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Premier League Round Up: The Latest Deals

30 June 2015

The Gunners have completed the signing of iconic Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, boosting their options between the sticks. The Czech Republic international was struggling for game time with the Blues, so will be looking for regular action in north London.

Villa's most notable addition since our previous round up is that of former Palace player Ray Wilkins, who has joined Tim Sherwood's backroom staff. The one-time Eagles midfielder will operate as Sherwood's assistant manager at Villa Park.

Eddie Howe's men are looking to survive in the Premier League, following their promotion at the end of last season, and have made a shrewd signing in Tyrone Mings. The highly-rated young left-back, who can also play centrally, joined the Cherries from Ipswich Town. Former Everton star Sylvain Distin looks set to join the top flight new boys too, adding league experience to their ranks ahead of the new campaign.

Josh McQuoid has left for Luton Town, whilst Brett Pitman (permanent) and Ryan Fraser (loan) left the club to join Ipswich, as part of the Mings deal.

The Blues obviously lost Cech to Arsenal, after 11 years of service from the veteran shot-stopper. Jose Mourinho's Champions have been fairly quiet so far this summer, though rumours of big money deals will also be linked to the west Londoners.

It's mainly rumours that are circling the Toffees, rather than concrete ins and outs, as the media continues to speculate about the future of some of their players, or links them to other players. Roberto Martinez will be looking to strengthening, in order to return to the top ten in the Premier League next season.

Nigel Pearson's men have tied Jeffrey Schlupp to a new four-year deal at the King Power stadium, which will be a boost to the Foxes ahead of the new season. Robert Huth made his loan move from Stoke City permanent, bolstering their defence further.

Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino has been confirmed as the Reds' latest summer signing, joining from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim. Firmino has impressed in Germany and since breaking into Dunga's Brazil side, so Brendan Rodgers will be hoping he can add a spark to the attack at Anfield.

Former Charlton youngster Joe Gomez has also joined the Merseysiders.

Manuel Pellegrini has had a quiet start to the summer, despite a host of rumours surrounding the Citizens. Following their inability to defend their Premier League title, it seems likely the Chilean manager will act to bring in some fresh faces before the end of August. British players will likely be on the agenda, as the club offloaded a host of homegrown stars at the beginning of the close season.

The Red Devils are looking to build on Louis van Gaal's debut campaign as manager, which saw them consolidate and secure a Champions League spot. Rumours are circulating about big transfers in to Old Trafford, in particular, defensive players have been touted, but there have been no confirmed captures since Memphis Depay.

New manager Steve McClaren will be looking to build on the squad he inherited from John Carver, but there has been little movement at St James' Park so far. They have been linked with players, but McClaren is yet to make a signing.

Alex Neil has added Premier League experience to his newly-promoted Canaries by signing midfielders Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu, both formerly of West Bromwich Albion.

The Saints had a busy start to the summer, but they have slowed down with recruitment recently, as the focus switches to possible outbound transfers. Rumours remain over some of Ronald Koeman's key players, as speculation about their future on the south coast rages on.

German centre-back Robert Huth made his loan spell with Leicester a permanent stay earlier this summer, ending his time with Stoke. The 30-year-old spent six years with the Potters, before calling it a day at the Britannia.

Dick Advocaat's decision to remain in charge at the Stadium of Light was the big news story on Tyneside earlier in the summer, and little has happened since. El-Hadji Ba has left the Black Cats to join Charlton Athletic, but there has been little in the way of inbound activity so far.

Garry Monk's Swans have been busy during the close season, adding Swedish goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfelt from sc Heerenveen and Franck Tabanou, a defender from Ligue 1 side St Etienne.

Spurs have offloaded Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who has joined Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, following a disappointing spell in north London. Mauricio Pochettino could see his squad trimmed of more players deemed surplus to requirements before the window closes in September.

The Hornets have been fairly quiet so far, but rumours have suggested they will be making moves to bolster their squad shortly. The Premier League new boys look set to keep hold of long-serving defender Lloyd Doyley, whilst he undergoes rehabilitation for a neck injury, before discussing his future at Vicarage Road.

The Baggies have seen Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu leave the club for Norwich, whilst young defender Donervan Daniels has jumped down two divisions to join Wigan Athletic in League One.

Republic of Ireland international winger James McClean has gone the other way and been recruited by Tony Pulis from the Latics.

The Hammers' new boss Slaven Bilic has seen Dimitri Payet, a winger from Marseille, arrive in east London, which will excite fans of the club. The 28-year-old has impressed during his time in France, with Nantes, St Etienne, Lille and most recently Marseille.

Highly-rated Aaron Cresswell has committed his future to the club, too, singing a five-year contract extension, with the option for a further two years.

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