While Premier League clubs have spent a combined £1.3 billion this summer, some clubs have had a better transfer window than others.

Reigning champions Manchester City were looking to freshen their squad ahead of a hunt for their third successive Premier Leage title, impressive runners-up Liverpool had their sights set on closing the measly 1-point gap from the previous season, Europa League winners Chelsea on the other hand did not have such problems, as they began serving their 1 season (2 transfer windows) transfer ban, while Tottenham Hotspur were eager to spend some money after 0 signings across the 2018-19 season.

5th placed Arsenal failed to win the Europa League, which meant they had to strengthen their squad to help in their top 4 chase, alongside another top 4 outsider – Manchester United, who were preparing for another rebuilding job, this time under Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

Wolves, Everton, Leicester, West Ham and Watford were meanwhile ready to take the next step towards becoming the ‘best of the rest’ club, each requiring strengthening in different areas of the pitch.

Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, and Burnley were hoping to bring in players who could propel them to the top half of the table, while Newcastle, Southampton and Brighton were adamant to avoid another relegation scrap this time around.

New boys Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa were meanwhile desperate to strengthen their squads with enough quality to avoid returning to the Championship at the end of the 2019-20 season; of course each club had varying budgets to do that.

As the 2019 summer transfer window slammed shut for Premier League clubs on the 8th of August, Transfer News Central looks at every club’s transfer activity this summer.