Pep Guardiola claims Premier League champions have no more money to spend

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were opponents on the opening day in 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were opponents on the opening day in 2014

This time past year, Everton were thought to have had a positive transfer window by splashing out on players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen and Michael Keane.

According to Deloitte's spokesperson, Tim Bridge, just 14 per cent of that figure, which is £175m, was spent on transfers between two Premier League clubs - an unforeseen outcome of the league's window, closing before the rest of Europe.

So, ahead of the 20 days which will undoubtedly prove the early closing of the window was nothing short of senseless, let's take a look at six Premier League players who may find pastures new in the coming weeks.

The only addition to the north London club in the new season is a new stadium and even that won't be ready for the first month - at least.

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

Jose Mourinho's side have acquired three new players during the transfer window - Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant - while their rivals have splashed the cash. "Premier League clubs' gross player transfer expenditure of £1.2 billion continues to demonstrate the sheer purchasing power of the most commercially successful football league in the world".

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

Asking for a full explanation, the statement said: "We do not believe in spending money or signing players for the sake of it".

As the Premier League's transfer window closed Thursday, the top title contenders have now completed their squad building until January. "We believe a lot in our players and why not repeat a similar season like a year ago or the season before, and with more experience?"

"But fans come to watch the team". After being used in Cup matches and Champions League matches for a season, Alisson finally broke into Roma's first team during the 2017-18 season after the departure of Wojciech Szczesny.

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

The playmaker was a fundamental part of Sarri's midfield in Naples, dictating their tempo as they pushed Juventus all the way in last season's Serie A title race.

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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