We know what your team needs this summer...

There will be plenty of comings and goings in the top flight during the next two months, so Jack Pitt-Brooke makes sense of budgets, potential signings and those players who are likely to be heading for the exit



Arsenal

What do they need?

A dominant centre-back. Also, variety in attack: Arsenal need more physicality to break down defensive sides.

What can they spend?

The money's there if Arsène Wenger wants it. And, if Cesc Fabregas finally goes, he won't be cheap.

Who do they want?

Christopher Samba, Mamadou Sakho, Gary Cahill, Scott Parker, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Eden Hazard, Gervinho.

Who might they sign?

Samba should be attainable. Parker will surely not play in the Championship next season.

Who's going to leave?

Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner will probably leave, as may Gaël Clichy.

Aston Villa

What do they need?

First, a new manager. Then he can replace players and improve the squad, particularly the defence, as he sees fit.

What can they spend?

Money received for players will be used more than Randy Lerner's money after he spent big on Darren Bent.

Who do they want?

Goalkeepers Ben Foster or Rob Green, midfielder Mouhamadou Dabo.

Who might they sign?

Either Championship goalkeeper should be attainable. That aside, may have to look in cheaper foreign markets.

Who's going to leave?

Having lost Young, they will fight to keep Stewart Downing. Brad Friedel, Nigel Reo-Coker and Robert Pires are gone.

Blackburn Rovers

What do they need?

To tie down the loanees who have padded out a rather ropey squad.

What can they spend?

Venky's will invest as much as £20m, with the Phil Jones money also available.

Who do they want?

Sebastian Larsson, Demba Ba, Jermaine Jones, Benjani and possibly Roque Santa Cruz as well.

Who might they sign?

Larsson is a free agent and Ba will be playing in the Championship. Roque Santa Cruz's Manchester City wages may be a more difficult issue.

Who's going to leave?

After losing Jones, they will be loath to sell Christopher Samba. El Hadji Diouf may make his Rangers move permanent.

Bolton

What do they need?

Goalscorers to replace the departing Daniel Sturridge and Johan Elmander.

What can they spend?

What they get from Gary Cahill and not much more. The wage bill needs to be brought down.

Who do they want?

Another year for Daniel Sturridge, or Cameron Jerome. Chris McCann and Darren Pratley from the Championship.

Who might they sign?

More unheralded bargains from abroad, most likely, and maybe some from the Football League.

Who's going to leave?

Johan Elmander has gone, Gary Cahill may follow if Manchester City or Arsenal pay up. Ali Al-Habsi should join Wigan permanently.

Chelsea

What do they need?

After finalising Guus Hiddink's appointment, there will be more revitalising of a tired squad. Introducing more of a spark in midfield is the most important thing.

What can they spend?

Roman Abramovich is keen to spend, but Financial Fair Play rules may be restrictive.

Who do they want?

Romelu Lukaku, Wesley Sneijder, Luka Modric, Kevin de Bruyne, Alexis Sanchez, Gregory van der Wiel, Javier Pastore, Neymar, Sergio Aguero.

Who might they sign?

Their targets are ambitious but Van der Wiel and Lukaku should be attainable.

Who's going to leave?

Some excess from a bloated squad: Paulo Ferreira, Salomon Kalou, Yuri Zhirkov.

Everton

What do they need?

A consistent goalscorer. And then to keep as many of their better players as possible after recent departures.

What can they spend?

Very little, having sold in January and reinvested nothing. More bargains needed from David Moyes.

Who do they want?

Strikers: Demba Ba, Jay Bothroyd, Dieumerci Mbokani all linked.

Who might they sign?

Bothroyd is a free agent and should be a formality. Ba may be more expensive.

Who's going to leave?

James Vaughan has been sold and Yakubu may go the same way. Jack Rodwell could bring more money in, as could the more popular Baines.

Fulham

What do they need?

Solidity and Martin Jol's imprint on the team. More creativity from midfield.

What can they spend?

Mohammed Al Fayed will surely give Jol enough money to make the squad his own.

Who do they want?

Mounir El Hamdaoui, who scored for Jol at Ajax. Jol likes working with familiar players; imports from Ajax and Hamburg, or Robbie Keane, possible.

Who might they sign?

Jol's cachet is attractive. Hamdaoui or Keane could very plausibly join.

Who's going to leave?

Spurs want Moussa Dembele, and Clint Dempsey wants Champions League football. Others will be released.

Liverpool

What do they need?

Pace and quality on the wings and at full-back.

What can they spend?

Fenway Sports Group will give Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli as much as they need to revitalise the squad.

Who do they want?

Charlie Adam, Connor Wickham, Jose Enrique, Gaël Clichy, Charles N'Zogbia.

Who might they sign?

Jordan Henderson has arrived. Targeting that sort of young player improves Liverpool's chances of success.

Who's going to leave?

After David N'Gog, plenty more fringe players: Milan Jovanovic, Joe Cole, etc.

Manchester City

What do they need?

A replacement for Carlos Tevez, if he goes. Pace in wide areas, and a few better defenders.

What can they spend?

Money is limitless but with Financial Fair Play looming they will pay less than in previous summers.

Who do they want?

Alexis Sanchez, Gary Cahill, Wesley Sneijder, Edinson Cavani.

Who might they sign?

Udinese will have to be dissuaded from selling Sanchez to Barcelona, his preference. Cahill might be easier.

Who's going to leave?

Many: Craig Bellamy, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jo, Roque Santa Cruz, Felipe Caicedo, Emmanuel Adebayor.

Manchester United

What do they need?

Replacements for departing veterans, imagination in midfield.

What can they spend?

More than in recent summers, it seems, even despite the debt repayments.

Who do they want?

Davide de Gea as replacement for Edwin van der Sar. Ashley Young and Luka Modric, Wesley Sneijder or Samir Nasri in midfield.

Who might they sign?

Phil Jones, Young and Davide de Gea will be completed soon, before the search for a top-class midfielder begins.

Who's going to leave?

Darron Gibson, Wes Brown and John O'Shea are off to Sunderland. Tomasz Kuszczak will surely go too.

Newcastle United

What do they need?

A replacement for Andy Carroll, six months overdue. And to keep the heart of their midfield.

What can they spend?

In theory the £35m Carroll fee should be available, but it is not always that simple at Newcastle United.

Who do they want?

Lille's Gervinho, Neil Taylor of Swansea. Sebastian Larsson, Demba Ba, Charles N'Zogbia.

Who might they sign?

Yohan Cabaye has joined from Lille, although his teammate Gervinho will be harder to convince. N'Zogbia may come.

Who's going to leave?

Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan are not signing new deals, while there may be bids for Cheick Tioté and Jose Enrique.

Norwich City

What do they need?

Quality and experience, after the thrill ride of consecutive promotions. Paul Lambert wants to buy the best of the Championship, though, rather than from the Premier League.

What can they spend?

The club is well-resourced, although they will not want to risk crisis should they go down.

Who do they want?

Bradley Johnson (Leeds), Elliott Bennett (Brighton). Ritchie De Laet. New loans for Henri Lansbury and Dani Pacheco.

Who might they sign?

They have bought James Vaughan and Steve Morison, while Elliott Bennett and Bradley Johnson should soon join.

Who's going to leave?

Matt Gill, Sam Habergham and Jens Berthel Askou will all depart.

QPR

What do they need?

Much depends on Neil Warnock: will he stay, and if so will he buy trusted names or have marquee signings imposed? Keeping Adel Taarabt is crucial.

What can they spend?

They have rich owners, and may feel the benefit in the top flight.

Who do they want?

Cedric Hengbert from Auxerre and Kyle Naughton or Craig Mackail-Smith. Robbie Keane and Andrew Johnson have also been mentioned.

Who might they sign?

The club's location and finances are attractive, meaning they may trade better than most promoted teams.

Who's going to leave?

Danny Shittu has not been retained. Rob Hulse and Rowan Vine amongst departees.

Stoke City

What do they need?

A deeper squad as they compete in the Europa League for the first team this coming season.

What can they spend?

Chairman Peter Coates is generous and should continue to be so this summer.

Who do they want?

Plenty: Youssef El Arabi (Caen), Cédric Hengbart (Auxerre), Cameron Jerome, Mark Noble, Matt Gilks, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jermaine Jenas.

Who might they sign?

They should be able to outbid Bolton for Cameron Jerome. Some other targets are more ambitious.

Who's going to leave?

Ibrahima Sonko, Abdoulaye Faye, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Salif Diao, Danny Collins, Michael Tonge, Tom Soares.

Sunderland

What do they need?

After the exits of Bent and Henderson, more quality and depth is needed to prevent last season's dramatic decline.

What can they spend?

The money from players sold, although there could be some extra should it be needed.

Who do they want?

Darron Gibson, Wes Brown, John O'Shea, Peter Crouch, Connor Wickham, David N'Gog, Keiren Westwood, Charles N'Zogbia, David Vaughan.

Who might they sign?

N'Gog and the United trio should join soon. Tempting Peter Crouch to Wearside may be harder, though.

Who's going to leave?

Anton Ferdinand and Cristian Riveros may be sold. Nyron Nosworthy will go.

Swansea City

What do they need?

To keep their stars of last season, and continue to live within their budget while adding experience.

What can they spend?

They are not rich, so may target the loan market instead.

Who do they want?

Jobi McAnuff from Reading, and some players loaned from bigger clubs. Danny Sturridge or Carlos Vela would be welcome to replace Fabio Borini.

Who might they sign?

Danny Graham, last year's Championship top scorer, will join from Watford. Brand of football should be attractive to loan candidates.

Who's going to leave?

Borini is joining Parma, and Darren Pratley is wanted by Bolton.

Tottenham Hotspur

What do they need?

Harry Redknapp has demanded more quality as Spurs try to re-enter the top four. A new centre-forward is the most pressing need after a fallow season.

What can they spend?

As much as Redknapp can get from the board. Sales, even Luka Modric, may help.

Who do they want?

Scott Parker, Didier Drogba, Shay Given, Moussa Dembele, Leandro Damiao, Asamoah Gyan.

Who might they sign?

Brad Friedel has joined. Parker should be within reach, world-class strikers might be harder.

Who's going to leave?

Robbie Keane, David Bentley, Alan Hutton, Sebastien Bassong, Wilson Palacios, Jermaine Jenas, Giovani.

West Bromwich

What do they need?

To keep the excellent Peter Odemwingie. Some more experience and solidity in defence would be useful.

What can they spend?

Should be secure enough to spend to improve. Director of Football Dan Ashworth is an expert at bringing in Football League bargains.

Who do they want?

David Vaughan, and Hodgson's Fulham old boys Andy Johnson and Zoltan Gera.

Who might they sign?

Billy Jones and Gareth McAuley have already arrived from the Championship. Expect more in the same vein.

Who's going to leave?

Giles Barnes has gone, with Abdoulaye Meite and Gianni Zuiverloon. Roman Bednar and Ishmael Miller, too.

Wigan

What do they need?

To keep as many of their good players as possible, and to replace them for cheaper where necessary.

What can they spend?

Dave Whelan is very generous although player sales may well provide most of what they need.

Who do they want?

Ali Al-Habsi permanently. David Vaughan. The usual surprise recruits from Scotland, Spain and Latin America.

Who might they sign?

Al Habsi should be easily prised away from Bolton, and Vaughan would fit well.

Who's going to leave?

Charles N'Zogbia wants out and James McCarthy and Mauro Boselli may also attract bids. Chris Kirkland will go, with Jason Koumas and Mike Pollitt.

Wolverhampton

What do they need?

Better defenders, after some unnecessary mistakes last season. To keep Kevin Doyle and Matt Jarvis.

What can they spend?

Wolves are well run and trust Mick McCarthy; he should be able to spend what he needs to.

Who do they want?

Jamie O'Hara, Roger Johnson, Craig Gardner, Stephen Warnock.

Who might they sign?

Jamie O'Hara should join permanently after a loan spell. Roger Johnson is too good for the Championship and would surely agree to a top-flight return.

Who's going to leave?

Marcus Hahnemann has already gone. Dave Jones, Andy Keogh, Steven Mouyokolo will leave too.

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