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What transfer business will the Premier League teams attempt to do this summer?

A look at what deals Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley and Chelsea may pull off before the deadline.

FOOTBALL 05/07/17 17:01
What transfer business will the Premier League teams attempt to do this summer?

The summer transfer window is open, with every Premier League club looking to strengthen their squad.

Manchester City have already made a big splash while the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal will seek to do business as they aim for a return to Champions League football.

Here, we take a look at what each top-flight team needs to do before the end of August.

The first of four parts involves Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea.

Arsenal

Who have they signed?
It appears a matter of time before French striker Alexandre Lacazette seals his switch from Lyon for a club-record fee close to £44million after he underwent his medical in London on Tuesday. He would follow Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac in moving to Arsene Wenger’s ranks in this window.

What do they need?
The Gunners need an injection of quality across the board having missed out on the top four for the first time in 21 years. Wenger must look to strengthen his defence, especially if he sticks with the back three which brought him success towards the end of the campaign.

Who may depart?
Arsenal have decisions to make on star pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil given both only have a year left to run on their respective deals. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are in the same boat while Lacazette’s arrival could push Lucas Perez and Olivier Giroud closer to the exit door.

Bournemouth

Who have they signed?
Eddie Howe’s side have been one of the busiest in the opening stages of the transfer window, landing goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, defender Nathan Ake, young midfielder Connor Mahoney and striker Jermain Defoe.

What do they need?
Were the window to close tomorrow, the Cherries could be happy with what they have done, though they may yet make another signing or two before the summer is out. Howe has often taken youngsters from top Premier League sides on loan and Liverpool’s Joe Gomez and Chelsea’s Lewis Baker could continue that tradition.

Who may depart?
Keeping hold of Norway forward Joshua King is Bournemouth’s biggest priority after he plundered 16 Premier League goals to reportedly alert Tottenham. Defender Marc Wilson may be reunited with West Brom boss Tony Pulis permanently following a loan spell in the midlands last season.

Brighton

Who have they signed?
The Seagulls broke their transfer record to acquire Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from Valencia after previous first-choice David Stockdale departed for Birmingham. Midfielder Pascal Gross has also been recruited from German side Ingolstadt, though the Seagulls will feel they need more in they are to build a squad that can stay up.

What do they need?
A dash of experience would help the club in their first Premier League tilt. Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney is one name thought to be on the Seagulls’ radar while Leicester’s Ahmed Musa is another that has been doing the rounds.

Who may depart?
It does not look like Brighton will be losing any of their other key players from their promotion-winning side so the focus will be on offloading those they do not believe are good enough to make the step up. Defender Connor Goldson may be farmed out on loan and the club is said to be open to offers for midfielder Oliver Norwood just one year after they signed him.

Burnley

Who have they signed?
Sean Dyche is yet to officially make his mark on this transfer window, though Turf Moor looks like being the most likely destination for free-agent former Leeds defender Charlie Taylor. As in previous windows, the Clarets’ budget means they cannot overspend to land targets early so look for them to still be conducting business late on in August.

What do they need?
Burnley are confident they have a ready-made replacement for Michael Keane in James Tarkowski, though one more centre-back is now required while another wide man to rival Robbie Brady and Johann Berg Gudmundsson would not go amiss. For a team that often plays two up front, Dyche could use another forward too.

Who may depart?
Keane’s departure to Everton has already been sealed and the energetic George Boyd decided to drop down a level to join Sheffield Wednesday. Andre Gray may exit for a Premier League rival too given he has just one year remaining on his contract and was not always first choice towards the end of the previous campaign.

Chelsea

Who have they signed?
The lack of activity at Stamford Bridge so far has led to murmurs of frustration from Antonio Conte as he looks to strength the champions’ squad. The Blues did tie England Under-21 international Tammy Abraham down to a new contract before letting him join Swansea on loan.

What do they need?
Conte knows he requires greater depth given the extra demands of Champions League football. A striker, seemingly Romelu Lukaku, is top of the list and Juventus’ full-back Alex Sandro and Monaco’s midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko have been heavily linked with moves to west London.

Who may depart?
Diego Costa’s future is, as ever, a topic of discussion, especially after he claimed Conte text him informing he was not part of his future plans, though Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban may scupper their hopes of getting him back. John Terry’s 22-year association with the club has ended and there should be a slew of youngsters heading off on loan as normal.

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