Who needs what on transfer deadline day
The transfer window shuts on Friday night and every sign points to a frantic conclusion to August's business as clubs finalise their squads until January.
Despite having had all summer to make those crucial alterations, there will be that familiar last-minute trolley dash to the line and beyond by Premier League clubs to sign the players who could make the difference.
Where does your team need strengthening? Who are the players you would choose as reinforcements? Have your say here.
Arsene Wenger has had the revolving door fitted at The Emirates with Robin van Persie and Alex Song out with Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and the outstanding Santi Cazorla in.
Theo Walcott's name has been mentioned as a possible late departure so Wenger still has work to do.
@DarrenArsenal1 says: "Arsene Wenger won't be able to win with many whatever he does but in my mind we are short in the depth department. We are potentially one injury away in a couple of positions and would like to think that would be addressed. Personally, we need a central midfield who can be a cross between a creator or a defensive midfielder. A certain Everton player (we'll presume Darren means Marouane Fellaini here) comes to mind and would like to see us buy a forward. Love Llorente but Pedro or Villa from Barcelona would do me fine.
"I think the squad overhaul would be complete if we brought in what AW calls "special" before the deadline."
New manager Paul Lambert has been working on a limited budget since succeeding Alex McLeish but a poor start to the season means he must surely strengthen in key areas. The priority would appear to be providing goalscoring assistance for Darren Bent - hence the £6m bid for Genk striker Christian Benteke. Left-back was another area of attention and Villa have signed Joe Bennett from Middlesbrough.
@83_tm tweets: "Villa need a striker who can link up with our midfield. At the moment Bent is cutting an isolated figure."
@WhittakerWill adds: "AVFC needs a left-back, attacking midfielder and striker and that's just for starters."
Chelsea's business may well be done after a lavish summer outlay that brought in the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Victor Moses. Will Roberto di Matteo be tempted to try and strengthen in attack before Friday night?
Here's what @GameOverRob thinks: "Great signings this window but I feel with only two recognised strikers we are light in this department."
Everton have brought in Steven Pienaar, Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas in this window - but after a superb start to the season manager David Moyes insists he wants more new faces.
He will want to strengthen in midfield and attack and has been linked with Liverpool's Charlie Adam and Dundee United striker Johnny Russell. Michael Owen is understood to be waiting for Everton's call - but no sign of it coming as yet.
@DavidWilkinson tweets: "EFC need a winger. I'd love to see Tom Ince come in then it's top four for sure" but @philarrow insists: "At EFC we just need a magic sponge and some really good plasters because if our squad stays fit it's going to be a great season."
Fulham must move quickly to replace Tottenham-bound Mousa Dembele and Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has confirmed they have had an offer accepted for Kieran Richardson. They have also been linked with a £6.5m move for Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis.
So what would Fulham fans like? Are they happy with Martin Jol's squad?
@Tom_Collard_ESQ said: "Not really. With Dembele gone and Dempsey not looking like pulling on an FFC shirt soon we need a playmaker."
@rufus_thompson adds: "The two Dems off and two days left to bring in about five replacements, Jol better be busy."
Brendan Rodgers will be very busy if he gets the chance as he will want to add extra width and firepower to his squad. Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal winger Theo Walcott have been mentioned - and there is no doubt where their fans want to see strengthened. They want more goal threat up front.
@mc_colster insists: "Liverpool need a 20-goal a season striker or the Champions League is going to be nothing but a dream. Darren Bent?" @KevHegart adds: "LFC needs a goalscorer, left-back and defensive midfield cover. And definitely take Walcott depending on the price."
Manchester City's main targets this summer were Eden Hazard, Robin van Persie, Javi Martinez and Daniele de Rossi. None arrived, a reflection that despite their riches The Etihad's Abu Dhabi owners and manager Roberto Mancini were not prepared to be pushed on prices and wages.
Central defence, central midfield and another wide man to replace the departed Adam Johnson look to be the holes that manager Roberto Mancini wants to fill. Serbian teenager Matija Nastasic will add defensive strength while Theo Walcott's contract stalemate at Arsenal has created interest. The deal to bring Scott Sinclair from Swansea City is ongoing.
Sir Alex Ferguson has bought big in attack with the arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal while Shinji Kagawa has already made his presence felt in midfield - but Manchester United fans still feel the presence of a powerhouse is missing, with plenty of feedback from supporters wishing they had outflanked Spurs for Fulham's Mousa Dembele, so impressive at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ferguson, however, seems happy with what he has got.
Having made no further progress - yet - with interest in Liverpool's former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll and Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy, Alan Pardew may just be satisfied with retaining the players that took them to a superb fifth last season.
Seems to be a feeling among fans that defence stills needs strengthening though, with @fatfeeky saying: "With Dawson not going to QPR maybe NUFC should invest in a sold defender to help Coloccini." @JackStanley86 says: "Ideally need a full back, centre back and a striker but not going to happen now. Have to just trust club and hope we have enough."
Norwich steadied things with their first point of the season against QPR, but it is likely all manager Chris Hughton's big business is done.
Fans views? @GazzaTCC says: "Norwich squad looks short on striking power with an over reliance on Grant Holt & not much thereafter. New striker please." @garyj71 agrees: "Need another striker but all other positions seem well covered. Not sure Holt can do the business again."
Queen's Park Rangers
Manager Mark Hughes has made no secret of where his priorities lie. After the 5-0 opening day home defeat to Swansea City he made moves for Tottenham's Michael Dawson and Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho. So far they have not come to fruition and the surprise move for Inter Milan's Julio Cesar will increase pressure on Robert Green.
Money to spend. Strengthening to do. Expect QPR to be busy until the final moments of the transfer window.
Reading manager Brian McDermott has concluded his main business but there may be room for manouevre backed by new Russian owner Anton Zingarevich.
@bennyshaw316 says: "I would like us to buy or loan another centre back in case of long-term injury to Gorkss, Pearce or Mariappa." @RichSansom adds: "Think one more striker would great, extra firepower. Reports of Jordan Ayew coming would hit the spot."
Plenty of Southampton fans made their feelings clear and they all want the same thing. @alexdmcinnes summed it up on Twitter: "Saints - defence, defence, defence." @LePrit agreed: "Great going forward but desperately need to bolster our defence. Two quality, versatile defenders please."
Manager Tony Pulis flagged up some excitement in his programme notes for the Capital One Cup meeting with Swindon Town when he said: "We're trying to bring in other players so hold tight, it could be a busy few hours if we get our way."
Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone is one obvious target while his team-mate Michael Dawson could also attract attention. Blackburn's Steven Nzonzi is another name on the radar and Pulis has spoken publicly about his admiration for Michael Owen - could Stoke be the club to give him one last fling in the Premier League?
@sutt456 says on Twitter: "Stoke desperately need a ball playing/creative midfielder i.e Nzonzi, Adam or Huddlestone."
The big business was done with the arrival of Steven Fletcher from Wolves and the coup of tempting England winger Adam Johnson from Manchester City - but could more new arrivals be around the corner in a hectic end to the summer at The Stadium of Light?
Manager Martin O'Neill has been strongly linked with Tottenham's Michael Dawson and Fulham outcast Clint Dempsey. If he pulls those deals off it would complete a quartet of signings designed to transform his team.
@reubengready wants: "Left-back (Strinic/Olsson) and centre back (Dawson) for Sunderland. Also wouldn't say no to Dempsey - obviously."
Flawless start under new manager Michael Laudrup but still uncertainty about whether the influential Scott Sinclair will move with a hold-up to his proposed £6.2m move to Manchester City. They have been linked with talented Crewe captain Ashley Westwood but will hope to have Sinclair's future clarified with the club in such buoyant mood.
Now this is where the real action will be. Tottenham have traditionally been busy on transfer deadline day under former manager Harry Redknapp, but watch out even more frantic late night activity at White Hart Lane as chairman Daniel Levy swings into action after selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid.
Mousa Dembele is on the way, France keeper Hugo Lloris is another target while Spurs have not yet given up on signing Andre Villas-Boas top target, Portugal's Joao Moutinho from Porto. Marseille's Loic Remy gets a mention while CSKA Moscow forward Alan Dzagoev and Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian are also in the frame. Watch out for departures too. Strap yourself in Spurs fans.
@PaulGrigg77 says: "Happy with so far but, for me, even with Ade, we lack firepower so need another striker." @Dale_Ward_ adds: "Happy Modric saga is over, happy with Adebayor and Dembele. But think another creative midfielder and another striker needed."
West Bromwich Albion
All seems serene at The Hawthorns after four points from their first two games under new manager Steve Clarke, but he is looking for a defender to bolster his squad. They have been linked with Blackburn's Martin Olsson and the sought-after FC Copenhagen left-back Bryan Oviedo - who has also been watched by Everton.
West Ham United
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has done plenty of business but has reached a dead end with his pursuit of Liverpool's Andy Carroll while speculation linking him with a move for another Anfield star, former Hammers' midfield man Joe Cole, looks wide of the mark.
Allardyce will try to do deals where he can, however, so do not rule out some late activity.
@tobyhutton123 believes he knows what is required as he Tweets: "Need a bit more pace in our squad."
Wigan Athletic suffered a blow with the loss of Victor Moses to Chelsea, leaving manager Roberto Martinez with £9m in transfer funds - but their supporters remain upbeat about additions.
@MissMarsh95 says: "Personally think we are looking a decent side with depth in positions too, but maybe a replacement for Moses! Tom Ince." @MikeGoodman25 is also pretty happy as he adds: "Maybe someone in central midfield, someone for Moses too, but we've got a great squad. Would be happy to stick with what we've got though."