Euro 2020 is over, and unless you are passionate about Olympic football, all eyes are on the start of the domestic season.
The kick-off of the Premier League season can’t come soon enough for us fans, although plenty of managers will want to recruit additional players before then.
Let’s take a look at the transfers that have already been confirmed, and where the 20 top flight clubs still have work to do…
Can you believe it has now been 17 years since Arsenal last won the league? Sure, their four FA Cup triumphs in the last eight seasons would be the envy of most English clubs, but the bread and butter for the 13-time champions has to be the league title.
They’re some way off that, but a return to European football would be a step in the right direction.
Nuno Tavares - Benfica, undisclosed
Dani Ceballos - end of loan
Mat Ryan - end of loan
Martin Odegaard - end of loan
David Luiz - contract expired
Mark McGuinness - Cardiff, undisclosed
Trae Coyle - FC Lausanne-Sport, undisclosed
Zech Medkley - KV Oostende, undisclosed
Dinos Mavropanos - Stuttgart, loan
Daniel Ballard - Millwall, loan
Ben Sheaf - Coventry, undisclosed
Matt Smith - Doncaster, loan
Matteo Guendouzi - Marseille, loan
William Saliba - Marseille, loan
Ben White is reportedly on the verge signing for the Gunners in a £50m switch from Brighton, with Mikel Arteta clearly keen to add some quality in defence.
The likes of James Maddison, Tammy Abraham and Manuel Locatelli have all been linked with a move to the Emirates, as the 2020 FA Cup winners look to improve on their eighth-place finish. Long-term servants Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka could be on their way out, with Aston Villa said to be keen on Emile Smith Rowe.
After narrowly surviving in their first season back in the Premier League, Aston Villa kicked on last season and finished just four points shy of the top half.
Jack Grealish proved his worth in an England shirt over the summer, and Dean Smith will be desperate to keep hold of his star man amid reported interested from Manchester City. Emi Buendia was brought in from Norwich in a club-record transfer and will be expected to provide plenty of assists as the Villains look to take the next step in their evolution.
Emi Buendia - Norwich, £38m
Ashley Young - Inter, free
Ahmed Elmohamady - contract expired
Tom Heaton - Manchester United, free
Neil Taylor - contract expired
Bjorn Engels - Royal Antwerp, undisclosed
The potential signing of Smith Rowe would add to what is already an excellent core of young British talent at Villa Park. With Abraham and Harry Winks also being linked with a Midlands move, a European challenge may not be so far-fetched.
Brentford are yet to make a move in the summer transfer window, with the Championship play-off winners keen finally making that step up to the big time. They’ve come close on so many occasions, and will be desperate to extend their Premier League stay beyond this one campaign.
Ivan Toney’s ability to convert his 30 Championship goals into Premier League strikes may be key to their hopes.
Aaron Pressley - AFC Wimbledon, loan
Henrik Dalsgaard - FC Midtjylland, free transfer
Luke Daniels - contract expired
Emiliano Marcondes - contract expired
Jan Mlakar - Hadjuk Split, undisclosed
With just Kristoffer Ajer and Frank Onyeka linked in recent times, it is refreshing to see the Bees avoid the panic buying strategy that many newly-promoted outfits adopt. They’ll need to bring in fresh talent, but Thomas Frank appears to be putting his faith in the players that achieved promotion last season.
Injuries really did put paid to any hopes of the Seagulls kicking on last season, although Graham Potter will have been encouraged by some of the football on display in the south coast.
Jeremy Sarmiento - Benfica, undisclosed
Enock Mwepu - Red Bull Salzburg, undisclosed
Kjell Scherpen - Ajax, undisclosed
Davy Propper - PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed
Andrew Crofts - contract expired
Jose Izquierdo - contract expired
Teddy Jenks - Aberdeen, loan
Alex Cochrane - Hearts, loan
Ryan Longman - Hull, loan
Viktor Gyokeres - Coventry, undisclosed
Mat Ryan - Real Sociedad, undisclosed
Carl Rushworth - Walsall, loan
Liverpool’s Nat Phillips is being rumoured as the man to replace the outgoing Ben White, with Potter wanting to make the move from perennial relegation fighters to mid table security.
It is difficult to imagine Burnley without Sean Dyche at the helm, and the Turf Moor hierarchy will be relying on his ability to avoid another relegation battle.
They were never in any serious trouble last season, but their 39 points was their lowest tally since returning to the Premier League.
They’ll be glad of crowds returning to Turf Moor, with their absence clearly felt last season.
Nathan Collins - Stoke, undisclosed
Robbie Brady - contract expired
Ryan Cooney - Morecambe, free
Ben Gibson - Norwich, undisclosed
Joel Mumbongo - Accrington, loan
Jimmy Dunne - QPR, undisclosed
A new back-up goalkeeper is on the shopping list, with Wayne Hennessey and Jiri Pavlenka previously linked with a switch to Lancashire.
The Champions League winners scraped a top four finish last season but will be confident of putting together a title challenge under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel.
A new striker is top of their shopping list, with Olivier Giroud completing his move to AC Milan.
Fikayo Tomori - AC Milan, £25m
Willy Caballero - contract expired
Izzy Brown - contract expired
Jamal Blackman - contract expired
Pierre Ekwah Elimby - West Ham, undisclosed
Danilo Pantic - Partizan Belgrade, undisclosed
Nathan Baxter - Hull, loan
Billy Gilmour - Norwich City, loan
Victor Moses - Spartak Moscow, undisclosed
Juan Castillo - Birmingham, loan
Olivier Giroud - AC Milan, undisclosed
Marc Guehi - Crystal Palace, undisclosed
It is no secret that Chelsea are keen on signing a centre forward, with the very best in the game being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. The likes of Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku have all been linked, with England hero Declan Rice a possible addition from London rivals West Ham.
Crystal Palace are quietly going about their business in convincing fashion, with Michael Olise and Marc Guehi being drafted in to boost their squad with several experienced names leaving on free transfers.
Patrick Vieira will not be done yet, with his mission of turning Palace from also-rans into European challengers a difficult one.
Michael Olise - Reading, undisclosed
Jacob Montes - Georgetown University
Marc Guehi - Chelsea, undisclosed
Gary Cahill - contract expired
Scott Dann - contract expired
Nathaniel Clyne - contract expired
Wayne Hennessey - contract expired
James McCarthy - contract expired
Mamadou Sakho - contract expired
Patrick van Aanholt - contract expired
Mamadou Sakho - contract expired
Connor Wickham - contract expired
Sion Spence - Bristol Rovers, loan
A summer of turmoil at Goodison Park has seen one Champions League winning manager replaced with another, with former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez making the controversial move to replace Carlo Ancelotti.
For all of last season’s early promise, a 10th place finish was not good enough given the money spent in recent years.
Top seven will be the minimum requirement, with the blue half of Merseyside desperate for a top four push.
Theo Walcott - Southampton, free
Callum Connolly - Blackpool, free
Josh Bowler - Everton to Blackpool, free
Joshua King - contract expired
Yannick Bolasie - contract expired
Muhamed Besic - contract expired
Robin Olsen - end of loan
Dennis Adeniran - contract expired
Matthew Pennington - contract expired
Con Ouzounidis - contract expired
Bobby Carroll - contract expired
Benitez is clearly keen to bolster his wide numbers, with Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray expected to sign in the coming days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be licking his lips at the thought of better service into the box.
Asmir Begovic is also on the verge of signing as back up to England stopper Jordan Pickford, with Benitez evidently relying on Premier League experience.
The wide men being linked with moves to Goodison Park don’t stop there, with Burnley’s Dwight McNeil and Leon Bailey of Bayern Leverkusen also rumoured to be on Farhad Moshiri’s wish list.
Winning their final four games of the season saw Leeds manage a superb ninth spot, and Marcelo Bielsa will have higher ambitions this time around. Junior Firpo adds defensive quality from Barcelona, and whatever happens at Elland Road this season, it’s going to be fun.
Jack Harrison - Man City, undisclosed
Junior Firpo - Barcelona, £13m
Ryan Edmondson - Fleetwood, loan
Gaetano Berardi - contract expired
Pablo Hernandez - contract expired
Ouasim Bouy - contract expired
Barry Douglas - contract expired
Cole Gibbon - contract expired
Niklas Haugland - contract expired
Eunan O'Kane - contract expired
Matthew Turner - contract expired
Oliver Casey - Blackpool, undisclosed
Alfie McAlmont - Morecambe, loan
Ezgjan Alioski - contract expired
Laurens De Bock - Sportvereniging Zulte Waregem, loan
Kiko Casilla - Elche, loan
Noni Madueke continues to be linked from PSV, although keeping their core of players from last season together will be key to their hopes.
For the second season running, Leicester missed out on Champions League football in the final game, and Brendan Rodgers knows that his next step is to make that leap.
Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare add to an already exciting attacking line up, while the experience of Ryan Bertrand will be welcomed.
Patson Daka - RB Salzburg, £23m
Boubakary Soumare - Lille, £17m
Ryan Bertrand - Southampton, free
Wes Morgan - retired
Christian Fuchs - contract expired
Matthew James - contract expired
Admiral Muskwe - Luton, undisclosed
After his loan spell at Liverpool, Ozan Kabak is being linked with a quick return to the Premier League with the Foxes reportedly keen. Ryan Christie could follow his former manager from Celtic to the King Power, with Domenico Berardi also eyeing up a move to English football.
After romping to their fifth Premier League title in 10 years, Manchester City fell at the final hurdle in their quest to finally be crowned kings of Europe as Chelsea clinched their second Champions League crown.
They remain the team to beat in England, although with Sergio Aguero leaving for Barcelona, who will take over in leading the line at the Etihad?
Sergio Aguero - Barcelona, free
Eric Garcia - Barcelona, free
Jack Harrison - Leeds, undisclosed
Daniel Grimshaw - Blackpool, free
Taylor Harwood-Bellis - Anderlecht, loan
James Trafford - Accrington, loan
Gavin Bazunu - Portsmouth, loan
Lewis Fiorini - Lincoln, loan
Alexander Robertson - Ross County, loan
Callum Doyle - Sunderland, loan
Lukas Nmecha - Wolfsburg, undisclosed
Pep Guardiola appears to have given his scouts the summer off, with Harry Kane and Jack Grealish continually linked with a move to Manchester. Kane is already the Betfred favourite to finish the season as top goalscorer, and if he signs for free-flowing City, along with Grealish, he will take some stopping.
Tom Heaton - Aston Villa, free
Tahith Chong - Birmingham, loan
Joel Pereira - contract expired
Sergio Romero - contract expired
Nathan Bishop - Mansfield, loan
Reece Devine - St Johnstone, loan
More than a rumour, Jadon Sancho’s move to Old Trafford is all but confirmed, and adds to what is already a terrifying forward line. He’ll want to quickly put his England penalty heartache behind him, and a flying start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will help in that regard.
The Raphael Varane rumours refuse to go away, with the Real Madrid man continually mentioned in Stretford End conversations, while Kieran Trippier, Pau Torres and Eduardo Camavinga have also been linked.
A 12th-place finish was more than respectable for Steve Bruce’s men, given that they were toying with the threat of relegation earlier in the campaign.
Conceding goals was a serious problem at St. James’ Park, and defensive reinforcements will be required if they are to avoid similar issues.
Andy Carroll - contract expired
Henri Saivet - contract expired
Christian Atsu - contract expired
Lewis Cass - Port Vale, loan
Bruce is all too aware of his defensive problems, and enquiries regarding Mario Lemina and Boubacar Kamara suggest that he is looking to add protection to his back four. Joe Willock’s successful loan spell could be turned into a permanent one, but the Toon Army look some way off from their former glory days of the 1990s.
Norwich made an immediate return to the top flight after dropping out two seasons ago with a measly 21 points, and Daniel Farke has been one of the busier managers in terms of signings in a bid to make more of a fight of it this time around.
The loss of Buendia to Aston Villa is a blow to their chances, but the Canaries have recruited plenty of Premier League experience so far.
Angus Gunn - Southampton, undisclosed
Milot Rashica - Werder Bremen, £9.4m
Kenny Coker - Southend, undisclosed
Ben Gibson - Burnley, undisclosed
Dimitris Giannoulis - PAOK, undisclosed
Pierre Lees-Melou - Nice, £3.5m
Billy Gilmour - Chelsea, loan
Emi Buendia - Aston Villa, £38m
Marco Stiepermann - contract terminated
Orjan Nyland - released
Alexander Tettey - released
Moritz Leitner - contract terminated
Josh Martin - MK Dons, loan
Daniel Barden - Livingston, loan
Mario Vrancic - Stoke, free
Josip Drmic - HNK Rijeka, loan
Norwich have reportedly joined Brentford in the hunt to sign Celtic centre back Ajer, and will need to be smarter in defence if they are to improve on the 75 goals conceded in the 2019/20 campaign.
After a hugely impressive start to last season, the wheels fell off at Southampton once again and Ralph Hasenhüttl will have been relieved to see Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United register such disappointing points tallies.
They are a difficult club in terms of predicting their fortunes, and their lack of activity so far makes this season no different.
Theo Walcott - Everton, free
Romain Perraud - Stade Brest, undisclosed
Ryan Bertrand - Leicester, free
Josh Sims - contract expired
Kayne Ramsay - Crewe Alexandra, loan
Angus Gunn - Norwich, undisclosed
With just two permanent signings to boast of so far, Southampton will want to get a move on in the transfer market, although a swap deal involving Lemina and Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden appears to be their only current move.
A disappointing season saw Spurs finish below West Ham in seventh, and with no Champions League on offer, could this be the summer that Kane calls time on his stay in London?
Man City are circling, and his departure could prove to be a catastrophic blow to the ambitions of Daniel Levy and co.
Paulo Gazzaniga - contract expired
Danny Rose - Watford, free transfer
Kazaiah Sterling - contract expired
Juan Foyth - Villarreal, undisclosed
The exit of Kane would come with a significant financial boost, similar to that of Gareth Bale back in 2013. Spurs went wild in the transfer market after his £85m switch to Real Madrid, and may do something similar if Kane does leave. The likes of Max Aarons, Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard have already been linked.
Much like Norwich, Watford booked their return to the top flight at the first time of asking and have been busy so far as they bid to stay there.
Danny Rose and Joshua King add required Premier League experience, and Xisco Munoz will fancy his chances of re-establishing the Hornets as top flight mainstays.
Danny Rose - Tottenham, free transfer
Imran Louza - Nantes, undisclosed
Ashley Fletcher - Middlesbrough, free transfer
Emmanuel Dennis - Club Brugge, undisclosed
Kwadwo Baah - Rochdale, undisclosed
Mattie Pollock - Grimsby, undisclosed
Peter Etebo - Stoke, loan
Joshua King - Unattached
Dapo Mebude - Unattached
Ben Wilmot - Stoke, undisclosed
Achraf Lazaar - contract expired
Carlos Sanchez - contract expired
Jerome Sinclair - contract expired
Mamadou M'Baye - contract expired
Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles would be a great signing, although talks of a switch to Vicarage Road have cooled of late. They’ve been busy already, so we perhaps shouldn’t expect too much.
WEST HAM UNITED
David Moyes rolled back the years last season as his masterminded a sixth-placed finish for the Hammers. In fact, they were well in the hunt for the top four and only missed out due to Liverpool and Chelsea’s late season form.
Pierre Ekwah Elimby - Chelsea, undisclosed
Thierry Nevers - Reading, undisclosed
Armstrong Oko-Flex - Celtic, free
Felipe Anderson - Lazio, undisclosed
Fabian Balbuena - released
Sean Adarkwa - released
Olatunji Akinola - released
Samuel Caiger - released
Alfie Lewis - released
Joshua Okotcha - released
Joseph Anang - Stevenage, loan
Can they repeat last season’s heroics? Giovanni Simeone continues to be linked with a move, while Ukraine hero Roman Yaremchuk could join his compatriot Andriy Yarmolenko in London.
Change is in the air at Wolves, with Nuno Espírito Santo leaving the Midlands to try and steady the ship at Spurs.
After consecutive seventh-placed finishes, last season’s 13th spot would have come as a disappointment. Can Bruno Lage take them back into Europe?
Jose Sa - Olympiacos, undisclosed
Rayan Ait-Nouri - Angers, undisclosed
Yerson Mosquera - Atletico Nacional, undisclosed
Louie Moulden - Man City, free
Francisco Trincao - Barcelona, loan
Rui Patricio - Roma, undisclosed
Sadou Diallo - released
Cyriaque Mayounga - released
Hong Wan - released
Sadou Diallo - Forest Green, free
With five players in and five players out, expect Wolves to pick up where they left off last season. A mid table finish would likely be welcomed, especially given that Dominik Livakovic appears to be the only name of note linked with a move to the Molineux.