Club-by-club look at the major transfer ins and outs during the close season and prospects for season 4.
In: Rossi, Rico, Rhodolfo
Out: Soriano, Modeste, Samaris
Losing Soriano (13 assists last season) to Fiorentina was a blow, but Rojiblancos boss Crisp will be hoping Rossi can add to his 36 goals in 89 starts. Could form an explosive partnership with Emenike (56 goals in 91)!
The Bilbao club will be looking to make the play-offs at least, and they appear to have the firepower to do so.
In: Mandanda, Kaka, Fischer, Sabitzer, Gabigol (loan)
Out: Lima, Coke, Benat, Khrohn-Dehli, Zhirkov, Kucher, Orellana, Weidenfeller, Rafael…
One of the most active managers on the newsfeed and in the transfer market, Besiktas boss Jamie Alldridge also seems to have developed quite a liking for bargains from Iceland. And young men… Or has his Mum borrowed his phone?
Mandanda for Rafael and Krohn-Dehli looks like good business. And he’s definitely not parting with Wes Morgan…
The former Sevilla and Basel boss will be looking to avoid a third consecutive relegation this time around, and will hope that his younger, blonder Nordic supermen can continue Besiktas’s year on year improvement into the play-offs at least.
Der Dino manager David Marsden will feel he has strengthened defence and midfield, while adding some useful and youthful cover and future potential. Chairman looking for another strong promotion challenge to take Hamburg a step closer to being where a club of its size and history belongs – Division One!
New Loko boss Ashley Holtom got off to a flyer with a 4-1 win over Udinese, so perhaps isn’t worried about changing things up too much.
Out: Motta, Mandanda, Aduriz, N’Koulou, Promes, Janmaat, Canales, Cigarini, Guiliano, Barrada, Joaozinho, Pinilla, Hahn, Dos Santos
Another very active manager in the newsfeed and in the transfer market, former Athletic Club and Galatasaray boss Walter Gogh dreams of a longer stay in the south of France. He will hope his new faces get to know each other quickly.
PSV boss Heath Brown has promised to resign if he fails to guide the club to at least a top ten finish, but recognises that he must be one of the favourites for promotion this time.
One of the favourites to bounce back into Division Two, the the Lisbon clubs’ mysterious manager Mister Malcolm has been wheeling and dealing as usual.
The Black Cats’ boss Wayne Bullough will be hoping to build on last season’s mid-table consolidation and has Gino’s seal of approval.