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Club-by-club verdict to every Premier League club's ins and outs during the transfer window

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01 Sep 2010 14:34:16

Club-by-club verdict to every Premier League club's ins and outs during the transfer window

After another frantic summer of signings and speculation, the transfer window has now officially shut for Barclays Premier League clubs looking to strengthen their squads. Having had since June to do their shopping, as ever clubs all round the country have left it until the last day to make their biggest moves. Arrivederci: Robinho's time in the Premier League at Manchester City is over after he agreed to join Italian giants AS Milan With the dust now settled until January, Sportsmail gives you a lowdown on how your club has fared in the transfer market. Every transfer at every Premier League club ArsenalA busy summer for Arsene Wenger, whose major moves have seen him overhaul his centre-backs with the arrivals of French defenders Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci. Convincing Cesc Fabregas to stay was like a signing in itself, while Marouane Chamakh on a free has been good business. However, Wenger's major problem of getting a new goalkeeper has passed him by once again.Best deal: Marouane Chamakh Sorry to see go: Eduardo Aston VillaQuiet throughout the transfer period, it only got worse with the departure of Martin O'Neill - with the uncertainty damaging chances of players coming to the club. Villa did well out of gaining Stephen Ireland in the James Milner deal but after finishing sixth the club needed to push forward. Their summer business has only seen them stagnate at best. Best deal: Stephen Ireland Sorry to see go: James Milner New villain: Stephen Ireland is Aston Villa's only summer signing Birmingham CityPromised big funds, Alex McLeish hasn't had the bottomless pit he may have expected but he has certainly been busy. McLeish's biggest capture has been the loan signing of Alexander Hleb from Barcelona, representing one of the summer's surprise moves. The City boss has also strengthened his attack with £6m Nikola Zigic and loan arrival Matt Derbyshire.. Best deal: Alexander Hleb Sorry to see go: Lee Carsley BlackburnSam Allardyce is not known for grabbing the headlines in transfer windows and this year has been no exception, with deals more sensible than sensational. His prudence has seen him sign youngster Hugo Fernandez, bring in Mame Diouf on loan as well as Bejani on a free, but also limit exits in what has been a quiet window for Rovers. Best deal: Mama Diouf Sorry to see go: Steven Reid BlackpoolBlackpool have chosen not to gamble with the squad that won promotion, with many faces coming in and going out of Bloomfield Road. But Ian Holloway has not spent huge sums on marquee signings, electing to strengthen his squad with a mixture of unknown foreign talent and players with Premier League experience. Best deal: Marlon Harewood Sorry to see go: Stephen McPhee BoltonComfortably securing survival last season was job done for Owen Coyle, and his activity throughout the summer suggests he remains happy with his squad. Martin Petrov is one of the best free transfers of the summer, while Robbie Blake will add depth to what can be a lightweight strike force after Kevin Davies. Coyle can be just about satisfied with his summer's work. Best deal: Martin Petrov Sorry to see go: Nicky Hunt ChelseaNaturally the Double winners have no urgent need to replace anyone, but they have still had a clear-out with Joe Cole, Michael Ballack, Deco and Juliano Belleti all moving on. Carlo Ancelotti has opted to whip out the chequebook for replacements, signing Ramires for £18m and Yossi Benayoun for £6m. The Italian has left no stone unturned as he hopes to deliver the Champions League to Stamford Bridge. Best deal: Ramires Sorry to see go: Joe Cole Incoming: Ramires is Stamford Bridge's big summer arrival EvertonAs ever, David Moyes's heady ambitions to match his managerial talent are limited by the Toffees's financial clout in the transfer window. No more is this headlined than the signing of Jermaine Beckford for a free. He could prove a sensation but is just as likely to find he is out his depth in the Premier League. Unfortunately for Moyes he doesn't have much alternatives. Best deal: Jermaine Beckford Sorry to see go: Dan Gosling FulhamWith £10m coming in from the sale of Chris Smalling, Mark Hughes has had some cash to spend and has had no hesitation in spending it. Signing Moussa Dembele for £5m could prove a tidy bit of business if he repeats his AZ Alkmaar form, while freebie Philippe Senderos will add some welcome experience to the back line. On the face of it a good summer at Craven Cottage Best deal: Mouassa Dembele Sorry to see go: Chris Smalling LiverpoolA new era at Anfield under Roy Hodgson has already seen him start to dismantle a squad that failed so badly in the last year of Rafael Benitez's reign. Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic and Christian Poulsen feature in a new look midfield which has seen the sale of Javier Mascherano, Yossi Benayoun and the loan departure of flop Alberto Aquilani. Keeping Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard has been key and that alone represents success in the transfer window for Hodgson Best deal: Joe Cole Sorry to see go: Alberto Aquilani New era: Christian Poulsen (left) is one of Roy Hodgson's new midfield signings Manchester CityHaving spent over £100m on players, Roberto Mancini has made headline signings with David Silva, James Milner, Yaya Toure, and Mario Balotelli just the tip of the ice berg. With only 11 starting places, many players have sought the exit door in a squad that seems to be bursting at the seams, Robinho and Craig Bellamy are two of the biggest names going out with the latter forced to drop down to the Championship to seek first-team football. Best deal: Mario Balotelli Sorry to see go: Craig Bellamy Manchester United It may look like United have had a quite summer but their 'inbox' has totalled over £25m as Sir Alex Ferguson has spent big on building the future. Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez  are purchases with the intention of being blooded in to the first team Bebe is an even more long-term prospect as the club work on his fitness to maximise his talent. Best deal: Javier Hernandez Sorry to see go: Ben Foster Newcastle UnitedChris Hughton has kept faith with the team that convincingly won the Championship last season, choosing to add small dashes of experience and flair in the club's bid to remain in the Premier League. Sol Campbell will prove invaluable to Hughton's young backline, Hatem Ben Arfa can be the key to unlocking defences. Dan Gosling is a proven Premier League player, but is a risk considering his serious injury he is currently recovering from. Best deal: Sol Campbell Sorry to see go: Nicky Butt StokeWith the departure of James Beattie, Tony Pulis has reinforced his frontline with the record signing of Kenwyne Jones as he attempts to take Stoke to the next level. Pulis worked wonders to bring in Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jermaine Pennant in last minute deals and can be very happy with his summer dealings. The Potters' outgoings have been kept to players that were on the fringe of the squad. Best deal: Kenwyne Jones Sorry to see go: Andy Griffin Ironic: Eidur Gudjohnsen's (centre right) sole Premier League strike last season was against Stoke SunderlandSteve Bruce has made good money from the sales of Kenywne Jones and Lorik Cana, and he has chosen to break the clubs transfer record with it. Asamoah Gyan replaces Jones as Bruce looks to team the Ghanaian up with previous record signing Darren Bent in attack. Titus Bramble arrives from Wigan, while shrewd loan deals for John Mensah and Danny Welbeck ensure Bruce's summer business has been pro-active and profitable. Best deal: Asamoah Gyan Sorry to see go: Kenwyne Jones TottenhamOnce again, Spurs took centre-stage on transfer deadline day. The arrival of Rafael Van der Vaart was exactly the marquee signing harry Redknapp was looking for. Redknapp will  be disappointed he has not landed another striker for Spurs' Champions League push, but can be overall satisfied with his summer's work. Best deal: Rafael Van der Vaart Sorry to see go: Adel Taarabt West BromRoberto Di Matteo has learnt from the club's previous mistakes and decided to add a range of new faces to his promotion winning team as they look to survive the Premier League. The Italian will be deighted to have brought in flair player Peter Odemwingie for £2.5m as well as Pablo Ibanez who has bags of experience from his Atletico Madrid days. With Steven Reid and Nicky Shorey also arriving, Di Matteo will be very satisfied he has covered all his bases in regards to his transfer dealings. Best deal: Peter Odemwingie Sorry to see go: Robert Koren West HamAvram Grant's biggest success of the transfer window has been keeping hold of Scott Parker following interest from Tottenham. Arrivals Thomas Hitzlesperger and Frederic Piquionne have the experience but along with £4m Pablo Barrera an Victor Obinna we await to see if they are good enough to steer the Hammers clear of a relegation battle. Best deal: Thomas Hitzlsperger Sorry to see go: Guillermo Franco Smart move: Cleverley's (right) signing will delight Roberto Martinez WiganRoberto Martinez can not complain hehas not been given resources this summer, spending £6m on unknown MauroBoselli in a bid to improve his goal-shy strike force. Franco Di Santo also arrives but Mario Melchiot and Jason Scotand were deemed surplus to requirements. Steven Caldwell joins his brother Gary to help plug a leaky defence but Martinez will be delighted with the last-minute loan deal with Tom Cleverley from Machester United. Bestdeal: Tom Cleverley Sorry to see go: Paul Scharner WolvesMick McCarthy has built on last season's survival by choosing to spend relatively heavy in the transfer market, but can be satisfied he has signed quality. Steven Fletcher and Stephen Hunt have both scored goals in the Premier League and Marcus Bent is adequate back up. The clubs outgoings have in most been the release of fringe players to the squad and on the whole will be happy with their transfer dealings. Best deal: Steven Fletcher Sorry to see go: Matt Murray  LIVE: Transfer deadline day - all the news as it happened before the window shutClub-by-club Premier League guide to every transfer deal in summer 2010


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