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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What are the Premier League fixtures today and how to watch them?

Pep Guardiola is hoping for another good season at Manchester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)After an exciting start to the Premier League season there is more action today with three more games to be played.

There are some big matches today, most notably when current champions Manchester City travel to Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.

Here is everything you need to know about today’s Premier League fixtures.

Burnley’s Jack Cork (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Southampton vs Burnley

Burnley will be hoping to to try and replicate last season’s sevent hplace finish by opening with a win against The Saints today.

They’re close to securing a place in the Europa League this season if they can get past Istanbul Basaksehir on Thursday.

Southampton just avoided relegation at the end of last season and finished in seventeenth, just three points above the drop zone.

When the two teams met last season Burnley won the first encounter while their second match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Kick off

The game will start at 13.30 today.

TV Channel

This game won’t be available to watch on live TV.

Odds (odds courtesy of William Hill)

Southampton – 5/6

Draw – 9/4

Burnley – 19/5

Mohamed Salah will be looking to have another great season for Liverpool. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)Liverpool vs West Ham

Liverpool are one of the favourites to win the Premier League this season after making some good signings in the summer transfer window.

They ended last season in fourth place but made it all the way to the final of the Champions League, losing out to Real Madrid.

West Ham have made some signings of their own and will be hoping to build on their 13th place finish from last season.

Manuel Pellegrini will be managing his first competitive game for the club and fans will be hoping that his experience can make the difference.

Kick off

This match will start at 13.30 today.

TV Channel

You can watch all of the action live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage starting at 12.30.

Odds (odds courtesy of William Hill)

Liverpool – 2/9

Draw – 5/1

West Ham – 12/1

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be playing his first full season at the club. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal vs Manchester City

Arsenal have a tough start to their campaign when they host Man City this afternoon.

They finished last season in sixth place, seven points behind their nearest rival Chelsea, but with Unai Emery as they’re new manager they’ll be hoping for a change in fortune.

Manchester City weren’t as dominant in the transfer window this summer, but they did bring in Riyad Mahrez who could prove to be a crucial player this season.

Pep Guardiola’s side won both league matches against Arsenal last season, as well as getting a 3-0 win in the League Cup final.

Kick off

This match will kick-off at 16.00 today.

TV Channel

You can watch live coverage of this match on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 15.30.

Odds (odds courtesy of William Hill)

Arsenal – 17/5

Draw – 3/1

Manchester City – 8/11

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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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Can foreign teams still buy Premier League players after the transfer window closes?

Paul Pogba’s future is in doubt (Picture: PA)The Premier League made the bold step of moving the dates of the transfer window quite significantly this year, and it could have a big impact long past when the deadline passes in England.

The summer transfer has been slamming shut at the end of August in recent years, but the Premier League clubs voted to move it earlier, so it closed when the season started.

With the campaign beginning on the evening of Friday, 10 August 2018, the transfer window will close at 5pm on Thursday, 9 August.

But with foreign clubs not closing their transfer windows at this point, does that mean they can still buy players from English clubs after 9 August?

Thibaut Courtois looks set to leave Chelsea (Picture: AP Photo)Yes, it does.

Whilst Premier League and EFL clubs won’t be able to buy players past their 5pm deadline on Thursday, they will still be prone to having their players whisked away to foreign climes.

Clubs across Europe will be able to buy players until their deadlines past, which mostly fall on 31 August.

English clubs are going to be much less likely to sell their best players as they will not be able to bring in replacements, but the deals are very much able to be done.

Anthony Martial could still be out of the Old Trafford exit door (Picture: Getty Images)When does the transfer window close across Europe?

In Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands and Russia the transfer deadline is on 31 August.

In Portugal, the transfer window doesn’t close until 22 September, whilst Turkey closes on 8 September.

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When does the transfer window close and why is it early this year?

There have been some big moves so far this summer (Picture: Metro/Getty Images)The Premier League is back this week and after a change to the schedule this season, that means the transfer window will be slamming shut.

Not wanting to be distracted by trying to complete transfers when the season starts, Premier League clubs voted to close the transfer window much earlier than in previous years.

EFL clubs followed suit, meaning that no English clubs will be able to bring in players after this week.

But when exactly is the transfer window closing?

Lucas Torreira is a new arrival at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The transfer window closes at 5pm BST on Thursday, 9 August 2018.

This is over 24 hours before the Premier League season starts on Friday, 10 August when Manchester United host Leicester City at Old Trafford, kicking-off at 8pm.

The Championship, League One and League Two have all begun already, but their windows will also close at 5pm on Thursday.

Richarlison has swapped Watford for Everton (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League clubs voted to move the end of the transfer window to the start of the season with 14 clubs in favour, five against and one abstention.

The five votes against came from Manchester City, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea.

When the EFL clubs came to vote on doing the same thing, 40 voted in favour and 29 against.

Fred has been Manchester United’s biggest signing of the summer so far (Picture: Getty Images)When does the transfer window close across Europe?

In Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands and Russia the transfer deadline is on 31 August.

In Portugal, the transfer window doesn’t close until 22 September, whilst Turkey closes on 8 September.

Premier League | Opening Day Fixtures

Friday 10 August

Man Utd vs. Leicester

Saturday 11 August

Newcastle vs. Spurs

Bournemouth vs. Cardiff

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace

Huddersfield vs. Chelsea

Watford vs. Brighton

Wolves vs. Everton

Sunday 12 August

Liverpool vs. West Ham

Southampton vs. Burnley

Arsenal vs. Man City

Fixtures to be played on on the weekend of August 11

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Every completed Premier League transfer this summer so far

Fabinho and Naby Keita have arrived at Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)With the World Cup taking up most of the summer break, there is seemingly very little time for transfer activity before the Premier League season returns.

That is especially significant this season as the transfer window now slams shut when the campaign begins, instead of at the end of August as it has done previously.

That has not stopped some serious cash being splashed, though, with Liverpool making especially significant strides through the transfer market.

Here is every transfer that has happened in the Premier League so far this summer with nine days to go before the end of the window.

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

 

Bournemouth

In

David Brooks – Sheffield United, undisclosed

Diego Rico – Leganes, £10.7m

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

 

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

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

 

Burnley

In

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

Out

 

Chelsea

In

Jorginho – Napoli, undisclosed

Rob Green – free

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

 

Crystal Palace

In

Vicente Guaita – Getafe, free

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

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

 

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)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

 

Huddersfield Town

In

Ben Hamer – Leicester, free

Ramadan Sobhi – Stoke, undisclosed

Terence Kongolo – Monaco, £17.5m

Juninho Bacuna – FC Groningen, undisclosed

Erik Durm – Dortmund, undisclosed

Florent Hadergjonaj – Ingolstadt, £4.5m

Jonas Lossl – Mainz, undisclosed

Adama Diakhaby – Monaco, undisclosed

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

 

Leicester City

In

James Maddison – Norwich, £22m

Ricardo Pereira – Porto, undisclosed

Jonny Evans – West Brom, undisclosed

Danny Ward – Liverpool, £12.5m

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

 

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

 

Manchester City

In

Riyad Mahrez – Leicester, £60m

Claudio Gomes – PSG, free

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

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

 

Newcastle United

In

Martin Dubravka – Sparta Prague, undisclosed

Ki Sung-yueng – Free

Kenedy – Chelsea, loan

Fabian Schar – Deportivo, £3m

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Wolves

In

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

Out

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

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Premier League opening day fixtures, odds and which matches are on TV

Can anyone stop Manchester City this season? (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League is back next week and we are set for three days of action from Friday to Sunday across the opening weekend.

With the World Cup filling our summer it feels like football has hardly been away, but Premier League fans will be excited for their teams getting back on the field nevertheless.

What Man Utd have told agitated Jose Mourinho about the remainder of the transfer windowThe fixtures over the first three days of the season are intriguing from start to finish with a real heavyweight clash rounding off the weekend.

Here is everything you need to know about the start to the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Unai Emery is in charge of a new era at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Premier League | Opening Day Fixtures

Friday 10 August

Man Utd vs. Leicester 8pm

Saturday 11 August

Newcastle vs. Spurs 12.30pm

Bournemouth vs. Cardiff 3pm

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace 3pm

Huddersfield vs. Chelsea 3pm

Watford vs. Brighton 3pm

Wolves vs. Everton 5.30pm

Sunday 12 August

Liverpool vs. West Ham 1.30pm

Southampton vs. Burnley 1.30pm

Arsenal vs. Man City 4pm

Maurizio Sarri has taken the Chelsea hot seat (Picture: Getty Images)Which games are on TV and which channels are they being shown on?

Friday 10 August

Man Utd vs Leicester – Sky Sports

Saturday 11 August

Newcastle vs Tottenham – Sky Sports

Wolves vs Everton – BT Sport 1

Sunday 12 August

Liverpool vs West Ham – Sky Sports

Arsenal vs West Ham – Sky Sports

Alisson to Liverpool has been one of the biggest signings of the summer (Picture: Getty Images)What are the opening day odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)

Friday 10 August

4/11 Man Utd 31/10 Draw 6/1 Leicester

Saturday 11 August

5/2 Newcastle 11/5 Draw 19/20 Spurs

10/11 Bournemouth 11/5 Draw 13/5 Cardiff

6/5 Fulham 21/10 Draw 2/1 Crystal Palace

5/1 Huddersfield 11/4 Draw 40/85 Chelsea

11/10 Watford 2/1 Draw 11/5 Brighton

13/10 Wolves 2/1 Draw 19/10 Everton

Sunday 12 August

2/9 Liverpool 4/1 Draw 17/2 West Ham

5/6 Southampton 11/5 Draw 31/10 Burnley

11/5 Arsenal 5/2 Draw 19/20 Man City

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Liverpool consider £18million transfer for Nick Pope after checks on goalkeeper

Liverpool are monitoring Nick Pope (Picture: Reuters)Liverpool have run background checks on Burnley’s Nick Pope as the Reds weigh up moving for the goalkeeper, according to reports.

Pope capped a breakout season for Burnley by clinching a spot in England’s World Cup squad as the Three Lions’ reserve stopper.

The 26-year-old stood in for the injured Tom Heaton at the start of last season, and went on to collect 12 clean sheets and help Burnley finish seventh in the Premier League.

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Liverpool are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer, but have been knocked back by their top targets.

Roma star Alisson and Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak are out of Liverpool’s reach and Jurgen Klopp has been forced to redraw his target list.

The Mirror claim Pope now occupies a spot on that list and Liverpool have already run background checks on the Englishman.

Pope took over the No.1 spot at Burnley last September (Picture: Getty)

The Englishman flourished in Tom Heaton’s absence (Picture: Getty)A move to Liverpool would cap a remarkable year for Pope, and the Reds have been enquiring about his personality and mentality.

Liverpool have also been linked with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha.

Burnley rate Pope at £18million, which would make the former Charlton goalkeeper the cheapest option on Klopp’s target list.

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(Picture: Getty)Liverpool stepped up their pursuit of a new No.1 after Loris Karius’ horror show in the Champions League final.

Two costly errors derailed any hope of a Liverpool upset and seems to have at the very least lost Karius the No.1 spot at Anfield.

Liverpool have been put off by the asking prices for Alisson and Oblak, but are expected to sign a new goalkeeper this summer.

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Liverpool plan £15m bid for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope

Nick Pope is wanted by Liverpool. (PA Images)Liverpool are planning a £15 million bid for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly in the market for a new goalkeeper with Loris Karius failing to convince after taking Simon Mignolet’s place as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper.

According to The Sun, Liverpool are lining up a move for Pope as an alternative to Roma’s Alisson and will open with a £15m offer to Burnley.

Roma are reportedly standing firm over Alisson’s availability and are holding out for a €90m (£79m) transfer fee.

Pope, meanwhile, represents a cheaper option and the 26-year-old has impressed for Burnley in the absence of Tom Heaton.

Pope impressed for Burnley last season. (REX/Shutterstock)The Sun’s report also claims that Burnley could be open to doing business with Liverpool as Heaton would reclaim his spot as Sean Dyche’s No.1 once Pope departed.

Heaton was sidelined for most of last season after suffering a shoulder injury in September.

The 26-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, is currently with England’s squad preparing for their World Cup campaign this summer.

Roma’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is also on Liverpool’s radar. (PA Images)More: Liverpool FC

When are the 2018-19 football fixtures announced for the Premier League and Football League?

Manchester City will go into next season as the Premier League champions (Picture: Getty)With the Champions League now over, domestic football is at an end for the season, but it will not be long until it all starts again for the next campaign.

We have a World Cup to enjoy over the summer and the usual chaos of the transfer window before getting back to the business of the regular season in August.

The fixtures for next season are released well in advance so fans have plenty of time to get their travel plans ready.

Here is everything you need to know about next season’s fixtures…

Unai Emery takes charge of Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty Images)When are Premier League fixtures announced for the 2018/19 season?

The fixtures come out on Thursday, 14 June.

When does the Premier League season start?

The season starts on the weekend of 11/12 August 2018.

Fulham return to the Premier League after winning the Championship play-offs (Picture: Getty Images)When are the Football League fixtures announced?

EFL fixtures come out a bit later, on Thursday, 21 June.

When does the EFL season start?

The Football League season gets underway on 4 August.

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When is the World Cup?

The World Cup in Russia starts on Thursday, 14 June and the final is played on Sunday, 15 July.

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