The games injured Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne could miss including Liverpool and Tottenham

Kevin De Bruyne looks set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines (Picture: Getty)Kevin De Bruyne is expected to miss at least eight matches for Manchester City over the coming weeks after suffering a serious knee injury in training.

Belgium playmaker De Bruyne, one of the stars of the Premier League last season, played 30 minutes of Man City’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal last weekend.

Pep Guardiola had hoped that De Bruyne would be fit to feature more prominently this weekend with the defending champions welcoming Huddersfield Town to the Etihad.

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But the 27-year-old suffered a knee injury in training on Wednesday which Manchester City fear will rule him out for around two months.

If the initial diagnostics are correct, De Bruyne is likely to return at the end of October, meaning he will miss at least eight Premier League fixtures.

Last season, De Bruyne scored eight goals and made a staggering 16 assists in 37 Premier League appearances as City stormed to the title, amassing 100 points.

THE GAMES KEVIN DE BRUYNE COULD MISS

Huddersfield Town (h) – August 19

Wolves (a) – August 25

Newcastle United (h) – September 1

Fulham (h) – September 15

Cardiff City (a) – September 22

Brighton and Hove Albion (h) – September 29

Liverpool (a) – October 7

Burnley (h) – October 20

Expected return

Tottenham (a) – October 28

Southampton (h) – November 3

Manchester United (h) – November 11

De Bruyne was superb for champions Manchester City last season (Picture: Getty)Speaking to BBC this week, De Bruyne admitted that Manchester City are unlikely to reach the heights of last season as they attempt to defend the title.

‘Last year was almost perfect,’ he said. ‘If we are going to be champions on the last day, the last kick of the season, then I am also going to be happy.

‘The main focus is on us. The other teams are always going to push us, Liverpool did what we did last year. They have spent a lot of money but wisely.

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‘They needed some additions and they have got them in the right places. They saw that they had to up the level to come closer to us and we are trying to maintain what we have done last year. It will be a good battle between the top sides.

‘The top six is always challenging. I don’t make a difference between any team. Liverpool spent the most this year, but last year it was us and Manchester United.

‘Now there are other teams in the Premier League who spend more than us, they have to do what they have to do to be better.’

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When is the Champions League group stage draw and what are the play-off fixtures?

The battle for the Champions League trophy is already underway (Picture: Getty Images)The Champions League group stages are right around the corner as the long and winding qualification process nears its end for another season.

Celtic suffered the heartache of falling at the third qualifying round on Tuesday night, but there is still one more set of fixtures before the group stages finally get underway.

12 teams are still to compete in the play-off round over the next two weeks to determine the final six teams that will enter the groups at the end of August.

Here is what is coming up in the Champions League…

Real Madrid have won the last three Champions Leagues (Picture: Getty Images)When is the play-off round and what are the fixtures?

The first legs are played on either 21 or 22 August and the second legs on 28 or 29 August.

Champions League Play-off round fixtures

Red Star Belgrade vs Red Bull Salzburg
BATE Borisov vss PSV Eindhoven
Young Boys vs Dinamo Zagreb
MOL Vidi vs AEK Athens
Benfica vs PAOK
Ajax vs Dynamo Kyiv

Can Liverpool go one step further than runners-up this season? (Picture: Getty)When is the Champions League group stage draw?

The draw for the group stages will take place on Thursday, 30 August in Monaco.

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What pots are each team in?

The only one confirmed is Pot One which includes the following teams: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Manchester United and Tottenham are going to be in Pot Two, but Liverpool are awaiting their fate as they may be Two or Three, depending on which teams qualify.

Confirmed for Pot Two are Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Roma, whilst in Pot Three are Schalke, Lyon, Monaco and CSKA Moscow.

In Pot Four are Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Inter Milan and Hoffenheim, whilst Valencia and Viktoria Plzen could be in three or four.

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Tottenham hit by major new stadium delay: Liverpool & Cardiff games moved to Wembley

The opening of Tottenham’s new stadium has been delayed due to ‘critical safety’ issues.Tottenham have confirmed that their new stadium will not be ready in time to host Liverpool next month and have been forced to extend their stay at Wembley for at least the next eight weeks.

In a statement released on Monday evening, Spurs revealed that ‘issues with the critical safety systems’ have meant that the stadium will not be signed off in time for their Premier League fixture against Jurgen Klopp’s side on September 15.

Spurs were already due to host Fulham at Wembley on Saturday but will now remain at the stadium for their game against Liverpool as well as their ‘home’ fixture against Cardiff City on October 6.

Tottenham have not yet confirmed whether their fixture against Manchester City on October 28 will be played in their new stadium.

‘We know this will be disappointing for all our season tickets holders, premium members and our fans worldwide,’ said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham’s new stadium will not be ready until late October at the earliest.

Spurs will play their next three ‘home’ fixtures at Wembley. (Getty Images)‘We appreciate the support our partner the NFL has shown since the extent of this issue became evident today.

‘At the start of the project we asked for your support during what we knew would be a complex and challenging build and now we ask for your continued patience and forbearance.’

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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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Martin Keown and Chris Sutton expect Arsenal and Chelsea to miss out on the top four this season

The new Premier League season starts on Friday night (Pictures: Getty)Martin Keown and Chris Sutton both expect Arsenal and Chelsea to miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

The 2018-19 Premier League campaign starts on Friday night when last season’s runners-up Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford.

Manchester City, who amassed 100 points last term and scored over 100 goals, begin their title defence against Unai Emery’s Gunners on Sunday.

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Pep Guardiola’s City got their new season off to a fine start this weekend, defeating Chelsea at Wembley to win the Community Shield.

Former Arsenal and England defender Keown has heaped praise on City but reckons Liverpool could pip them to the Premier League title.

And both he and fellow pundit Sutton can see Arsenal and Chelsea missing out on the top four for the second year in a row.

Champions League draw, fixtures, pots and when the groups stages start for 2018-19

Real Madrid won their third straight Champions League title last season (Picture: Getty Images)The new Premier League season is yet to start but qualification for the Champions League is underway as clubs from across the continent battle it out for a place in the group stages.

The very first preliminary rounds were played back on 26 June, making the Champions League an almost year-round competition.

Premier League clubs are yet to start their Champions League campaigns, but Celtic already have theirs well underway having come through two qualifying rounds.

Here is where we are up to in Europe’s premier competition and what we have coming up…

Sadio Mane scored for Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final (Picture: AP)Champions League Third Qualifying Round Fixtures

First legs

7 August

FC Astana vs Dinamo ZagrebFK Qarabag vs BATE BorisovMalmö FF vs MOL VidiSlavia Prague vs Dynamo KievStandard Liege vs AjaxRed Star Belgrade vs Spartak TrnavaBenfica vs Fenerbahçe

8 August

FC Red Bull Salzburg vs ShkendijaPAOK Salonika vs Spartak MoscowCeltic vs AEK Athens

Second legs

14 August

Dynamo Kiev vs Slavia PragueBATE Borisov vs FK QarabagSpartak Moscow vs PAOK SalonikaAEK Athens vs CelticDinamo Zagreb vs FC AstanaFenerbahçe vs BenficaMOL Vidi vs Malmö FFShkendija vs FC Red Bull SalzburgAjax vs Standard LiegeSpartak Trnava vs Red Star Belgrade

When is the play-off round and who is involved?

The 10 winners from the third qualifying round go into a play-off round where they are joined by PSV Eindhoven and Young Boys.

The draw will be made on 6 August and the fixtures will be played on 21/22 August and 28/29 August.

Can Premier League champions Manchester City challenge? (Picture: Getty Images)When is the draw for the group stage and when does it start?

The draw takes place on Thursday, 30 August in Monaco and the fixtures begin on 18 September.

Have the pots been decided?

The only one confirmed is Pot One which includes the following teams: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Manchester United and Tottenham are going to be in Pot Two, but Liverpool are awaiting their fate as they may be Two or Three, depending on which teams qualify.

Juventus are hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can lead them to glory (Picture: Getty Images)
When and where is the 2018-19 Champions League final?

The final takes place on 1 June 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid (the home of Atletico Madrid).

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