Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Tottenham v Chelsea and Bournemouth v Arsenal

Michael Owen has delivered his predictions for the Premier League weekend (Getty/PA)The Premier League returns following the international break and the standout match of the weekend sees Tottenham host Chelsea at Wembley.

Maurizio Sarri’s side remain unbeaten in all competitions while Spurs have only played four Premier League games at Wembley as they wait to move into their new stadium.

Elsewhere, Manchester United host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, Arsenal are looking to extend their unbeaten run at Bournemouth, while Liverpool face a tricky test at Watford.

Premier League champions Manchester City travel to West ham, while Claudio Ranieri has returned to England and will be looking to secure a first win as his Fulham side host Southampton at Craven Cottage.

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Tottenham v Chelsea

None of Spurs’ last 16 Premier League games has finished in a draw but I think it will be honours even when Chelsea visit Wembley.

Chelsea’s title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool have already won at Wembley this season, but I feel the hosts will get a draw in what promises to be a feisty London derby.

Michael’s Prediction: Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

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Bournemouth v Arsenal

Arsenal have drawn their last three in the league and have conceded first in each of those games which shows there is nothing wrong with the spirit or resilience under Unai Emery.

Callum Wilson has scored in all three Premier League games he has played against the Gunners and the Bournemouth striker will not lack for confidence after his goal for England against the United States during the international break.

I feel Arsenal will take all three points in another game where I would think there will be plenty of goalscoring opportunities at both ends.

Michael’s Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal

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Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 20 league games against Palace and it is hard to make a case for the Eagles who have never beaten United in the Premier League.

Roy Hodgson’s side haven’t won in their last seven and the game could see Anthony Martial become just the fourth player to score in six successive Premier League games for the club alongside Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo – some company that!

Michael’s Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Anthony Martial has been in fine form for Manchester United (Getty Images)Watford v Liverpool

Liverpool have failed to concede more than once in their last 15 Premier League games and it is their improved defensive displays that have led to the Reds going unbeaten in their first dozen league games of the campaign.

Watford have conceded 17 times in their last five winless games against Liverpool but they have improved this term, and this will be another stiff test of the Reds’ title credentials – an examination I expect they will pass in what promises to be a cracking game.

Michael’s Prediction: Watford 1-2 Liverpool

Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Chelsea and Manchester City

Michael Owen has delivered his predictions for the Premier League weekend (Picture: Getty/PA)Defending champions Manchester City can move back to the top of the Premier League when they welcome Southampton to the Etihad on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, meaning City will reclaim top spot for themselves if they beat the Saints.

Chelsea could also move above Liverpool with victory over struggling Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

On Monday evening, newly-promoted Fulham make the trip to Huddersfield Town, with both clubs currently in the relegation zone.

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Manchester City v Southampton

Champions City have conceded just three times in their first 10 Premier League games of the season and they entertain a Southampton side who have failed to score in their last five league games.

I can’t see past another comfortable home win and I would imagine City would want to maintain their proud defensive record.

Michael’s Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Southampton

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Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Maurizio Sarri became the first Chelsea manager to go unbeaten in his first 10 Premier League games when they thrashed Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor on Sunday.

They can maintain their excellent start to the season at the expense of Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in this London derby.

The Eagles thoroughly deserved their point against Arsenal on Sunday and could have won at Goodison but for a missed penalty in their last away league game.

They are likely to find this Blues side a different proposition however.

Michael’s Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

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Huddersfield Town v Fulham

A massive game near the foot of the table and something must give at the John Smith’s Stadium. The hosts have failed to score in their last seven home Premier League games whilst Fulham are the only side in the division without a clean sheet this term.

The Terriers have hit the woodwork (6) more times than they have scored goals (4) so far this term and they may have to settle for a point against the Cottagers in a game that is sure to be tense.

Michael’s Prediction: Huddersfield Town 1-1 Fulham

Fulham face fellow relegation-battlers Huddersfield Town (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen is a brand ambassador for BetVictor. For more tips from Michael read his column here.

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Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Arsenal v Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea

Michael Owen has delivered his predictions for the Premier League weekend (Picture: Getty/PA)Arsenal face high-flying Liverpool this weekend in the Premier League’s stand-out fixture.

The Gunners had won 11 consecutive games in all competitions before drawing to Crystal Palace last weekend.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are currently joint-top of the table, alongside defending champions Manchester City.

City welcome Southampton to the Etihad on Sunday, while Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all in action over the weekend.

Leicester City also play their first game since a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium led to the deaths of their chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and four other people.

Ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, former England striker Michael Owen has delivered his predictions for every Premier League game.

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Bournemouth v Manchester United

Bournemouth begin the weekend sixth in the table and have kept three successive clean sheets in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe’s side will look forward to the visit of Manchester United despite the fact that they have only won one of the six Premier League games played between the clubs.

United had fortune on their side against Everton on Sunday but the bottom line is they are beginning to get results in the Premier League and the outstanding recent form of Anthony Martial is a big plus.

This is a big test for the Cherries, but if there is to be a winner at the Vitality Stadium I feel it will be the hosts.

Michael’s Prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Manchester United

Anthony Martial is enjoying a fine run for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Cardiff City v Leicester City

It is sure to be a difficult week for all at Leicester City following Saturday evening’s tragedy.

The players must be prepared mentally as well as physically for their visit to south Wales.

I don’t expect to see many goals at the Cardiff City Stadium in a game that is likely to prove difficult for both players and supporters of both clubs.

Michael’s Prediction: Cardiff City 0-1 Leicester City

Leicester is in mourning following the tragic helicopter crash (Picture: Rex Features)Everton v Brighton

I am sure Marco Silva would have felt United were there for the taking at Old Trafford on Sunday, but his Everton side fell short in one or two key areas and they are not yet good enough to mount a serious challenge to break into the top six.

Brighton rode their luck at home to Wolves at the weekend – scored with their only shot on target – and only had one shot on target until deep into injury time when winning 1-0 at St James’s Park in their last away game.

I expect to see Everton get back to winning ways and it would not surprise me to see Ademola Lookman get a start for the Blues with Theo Walcott disappointing at Old Trafford at the weekend.

Michael’s Prediction: Everton 2-1 Brighton

Everton were beaten by Manchester United last weekend (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United v Watford

Under normal circumstances a good point for Newcastle at Southampton at the weekend.

But another blank in front of goal and United have failed to win any of their opening 10 matches of a league season for just the second time in their history – last doing so 120 years ago, back in the 1898-99 top-flight campaign.

The Magpies have lost their first five Premier League home games, but I feel they can at least take a point against a Hornets side who have bounced back in recent games after their own poor run.

Nineteen points from their first 10 games is Watford’s best-ever start to a Premier League campaign, but I feel they will have to make do with a draw at St James’s Park.

Michael’s Prediction: Newcastle United 1-1 Watford

Watford have made a fine start to the new season (Picture: Getty)West Ham v Burnley

West Ham have picked up just eight points from their first ten league games, but they have also thrown away eight points from winning positions after their 1-1 draw at Leicester on Saturday – more than any other side.

The Clarets are also on eight points in the table after they were roundly beaten by Chelsea at Turf Moor on Sunday.

This promises to be tight and tense, but I feel it will be the hosts who keep the points in the capital.

Michael’s Prediction: West Ham 2-1 Burnley

Manuel Pellegrini is turning things around at West Ham (Picture: Getty)Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal’s long winning run came to an end at Selhurst Park on Sunday and this is their first game against a “big six” club since their losses to Manchester City and Chelsea at the beginning of the season.

The Gunners have not led at halftime in any of their Premier League games so far this season and they will need to be at the top of their game from the off against a Liverpool side who will try and hit the hosts hard on the break.

A big game for both clubs – Arsenal will move to within a point of the Reds with a win, but the gap will be seven if Jurgen Klopp’s side take the points. A Liverpool win for me.

Michael’s Prediction: Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

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Wolves v Tottenham

Wolves play some lovely football, but they are struggling for goals of late and they need to bounce back having lost back-to-back league games for the first time under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Spurs huffed and puffed but only had the one gilt-edged opportunity against City on Monday night and I think they will lose further ground in the battle for a Champions League spot at Molineux as they may have to settle for a draw.

Michael’s Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham lost to Manchester City on Monday night (Picture: Getty)Manchester City v Southampton

Champions City have conceded just three times in their first 10 Premier League games of the season and they entertain a Southampton side who have failed to score in their last five league games.

I can’t see past another comfortable home win and I would imagine City would want to maintain their proud defensive record.

Michael’s Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Southampton

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Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Maurizio Sarri became the first Chelsea manager to go unbeaten in his first 10 Premier League games when they thrashed Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor on Sunday.

They can maintain their excellent start to the season at the expense of Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in this London derby.

The Eagles thoroughly deserved their point against Arsenal on Sunday and could have won at Goodison but for a missed penalty in their last away league game.

They are likely to find this Blues side a different proposition however.

Michael’s Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

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Huddersfield Town v Fulham

A massive game near the foot of the table and something must give at the John Smith’s Stadium. The hosts have failed to score in their last seven home Premier League games whilst Fulham are the only side in the division without a clean sheet this term.

The Terriers have hit the woodwork (6) more times than they have scored goals (4) so far this term and they may have to settle for a point against the Cottagers in a game that is sure to be tense.

Michael’s Prediction: Huddersfield Town 1-1 Fulham

Michael’s weekend wager: Everton, Liverpool and Chelsea at 4/1

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Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Tottenham v Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal

Michael Owen has made his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League action (Picture: Metro.co.uk)As the first international break of the 2018-19 season comes to an end, Michael Owen has delivered his Premier League predictions for the weekend.

Joint-leaders Liverpool travel to Tottenham in Saturday’s early kick-off, while reigning champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all in action from 3pm.

Manchester United face Watford in the late game on Saturday evening, while struggling Burnley and West Ham are among the teams in action on Sunday.

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Tottenham v Liverpool

This is a real test of Liverpool’s title credentials and a win at Wembley will go a long way to proving their doubters wrong.

With a star-studded side full of attacking options the Reds are almost always guaranteed to score and will look to heap more misery on the hosts who were beaten at Watford last time out.

Liverpool have made an excellent start to the new season (Picture: Getty)Dele Alli hopes to be fit for the Londoners after missing England’s game with Switzerland and although Harry Kane was quiet against Spain he is still the go to man for his club.

Whether Spurs can stop a rampaging Liverpool forward line looks unlikely, however, and five wins on the bounce for Jurgen Klopp’s side beckons.

Michael’s Prediction: Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

Bournemouth v Leicester

Bournemouth were well beaten at Chelsea before the International break but are a much tougher opponent on home soil.

There is usually a partisan atmosphere and the tight little Vitality Stadium generates a terrific atmosphere.

Leicester should welcome back star striker Jamie Vardy from suspension and after tough games with Manchester United and Liverpool the Foxes will fancy themselves on the South Coast.

Leicester have won two and lost two so far this term (Picture: Getty)They should be looking for maximum points if they wish to challenge for a top six berth but just look a little short of squad depth to perhaps make that leap at present.

Sitting on the fence I envisage a share of the spoils.

Michael’s Prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester

Chelsea v Cardiff

Maurizio Sarri is certainly changing the way Chelsea approach their football and his refreshing attacking attitude is already making him a fans favourite at the Bridge.

Indeed, Chelsea have attempted and completed more passes than any other side in the Premier League so far this season.

Maurizio Sarri has already made a significant impact at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Their perfect start to the season is likely to be maintained on Saturday against a Cardiff side without a win in six in all competitions.

The Bluebirds did well to reach the top-flight, but the truth is they look set for a quick return and it is likely to be a long afternoon for Neil Warnock’s side at the Bridge.

Michael’s Prediction: Chelsea 4-0 Cardiff

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace

Without the injured Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace suffered a surprise home reverse against Southampton in their last game and have failed to build on an opening day win over Fulham.

The Eagles are likely to have the Ivorian international available for their trip to Huddersfield, however, and it should be noted that they have won all three top-flight away games between the sides without conceding a goal.

Crystal Palace have been reliant on Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Huddersfield are yet to taste victory so far this term but picked up a useful point at Goodison before the International break although scoring goals is likely to be a problem for the Terriers this term.  I feel Palace will secure a narrow success.

Michael’s Prediction: Huddersfield 0-1 Crystal Palace

Manchester City v Fulham

The Citizens will be looking for goals when they host new boys Fulham and there have been 16 goals scored in the Cottagers’ four Premier League games to date.

Fulham have already shipped nine times in those four games although in Alexsandar Mitrovic – who scored twice, one a cracker for Serbia midweek – they have a striker at the top of his game.

Manchester City have been backed to thrash Fulham (Picture: Getty)Indeed, the Serb has scored 16 league goals since his Fulham debut in February – more than any other in the top two divisions of English football.

That said I expect City to put behind a couple of indifferent performances against Wolves and Newcastle and gain an emphatic success.

Michael’s Prediction: Manchester City 5-1 Fulham

Newcastle v Arsenal

Newcastle start the weekend in the bottom three and are yet to win, but the fixture list has not been kind to United and they look to have some easier looking fixtures after the visit of Arsenal.

Indeed, I still believe The Toon will move clear of the drop zone and it would be no surprise to me if they again finished the season in the top half.

Arsenal have yet to convince and often looked shaky at Cardiff despite running out 3-2 winners.

Mesut Ozil looks set to make his first appearance at St James’ Park (Picture: Getty)Two defeats from four outings is hardly top 4 form, however and the Gunners are already looking more like a top six outfit than one who will challenge for a Champions League spot – at least this season.

Newcastle won the corresponding fixture 2-1 last season and the Gunners have not won back-to-back away Premier League games since May 2017. I do not expect the Magpies to lose.

Michael’s Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Arsenal

Watford v Manchester United

Watford couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season and manager Javi Gracia, who had been favourite to be the first Premier League manager to lose/leave his post, was a worthy winner of the Manager of the Month for August.

Watford fans will be hoping that is not the kiss of death, but there looks no reason to desert the Hornets just yet.

United got a valuable win at Turf Moor last time but they won’t relish a trip to Vicarage Road and I expect the resurgent hosts to get at least a point from the game.

Michael’s Prediction: Watford 1-0 Manchester United

There has been speculation over Jose Mourinho’s future at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Wolves v Burnley

Wolves have made a good start to life back in the top flight and a late winner at West Ham has given them a platform to consolidate.

They took a useful point at home to the Champions in their previous game at Molineux and they will be relishing the visit of Burnley at the weekend.

Owen expects Burnley’s struggles to continue (Picture: Getty)Wolves are without a win in their last 14 Premier League games at Molineux but have only lost two of 28 home league games under Nuno Espirito Santo and the Clarets have lost five of their last six away Premier League games.

Things are likely to get worse before they get better for Sean Dyche’s side.

Michael’s Prediction: Wolves 1-0 Burnley

Everton v West Ham

Everton were disappointing against Huddersfield last time when they missed the skills of the suspended Richarlison who scored twice on his Brazil debut against El Salvador midweek.

The Blues must again do without the exciting Brazilian against West Ham this weekend, but I feel Marco Silva’s side can keep the points.

Manuel Pellegrini is already under pressure at the London Stadium (Picture: Getty)Everton have won more Premier League games against the Hammers (24) than any other club and Manuel Pellegrini will become the first West Ham manager to lose their first five league games of the season in their history if they lose at Goodison.

With Chelsea to come next weekend this is a massive game for the Irons, but I feel the points will stay on Merseyside.

Michael’s Prediction: Everton 2-0 West Ham

Southampton v Brighton 

These South Coast rivals look well matched and should provide an intriguing contest for Monday Night viewers to enjoy.

The Saints took the bragging rights with a narrow 1-0 success away in the League Cup recently but will need to improve their home form to make an impact this campaign.

Southampton host Brighton on Monday night (Picture: Getty)Brighton will be delighted with four points from a tough opening set of fixtures and after a tremendous comeback from 2-0 down at home to Fulham to rescue a point, look full of fight this time around.

Glenn Murray bagged a brace in that stirring fightback and looks key to Albion’s hopes.  I think they will do enough to add another point to their tally at St Mary’s.

Michael’s Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Brighton 

Michael’s weekend treble: Chelsea, Wolves and Everton at 10/3

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Liverpool vs Brighton TV channel, kick-off time, date and odds

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)Liverpool have had a strong start to their season and Jurgen Kloop has seen his side score six goals without conceding any.

Why Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal vs West HamMohammed Salah has had a slow start by his standards by only scoring one goal so far but there’s every chance that his fortune could change soon.

Brighton lost to Watford in their opening game but they then managed to get a big win against Manchester United last weekend.

Liverpool were able to get comfortable wins against Brighton in both of the fixtures last season and they will be hoping to do the same again.

Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)When is Liverpool vs Brighton?

The match is on Saturday 25th August with kick-off at 17.30.

What TV channel is Liverpool vs Brighton on?

You can watch all of the action live on BT Sport 1 from 17.00.

What are the odds? (Courtesy of William Hill)

Liverpool – 3/20

Draw – 7/1

Brighton – 16/1

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Head-to-head in last five meetings

13 May 2018 – Premier League

Liverpool 4-0 Brighton

02 Dec 2017 – Premier League

Brighton 1-5 Liverpool

19 Feb 2012 – FA Cup

Liverpool 6-1 Brighton

21 Sep 2011 – League Cup

Brighton 1-2 Liverpool

30 Jan 1991 – FA Cup

Brighton 2-3 Liverpool

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Brighton stick the knife in on Manchester United ahead of Liverpool clash

during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom.Brighton and Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun has rubbed salt in Manchester United’s wounds by suggesting that great rivals Liverpool will pose a greater challenge in their Premier League clash this weekend.

The Seagulls claimed their second success over Jose Mourinho’s men in the space of four months, securing a 3-2 win at the Amex Stadium last Sunday.

Goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross stunned a lethargic United, whose captain Paul Pogba accused the team of approaching the match on the south coast with the wrong attitude.

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Balogun arrived on a free transfer from Mainz in the summer and despite being warned that United would be sluggish in their approach, he was still stunned by the lack of pace offered by the visitors.

‘Some of the lads have just asked me that too and I said I had expected [the Premier League] to be quicker,’ he told reporters.

‘But they told me this is always the kind of game you play against United. They like to slow it down a little bit sometimes.

Duffy doubled Brightons lead in the first half. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)‘Liverpool is going to be completely different. I know how Klopp likes to play. It is going to be a lot quicker and a lot more intense.’

With two clean sheets and six goals in their opening two Premier League wins Liverpool welcome Brighton to Anfield on Saturday having enjoyed an impressive start to the new campaign.

But the clash with Jurgen Klopp’s side promises to be a vastly different contest to the one Brighton faced against United, who were dismissed for a second straight season.

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‘We know their strengths and we know we’ve had good results and performances against them before,’ added goalscorer Duffy.

‘We know they’ve got good, quick front players so we just had to match their runs and try to let them play in front of us.

‘It worked and I think they got a little bit frustrated and that was the gameplan.’

Jamie Carragher predicts when Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United after Brighton ‘shambles’

Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United before next season, says Jamie Carragher (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher believes Jose Mourinho will be sacked by Manchester United before the start of next season.

Mourinho signed a contract extension last January but Carragher cannot envisage the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss still being at Old Trafford next year.

The Red Devils won the League Cup and Europa League in Mourinho’s first season at the club, but they failed to win a trophy during the 2017-18 campaign, finishing second in the Premier League behind Manchester City.

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Mourinho’s side started this season with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City but suffered a humbling defeat at Brighton on Sunday.

‘If performances continue like that, I don’t think Jose will be Manchester United manager next season,’ Liverpool legend Carragher told Sky Sports.

‘I think there will be coaches looking at Jose and what he said in the summer about buying more players, they will see he’s spent £30m on two defenders [Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof] and has two England internationals [Phil Jones and Chris Smalling].

‘They will be saying “coach them, make them better”. But he’s a manager for today, not tomorrow.

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‘United’s traditions have gone out the window. They should have backed him with what he wanted – no-one is enjoying watching this, Jose or the fans.

‘You have to back him. But I don’t see him lasting until next season.’

Manchester United were widely expected to prove too strong for Brighton at the weekend but Glenn Murray gave the hosts the lead with a neat chip.

Shane Duffy then doubled Brighton’s advantage from a corner, before Romelu Lukaku reduced the deficit with a close-range header.

Brighton secured a famous win over the Red Devils (Picture: PA)The Seagulls still boasted a two-goal cushion at half-time, however, as Pascal Gross was felled in the box by Eric Bailly and slotted the penalty past David De Gea.

Paul Pogba scored a penalty himself in injury-time but Brighton were not to be denied a well-deserved victory.

On Manchester United’s performance, Carragher said: ‘The first half was an absolute shambles defensively.

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‘It could be the worst half of football Jose has ever seen from one of his teams. Bailly had a nightmare. Lindelof just isn’t good enough, I think Bailly is the best of the bunch but Lindelof is not good enough for United.

‘They conceded 28 goals last season, if Jose stays he will still have a good defensive record this year. It’s a one-off. But a bigger worry is the second half performance, which was so poor.’

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Gary Neville rates Manchester United’s chances of winning the title after Brighton defeat

Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville fears Manchester United are ‘nowhere near good enough’ to win the Premier League this season.

After beating Leicester City 2-1 in their opening game, the Red Devils suffered a hugely disappointing defeat at Brighton on Sunday.

Goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross provided Brighton with a 3-1 lead at half-time despite Romelu Lukaku’s header.

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Paul Pogba scored an injury-time penalty but Brighton held on for a well-deserved victory over Jose Mourinho’s side.

Asked whether he believes Manchester United can win the title this season, Neville told Sky Sports: ‘That’s the big question.

‘It will get better and United will get stronger with players back. I do think United will finish in the top four.

Brighton caused an upset against the Red Devils (Picture: PA)‘But that’s not always been the benchmark with the club who usually aspire to win titles.

‘At this moment in time it looks unlikely. It looks unlikely that they’re anywhere near good enough.

‘That back four is not good enough to win the title. The midfield is strong… Up front is strong. But that back four will always cause you problems and concede goals.

‘Jose knows what it takes to win titles and the base is a good defence.’

Jose Mourinho’s side finished second last season (Picture: Getty)The centre-back pairing of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof endured a difficult afternoon, with Bailly conceding a penalty and Lindelof’s performance drawing criticism from Paul Scholes.

Mourinho admitted his team made some ‘incredible mistakes’, telling reporters: ‘We were punished by the mistakes we made.

‘For me that’s the story of the game. We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments. Mistakes that killed us.’

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Brighton manager Chris Hughton, meanwhile, said he was proud of each and every one of his players after they secured another famous win over United.

‘I thought we were very good. It was a victory we deserved,’ he said.

‘There’s not a player that didn’t play well. To get that result with the quality they have you have to put in a good performance.’

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Premier League Ins and Outs: Every completed transfer during the summer window

There have been some big moves and there are more to come before today’s deadline (Picture: Getty Images/ metro.co.uk)The transfer window slams shut on Thursday evening for Premier League clubs, so we are set for a wild few hours as last minute deals are done across the country.

There have been some huge signings so far, with Alisson arriving at Liverpool, Jorginho landing at Chelsea and Riyad Mahrez swapping Leicester for Manchester City, to name a few.

Four decisions Maurizio Sarri must make at Chelsea before the season startsThere are some more potential massive moves in the pipeline as well, so we can expect some drama in the transfer marker before Thursday’s 5pm deadline.

Here is every single transfer Premier League clubs have made so far this summer…

Arsenal

In

Bernd Leno – Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed

Stephan Lichtsteiner – Juventus, free

Sokratis Papastathopoulos – Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed

Sokratis Papastathopolus has arrived at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Lucas Torreira – Sampdoria, undisclosed

Matteo Guendouzi – Loreint, £8m

Out

Santi Cazorla – Villarreal, free

Per Mertesacker – retired

Jack Wilshere – West Ham, free

Chiori Johnson – Bolton, free

Vlad Dragomir – released

Takuma Asano, Hannover 96, loan

Alex Crean – released

Ryan Huddart – released

Tafari Moore – Plymouth, free

Aaron Eyoma – Derby, free

Hugo Keto – Brighton, free

Marc Bola – Blackpool, free

Kelechi Nwakali – Porto, loan

Jeff Reine-Adelaide – Angers, undisclosed

Matt Macey – Plymouth, loan

Chuba Akpom – PAOK, undisclosed

Calum Chambers – Fulham, loan

Lucas Perez – West Ham, £4m

 

Bournemouth

In

David Brooks – Sheffield United, undisclosed

Diego Rico – Leganes, £10.7m

Jefferson Lerma – Levante, £25m

Jefferson Lerma played for Colombia against England at the 2018 World Cup (Picture: Getty Images)Out

Benik Afobe – Wolves, £12.5m

Max Gradel – Toulouse, undisclosed

Lewis Grabban – Nottingham Forest, undisclosed

Sam Matthews – Bristol Rovers, free

Ryan Allsop – Wycombe, free

Baily Cargill – released

Ollie Harfield – Dagenham & Redbridge, free

Patrick O’Flaherty – released

Joe Quigley – released

Rhoys Wiggins – retired

Adam Federici – Stoke, undisclosed

Mikael Ndjoli – Kilmarnock, loan

Connor Mahoney – Birmingham, loan

Brad Smith – Seattle Sounders, loan

Harry Arter – Cardiff, loan

 

Brighton

In

Alireza Jahanbakhsh – AZ Alkmaar, undisclosed

Leon Balogun – Mainz, free

Florin Andone – Deportivo La Coruna, undisclosed

Jason Steele – Sunderland, undisclosed

Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior – RB Leipzig, undisclosed

David Button – Fulham, undisclosed

Yves Bissouma – Lille, undisclosed

Percy Tau – Mamelodi Sundowns, undisclosed

Billy Arce – Independiente del Valle, undisclosed fee

Dan Burn – Wigan, undisclosed

Peter Gwargis – Jonkopings Sodra IF, undisclosed

Martin Montoya – Valencia, undisclosed

Out

Ben Hall – Notts County, loan

Uwe Huenemeier – SC Paderborn, free

Steve Sidwell – released

Jamie Murphy – Rangers, undisclosed

Bailey Vose – Colchester, undisclosed

Robert Sanchez – Forest Green, loan

Conor Goldson – Rangers, undisclosed

Christian Walton – Wigan, loan

Henrik Rorvik Bjordal – SV Zulte Waregem, undisclosed

Tom Dallison – Falkirk, free

Rohan Ince – released

Niki Maenpaa – released

David Ajiboye – released

Jonah Ayunga – released

Tyler Hornby-Forbes – Newport, free

Des Hutchinson – Waterford, free

Mamadou Saliou Kone – released

Tim Krul – released

Reece Myles Meekums – released

Rian O’Sullivan – released

Liam Rosenior – released

Steven Alzate – Swindon, loan

Jiri Skalak – Millwall, undisclosed

Sam Baldock – Reading, £5m

Jiri Skalak – Millwall, undisclosed

 

Burnley

In

Ben Gibson – Middlesbrough, £15m

Joe Hart has made the move across Lancashire to Burnley (Picture: Getty)Joe Hart – Man City, £3.5m

Matej Vydra – Derby, undisclosed

Out

Scott Arfield – Rangers, free

Dean Marney – released

Josh Ginnelly – Walsall, free

Tom Anderson – Doncaster, free

Rahis Nabi – released

Jordan Barnett – released

Arlen Birch – released

Brad Jackson – released

Samuel Layton – released

Harry Limb – Kings Lynn, free

Chris Long – released

Khius Metz – released

Jamie Thomas – released

Conor Mitchell – St Johnstone, loan

 

Cardiff City

In

Bobby Reid – Bristol City, undisclosed

Greg Cunningham – Preston, undisclosed

Josh Murphy – Norwich, undisclosed

Alex Smithies – QPR, undisclosed

Victor Camarasa – Real Betis, loan

Harry Arter – Bournemouth, loan

Out

Omar Bogle – Birmingham City, loan

Lee Camp – Birmingham, free

 

Chelsea

In

Jorginho – Napoli, undisclosed

Jorginho could be a key figure at Chelsea this season (Picture: Getty Images)Rob Green – free

Kepa Arrizabalaga – Athletic Bilbao, £71.6m

Mateo Kovacic – Real Madrid, loan

Out

Trevor Chalobah – Ipswich, loan

Reece James – Wigan, loan

Dujon Sterling – Coventry, loan

Nathan Baxter – Yeovil, loan

Lewis Baker – Leeds, loan

Jordan Houghton – MK Dons, free

Kenedy – Newcastle, loan

Jamal Blackman – Leeds, loan

Mitchell Beeney – Sligo Rovers, free

Ruben Sammutt – Falkirk, loan

Harvey St Clair – Unione Venezia, free

Cole DaSilva – released

Matej Delac – AC Horsens, free

Eduardo – Vitesse, loan

Renedi Masampu – released

Wallace – released

Tushuan Tyrese Walters – released

Isaac Christie-Davies – Liverpool, free

Jake Clarke-Salter – Vitesse, loan

Joao Rodriguez – Tenerife, loan

Todd Kane – Hull, loan

Mason Mount – Derby, loan

Boga – Sassuolo, undisclosed

Charlie Colkett – Shrewsbury, loan

Mario Pasalic – Atalanta, loan

Jacob Maddox – Cheltenham, loan

Fikayo Tomori – Derby, loan

Matt Miazga – Nantes, loan

Nathan – Atletico Mineiro, loan

Victorien Angban – Metz, loan

Kasey Palmer, Birmingham, loan

Kyle Scott – Telstar, loan

Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid, £35m

Jay Dasilva – Bristol City, loan

 

Crystal Palace

In

Vicente Guaita – Getafe, free

Cheikhou Kouyate – West Ham, undisclosed

Max Meyer – free

Max Meyer is in at Selhurst Park (Picture: Getty Images)Jordan Ayew – Swansea, loan

Out

Andre Coker – Maidstone, free

Damien Delaney – Cork, free

Jacok Kwame Berkeley-Agyepong – released

Diego Cavalieri – released

Victor Fundi – released

Lee Chung-yong – released

Bakary Sako – released

Yohan Cabaye – Al-Nasr, free

 

Everton

In

Richarlison – Watford, £40m

Lucas Digne – Barcelona, £18m

Yerry Mina – Barcelona, £28.5m

Andre Gomes – Barcelona, loan

Bernard – Shakhtar Donetsk, free

Out

Ramiro Funes Mori – Villarreal, undisclosed

Jose Baxter – Oldham, free

Conor Grant – Plymouth, free

Calum Dyson – Plymouth, free

Wayne Rooney – DC United, free

Luke Garbutt – Oxford United, loan

Sam Byrne – released

Louis Gray – released

David Henen – released

Joel Robles – Real Betis, free

Stephen Duke-McKenna – Bolton, free

Tom Scully – Norwich, free

Henry Onyekuru – Galatasaray, loan

Shani Tarashaj – Grasshoppers, loan

Ashley Williams – Stoke, loan

Antonee Robinson – Wigan, loan

Kevin Mirallas – Fiorentina, loan

 

Fulham

In

Maxime le Marchand – Nice, undisclosed

Jean Michael Seri – Nice, undisclosed

Fabri – Besiktas, undisclosed

Andre Schurrle – Borussia Dortmund, loan

Andre Schurrle is a big name signing for Fulham (Picture: Getty Images)Alfie Mawson – Swansea, £15m

Calum Chambers – Arsenal, loan

Sergio Rico – Sevilla, loan

Joe Bryan – Bristol City, undisclosed

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa – Marseille, £22.3m

Luciano Vietto – Atletico Madrid, loan

Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Manchester United, loan

Out

Ryan Fredericks – West Ham, free

George Williams – Forest Green, free

Stephen Humphrys – Scunthorpe, loan

David Button – Brighton, undisclosed

Isaac Pearce, Forest Green, free

Daniel Martin – Leeds, released

Djed Spence – Middlesbrough, released

Joe Felix – QPR, released

Elijah Adebayo – Swindon, loan

Marek Rodak – Rotherham, loan

Tayo Edun – Ipswich, loan

 

Huddersfield Town

In

Ben Hamer – Leicester, free

Ramadan Sobhi – Stoke, undisclosed

Terence Kongolo – Monaco, £17.5m

Terence Kongolo has made his loan move permanent (Picture: Getty Images)Juninho Bacuna – FC Groningen, undisclosed

Erik Durm – Dortmund, undisclosed

Florent Hadergjonaj – Ingolstadt, £4.5m

Jonas Lossl – Mainz, undisclosed

Adama Diakhaby – Monaco, undisclosed

Isaac Mbenza – Montpellier, loan

Out

Tom Ince – Stoke, £12m

Dean Whitehead – retired

Rob Green – released

Luca Colville – released

Dylan Cogill – Clyde, free

Denilson Carvalho – released

Jack Boyle – Clyde, free

Regan Booty – Aldershot, loan

Jack Payne – Bradford, loan

Sean Scannell – Bradford, undisclosed

Jordan Hiwula – Coventry, undisclosed

Scott Malone – Derby, undisclosed

Jordan Williams – Barnsley, undisclosed

Michael Hefele – Nottingham Forest, undisclosed

 

Leicester City

In

James Maddison – Norwich, £22m

Ricardo Pereira – Porto, undisclosed

Jonny Evans – West Brom, undisclosed

Danny Ward – Liverpool, £12.5m

Rachid Ghezzal – Monaco, undisclosed

Filip Benkovic – Dinamo Zagreb, £13m

Caglar Soyuncu – Freiburg, £19m

Out

Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City, £60m

Ben Hamer – Huddersfield, free

Connor Wood – Bradford, undisclosed

Robert Huth – released

Sammie McCleod – released

Cameron Yates – released

Dylan Watts – Shamrock Rovers, released

Josh Debayo – Cheltenham, free

Harvey Barnes – West Brom, loan

Daniel Iversen – Oldham, loan

Ahmed Musa – Al-Nassr, undisclosed

George Thomas – Scunthorpe, loan

 

Liverpool

In

Naby Keita – Leipzig, £52.75m

Fabinho – Monaco, £43.7m

Xherdan Shaqiri – Stoke, £13.5m

Alisson Becker – Roma, £67m

Alisson has been brought in to cure Liverpool’s goalkeeping problems (Picture: Getty Images)Isaac Christie-Davies – Chelsea, free

Out

Emre Can – Juventus, free

Ovie Ejaria – Rangers, loan

Jordan Williams – Rochdale, free

Jon Flanagan – Rangers, free

Yan Dhanda – Swansea, released

Toni Corrreira Gomes – released

Andrew Firth – released

Mich’El Parker – released

Adam Bodgan – Hibs, loan

Paulo Manuel Neves-Alves – released

Harry Wilson – Derby, loan

Danny Ward – Leicester, £12.5m

Ryan Kent – Rangers, loan

Allan – Eintracht Frankfurt, loan

Ben Woodburn – Sheffield United, loan

Herbie Kane – Doncaster, loan

 

Manchester City

In

Riyad Mahrez – Leicester, £60m

Claudio Gomes – PSG, free

Philippe Sandler – PEC Zwolle, undisclosed

Daniel Arzani – Melbourne City, undisclosed

Out

Angus Gunn – Southampton, undisclosed

Yaya Toure – released

Pablo Maffeo – Stuttgart, undisclosed

Angelino – PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed

Ashley Smith-Brown – Plymouth, undisclosed

Rodney Kongolo – Heerenveen, £750,000

Javairo Dilrosun – Hertha Berlin, £200,000

Olarenwaju Kayode – Shakhtar Donetsk, undisclosed

Will Patching – Notts County, free

Pablo – Deportivo La Coruna, loan

Anthony Caceres – Melbourne City, loan

Divine Nash – AFC Tubize, permanent transfer

Sadou Diallo – released

Demeaco Duhaney – released

Erik Sarmiento Martinez – released

Pawel Kazimierz Sokol – released

Marcus Wood – released

Jacob Davenport – Blackburn Rovers, undisclosed

Matt Smith – Twente, loan

Ed Francis – Almere City, loan

Erik Palmer-Brown – NAC Breda, loan

Manu Garcia – Toulouse, loan

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts – Peterborough, undisclosed

Kean Bryan – Sheffield United, undisclosed

Tosin Adarabioyo – West Brom, loan

Joe Hart – Burnley, £3.5m

Brandon Barker – Preston, loan

Thomas Agyepong – Hibernian, loan

 

Manchester United

In

Fred – Shakhtar Donetsk, undisclosed

Fred is United’s biggest signing of the summer so far (Picture: Getty Images)Diogo Dalot – Porto, undisclosed

Lee Grant – Stoke, undisclosed

Out

Michael Carrick – retired

Joe Riley – Bradford, undisclosed

Dean Henderson – Sheffield United, loan

Daley Blind – Ajax, £14.1m

Indy Boonen – KV Oostende, released

Max Johnstone – released

Jake Kenyon – released

Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui – Anderlecht, free

Devonte Redmond – released

Theo Richardson – released

Charlie Scott – released

Sam Johnstone – West Brom, £5m

Matt Willock – St Mirren, loan

Joel Pereira – Vitoria Setubal, loan

Axel Tuanzebe – Aston Villa, loan

 

Newcastle United

In

Martin Dubravka – Sparta Prague, undisclosed

Ki Sung-yueng – Free

Kenedy – Chelsea, loan

Fabian Schar – Deportivo, £3m

Fabian Schar is new at Newcastle (Picture: Getty Images)Yoshinori Muto – Mainz, undisclosed

Salomon Rondon – West Brom, loan

Federico Fernandez – Swansea, £6m

Out

Macauley Gillesphey, Carlisle, free

Yannick Aziakonou – released

Kyle Cameron – released

Yasin Ben Elmahanni – released

Owen Gallagher – released

Jesus Gamez – released

Curtis Good – released

Massadio Haidara – Lens, free

Mackenzie Heaney – released

Tom Heardman – released

Jack Hunter – Gateshaed, free

Ben Kitchen – free

Oliver Long – free

Lewis McNall – free

Brendan Pearson – free

Callum Smith – Hull, free

Liam Smith – free

Craig Spooner – free

Dan Ward – released

Paul Woolston – free

Callum Williams – Spennymoor Town, free

Stuart Findlay – Kilmarnock, free

Alex Gilliead – Shrewsbury, free

Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad – undisclosed

Jack Colback – Nottingham Forest, loan

Chancel Mbemba – Schalke, undisclosed

Matz Sels – Strasbourg, £3.5m

Adam Armstrong – Coventry, £1.75m

 

Southampton

In

Stuart Armstrong – Celtic, £7m

Mohamed Elyounoussi – Basel, £16m

Angus Gunn – Manchester City, undisclosed

Jannik Vestergaartd – Borussia Monchengladbach – £18m

Out

Jordy Clasie – Feyenoord, loan

Guido Carrillo – Leganes, loan

Will Wood – Accrington Stanley, free

Olufela Olomola – Scunthorpe, free

Dusan Tadic – Ajax, £15m

Ryan Seager – SC Telstar, loan

Florin Gardos – Universitatae Craiova, free

Armani Little – Oxord United, free

Stuart Taylor – released

Mohamed Bakary – released

Ollie Cook – released

Jeremy Pied – released

Lewis Banks – released

Dusan Tadic – Ajax, £15m

Sofiane Boufal – Celta Vigo, loan

Tottenham Hotspur

In

Out

Keanan Bennetts – Borussia Monchengladbach, undisclosed

Joel Pritchard – Bolton, free

Christian Maghoma – Arka Gdynia, free

Ryan Loft – free

Luke O’Reilly – free

Nick Tsaroulla – free

Anton Walkes – Portsmouth, undisclosed

 

Watford

In

Ben Wilmot – Stevenage, undisclosed

Marc Navarro – Espanyol, undisclosed

Gerard Deulofeu – Barcelona, £11.5m

Ben Foster – West Brom, undisclosed

Ken Sema – Ostersunds, undisclosed

Adam Masina – Bologna, £3.5m

Domingos Quina – West Ham, undisclosed

Out

Tommie Hoban – Aberdeen, loan

Nathan Gartside – released

Dennon Lewis – released

Louis Rogers – released

Charles Rowan – released

Max Ryan – released

Connor Stevens – released

Carl Stewart – released

Costel Pantilimon – Nottingham Forest, undisclosed

Mauro Zarate – Boca Juniors, undisclosed

Brandon Mason – Coventry, free

Luis Javier Suarez – Gimnastic de Tarragona, loan

Nordin Amrabat – Al-Nassr, undisclosed

Richarlison – Everton, £40m

Jerome Sinclair – Sunderland, loan

Randell Williams – Wycombe, loan

Dodi Lukebakio – Fortuna Dusseldorf, loan

Harvey Bradbury – Oxford United, free

Daniel Bachmann – Kilmarnock, loan

 

West Ham United

In

Felipe Anderson – Lazio, £35m

Andriy Yarmolenko – Borussia Dortmund, £17.5m

Andriy Yarmolenko has been in pre-season action for West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)Jack Wilshere – Free

Ryan Fredericks – Fulham, free

Lukasz Fabianski – Swansea City, £7m

Fabian Balbuena – Corinthians, undisclosed

Issa Diop – Toulouse, £21.9m

Xande Silva – Vitoria de Guimaraes, undisclosed

Lucas Perez – Arsenal, £4m

Carlos Sanchez – Fiorentina, undisclosed

Out

James Collins – released

Patrice Evra – released

Korrey Henry – Yeovil, free

Rosaire Longelo – released

Rihards Matrevics – released

Ben Wells – QPR, free

Reece Burke – Hull City, undisclosed

Marcus Browne – Oxford, loan

Cheikhou Kouyate – Crystal Palace, undisclosed

Sead Haksabanovic – Malaga, loan

Jordan Hugill – Middlesbrough, loan

 

Wolves

In

Adama Traore – Middlesbrough, £18m

Rui Patricio – Sporting Lisbon, undisclosed

Benik Afobe – Bournemouth, £12.5m

Willy Boly – Porto, £10m

Raul Jimenez – Benfica, loan

Diogo Jota – Atletico Madrid, £12.6m

Leo Bonatini – Al-Hilal, undisclosed

Ruben Vinagre – Monaco, undisclosed

Roderick Miranda – Olympiakos, loan

Joao Moutinho – Monaco, undisclosed

Jonny Castro – Atletico Madrid, loan

Leander Dendoncker – Anderlecht, loan

Out

Barry Douglas – Leeds, undisclosed

Aaron Collins – Colchester, loan

Benik Afobe – Stoke, loan

Harry Burgoyne – Plymouth, loan

Sherwin Seedorf – Bradford, loan

Ben Marshall – Norwich, undisclosed

Roderick Miranda – Olympiacos, loan

Jordan Allan – released

Dan Armstrong – released

Anthony Breslin – released

Nicu Carnat – DAC Dunajska Streda – released

Ross Finnie – released

Conor Levingston – released

Tomas Nogueira – released

Adam Osbourne – released

Ryan Rainey – released

Jose Xavier – released

Hakeem Odofin – Northampton, free

Jon Flatt – Scunthorpe, free

Prince Oniangue – Caen, undisclosed

Rafa Mir – Las Palmas, loan

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What time does the transfer window close on Thursday and when does it close across Europe?

Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to move to Chelsea before the transfer deadline (Picture: Getty Images)We are now counting down till the end of the transfer window in hours rather than days with the deadline looming on Thursday evening.

Premier League and EFL clubs have precious little time left to bring in the players they need for the coming months, with another opportunity not arising until the January window.

However, they can still sell players to clubs abroad because English clubs have brought their transfer deadline forward, but it remains at the end of August across Europe.

Here is everything you need to know about when transfers will come to a close for the summer…

Could Paul Pogba leave Manchester United this summer? (Picture: Getty Images)When does the transfer window close in the Premier League and the EFL?

All the top four flights in England see their transfer windows close at 5pm BST on Thursday, 9 August.

Premier League clubs will not be able to complete loan deals or sign free agents after this deadline either.

Football League clubs will be able to do both until the end of August, though.

Jack Grealish is being heavily linked with a move from Aston Villa to Tottenham (Picture: Getty Images)When does the transfer deadline close across Europe?

Most of the big European leagues see their transfer windows close on 31 August.

In Spain, France, Germany, Scotland, Russia, Turkey, Belgium and others, their transfer deadlines are on 31 August.

However, there are some notable exceptions, with Italy’s closing on 17 August, Sweden’s on 11 August and Netherlands on 3 September.

For a full list of the transfer window closing dates, click here.

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