Alan Shearer predicts 2018/19 Premier League top four

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

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

"It doesn't matter who you are playing in the Premier League, they are tough".

Indeed, since the transfer window was introduced in its current guise in 2002, the biggest-spending club has tended not to win the title.

United chased a number of targets during the summer window, from Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld to a late move for Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

While overall spend may be down, Premier League clubs did spend a record £880 million to transfer-in players from overseas clubs (compared to £770 million in 2017). 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. "With Premier League clubs' aggregate revenues forecast to reach £5 billion in 2018/19, clubs can well-afford to significantly invest in on-pitch talent in the quest for both success and survival", he commented.

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday.

Nevertheless, Tottenham's official supporters" club released a statement saying they were "dismayed' by zero signings.

Wales coach Edwards to return to league with Wigan
He retired in 2000 and moved into union as a coach with English club Wasps, leading them to European Cup victory in 2007. He will replace Wane, who is leaving Wigan at the end of this season to join the Scottish Rugby Union.

Arsenal players have trained so hard as they get ready for their first match the Premier League Champions and Unai Emery will be hoping that they don't disappoint him because he will be hoping to get a great start to his reign at the Emirates Stadium.

The Spurs manager believes it was more important to keep his key players at the squad, with Harry... "If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams".

Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho made no secret of his desire to sign the sturdy defender as he made an initial bid of £65m which was rejected by the club who demanded that they would only listen to offers from £100m.

Despite the English transfer window *slamming* shut at 5pm on Thursday evening, those on the continent still have the ability to add to their squads for the upcoming campaign until the end of August - meaning, if you thought we were done with transfer rumours, you were sadly mistaken.

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