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JACK WILSHERE (West Ham United)

The mid­fielder left Ar­se­nal af­ter his con­tract ex­pired and no new of­fer was forth­com­ing. Now has a chance to prove his long-term form and fit­ness at the Lon­don Sta­dium.

JORGINHO (Chelsea)

One of the out­stand­ing per­form­ers in Serie A last year, the Brazil-born Italy mid­fielder will bring more ur­gency to Chelsea’s pass­ing and press­ing game un­der new coach Sarri.

LU­CAS TOR­REIRA (Ar­se­nal)

One of a new gen­er­a­tion of Uruguayans to fea­ture at the World Cup, the £22m sign­ing from Sam­p­do­ria is one of the first ar­rivals in Ar­se­nal’s post-Wenger scout­ing set-up.

RICHARLI­SON (Ever­ton)

The Brazil­ian burst onto the scene with Watford last sea­son be­fore fad­ing. His for­mer boss Marco Silva is so con­vinced of his tal­ents he per­suaded his new em­ploy­ers to pay £40m.

FRED (Manch­ester United)

The Brazil­ian, who spent five years with Shakhtar Donetsk, is a box-to-box op­er­a­tor in the N’Golo Kante mould who will bring more bal­ance to United’s mid­field.

FELIPE ANDERSON (West Ham United)

One of the out­stand­ing per­form­ers in Serie A in re­cent sea­sons, though his form dipped at Lazio last year. West Ham’s mar­quee sign­ing will be given li­cence to attack.

JOAO MOUTINHO (Wolver­hamp­ton Wan­der­ers)

Quite the coup for newly pro­moted Wolves, the gifted Por­tu­gal mid­fielder is an ex­pe­ri­enced and ver­sa­tile op­er­a­tor who ar­rives af­ter five sea­sons at Monaco.

FABINHO (Liver­pool)

Not cheap at £45m, but the Brazil­ian’s ver­sa­til­ity – he has played in cen­tral mid­field and at full-back for Monaco – will give Liver­pool boss Jur­gen Klopp plenty of op­tions.

ALIREZA JA­HAN­BAKHSH (Brighton & Hove Al­bion)

The top scorer in the Dutch league last sea­son, he is hap­pi­est in a wide at­tack­ing role. A record £17m sign­ing for free-spend­ing Brighton who have bought well this sum­mer.

JEAN-MICHAEL SERI (Ful­ham)

Along with An­dre Schur­rle, Ful­ham pulled off a ma­jor coup to sign the Ivo­rian from Nice af­ter the mid­fielder came close to join­ing Barcelona last sum­mer.

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