MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United and Chelsea appear to need a striker. Manchester City has a shortage of full backs. Arsenal’s transfer plans could hinge on whether Alexis Sanchez stays.
With six weeks to go until the Premier League begins, English soccer’s top clubs are gearing up for preseason training and in the process of reshaping their squads in what is set to be another offseason of heavy spending.
In 2016, the Premier League spent more than 1 billion pounds (now $1.3 billion) in an offseason transfer window for the first time, at least doubling the amount spent in any of the other big leagues in Europe.
Here’s a look at what last season’s top six in the Premier League are prioritizing this year:
With Diego Costa recently revealing that he is no longer wanted by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, there is an…