When Cardiff were last promoted to the Premier League, in 2013, their summer outlay said a lot about how they saw themselves as a club, with a recruitment drive that brought in such exotic names as Chile hard man Gary Medel, Denmark striker Andreas Cornelius and Uruguayan centre-back Maximiliano Amondarain.
The closest any club had come to not signing a player was in the summer of 2003, when Leeds United signed only Jody Morris for free.
"Two seasons ago, Antonio [Conte] won the Premier League and after we won with 30 points ahead [of Chelsea]".
Mauricio Pochettino pushed to sign Aston Villa's Jack Grealish but that deal became dead and led to the North Londoners finishing the reduced window with a grand total of zero signings.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore hopes defending champions Manchester City face a stiffer challenge in the coming season.
Staying in London, and in arguably one of the more freakish transfer rumours of the summer, Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose could be planning to swap the Premier League for the Bundesliga, with Champions League outfit Schalke said to be interested.
Even though Pep Guardiola has the financial clout to purchase any player he wants, he has amassed a fantastic squad.
Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?
The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun once every 133 years, so every August, the Earth passes through the comet's debris field. Steve did not know offhand the time the shower will peak, but said it is best to wait until after 11 p.m.to start looking.
Mourinho, who will be without the likes of Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo on Friday, once again bemoaned the lack of preparation time for the start of the season, with many of his players having just returned to training after taking time off following the World Cup. "With Premier League clubs' aggregate revenues forecast to reach £5 billion in 2018/19, clubs can well-afford to significantly invest in on-pitch talent in the quest for both success and survival", he commented.
Real Madrid was already pursuing the Belgium goalkeeper before striking the 35 million euro fee with Chelsea.
"Nothing will happen before the transfer window shuts?"
The summer deadline window was moved from 31 August to the day before the Premier League season starts after a vote by clubs previous year to ensure a more level playing field.
The Spurs manager believes it was more important to keep his key players at the squad, with Harry...
The Russian star was one of the players to behold at the Russia 2018 World Cup as he dazzled for the hos t country enroute to a respectable quarter- final finish at the World Cup.