As predicted a week ago, the number of transfers actually being agreed by managers, as opposed to being merely rumoured by agents, is at last increasing. Michael Owen even managed to knock Andy Murray off most of the back pages on Friday morning. Most Premier League clubs are back at work beginning to think about their lucrative pre-season tours, and, rather alarmingly, a number of friendly matches involving Football League clubs are pencilled in for this week. Here is the latest instalment of The Independent on Sunday's comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to Premier League clubs; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.
ARSENAL Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux) fw; Lorik Cana (Marseille) ch.
ASTON VILLA Marcus Berg (Groningen) fw; Titus Bramble (Wigan) ch; Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough); Luis Garcia (Espanyol) fw; Tuncay Sanli (Middlesbrough) fw; Philippe Senderos (Arsenal) ch.
BIRMINGHAM Jérémie Aliadière (Middlesbrough) fw; Gareth Bale (Tottenham) fb; Joey Barton (Newcastle) mf; Amaury Bischoff (Arsenal) mf; Barry Ferguson (Rangers) mf; Armand Traoré (Arsenal) fb; Patrick Vieira (Inter) mf.
BLACKBURN Lars Jacobsen (Everton) fb/ch; Andy van der Meyde (Everton) fw; Steven N'Zonzi (Amiens) mf; Christian Vieri (Atalanta) fw.
BOLTON Ferrie Bodde (Swansea City) mf; Paul Robinson (West Bromwich Albion) fb. Signed: Sean Davis (Portsmouth) mf.
BURNLEY James McCarthy (Hamilton) mf; Matt Mills (Doncaster) ch. Signed: David Edgar (Newcastle) fb; Steven Fletcher (Hibernian) fw.
CHELSEA Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg) fw; Alexandre Pato (Milan) mf; Andrea Pirlo (Milan) mf; Daniel Sturridge (Manchester City) fw. Signed: Ross Turnbull (Middlesbrough) gk; Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow) fb/mf.
EVERTON Marcus Berg (Groningen) fw; Clint Dempsey (Fulham) fw; Luke Garbutt (Leeds) ch; Joe Ledley (Cardiff) mf.
FULHAM Peter Crouch (Portsmouth) fw; Jonathan Greening (West Bromwich Albion) mf; Kalu Uche (Almeira) fw.
HULL: Dietmar Hamann (Manchester City) mf.
LIVERPOOL Gokhan Inler (Udinese) mf.
MANCHESTER CITY Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona) fw; John Terry (Chelsea) ch; Carlos Tevez (Manchester United) fw. Signed: Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn) fw.
MANCHESTER UNITED Luis Fabiano (Sevilla) fw; André-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse) fw. Signed: Michael Owen (Newcastle) fw; Antonio Valencia (Wigan) mf.
PORTSMOUTH Fernando Belluschi (Olympiakos) mf; Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Nancy) fw; Sam Ricketts (Hull) ch.
STOKE Benjani Mwaruwari (Manchester City) fw.
SUNDERLAND Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux) fw; Stephen Hunt (Reading) mf; Humberto Suazo (Monterrey) fw.
TOTTENHAM Michel Bastos (Lille) mf; Marcus Berg (Groningen) fw; Eldin Jakupovic (Lokomotiv Moscow) gk.
WEST HAM Kelvin Davis (Southampton) gk; Marc-Antoine Fortune (Nancy) fw; Eidur Gudjohnsen (Barcelona) fw.
WIGAN Signed: Hendry Thomas (Deportivo Olimpia) mf.
WOLVES Greg Halford (Sunderland) fb/mf; Jerko Leko (Monaco) mf; Ronald Zubar (Marseille) ch. Signed: Kevin Doyle (Reading) fw. Andrew Surman (Southampton) fb/mf.
Key: gk = goalkeeper; fb = full-back; ch = centre-half; mf = midfielder; fw = forwardReuse content