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How the BIG SIX in Premier League look with a month of the transfer window left

  /  autty

The big Premier League kick off is just a month away with the transfer window closing on August 8.

Business is starting to pick up but a number of clubs still have plenty of work to do before deadline day arrives.

We have assessed last season's top six to see what progress they have made and what they still have left do in the summer window.


What they have done so far?

There has not been too much noise about Manchester City's plans and then in a matter of days, just like that, they made two important signings.

Left-back Angelino was brought back to the club from PSV and then they broke their club record to sign £62.8million Rodri. They have been after a long-term replacement for Fernandinho for over a year so Rodri's arrival could be vital.

What do they have left to do?

Vincent Kompany's departure has left a big void that needs filling. Get a new centre-back and it will be hard to find any weaknesses in City's squad.

However, City are baulking at Harry Maguire's £90m valuation and have also shown in the past that if the right man is not available they are willing to wait so that signing could be left until later.

Prediction (as things stand): 1st


What have they done so far?

Not too much other than the low-key signing of Dutch teenager Sepp van den Berg. Another one for the future is on the way in Fulham's wonderkid and Premier League record-breaker Harvey Elliott.

What they have left to do?

Jurgen Klopp is in a tricky position, similar to one Spurs were in a few years ago when they needed to push on and improve from a position of relative strength but would have looked at their first XI and struggled to see how they could do it.

Klopp will have Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster back after being denied their services for differing periods last season due to injury.

A new face to freshen things up wouldn't do any harm. Alberto Moreno's release has left a gap for a back-up left back.

Prediction: 2nd


What have they done so far?

Because of their transfer ban, they have only welcomed in players who were already on the books.

Christian Pulisc will link up following the Gold Cup with the USA and Mateo Kovacic. Also welcomed back into the fold are a number of loanees who will have to be like new signings.

Eden Hazard's departure was a huge but inevitable blow but the same won't be said about Alvaro Morata or Gonzalo Higuain. They also allowed long-serving skipper Gary Cahill to leave.

What have they got left to do?

Due to the ban there is nothing they and new boss Frank Lampard can do other than run the rule over the returning players and see who best can slot in and bolster their squad.

The ban could prove well-timed with the number of talented players Chelsea have had out on loan itching to get a chance.

Prediction: 4th


What have they done so far?

They've made the biggest statement of intent this window so far with the club-record £63m capture of Tanguy Ndombele.

Jack Clarke is one for the future having been signed from Leeds and then loaned back to the Elland Road club.

Fernando Llorente's contract ran out and Michel Vorm has gone on a free too.

What have they got left to do?

Find the answers to a number of unsolved questions. Uncertainty over the futures of Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier and Christian Eriksen and a number of midfielders may lead to a need for more replacements.

More quality, creativity and goal threat is needed in midfield. Son Heung-min has emerged as a player capable of playing with and instead of Harry Kane but another wide option would improve the squad.

They also hope to tie up a deal for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon.

Prediction: 3rd


What have they done so far?

Only added Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli so far. The arrival of technical director Edu an important appointment to bring some cohesion to Arsenal's plans.

They have said goodbye to a number of players including Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck to ease the strain on their wage bill.

What do they need to do?

Try and get their hands on more money, either from above or by offloading as many of their unwanted players as possible, such as Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Arsenal have plenty of needs and roughly £45m is nowhere near enough to pay for it. They want Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Tierney and need a centre back now as William Saliba will be returning to St Etienne on loan for the season.

Prediction: 5th


What have they done so far?

Not enough, either in or out. Only two new, young faces have arrived to freshen up the squad in Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Despite having a number of players to move on, only lost Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera, who they could have done with keeping, have left so far.

What do they need to do?

A long list of things. Sign a new central defender, potentially three new central midfielders and a new striker.

Who arrives will depend on who goes and the futures of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in particular are up in the air.

There is a large amount of deadwood to shift as well. A busy month lies ahead for Ole Gunnar Solskajer.

Prediction: 6th