Premier League teams are busy reforming and making the best team they can probably get from this summer window transfer. Many teams will be signing new players to strengthen their squad as they offload other players from their club to balance the financial books.
City has been linked with a number of high-profile players from around the world, and with legendary striker Sergio Aguero leaving on a free transfer at the end of the campaign, many are expecting the club to strengthen significantly this summer.
Manchester City kick off the 2021-22 Premier League season against Tottenham on Saturday, August 14.
City finished 12 points clear of second-placed Manchester United to clinch their fifth title last term and can lay down a marker for the new campaign by seeing off Spurs in north London.
United are tipped to go big in the transfer market this summer following a second-place Premier League finish and Champions League qualification, with the club reported being ready to spend up to £150m (net!) in order to really challenge on all fronts.
There are some players who are guaranteed starters. Six in total.
These are captain Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, and Marcus Rashford.
Chelsea still have plenty to play for in the final few weeks of the 2020/21 season with Thomas Tuchel's team in two cup finals.
As well as this, the Blues are fighting for a Champions League spot via finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
Per The Telegraph, Tuchel could receive up to £200 million to bolster his squad this summer. The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain head coach is understood to have told Abramovich that he wants to build a Chelsea empire.
The summer of 2021 promises to be a busy one for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta.
Following an underperforming Premier League campaign, which saw the club finish eighth in the table and misses out on a place in Europe for the first time in 25 years, big changes are needed if the Gunners are to stand any chance of getting anywhere close to competing for a top-four finish again in the near future.
Taking all the transfer rumors into consideration, Arsenal has been linked with a brand new pair of full-backs, another central defender, a midfield partner for Thomas Partey, a creative midfielder, and a forward.
It remains to be seen how many new faces arrive in north London this summer, but with funds expected to be limited it's unlikely the squad will be overhauled too much.
While Aston Villa will have taken the pride from reaching the EFL Cup final, their current plight in the Premier League means that the stakes are currently high at the West Midlands outfit.
Given their financial outlay over recent transfer windows, the club is wary of their position with FFP, something which would take a significant hit if they suffer an immediate return back to the Championship.
Although Jack Grealish will likely be sold in order to raise funds, decisions will have to make with regards to balancing matters both on and off the pitch.
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