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 By Alex Crook

Southampton's lack of spending making for an uneasy summer

The ESPN FC crew react to the appointment of new Southampton manager Claude Puel.

With little over three weeks to go until the start of the new Premier League season, and despite selling more players than they have signed, Southampton appear to have completed the majority of their transfer business.

But is the current squad strong enough for new manager Claude Puel to fulfil his pledge of turning the side, which finished a club record sixth last season, into serious Champions League contenders?

In my opinion, the answer is no.

Saints swooped early to secure the signature...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Varane, Stones and Lacazette among Premier League clubs' most wanted

The ESPN FC crew look at whether Arsenal can get a deal for Alexandre Lacazette over the line.

Which player or what problematic area needs to be addressed in the summer transfer window?

ESPN FC's club bloggers have their say.

ARSENALA striker, possibly Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal's need for a new centre-forward is exacerbated by the fact that Olivier Giroud is likely to miss the start of the season after his prolonged participation at Euro 2016. The failed bid for Jamie Vardy shows they're already active in the market -- the question now is who the next name is on their shortlist....

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Premier League 2016-17 preseason review: Your club's summer so far

The ESPN FC crew look at whether Leicester can build on their incredible title-winning season.

With Euro 2016 over, focus will quickly shift to the 2016-17 season, and what a campaign lies in store.

How will Leicester fare as defending champions? Will there be fireworks in Manchester as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola do battle again? There are plenty of subplots ahead of the new campaign and clubs are busy at work trying to add to their squads before the big kickoff on Aug. 13.

How is your side shaping up this summer? Our ESPN FC club bloggers give their verdict on their preseason so far.

 By Alex Crook

Claude Puel must work hard to get Hojbjerg playing like Busquets

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the latest new recruit at Southampton.

It is not every day Pep Guardiola claims to have unearthed the new Sergio Busquets but that is the honour the man regarded by many as the world's greatest tactician bestowed on new Southampton signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The comparison with Barcelona icon Busquets spoke volumes about the faith Guardiola had in his protege Hojbjerg, who this week completed a £12.8million move to Southampton.

Three years after becoming the youngest debutant in Bayern's illustrious history,...

 By Alex Crook

Graziano Pelle made an impact on Saints when the club needed it most

When Graziano Pelle becomes the latest big-name departure from Southampton, there should be no sense of ill-feeling on either side. On the contrary, both parties have reaped the benefits during the Italian's goal-laden two years at St Mary's.

Pelle is expected to complete a £13 million move to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng within days after being offered a lucrative contract worth in excess of £100,000 a week to see out his career in the Far East.

But unlike many of the...

 By Alex Crook

Claude Puel needs Wanyama and Mane replacements at Southampton

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Claude Puel is a gamble by Southampton.

Southampton's new manager Claude Puel has vowed to bring Champions League football to St Mary's but what does the Frenchman who guided Monaco to the Ligue 1 title 16 years ago need to do to achieve that lofty ambition? Here are the most pressing matters awaiting the 54-year-old in his in-tray.

Find replacements for Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama

Southampton fans have grown accustomed to seeing their best players sold in the now annual summer exodus, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating....