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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Jean Michael Seri reveals why he joined Fulham instead of Chelsea, Liverpool or Tottenham

Jean Michael Seri joined Fulham over the summer (Picture: Getty)Jean Michael Seri has revealed why he joined Fulham this summer rather than Chelsea, Liverpool or Tottenham.

The Ivory Coast midfielder spent three productive years at Nice, with his performances in Ligue 1 attracting interest from a number of clubs.

He was close to joining Barcelona last summer but a move to the Nou Camp fell through.

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While Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham were all interested in signing Seri, the 27-year-old has explained why he decided to sign for Fulham.

‘When I played for Pacos de Ferreira in Portugal, Nice came for me and they really came,’ Seri said. ‘Fulham wanted me the same way.

‘They said, “We want you, come to Fulham.” Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, they saw me but they didn’t say, “We want you.”

‘Because Fulham gave me this respect, although other clubs wanted me, I wanted to sign for Fulham.

Promoted Fulham have made a solid start to the new season (Picture: Getty)‘Fulham said to my president, “We want Mica Seri, talk to him if he’s interested because we know Chelsea, Manchester want him and he almost signed for Barcelona but we are back in the Premier League.”

‘My president calls me, he says, “Fulham want you, do you want to go?” I say, “If they want me, they respect me.” The big clubs want me but Fulham show they want me.’

Seri has featured in all four of Fulham’s Premier League games this season and scored his first goal for the Cottagers in the 4-2 victory over Burnley last weekend.

Fulham looked on course for back-to-back wins as they led Brighton but Glenn Murray’s 84th-minute penalty secured the home side a point on Saturday.

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Speaking after the draw, Fulham manager Slaviša Jokanović said: ‘We have mixed emotions.

‘We showed our quality and showed we can play against a solid team. But we made some sloppy mistakes today and paid the price.

‘I don’t want to be too disappointed. We need to look at the positives. This isn’t an easy place to play and we managed to get a point.’

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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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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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Premier League Ins and Outs: Every completed transfer so far this summer

There have been some big moves and there are more to come before the 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.

There 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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

Out

Omar Bogle – Birmingham City, loan

 

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

Fikayo Tomori – Derby, loan

Matt Miazga – Nantes, loan

Nathan – Atletico Mineiro, loan

Victorien Angban – Metz, loan

Kasey Palmer, Birmingham, loan

Kyle Scott – Telstar, 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)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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Randell Williams – Wycombe, loan

Dodi Lukebakio – Fortuna Dusseldorf, loan

Harvey Bradbury – Oxford United, free

 

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

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

 

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

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

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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Manchester United prepare £40m offer for Liverpool and Tottenham target Ryan Sessegnon

Man United, Liverpool and Tottenham have been linked with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon (Picture: Getty)Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £40million offer for Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon.

Sessegnon, a World Cup winner with England U17, has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs after his stunning rise at Fulham.

Scoring 14 goals for the Championship high-flyers, Sessegnon has emerged as a target for Liverpool and Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window.

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According to The Sun, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the youngster to Old Trafford after United scouts watched him in action in Fulham’s last three games.

Mourinho views Sessegnon, who made his professional debut in 2016, as a star of the future and an ideal left-sided option with Luke Shaw set to leave the club.

Shaw, like Sessegnon, was rated as one of the most promising English talents as a teenager but he has fallen out of favour at the Theatre of Dreams.

Sessegnon is enjoying a sensational season in the Championship (Picture: Getty)The former Southampton ace started Saturday’s FA Cup win over Brighton but was substituted off at half-time, despite United leading 1-0.

Mourinho was critical of Shaw after the game and was reportedly involved in a training ground bust-up with the player during the week.

Danny Rose, the Tottenham and England star, had been identified as a target by United but The Sun say Mourinho wants to go for Sessegnon instead.

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With Shaw’s United spell all-but over, Paul Scholes has urged the 22-year-old to resurrect his career elsewhere. He believes Tottenham would be a good fit for Shaw, who worked with Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary’s.

‘I still believe he could be the best in the world and in the summer he could go to Tottenham or somewhere and he could improve,’ Scholes told BT Sport.

‘I couldn’t see a difference between him and [Ashley] Young. I think sometimes, managers get in their head that there’s a player not for them.

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‘For me I think he could be brilliant but his manager will still find something wrong with him. It is disappointing because when Luke Shaw came you thought what a player that is and he could be the best.

‘It’s a relationship that come the summer will end. It keeps going on and on but he isn’t playing games.’

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