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Premier League Round Up: Transfer Talk

21 July 2015



ARSENAL
With Arsene Wenger rumoured to be in the market for a big name signing - Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is the latest to be linked to the club - the Gunners are aiming to tie down some of their current squad, with negotiations continuing with Theo Walcott. Meanwhile former Palace loanee Yaya Sanogo has joined Ajax for the coming campaign.

Major ins: Petr Cech (Chelsea, £10m)
Major outs: Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray, £8m), Ryo Miyaichi (St Pauli, undisclosed), Yaya Sanogo (Ajax, loan), Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United, loan), Abou Diaby (released)


ASTON VILLA
The rebuilding work continues at Villa Park as Tim Sherwood made his fifth signing of the summer in the form of Jordan Amavi from Nice. The 21-year-old full-back is a France under-21 international and Sherwood has claimed that he is one of the brightest prospects in the country. However they were unable to hang onto Fabian Delph who eventually signed for Manchester City and speculation continues to surround star striker Christian Benteke.

Major ins: Scott Sinclair (Manchester City, £2.5m), Idrissa Gueye (Lille, undisclosed), Jordan Amavi (Nice, undisclosed), Micah Richards (Manchester City, free), Mark Bunn (Norwich City, free)
Major outs: 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), Chris Herd (released) 


BOURNEMOUTH
Everything is quiet on the south coast as the club prepare for their first season in the Premier League. Eddie Howe quickly brought in new faces and looks set to give his squad a chance in the early games before deciding whether to dip his toe in the transfer waters again.

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
With some big name arrivals already through the door, the Blues are aiming to get some of their younger players out on loan to gain experience, including Tomas Kalas who has rejoined Middlesbrough and Croatian international Mario Pasalic who has made a temporary move to Monaco, moving in the opposite direction to Radamel Falcao.

Major ins: Radamel Falcao (Monaco, loan), Asmir Begovic (Stoke City, undisclosed), Nathan (Atletico Paranaense, undisclosed)
Major outs: Petr Cech (Arsenal, £10m), Gael Kakuta (Sevilla, undisclosed), Josh McEachran (Brentford, undisclosed), Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City, loan), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, loan), Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough, loan), Mario Pasalic (Monaco, loan), Didier Drogba (released)


EVERTON
All the rumours surrounding the Toffees seem to be linking players with a move away from Goodison Park. Young England international John Stones is apparently a big money target for Chelsea, while Kevin Mirallas is wanted by a host of clubs including West Ham United.

Major ins: Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, £4.25m), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United, free), David Henen (Olympiakos, undisclosed)
Major outs: Sylvain Distin (Bournemouth, free), Antolin Alcaraz (released)


LEICESTER CITY
Having seen Esteban Cambiasso's contract expire at the end of last season, new Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted that he is desperate to bring back the former Argentinian international who was named the club's Player of the Year last season and previously worked with Ranieri at Inter Milan.

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
Having seen Raheem Sterling depart, Brendan Rodgers seems set to splash some of the apparent £49 million they received on Aston Villa striker Christian Beneteke. Combined with the arrivals of Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino, that could mean that Mario Balotelli is allowed to move on.

Major ins: 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), Danny Ward (Aberdeen, loan), Brad Jones (released)


MANCHESTER CITY
City's summer transfers business burst into life last week with the arrival of Sterling, who became the most expensive English player in history  As well as finally securing Fabian Delph, Fulham youngster Patrick Roberts has also been signed to help swell the club's quota of English players.

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
Having spent around £75 million already this summer, Louis van Gaal has allowed Robin van Persie to depart the club. The Dutchman has been unveiled as a Fenerbache player despite the two clubs not having yet come to an agreement over the transfer fee, and will team up once again with winger Nani. van Gaal has also told Victor Valdes that he's surplus to requirements after a spat between the pair.

Major ins: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed), Matteo Darmian (Torino, £12.7m), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton, £25m), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich, £14.4m)
Major outs: Nani (Fenerbahce, undisclosed), Tom Cleverley (Everton, free), Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers, free), Will Keane (Preston North End, loan)


NEWCASTLE UNITED
Having already spent big on Georginio Wijnaldum, the Magpies have done the same to land promising Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht - the pair becoming the third and fourth biggest signings in the club's history. The 20-year-old striker scored 44 times in 90 appearances during his two seasons in Belgium.

Major ins: Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven, £14.4m), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Anderlecht, £12m) 
Major outs: Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City, loan), Jonas Gutierrez (released), Ryan Taylor (released), Adam Campbell (released)


NORWICH CITY
Only two faces have arrived at Carrow Road so far this summer ahead of their return to the top-flight, but the Canaries remain heavily linked with Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert however will face competition from a host of other clubs for his signature. 

Major ins: Graham Dorrans (West Brom, undisclosed), Youssuf Mulumbu (West Brom, free)
Major outs:  Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town, undisclosed), Mark Bunn (Aston Villa, free)


SOUTHAMPTON
Forced to replace some of his best players for the second summer in a row, Ronald Kouman has brought in Dutchman Jordy Classie from Feyenoord for £8.4 million. Kouman knows the central midfielder well, having brought him into the Feyenoord side when he was manager there, and believes he is the perfect replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin.

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
Mark Hughes has once again managed to snare another former Barcelona younger to the Potteries by capturing the signing of 19-year-old winger Moha El Ouriachi from the Catalan club, following in the footsteps of Bojan and Marc Muniesa, but has admitted that he wants to bring in one more big name signing.

Major ins: Joselu (Hannover 96, £5m), Jakob Haugaard (FC Midtylland, undisclosed), Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed), Moha El Ouriachi (Barcelona, undisclosed), 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)


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
Club legend Leon Britton looks set for the exit door at the Liberty Stadium having not been selected for the club's pre-season's tour of Germany. The 32-year-old has admitted that he's held talks with some Major League Soccer clubs, but has suggested he is desperate to stay in 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
Mauricio Pochettino has been trimming his squad in recent days, allowing Younes Kaboul to join Sunderland and Benjamin Stambouli is set to join Paris St Germain after making just 12 appearances for the club after arriving from Montpellier last September. Emmanuel Adebayor is also reportedly a target for Aston Villa.

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
The Hornets have once again used their relationship with Udinese to bring in Cameroon international Allan Nyom on a four year deal. The 27-year-old right-back featured in last summer's World Cup for his country and has also played for another of the Pozzo owned clubs in Grenada.

Major ins: Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur, £6m), Matej Vydra (Udinese, undisclosed), Valon Behrami (Hamburg, £3m), Jose Holebas (Roma, £1.8m), Giedrius Arlauskis (Steaua Bucharest, undisclosed), Allan Nymon (Udinese, 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
Everything remains silent at The Hawthorns on the transfer front with a very modest sum spent so far, but they have been linked with Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio and Arsenal's Serge Gnabry, as well as the sought-after Rickie Lambert.

Major ins: 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 impressed during his loan spell at Upton Park last season, Carl Jenkinson has once again been allowed to move from Arsenal to the Hammers on a season-long loan deal. Meanwhile Stewart Downing has made a surprise £5.5 million return to hometown club Middlesbrough despite being one of the Hammers' star performers last term.

Major ins: Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria, undisclosed), Dimitri Payet (Marseille, undisclosed), Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus, undisclosed), Darren Randolph (Birmingham City, free), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, loan)
Major outs: Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough, £5.5m), Carlton Cole (released), Guy Demel (released), Jussi Jaaskelainen (released), Nene (released)

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