What will transfer deadline day bring?
Transfer deadline day arrives and with it a host of teams will be ready to spend their money on some of the world's best talent, but who will be the real winner on closing day and who has already done the best business of all?
What a summer it has been. When the likes of Southampton and Norwich repeatedly break their transfer targets, you know that this transfer window has been something special.
Southampton have been one of the teams most busy in the transfer window, getting most of their business done early. Signing Dejan Lovren from Lyon appears to be an excellent deal, whilst the signing of Victor Wanyama demonstrated the Saints' newly found pull in the transfer market. Just a couple of weeks ago, Pablo Osvaldo arrived from Roma in a transfer record breaking deal - the Saints were busy and highly successful in their dealings.
Norwich too had done most of their business early. Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who has already shown flashes of brilliance in the Premier League, arrived from Sporting Lisbon back in April. The Canaries followed up his arrival with fellow Dutchman Leroy Fer moving to Norwich whilst Gary Hooper also made the move south from Celtic. Chris Hughton means business and with that took the opportunity to sign some very important new players.
But, the overall winners so far has to be Tottenham. Many will argue the departure of Gareth Bale shows that Spurs are missing some serious clout, but supporters will be delighted with the arrivals of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen as a replacement. In the meantime, Tottenham appear to have some suitable successors to Bale.
Cardiff are another team who have decided to spend big if they are to keep their Premier League status next year. The arrival of Gary Medel, a tough tackling defensive midfielder who joined from Sevilla as well as striker Andreas Cornelius and Spurs' defender Steven Caulker proves that the Welsh club are taking no risks.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has also spent a lot of money as he pushes for a Premier League title challenge. The arrival of Willian, Andre Schurrle and Samuel Eto'o gives the Portuguese coach some exciting new options.
Man City have also agreed deals for Fernandinho, Stevan Jovetic, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo. The quartet of attacking talent will give new manager Manuel Pellegrini some exciting new options off of the bench.
Of course, there have been many other new signings in the Premier League. Sunderland have been busy but have had a very risky approach to business. Paolo Di Canio has brought in some unproven talent at Premier League level and a disappointing start to the season will leave question marks over Di Canio's transfer activity. Meanwhile, Liverpool moved quickly to sign the likes of Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas. An impressive start to the year has shown the Reds could be up there at the end of the year.
So who will have the best transfer deadline day? With Man Utd only signing Guillermo Varela and Arsenal bringing in Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini, expect these two sides to be very active up until the end of the transfer window on Monday evening.