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Premier League Round Up: Deals And Rumours

30 July 2015



ARSENAL
Rumours continue to circulate the Emirates Stadium that Arsene Wenger is planning to spend big on a single player once again this summer, with Karim Benzema heavily linked. However with the arrival of Petr Cech, Wojciech Szczesny has joined Roma on a season-long loan deal after being demoted to third choice goalkeeper.

Major ins: Petr Cech (Chelsea, £10m)

Major outs: Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray, £8m), Ryo Miyaichi (St Pauli, undisclosed), Wojciech Szczesny (Roma, loan), Yaya Sanogo (Ajax, loan), Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United, loan), Abou Diaby (Marseille, free)


ASTON VILLA
The Villans continue to be busy in the transfer market this summer as they re-invest the vast amounts received for some of their former star men. Ghana striker Jordan Ayew follows in his brother Andre's footsteps by moving to the Premier League this summer for a reported £12 million, and defender Jose Angel Crespo will replace Ron Vlaar at centre-back.

Major ins: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, £12m), Scott Sinclair (Manchester City, £2.5m), Idrissa Gueye (Lille, undisclosed), Jordan Amavi (Nice, undisclosed), Jose Angel Crespo (Cordoba, undisclosed), Micah Richards (Manchester City, free), Mark Bunn (Norwich City, free)

Major outs: Christian Benteke (Liverpool, £32.5m), Fabian Delph (Manchester City, £8m), Andreas Weimann (Derby County, £2.75m), Matt Lowton (Burnley, undisclosed), Darren Bent (Derby County, free), Shay Given (Stoke City, free), Yacouba Sylla (Rennes, undisclosed), Antonio Luna (Eibar, free), Ron Vlaar (released), Chris Herd (released) 


BOURNEMOUTH
Having been one of the stars of the Championship last season, Callum Wilson has signed a new four year contract with the Cherries. The striker hit 20 goals last season after moving from Coventry City to help his side into the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Major ins: Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town, undisclosed), Artur Boruc (Southampton, free), Josh King (Blackburn Rovers, free), Adam Federici (Reading, free), Christian Atsu (Chelsea, loan), Sylvain Distin (Everton, free), Filippo Costa (Chievo, loan)

Major outs: Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town, undisclosed), Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town, loan), Ian Harte (released), Josh McQuoid (released), Joe Partington (released), Mohamed Coulibaly (released), Miles Addison (released), Darryl Flahavan (released)


CHELSEA
Chelsea have once again been investing in youth by bringing in Danilo Pantic from Partizan Belgrade for around £1.25 million. The 18-year-old was immediately farmed out to their feeder club Vitesse Arnhem after playing 13 times for the Serbian side last season. Left-back Filipe Luis has returned to Atletico Madrid after a disappointing season in England.

Major ins: Radamel Falcao (Monaco, loan), Asmir Begovic (Stoke City, undisclosed), Nathan (Atletico Paranaense, undisclosed)

Major outs: Petr Cech (Arsenal, £10m), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Gael Kakuta (Sevilla, undisclosed), Josh McEachran (Brentford, undisclosed), Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace, loan), Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City, loan), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, loan), Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough, loan), Mario Pasalic (Monaco, loan), Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact, free)


EVERTON
The Toffees are staying firm to keep John Stones at the club, with Everton reportedly rejecting a £26 million bid from Chelsea but both the Manchester clubs apparently remain interested. Young striker Chris Long has joined Burnley for an undisclosed fee, having spent time on loan at Brentford last season.

Major ins: Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, £4.25m), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United, free), David Henen (Olympiakos, undisclosed)

Major outs: Chris Long (Burnley, undisclosed), Luke Garbett (Fulham, loan), Sylvain Distin (Bournemouth, free), Antolin Alcaraz (released)


LEICESTER CITY
After Esteban Cambiasso confirmed that he won't be returned to the King Power Stadium for another season, Claudio Ranieri continues to search for a replacement with Chile’s Charles Aranguiz linked with a big money move, but the Foxes boss has told defender Paul Konchesky that he won't feature in his plans for the upcoming campaign.

Major ins: Shinji Okazaki (Mainz, undisclosed), Robert Huth (Stoke City, undisclosed), Christian Fuchs (Schalke, free)

Major outs: Chris Wood (Leeds United, undisclosed), Paul Gallagher (Preston North End, free), Esteban Cambiasso (free)


LIVERPOOL
Christian Benteke became the Reds' biggest signing of the summer when he moved from Aston Villa for over £32 million when Liverpool triggered a release fee clause in his contract, throwing into doubt the future of a number of strikers further down the pecking order at Anfield.

Major ins: Chrsitian Benteke (Aston Villa, £32.5m), Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim, £21.3m), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton, £12.5m), Joe Gomez (Charlton Athletic, £3.5m), Danny Ings (Burnley, tribunal), James Milner, (Manchester City, free), Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers, free)

Major outs: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City, £49m), Sebastian Coates (Sunderland, undisclosed), Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy, free), Glen Johnson (Stoke City, free), Javi Manquillo (Atletico Madrid, loan terminated), Andre Wisdom (Norwich City, loan), Danny Ward (Aberdeen, loan), Brad Jones (released)


MANCHESTER CITY
Having signed a number of English players already this summer, City are apparently set to hijack Chelsea's attempt to sign John Stones. They are reportedly also after former Blues midfielder Kevin de Bruyne who is now at Wolfsberg, but would have to shell out around £40 million to secure his signature.

Majors ins: Raheem Sterling (Liverpool, £49m), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa, £8m), Patrick Roberts (Fulham, undisclosed), Enes Unal (Bursaspor, £2m), David Faupala (Lens, free)

Major outs: Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa, £2.5m), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic, undisclosed), Karim Rekik (Marseille, undisclosed), James Milner (Liverpool, free), Micah Richards (Aston Villa, free), John Guidetti (Celta Vigo, free)


MANCHESTER UNITED
With plenty of big money signings already through the door, Louis van Gaal seems set to lose the club's most expensive signing of all. Angel di Maria has gone missing after not reporting for the club's pre-season tour of the United States as he attempts to force a move away from Manchester, with Paris St Germain set to offer him a way out.

Major ins: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed), Matteo Darmian (Torino, £12.7m), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton, £25m), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich, £14.4m)

Major outs: Robin van Persie (Fenerbache, undisclosed), Nani (Fenerbahce, undisclosed), Tom Cleverley (Everton, free), Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers, free), Will Keane (Preston North End, loan)


NEWCASTLE UNITED
The Magpies have apparently agreed an £8 million deal to bring Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba to St James' Park. The international teammate of Yannick Bolasie would follow Aleksandar Mitrovic's path by moving between the two clubs this summer should he move, but young striker Adam Armstrong has been allowed to join Coventry City on loan until January.

Major ins: Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven, £14.4m), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Anderlecht, £12m) 

Major outs: Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City, loan), Adam Armstrong (Coventry City loan), Freddie Woodman (Crawley Town, loan), Jonas Gutierrez (released), Ryan Taylor (released), Adam Campbell (released)


NORWICH CITY
Two more new recruits have joined the Eagles' opening day opponents, with Robbie Brady moving from Hull City where he impressed last season, and young Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has also signed on a season long loan deal having spent last season at West Bromwich Albion. 

Major ins: Robbie Brady (Hull City, undisclosed), Graham Dorrans (West Brom, undisclosed), Youssuf Mulumbu (West Brom, free), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool, free)

Major outs:  Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town, undisclosed), Mark Bunn (Aston Villa, free)


SOUTHAMPTON
After being relegated with Queens Park Rangers last season and Cardiff City the year before that, centre-back Steven Caulker is hoping for a change of fortune at Southampton after arriving on loan from the Hoops to fill the void left by Toby Alderweireld.

Major ins: Jordy Classie (Feyenoord, £8.4m), Cuco Martina (FC Twente, undisclosed), Juanmi (Malaga, £5m), Cedric Soares (Sporting CP, undisclosed), Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham, loan)

Major outs: Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United, £25m), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool, £12m), Artur Boruc (Bournemouth, free), Jos Hooiveld (released), Dani Osvaldo (released)


STOKE CITY
In what could be one of the bargains of the summer, Mark Hughes has once again gone for a former Barcelona man by bringing in Ibrahim Afellay on a free transfer after he was released by the Catalan club. Hughes has also confirmed that the Potters would like to add Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmalenko to their ranks for around £13 million.

Major ins: Joselu (Hannover 96, £5m), Jakob Haugaard (FC Midtylland, undisclosed), Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed), Moha El Ouriachi (Barcelona, undisclosed), Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona, free), Shay Given (Aston Villa, free), Glen Johnson (Liverpool, free), Marco van Ginkel (Chelsea, loan)

Major outs: Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla, £7m), Asmir Begovic (Chelsea, undisclosed), Robert Huth (Leicester City, undisclosed), Thomas Sorensen (released), Wilson Palacios (released), Andy Wilkinson (released), Sam Gallagher (MK Dons, loan)


SUNDERLAND
Dick Advocaat continues to re-jig his defensive options by bringing in Younes Kaboul from Tottenham as well as Holland international Jermaine Lens who should provide a bit of spark to the Black Cats frontline after his arrival from Dynamo Kiev. Meanwhile Santiago Vergini has joined Getafe on loan for the season.

Major ins: Adam Matthews (Celtic, £2m), Jermain Lens (Dynamo Kiev, undisclosed), Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur, undisclosed), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool, undisclosed)

Major outs: Santiago Vergini (Getafe, loan), El-Hadji Ba (Charlton, free)


SWANSEA CITY
Garry Monk has moved to quash speculation that the club are interested in Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, with rumours mounting that Batefemi Gomis has been subject to a transfer bid from Dubai side Al Ahli but is unlikely to be allowed to move away from south Wales.

Major ins: Franck Tabanou (St Etienne, undisclosed), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen, undisclosed) Eder (Braga, undisclosed), Andre Ayew (Marseille, free)

Major outs: Jazz Richards (Fulham, undisclosed), Kenji Gorre (ADO Den Haag, loan), Alan Tate (released), Gerhard Tremmel (released), David Cornell (released)


TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Most of the gossip surrounding Tottenham seems to involve players departing White Hart Lane, with Emmanuel Adebayor set to join one of a number of interested Premier League clubs on loan, Vlad Chiriches on his way to Napoli and DeAndre Yedlin open to leaving on loan.

Major ins: Kevin Wimmer (Cologne, £4m), Kieran Trippier (Burnley, £3.5m), Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed)

Major outs: Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande, £9.8m), Etienne Capoue (Watford, £6m), Lewis Holtby (Hamburg, undisclosed), Cristian Ceballos (released), 


WATFORD
Three new recruits have come through the door at Vicarage Road in the form of Steven Berguis, Jose Jurado and Miguel Britos. Jurado has plenty of pedigree having played for both Madrid clubs and Schalke 04, whereas Berguis is a Dutch winger and Britos is a Uruguayan defender who has featured for Napoli.

Major ins: Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur, £6m), Steven Berguis (AZ Alkmaar, £4.6m), Matej Vydra (Udinese, undisclosed), Valon Behrami (Hamburg, £3m), Jose Holebas (Roma, £1.8m), Giedrius Arlauskis (Steaua Bucharest, undisclosed), Allan Nymon (Udinese, undisclosed), Jose Jurado (Spartak Moscow, undisclosed), Miguel Britos (Napoli, undisclosed), Sebastian Prodl (Werder Bremen, free)

Major outs: Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed), Jonathan Bond (Reading, undisclosed), Juanfran (Deportivo La Coruna, loan)


WEST BROMWICH ALBION
After a long wait, Tony Pulis has finally seen another new face come into the club in the form of Wales international defender James Chester, who arrives from Hull City. Pulis has also declared his interest in Rickie Lambert, and is chasing free agent Bakary Sakho while attempting to hang onto Saido Berahino who is apparently a target for Tottenham.

Major ins: James Chester (Hull City, £8m), James McClean (Wigan Athletic, £1.3m)

Major outs: Graham Dorrans (Norwich City, undisclosed), Youssuf Mulumbu (Norwich City, free), Chris Baird (Derby County, free), Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic, free)


WEST HAM UNITED
Having scraped through into the next round of the Europa League qualifiers, Slavan Bilic has brought in Manuel Lanzini on loan from UAE Arabian Gulf League club Al-Jazira and is a former River Plate player nicknamed "The Jewell". Teenager George Dobson has also been signed from Arsenal, having captained their under-18s last season.

Major ins: Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria, undisclosed), Dimitri Payet (Marseille, undisclosed), Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus, undisclosed), Darren Randolph (Birmingham City, free), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, loan), Manuel Lanzini (Al-Jazira)

Major outs: Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough, £5.5m), Carlton Cole (released), Guy Demel (released), Jussi Jaaskelainen (released), Nene (released)

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