With less than a week until the Premier League kicks off, the race is on to bag those final vital pieces in the summer transfer market.
This year’s deadline is October 5, so there is still time to put the house in order.
And are there some massive, household names and talents available for varying sums of cash.
Jadon Sancho, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Alcantara – three superstars who could be on their way to these shores if the price is right.
Here, we look at the English elite’s hunt for specific players to fill specific gaps before that window slams shut.
Jadon Sancho is one of Manchester United’s top targets this summer
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The only obvious signature missing, as of now, is skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s on that new three-year, £250,000-a-week contract. Long-term target Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is still on Mikel Arteta’s hitlist.
A £20m offer for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson was rejected last week. The Cherries want double that. Also on Dean Smith’s radar is Brentford winger Said Benrahma and striker Ollie Watkins. Combined, they would cost £50m. A decent keeper is needed, with first-choice Tom Heaton injured.
Left-back Bernardo could be on his way to West Ham on loan, which would free room for them to grab Rico Henry from Brentford.
Callum Wilson is likely to leave Bournemouth this summer
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Sean Dyche’s preferred targets are being ignored by the board and that spells trouble for the Clarets, who look set to miss out on Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall.
Amazingly, despite £200m already spent, they have yet to buy the keeper sorely needed. England star Nick Pope is proving difficult to budge from Burnley, so Frank Lampard is eyeing Atletico’s Jan Oblak and Rennes’ Edouard Mendy. Either way, a new number one will be at the…