With Monday's transfer deadline fast approaching, tradesoccer runs the rule over each Premier League side's summer so far, including the business they've done and the players they need to bring in.
Key signing Mathieu Flamini (AC Milan, free)
Spent £0m Received £11m
Arsene Wenger insists big clearouts can be unsettling - but does that mean he is going to stick at two new signings? Angel di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler and St Etienne midfielder Joshua Guilavogui have been mentioned - but Gunners fans won’t be holding their breath.
It’s been a desperately quiet summer at The Emirates which, if Wenger’s to be believed, is how he likes it. However, he must be irritated to have failed to sign Luis Suarez, Yohan Cabaye or anyone else of note.
Return: Mathieu Flamini has signed for Arsenal on a free transfer having been released by AC Milan
Key signing Jores Okore (Nordsjaelland, £4.1m)
Spent £13m Received £2.6m
Paul Lambert says there won’t be any major movement at Villa Park. He has turned down the chance to take old boy Gareth Barry on a loan deal from Manchester City and has made tentative enquiries for Tom Ince and Senegal defender Abdoulaye Ba.
The Villa boss has so far released more than he’s signed though the best business done by some margin was persuading last season’s top scorer, Christian Benteke, to stay put.
New man: Aston Villa have recruited defender Jores Okore (left, challenging Chelsea's Demba Ba)
Key signing Gary Medel (Sevilla, £11.4m)
Spent £28.85m Received £0
Malky Mackay is looking for one more player. Following the arrival of defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine from Rennes yesterday, out wide remains the area to address with Ecuador’s Jefferson Montero an option.
Cardiff can be pleased with a hefty binge which has seen seven players join. Getting centre-back Steven Caulker, left, from Spurs was seen as a coup, trumped by the arrival of Gary Medel, from Sevilla, days later.
In action: Cardiff's new signing Gary Medel closes down Everton's Steven Pienaar
Key signing Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi, free)
Spent £57.7m Received £2.5m
Jose Mourinho has benefited from a firesale at Russian club Anzhi by snapping up Willian and Samuel Eto’o. Eto’o, right, was a swift response to the failure to get Wayne Rooney, while Mourinho also insists midfielder Juan Mata is not for sale.
Mourinho had made the signing of England striker Rooney his big summer soap opera - except it didn’t have the ending he wanted. That said, the Chelsea chief appears to have added bags of quality.
Key signing: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho managed Samuel Eto'o at Inter and has signed him for the Blues
Key signing Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal, £1m)
Spent £8m Received £0
Ian Holloway is under pressure and busy. Palace are keen on West Ham’s Ricardo Vaz Te and yesterday signed Jimmy Kebe from Reading and Huddersfield’s Jack Hunt. He’d like to add Villa’s Barry Bannan.
Lots of business but not enough to ease the anxiety of Palace fans. Striker Dwight Gayle comes with the heftiest price tag though Holloway will be hoping he can get the best from Arsenal discard Marouane Chamakh.
New boss: Ian Holloway celebrates with new Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh
Key signing Arouna Kone (Wigan, £6m)
Spent £9.5m Received £150k
Roberto Martinez says Everton are still in the market to buy. Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is on the radar while a bid for Wigan’s James McCarthy is expected. He will be even busier fending off interest from Man United in Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.
The next 48 hours will determine how you can judge Martinez’s business. He returned to Wigan and his homeland for new recruits - but the big question is can Everton retain their prized assets?
Target man: Everton boss Roberto Martinez recruited striker Arouna Kone from old club Wigan
Key signing Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma, £4m)
Spent £8.8m Received £0
Martin Jol still covets a defender though he appears to have ruled out a late dash for Parma’s Yohan Benalouane. Fulham could also make a move for midfielder Jack Cork from Southampton.
Early results might be a cause for concern, but Jol seems to be happy with his business. England midfielder Scott Parker is the pick of the purchases, while Darren Bent could be the solution to Fulham’s perennial struggle for goals.
New stopper: But Fulham's Maarten Stekelenburg suffered an injury in the opening-day win at Sunderland
Key signing Tom Huddlestone (Spurs, £5m
Spent £12.6m Received £0
Missed chances at The Etihad yesterday will harden Steve Bruce’s desire to land a striker. He has worked well with Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner at Birmingham and Arsenal. ‘Does he want to come to Hull, and can we afford him? Those are the questions,’ Bruce said.
Bruce has built a squad capable of fighting to stay up. The signings of Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor and Spurs duo Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore look particularly astute.
Switch: In a World Cup season, Tom Huddlestone took the decision to leave Spurs for Hull City
Key signing Simon Mignolet (Sunderland, £9m)
Spent £47.8m Received £28m
Centre-halves Tiago Ilori, of Sporting Lisbon, and Mamadou Sakho of Paris St Germain, had medicals yesterday and Liverpool will expect to wrap up deals worth £23million quickly. Chelsea’s Victor Moses is on loan, and Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is a target.
Promising. Brendan Rodgers has gone down the Spanish route with Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto. Kolo Toure looks an inspired signing on a free - but the most important business has been keeping hold of Luis Suarez.
Between the sticks: Simon Mignolet has replaced Pepe Reina in the Liverpool goal
Key signing Fernandinho (Shakhtar, £30m)
Spent £86.9m Received £16.85m
One more centre-half is Manuel Pellegrini’s need before Tuesday to cover for injured Vincent Kompany and Micah Richards. Atletico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis is almost certain to join in a £3.5m deal. ‘I hope so,’ said the City manager.
City did £90m business early, bringing in Spaniards Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic from Serie A and £30m Brazilian Fernandino. They won’t face any of the last-minute sweat facing rivals Manchester United and Arsenal.
Brazil star: Fernandinho is a £30million arrival in the Manchester City midfield
Key signing Guillermo Varela (Penarol, £2.4m)
Spent £2.4m Received £1m
It will be a surprise if United don’t do any late business. A £35m offer for Everton’s Leighton Baines, right, and Marouane Fellaini is on the table, and David Moyes likes Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera.
Chief executive Ed Woodward insists the club can spend big - but the only arrival is Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela. Cesc Fabregas opted to stay at Barcelona.
Staying quiet: David Moyes has not made a major signing in his first summer at Manchester United
Key signing Loic Remy (QPR, loan)
Spent £350k Received £750k
A barren window for Alan Pardew. Keeping Yohan Cabaye would be a bonus. Late moves for the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis, Andre Ayew and Tom Ince can’t be ruled out.
Loic Remy’s season-long loan from QPR and teenager Olivier Kemen from Metz are Newcastle’s only forays into the transfer market. Not quite the return United fans wanted from Joe Kinnear.
Loan ranger: The addition of Loic Remy gives Newcastle more firepower up front
Key signing Nathan Redmond (Birmingham, £2m)
Spent £24.9m Received £3.85m
Chris Hughton is keen to bring in a back-up to Robert Snodgrass. He has been linked with a move for Australian winger James Troisi but so far no firm offer. Hughton may let fringe players go before the deadline shuts.
Norwich have spent almost £25m on eight players, their biggest ever outlay. Johan Elmander and Ricky van Wolfsfinkel add more firepower while Nathan Redmond is an exciting addition out wide.
Celebrate: Nathan Redmond has been an impressive capture for Norwich from Birmingham
Key signing Dejan Lovren (Lyon, £8.8m)
Spent £36.3m Received £1.75m
Rumours persist that Fulham will come in for Jack Cork, left out of the Southampton team yesterday, while Saints are keen to offload Billy Sharp. Mauricio Pochettino wants a winger - but Victor Moses is now off the list.
In Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama and Dani Osvaldo, Saints have spent heavily. The first two have already slotted in seamlessly, though Osvaldo, with a reputation for being somewhat fiery, could be more of a gamble up front.
High foot: Dejan Lovren (left) is a key signing to bolster Southampton's back-line
Key signing Erik Pieters (PSV, £3.2m)
Spent £3.2m Received £0
Mark Hughes admits the window has been frustrating, with the failure to capture Werder Bremen winger Aaron Hunt the latest reason for dismay, while Hughes may also up his offer for West Brom misfit Peter Odemwingie.
Hughes was under instruction to make Stoke easier on the eye post-Pulis but Erik Pieters is the only summer signing who started at West Ham. Stoke were solid last season but fans will be wondering where the goals will come from.
The boss: Mark Hughes has been frustrated with Stoke's lack of transfer activity this summer
Key signing Emanuele Giaccherini (Juventus, £6.5m)
Spent £18.98m Received £12.3m
Midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung became Paolo di Canio’s 12th summer signing when he joined from Swansea yesterday. If Di Canio’s pre-summer wishlist is to be completed, he needs a left-back, which could mean a late bid for Alex Buttner.
A frenetic summer as Di Canio has rebuilt in his quest to avoid last May’s relegation near-miss - though the early evidence is that his multi-national task force, led by ex-Juventus ace Emanuele Giaccherini, may not be gelling as wished.
Wing wizard: Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini (right) takes the ball away from Palace's Jason Puncheon
Key signing Wilfried Bony (Vitesse, £12m)
Spent £20.04m Received £0
Michael Laudrup is confident of landing another striker before the window closes tomorrow. Getafe’s Alvaro Vazquez and West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie are front-runners.
Europa League involvement meant Swansea did the majority of their business early and looks impressive. Club-record £12m signing Wilfried Bony has already scored four times, while Jonjo Shelvey, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jose Canas and Jordi Amat have fitted in well.
Striking: Swansea's new hitman Wilfried Bony (left) attempts to hold off Spurs' Danny Rose
Key signing Roberto Soldado (Valencia, £26.4m)
Spent £106.4m Received £22.4m
Andre Villas-Boas has spent more than £100m on new talent. A late bid for Chelsea’s Juan Mata has probably been stymied by last week’s frantic cheque wielding.
The summer’s biggest spenders have to be happy. The biggest of their stars, Roberto Soldado, left, hit the ground running. Spurs fans must be delighted at the talent replacing Gareth Bale.
Jubilation: Roberto Soldado has had a blistering start to his career at White Hart Lane
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Key signing Scott Sinclair (Man City, loan)
Spent £0m Received £0
Marseille wide man Morgan Amalfitano is expected to sign on a season-long loan. Steve Clarke hasn’t spent a penny so far in adding five new faces, and the Scot’s concern is that he’s acted too late.
Clarke has taken a sizeable punt on Nicolas Anelka and Diego Lugano, two temperamental superstars. He is also hoping he’s the man to revive Scott Sinclair’s career - and that Matej Vydra, magnificent at Watford last season, can step up.
Battle: West Bromwich Albion's Scott Sinclair (right) tussles with Newport County's Robbie Willmott
WEST HAM UNITED
Key signing Andy Carroll (Liverpool, £15.5m)
Spent £21.5m Received £0
Sam Allardyce maintains his transfer work was done a while ago. Ricardo Vaz Te has handed in a transfer request - but that’s unlikely to force the Hammers’ boss into a late dash for some forward cover.
The big money was spent on Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing, left, the plan being that the latter will supply the crosses for the former to score 20-plus goals. Allardyce certainly hasn’t been panicked into action.
Happy Hammer: Andy Carroll has made his loan move to West Ham permanent in a £15million move