide To The Premier League's Summer Transfers

15 August 2014


Once again it's been a busy season of ins and outs in the Premier League with hundreds of millions being spent in the transfer window as teams aim to strengthen their squads ahead of the big kick-off on Saturday. cpfc.co.uk looks at the major activity at the other 19 clubs.

ARSENAL


Major ins: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Calum Chambers (Southampton, £16m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, £3m) 

Major outs: Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona, £15m), Johan Djourou (Hamburg, £2.5m), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Bacary Sagna (Man City), Carl Jenkinson (West Ham, loan), Nicklas Bendtner (released) 

Having also resisted the temptation to splash the cash, Arsene Wenger has once again gone big for a second summer transfer window in a row. Alexis Sanchez has the potential to set the Premier League alight, whereas the defence has less potential to crumble spectacularly as they did on occasion last year with Matthieu Debuchy replacing Bakary Sagna.

ASTON VILLA

Major ins: Joe Cole (West Ham), Aly Cissokho (Valencia, undisclosed), Philippe Senderos (Valencia), Kieran Richardson (Fulham)

Major outs: Jordan Bowery (Rotherham, £250,000), Marc Albrighton (Leicester), Antonio Luna (Verona, loan)

With owner Randy Lerner looking to move on, funds have been tight at Villa Park. Plenty of top-flight experience has been brought in to help guide many of the club's younger players, but surprisingly considering their thin squad Marc Albrighton has been let go to join Midlands rivals Leicester on a free.

BURNLEY

Major ins: Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough, £1.5m), Marvin Sordell (Bolton, undisclosed), Michael Kightly (Stoke, undisclosed), Matt Gilks (Blackpool), Steven Reid (West Brom), Matt Taylor (West Ham) 

Major outs: David Edgar (Birmingham), Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth), Chris Baird (West Brom), Keith Treacy (released)

The signings of Michael Kightly and Matt Gilks could prove invaluable given their Premier League experience of fighting the drop at Wolves and Blackpool respectively, but the departures have ensured that the squad remains small. More investment will be needed over the coming weeks to boost the new boys' strength in depth.

CHELSEA

Major ins: Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid, £32m), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona, £27m), Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid, £15.8m), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray)

Major outs: David Luiz (PSG, £50m), Romelu Lukaku (Everton, £28m), Demba Ba (Besiktas, £4.7m), Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland, undisclosed), Ashley Cole (Roma), Frank Lampard (New York), Samuel Eto'o (released)

Diego Costa's arrival should finally give Chelsea the burly frontman they've craved since losing Didier Drogba two seasons ago, but the Ivorian's second coming will obviously help too. Cesc Fabregas looks set to fill Frank Lampard's void but having recouped over £80m this summer don't rule our Mourinho making one last big name signing.

EVERTON

Major ins: Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, £28m), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros, £4m), Gareth Barry (Man City, £1m)

Major outs: Magaye Gueye (Millwall), Apostolos Vellios (released)

Roberto Martinez's capture of Romelu Lukaku is a fantastic piece of business for Everton with a host of clubs sniffing around the Belgian powerhouse, but it has seemed to bleed the bank dry in terms of his summer's transfer budget. Securing another of last season's loanees in Gareth Barry will also help maintain the continuity that the club are hopeful for.

HULL CITY

Major ins: Jake Livermore (Tottenham, £8m), Robert Snodgrass (Norwich, £7m), Andrew Robertson (Dundee United, £2.85m), Tom Ince (Blackpool) 

Major outs: Shane Long (Southampton, £12m), Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest), Robert Koren (Melbourne City), Abdoulaye Faye (released)

Steve Bruce has bucked the trend of this window by securing plenty of British talent with Premier League experience rather than looking overseas for cheaper imports. Tom Ince will be keen to continue his development in the top-flight, aiming to add to an improved attacking pool that was bolstered last January but has already seen Shane Long depart.

LEICESTER CITY

Major ins: Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton, £8m), Matthew Upson (Brighton), Marc Albrighton (Aston Villa), Ben Hamer (Charlton) 

Major outs: Lloyd Dyer (Watford), Zak Whitbread (Derby), Neil Danns (Bolton), Paul Gallagher (Preston, loan) 

Four summer signings so far have helped bolstered the Foxes' squad with Leonardo Ulloa the headline acquisition from Brighton, but his lack of top-flight experience could be a stumbling block. Expect Nigel Pearson to dip his toe into the transfer window waters again a few more times yet after seeing what his current side are made of in their opening encounters.

LIVERPOOL

Major ins: Adam Lallana (Southampton, £25m), Dejan Lovren (Southampton, £20m), Lazar Markovic (Benfica, £20m), Divock Origi (Lille, £10m), Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen, £9.75m), Rickie Lambert (Southampton, £4m), Javier Manquillo (Atlético Madrid, loan)

Major outs: Luis Suarez (Barcelona, £75m), Pepe Reina (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), Luis Alberto (Malaga, loan), Iago Aspas (Sevilla, loan), Andre Wisdom (West Brom, loan)

The loss of Luis Suarez has been the headline news at Anfield this summer, but the money has been re-invested in improving a team who's strength in depth was their Achilles heel when it came to the championship last season. Rickie Lambert could be the bargain of the summer whereas Dejan Lovren should help shore up a porous defence which conceded 50 goals last year.

MANCHESTER CITY

Major ins: Eliaquim Mangala (Porto, £32m), Fernando (Porto, £12m), Willy Caballero (Malaga, £6m), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Frank Lampard (New York, loan)

Major outs: Jack Rodwell (Sunderland, £10m), Gareth Barry (Everton, £1m), Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland), Joleon Lescott (West Brom) 

A quiet transfer window by the reigning champions' usual standards, although they have spent big on Eliaquim Mangala who is the equal most expensive purchase of this window alongside Diego Costa. A further three English players have left the club, further putting them a risk of unfulfilling UEFA's “home-grown” quota for their already-depleted Champions League squad.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Major ins: Luke Shaw (Southampton, £30m), Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao, £28.8m)

Major outs: Alexander Buttner (Dynamo Moscow, £4.4m), Patrice Evra (Juventus, £1.2m), Bebe (Benfica, £2.25m), Feredrico Macheda (Cardiff), Nemanja Vidic (Inter Milan), Rio Ferdinand (QPR), Ryan Giggs (retired)

Luis van Gaal's rebuilding project has begun at a big outlay, splashing out nearly £60m in the space of a week earlier this summer. Ander Herrera has shown glimpses of magic already in pre-season but it seems as though the Dutchman is keen to trim the squad with more big names expected to leave over the course of the next fortnight.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Major ins: Rémy Cabella (Montpellier, £12m), Emmanuel Riviere (Monaco, £6.3m), Siem de Jong (Ajax, £6m), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord, £5m), Ayoze Perez (Tenerife, £1.5m), Jack Colback (Sunderland), Facundo Ferreyra (Shakhtar Donetsk, loan) 

Major outs: Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal, £12m), Dan Gosling (Bournemouth), Shola Ameobi (Gaziantep), Sylvain Marveaux (Guingcamp, loan)

After 18 months of no transfer expenditure, Mike Ashley has got his chequebook out to allow Alan Pardew to sign nine new faces this summer. Once again the Magpies have looked to France and Holland for cut-price deals, with Remy Cabella and Siem de Jong expected to be the star arrivals. More might be needed in attack with three unknown qualities signed to attempt to replace Loic Remy.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Major ins: Steven Caulker (Cardiff, £8.5m), Jordan Mutch (Cardiff, £6m), Rio Ferdinand (Man United), Mauricio Isla (Juventus, loan)

Major outs: Yossi Benayoun (Maccabi Haifa, undisclosed), Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad, undisclosed), Aaron Hughes (Brighton), Gary O'Neil (Norwich), Andrew Johnson (released), Stéphane Mbia (released)

The days of Harry Redknapp wheeling and dealing seem to be over as the R's gaffer has continued to spend big in this window. Steven Caulker was highly sought after by a host of clubs and apparently chose west London because of the potential of a partnership with Rio Ferdinand. Redknapp will go right to the final seconds of deadline day though to bolster his ranks.

SOUTHAMPTON

Major ins: Shane Long (Hull, £12m), Dusan Tadic (FC Twente, £10.9m), Fraser Forster (Celtic, £10m), Graziano Pelle (Feyenoord, £9m), Saphir Taider (Inter Milan, swap), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea, loan)

Major outs: Luke Shaw (Man United, £30m), Adam Lallana (Liverpool, £25m), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, £20m), Calum Chambers (Arsenal, £16m), Rickie Lambert (Liverpool, £4m), Dani Osvaldo (Inter Milan, swap) 

St Mary's has seen an exodus the likes of the which the Premier League has never seen. Four of their biggest stars from last season have left for the north-west, and now their young talents such as Calum Chambers are also being plucked away. More are expected to go too, meaning any incomings will have to be bought at inflated prices now the coffers are flush with cash.

STOKE CITY

Major ins: Bojan Krkic (Barcelona, £3m), Dionatan Teixeira (Banska Bystrica, undisclosed), Mame Biram Diouf (Hannover 96), Phil Bardsley (Sunderland), Steve Sidwell (Fulham)

Major outs: Michael Kightly (Burnley, undisclosed), Matthew Etherington (released)

In one of the more surprising moves of the summer, Bojan has arrived from Barcelona for a cut-price deal aiming to recapture the form that led to him being touted as “the next Lionel Messi”. The flair he'll add to the side has been offset with the arrivals of Phil Bardsley and Steve Sidwell who add extra steel to the Potters side to allow their star signing to shine.

SUNDERLAND

Major ins: Jack Rodwell (Man City, £10m), Will Buckley (Brighton, undisclosed), Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea, undisclosed), Jordi Gómez (Wigan), Billy Jones (West Brom), Costel Pantilimon (Man City), Santiago Vergini (Estudiantes, loan) 

Major outs: Ignacio Scocco (Newell's Old Boys, £2.1m), Phil Bardsley (Stoke), Jack Colback (Newcastle), Craig Gardner (West Brom), Carlos Cuéllar, Andrea Dossena, Oscar Ustari, David Vaughan (all released)

Gus Poyet's first summer as a top-flight manager has seen the Uruguayan make some shrewd signings to ensure the Black Cats avoid a relegation scrap again this year. Jack Rodwell will want to make his mark after a frustrating time at Manchester City, and Patrick van Aanholt is a decent left-back who has plenty of potential. A large squad has also been trimmed significantly.

SWANSEA CITY

Major ins: Jefferson Montero (Monarcas Morelia, £4m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham), Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough, £1.5m), Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk, undisclosed), Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal), Bafétimbi Gomis (Lyon)

Major outs: Ben Davies (Tottenham, £8m), Michel Vorm (Tottenham, £4.5m), Chico Flores (Lekhwiya SC, undisclosed), Alejandro Pozuelo (Rayo Vallecano, undisclosed), Leroy Lita (Barnsley), Michu (Napoli, loan)

Despite seeing Ben Davies and Michel Vorm depart for White Hart Lane, the return of Gylfi Sigurdsson in the opposite direction is a great move by Garry Monk to continue his side's style of play despite the loss of Michu. Bafetimi Gomis could form a lethal partnership with Wilfried Bony up top and Lukasz Fabianski is an fine replacement for Vorm.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Major ins: Ben Davies (Swansea, £8m), Michel Vorm (Swansea, £4.5m), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon, £4m)

Major outs: Jake Livermore (Hull, £8m), Iago Falque (Genoa, £4m), Heurelho Gomes (Watford), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea)

After spending over £100m last summer, business has been much quieter in north London this time round. The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as manager seems to be one to try and get the best out of the players that are already there, but Ben Davies has the quality to become one of the league's best left-backs.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Major ins: Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kiev, £10m), Sebastien Pocognoli (Hannover 96, £1.5m), Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo, undisclosed), Cristian Gamboa (Rosenborg, undisclosed), Craig Gardner (Sunderland), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Chris Baird (Burnley), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool, loan)

Major outs: George Thorne (Derby, £2m), Billy Jones (Sunderland), Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers), Steven Reid (Burnley), Zoltan Gera (released), Diego Lugano (released)

Alan Irvine has gone about evolving his new squad in a quiet but effective way, spending big on Nigerian striker Brown Ideye who had a good scoring record in Ukraine. As well as some players with no top-flight experience, Craig Gardner has been underrated for some time now and alongside another free transfer in Joleon Lescott represent great business for the Baggies.

WEST HAM UNITED

Major ins: Enner Valencia (Pachuca, £12m), Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich, £3.75m), Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht, undisclosed), Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield, undisclosed), Diego Poyet (Charlton), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, loan)

Major outs: Joe Cole (Aston Villa), Matt Taylor (Burnley), Jack Collison (released), George McCartney (released)

After being criticised last season for not being attacking enough, Sam Allardyce has brought in one of the stars of the World Cup in Enner Valencia as well as Mauro Zarate who impressed during a loan spell at Birmingham back in 2008. Aaron Cresswell has been one of the more sought-after players in the Championship for some time, and with the addition of Carl Jenkinson the Hammers defence should also be stronger.

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