Premier League Top 5 Summer Transfers

Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015

The 30-year-old has found it hard at times to secure minutes since the arrival of the German, but with Brazil's number one now also in the frame, the Belgium worldwide will be forced to look elsewhere for first-team football. This time, however, Thursday's transfer deadline passed without any additions being made by Tottenham - the first time a Premier League club has failed to sign at least one new player during the summer window.

Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League club since the summer transfer window began to fail to sign a single player but Mauricio Pochettino said he was happy for the club to "behave differently".

Clubs spent £1.23 billion in the window that closed yesterday, a drop of £200 million, but still £180 million up on the net expenditure record of £685 million in summer 2016, according to Deloitte figures.

Saturday's visit to Newcastle for their opening game will therefore offer few surprises, although Pochettino must decide which of the nine players who appeared in the World Cup semi-finals are ready to return to action. But strong performances in Russian Federation weren't a necessity when it came to Premier League clubs deciding whether to spend the fruits of soccer's biggest television contracts.

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Eric Bailly did superbly to deny Iheanacho, and Vardy bundled Shaw off the ball to send in a cross that Gray nearly flicked home. He added: "The thinking is he is a very good penalty taker and likes the responsibility of it and he is first choice".

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Chelsea was in pursuit for the former Real Madrid striker as they were hoping to complete a deal that will see him move to Stamford Bridge after Alvaro Morata failed to leave up to expectations last season. However, the transfer record was broken a mere 4 weeks later when Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a whopping £71 million from Bilbao. Guardiola opted for only one significant new recruit, landing Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester in a 60 million pound ($76.6 million) swoop.

Preparing for its first Premier League campaign in four years, Fulham added five players on Thursday, including signing midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille, goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla and forward Luciano Vietto on loan from Atletico Madrid.

"I said last season many times we can not spend every season, we spend when we should spend, we had seven or eight players aged 30 or 31 [to replace]".

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