What every Premier League club still need to do before transfer window closes

The World Cup is now little more than a distant memory and the Premier League season is fast coming into view.

Manchester United and Leicester City get the action underway on Friday, August 10, for another 380 action-packed encounters throughout the 2018-19 campaign.

But before then the transfer window will close, slamming shut the previous day on August 9.

However, as we close in on the deadline, some sides still have plenty left to do.

So who is in need? Who can be happy with their business thus far? And what do each of the Premier League clubs still need to do?

Mirror Football takes a look…

Arsenal: Left-back

The Gunners have strengthened smartly in the summer but one position where they’ve stood still is at left-back.

Nacho Monreal is now in his 30s and Sead Kolasinac – after a bright start – faded last season; neither is really good enough.

Bournemouth: Midfielder, striker

Eddie Howe’s side stood still last season and they could be in for a difficult campaign.

They need someone with a bit of bite and physicality in midfield while they’re also desperate for a regular goalscorer – no-one his double figures last term.

Brighton: Centre-back

Albion have reinforced their striking options and are still seeking defensive reinforcements.

Have made three unsuccessful bids for Reading’s £15million-rated Liam Moore.

Burnley: Midfielder, left winger

Sean Dyche’s men finished seventh last year against all odds but haven’t added to their number.

Could do with a bit of extra quality alongside Jack Cork at the heart of midfield and a quick left-wing option. Dyche won’t add bodies for the sake of it.

Cardiff – priority will be strikers

Neil Warnock got the Bluebirds punching well above their weight to go up and needs more quality all over the pitch, especially upfront where January signing Gary Madine failed to score.

Chelsea: Centre-back, midfielder, striker

The delay in sacking Antonio Conte and appointing Maurizio Sarri has left the Blues in a race against time to replenish a squad which finished fifth last season.

Italy midfielder Jorginho is the only signing so far.

Crystal Palace: Midfield, striker

The Eagles need to reinforce a midfield which has lost Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Yohan Cabaye from last season.

Keeping Wilf Zaha will be the biggest coup of window.

Everton: Centre-back, left-back

Marco Silva has spent lavishly on Richarlison to add to his attack but the Toffees need to add to an ageing, slowing defence.

A centre-back and a left-back to push/replace Leighton Baines are a necessity.

Fulham: Left-back

The newly-promoted club have been active with the permanent signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic, a loan deal for Andre Schurrle.

Alfie Mawson looks set to come in and stiffen the defence.

Huddersfield: Goalkeeper, left-back

Jonas Lossl has joined permanently from Mainz and Ben Hamer has also come in but their goalkeeper options still don’t convince.

Likewise, at left-back, neither Chris Lowe nor Scott Malone are particularly strong.

Leicester City: Mahrez replacement

The Foxes have a well-rounded squad and look pretty well covered in most areas.

But the loss of Riyad Mahrez is set to hit them hard, and they’ve lost the extra class he brought; unless Demarai Gray really steps up, they’ll need to spend to land a replacement who carries that X Factor.

Liverpool: No.10

The Reds have spent big in the summer to beef up their squad, adding substantial quality along the way.

Still lack the No.10/Philippe Coutinho replacement that they envisaged Nabil Fekir being however.

Manchester City: Midfield anchor

Pep Guardiola landed one of his prime summer targets in Riyad Mahrez, but missed out on the anchorman he wanted when Jorginho joined Chelsea.

They still look light in that role, and need someone to compete with Fernandinho, who looked tired during the World Cup.

Manchester United: Right winger

Jose Mourinho has been pushing for a centre-half but the more pressing need remains a quick, direct winger to play down the right.

Alexis Sanchez will start on the left but there is still no natural player for the role on the opposite flank; Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are all square pegs in round holes.

Newcastle United: Striker

Rafa Benitez has been largely frustrated in the transfer market and a workmanlike side is in desperate need of attacking punch.

Desperately need a No.9 worthy of following in the footsteps of the likes of Shearer, Milburn and MacDonald.

Southampton: No.10, striker

The Saints were badly lacking in creativity and goalscoring prowess last term, with £19million January signing Guido Carrillo proving a bust.

Still need to add a player that can unlock opposing defences and someone who can, regularly, put the ball in the back of the net.

Tottenham Hotspur: Central midfield

Mauricio Pochettino needs a responsible central midfielder that he can rely on to keep fit as he cannot count on Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele nor Harry Winks to give him 40 games due to various fitness injuries.

Watford: Winger, striker

The Hornets have signed six players – including Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent deal – but still need more firepower to support Troy Deeney and Stefano Okaka after the sale of Richarlison.

West Ham: Central midfield

Hammers chiefs have put their money where their mouth is with a number of signings for big money, including £35million Felipe Anderson and £22million Issa Diop.

Could perhaps do with adding an extra physical presence into the heart of midfield, with Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate likely to leave.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Centre-back, striker

Nuno Espirito Santo tends to play three at the back and wants another stopper plus more firepower upfront.

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