Every Premier League club’s desired transfers and top targets before deadline

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.

Arsenal

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.

Aston Villa

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.

Brighton

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.

Burnley

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.

Chelsea

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 Bridge soon.

Crystal Palace

They are looking at Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, who may prefer being the main man at Selhurst Park as opposed to a cameo role at Spurs. But there is a long queue for the once £80m-rated ace.

Everton

After missing some sitting targets last month, fears Carlo Ancelotti was losing patience with the board have eased with Allan, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure arriving.

Fulham

Top-flight new-boys want another striker but have hit a wall in efforts to land Watkins, Lyon’s one-time Chelsea starlet Bertrand Troare and Sporting Lisbon’s Jovane Cabral. A loan deal for Torino defender Ola Aina could be on.

Leicester City

Burnley’s England defender James Tarkowski continues to interest Brendan Rodgers but the Foxes are unwilling to meet his £50m-release clause. They could go for £20m St Etienne youngster Wesley Fofana instead.

Leeds United

Swansea centre-half Ben Cabango has been lined up after missing out on Brighton’s Ben White. In the striker department, Watkins and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi are wanted, while Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson may arrive after Saturday’s Anfield opener.

Liverpool

Strangely quiet summer for the champions. However, Bayern’s holding midfielder Thiago Alcantara is regarded as the perfect man to replace Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum should he be lured to Barcelona.

Manchester City

Lionel Messi was on Pep Guardiola’s most-wanted list. But if disappointed the Barcelona genius is now staying in Spain, City, arguably, needed a world-class central defender more. Now they can focus all attention on sealing a £100m deal for Napoli pillar-at-the-back Kalidou Koulibaly. 

Manchester United

Sancho’s name has stopped dominating headlines at United but that is unlikely to last. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cannot afford to wait another year – and invite rivals to join the scrap. This is United’s window to strike a £110m deal for the Three Lions winger.

Newcastle United

Another of the large posse chasing in-demand England hitman Wilson – but hard to see them competing in a bidding war with Premier League rivals. One-time Cherries team-mate, Ryan Fraser, a free, looks likelier.

Sheffield United

Chris Wilder has promised an ‘explosion’ of signings this week. Young Bayern Munich striker Leon Dajaku and Reading duo Yakou Meite and John Swift are on his radar.

Southampton

Ralph Hasenhuttl is back in the race for Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham – and is also considering a £5m swoop for the Hoops’ Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer.

Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is searching for cover for striker Harry Kane. Cue the north Londoners’ interest in Wilson at the Vitality. Potential swoop for ex-Chelsea star Diego Costa has gone quiet.

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West Ham

Brentford’s flying wing-back Henry is definitely on David Moyes’ radar as is the Bees hitman Watkins. Trouble is, quite a few others want the Championship pair.

West Brom

Beefing up his attacking options is Slaven Bilic’s priority with Watford striker Troy Deeney and Huddersfield hot-shot Karlan Grant both heavily linked to the Hawthorns.

Wolves

Arsenal’s versatile Ainsley Naitland-Miles is in the sights of Nuno Espirito Santo. But his surprise England call-up has put talks over a £22m switch on hold…for now.

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