The Premier League’s first weekend is on the books and champions Man City slipped to lose to Tottenham, while Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea took the title with impressive wins.
Newcomers Brentford shocked Arsenal, while Watford also won on their return to the forefront against Aston Villa, who were starting their life without Jack Grealish.
But despite the return of football, the focus is still on the transfer market, with many managers reiterating their desire to bolster their squads before the deadline for this window.
Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, with Tottenham also linked with the Argentine, although the Nerazzurri have recently sold Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea for £ 97.5million and may be reluctant to sell another star amid fan turmoil.
Paul Pogba’s future is silently becoming an issue at Old Trafford, despite four assists in the fine win over Leeds with the Manchester United midfielder’s contract only a year away from expiration and The independent have learned that Paris Saint-Germain, having added Lionel Messi on a free transfer, would be keen to make another colossal free transfer next summer by doubling the Frenchman’s salary.
Follow all the latest news and rumors ahead of the opening weekend of the new Premier League season:
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