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All Premier League transfers going through in the summer of 2008 are on this page. For our transfer rumours column see our transfer news section.

This page is updated frequently, so if you find a transfer not listed here put it in the comments and we’ll add it. This page lists Premier League clubs only, and confirmed transfers only.

Last Updated: 2 September 2008

Arsenal Transfers

In: Carlos Vela (returning from loan, work permit approved), Aaron Ramsey (£5m, Cardiff), Samir Nasri (£11m, Marseille), Amaury Bischoff (undisclosed, Werder Bremen), Mikael Silvestre (£750k, Manchester United)

Out: Mathieu Flamini (free, AC Milan), Jens Lehmann (free, Stuttgart), Alexander Hleb (£12m, Barcelona), Gilberto Silva (£1m, Panathinaikos), Nacer Barazite (loan, Derby), Armand Traore (loan, Portsmouth), Philippe Senderos (loan, AC Milan)

Aston Villa Transfers

In: Curtis Davies (undisclosed, West Brom), Steve Sidwell (£5m, Chelsea), Brad Friedel (undisclosed, Blackburn), Nicky Shorey (£3m, Reading), Luke Young (£6m, Middlesbrough), Carlos Cuellar (£7.8m, Rangers), James Milner (£12.5m, Newcastle)

Out: Luke Moore (£3m, West Brom), Thomas Sorensen (released), Olof Mellberg (free, Juventus), Patrick Berger (free, Sparta Prague), Shaun Maloney (£2.5m, Celtic)

Blackburn Rovers Transfer

In:Paul Robinson (£3.5m, Tottenham), Carlos Villanueva (loan, Audax Italiano), Danny Simpson (loan, Manchester United), Julio Santa Cruz (undisclosed, Cerro Porteno), Vince Grella (£4m, Torino), Keith Andrews (undisclosed, MK Dons), Mark Bunn (undisclosed, Northampton)

Out: Peter Enckelman (released), Stephane Henchoz (released), Bruno Berner (released), Raffaele De Vita (free, Livingston), Brad Friedel (undisclosed, Aston Villa), Jamie Clarke (loan, Accrington Stanley), David Bentley (undisclosed, Tottenham), Maceo Rigters (loan, Barnsley)

Bolton Wanderers Transfer

In: Fabrice Muamba (£5 mil, Birmingham), Johan Elmander (£11m, Toulouse), Mustapha Riga (undisclosed, Levante), Danny Shittu (undisclosed, Watford), Ebi Smolarek (loan, Racing Santander)

Out: Ivan Campo (released), Stelios Giannakopoulos (released), Andranik Teimourian (free, Fulham), Daniel Braaten (exchange for Elmander, Toulouse), Kevin Wolze (left club, Vfl Wolfsburg), El-Hadji Diouf (£2.5m, Sunderland), Abdoulaye Meite (£2m, West Brom), Blerim Dzemaili (loan, Torino)

Chelsea Transfers

In: Jose Bosingwa (£16.2m, Porto), Deco (£7m, Barcelona), Fabio Paim (loan, Sporting)

Out: Harry Worley (free, Leicester), Ben Sahar (loan, Portsmouth), Jimmy Smith (loan, Sheffield Wednesday), Hernan Crespo (released), Ryan Bertrand (loan, Norwich), Slobodan Rajkovic (loan, FC Twente), Steve Sidwell (£5m, Aston Villa), Claude Makelele (free, PSG), Tal Ben Haim (£5m, Manchester City), Khalid Boulahrouz (€5m, Vfb Stuttgart), Shaun Cummings (loan, MK Dons), Anthony Grant (loan, Southend), Claudio Pizarro (loan, Werder Bremen), Lee Sawyer (loan, Southend), Shaun Wright-Phillips (£10m, Manchester City), Tom Taiwo (loan, Port Vale)

Everton Transfers

In:Lars Christian Jacobsen (free, Nurnberg), Segundo Castillo (loan, Red Star Belgrade), Louis Saha (undisclosed, Manchester United), Carlo Nash (free, Wigan)

Out: Lee Carsley (free, Birmingham City), Thomas Gravesen (released), Stefan Wessels (released), Darren Dennehy (free to Cardiff), Andy Johnson (£10.5m, Fulham)

Fulham Transfers

In: Mark Schwarzer (free, Middlesbrough), David Stockdale (undiclosed, Darlington), Zoltan Gera (free, West Brom), Andranik Teimourian (free, Bolton), Toni Kallio (free, BSC Young Boys), Bobby Zamora & John Paintsil (£6.3m, West Ham), Fredrik Stoor (undisclosed, Rosenborg), Pascal Zuberbuhler (free, Neuchatel Xamax), Andy Johnson (£10.5m, Everton), Dickson Etuhu (£2m, Sunderland), Julian Gray (loan, Coventry)

Out: Carlos Bocanegra (released), Jari Litmanen (released), Philippe Christanval (released), Simon Elliott (released), Ian Pearce (released), Michael Timlin (released), Ismael Ehui (released), Bjorn Runstrom (released), Brian McBride (released), Tony Warner (free, Hull), Dejan Stefanovic (undisclosed, Norwich), Elliot Omozusi (loan, Norwich), Hameur Bouazza (loan, Charlton), Steven Davis (£3m, Rangers), David Healy (undisclosed, Sunderland), Eddie Johnson (loan, Cardiff), Moritz Volz (loan, Ipswich), Alexei Smertin (released), Gabriel Zakuani (loan, Peterborough)

Hull City

In: Craig Fagan (£750k, Derby), Geovanni (free, Manchester City), Bernard Mendy (free, PSG), George Boateng (undisclosed, Middlesbrough), Peter Halmosi (undisclosed, Plymouth), Tony Warner (free, Fulham), Anthony Gardner (loan, Tottenham), Mark Oxley (£150k, Rotherham), Marlon King (loan, Wigan), Anthony Gardner (£2.5m, Tottenham), Paul McShane (loan, Sunderland), Kamil Zayatte (loan, Young Boys), Daniel Cousin (undisclosed, Rangers)

Out: Jay-Jay Okocha (released), David Livermore (released)

Liverpool Transfers

In: Philipp Degen (free, Borussia Dortmund), Andrea Dossena (undisclosed, Udinese), Vincent Lucas Weijl (undisclosed, AZ Alkmaar, Diego Cavalieri (undisclosed, Palmeiras), Emmanuel Mendy (free, Murcia), David Ngog (undisclosed, PSG), Robbie Keane (£20.3m, Tottenham), Vitor Flora (free, Botafogo), Peter Gulacsi (permanent deal, MTK Budapest), Albert Riera (undisclosed, Espanyol)

Out: Harry Kewell (released), John Arne Riise (£4m, Roma), Anthony La Tallec (free, Le Mans), Peter Crouch (£11m, Portsmouth), Danny Guthrie (undisclosed, Newcastle), Scott Carson (£3.25m, West Brom), Adam Hammill (loan, Blackpool), David Martin (loan, Leicester), Sebastien Leto (loan, Olympiakos), Craig Lindfield (loan, Bournemouth), Steve Finnan (undisclosed, Espanyol), Andriy Voronin (loan, Hertha Berlin)

Manchester City Transfers

In: Jo (£19m, CSKA Moscow), Tal Ben Haim (£5m, Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (£6m, Hamburg), Shaun Wright-Phillips (£10m, Chelsea), Pablo Zabaleta (£6.45m, Espanyol), Glauber Berti (loan, Nurnberg), Robinho (£32.5m, Real Madrid)

Out: Ashley Grimes (undisclosed, Millwall), Andres Isaksson (undisclosed, PSV Eindhoven), Garry Breen (undisclosed, Hereford United), Sun Jihai (free, Sheffield United), Geovanni (released), Emile Mpenza (released), Paul Dickov (released), Matthew Mills (£300k, Doncaster), Jason Vidal (loan, Grimsby), Vedran Corluka (undisclosed, Tottenham), Javan Vidal (loan, Grimsby)

Manchester United Transfers

In: Davide Petrucci (£200k, Roma), Dimitar Berbatov (£30.75m + Fraizer Campbell on loan, Tottenham)

Out: Kieran Lee (free, Oldham), Gerard Pique (£6m, Barcelona), Febian Brandy (loan, Swansea), Chris Eagles (£1.25m, Burnley), Danny Simpson (loan, Blackburn), Craig Cathcart (loan, Plymouth), Lee Martin (loan, Nottingham Forest), Mikael Silvestre (£750k, Arsenal), Dong Fangzhuo (released, Dalian Haichang), Louis Saha (undisclosed, Everton), Fraizer Campbell (loan, Tottenham)

Middlesbrough

In:Didier Digard (£4m, PSG), Marvin Emnes (£3.2m, Sparta Rotterdam)

Out: Steve Thompson (free, Port Vale), Mark Schwarzer (free, Fulham), Jason Kennedy (free, Darlington), Fabio Rochemback (released), Gaizka Mendieta (released), Dong Gook Lee (released), George Boateng (undisclosed, Hull), Lee Cattermole (£3.5m, Wigan), Luke Young (£6m, Aston Villa), Tony McMahon (loan, Sheffield Wednesday)

Newcastle United Transfers

In: Jonas Gutierrez (undisclosed, Real Mallorca), Danny Guthrie (undisclosed, Liverpool), Sebastien Bassong (undisclosed, Metz), Fabricio Coloccini (undisclosed, Deportivo La Coruna), Ignacio Gonzalez (loan, Valencia), Xisco (£5.7m, Deportivo La Coruna)

Out: Peter Ramage (free, QPR), Stephen Carr (released), David Rozenhal (£2.9m, Lazio), Abdoulaye Faye (£2.25m, Stoke), James Milner (£12.5m, Aston Villa)

Portsmouth

In: Glenn Little (free, Reading), Ben Sahar (loan, Chelsea), Peter Crouch (£11m, Liverpool), Omar Koroma (undisclosed, Banjul Hawks), Younes Kaboul (£6m, Tottenham), Jerome Thomas (loan, Charlton), Jerome Thomas (permanent deal – undisclosed, Charlton), Armand Traore (loan, Arsenal), Nadir Belhadj (loan, Lens)

Out:Sulley Muntari (£12.7m, Inter), Omar Koroma (loan, Norwich), Asmir Begovic (loan, Yeovil), Joel Ward (loan, Bournemouth), Pedro Mendes (£3m, Rangers), Linvoy Primus (loan, Charlton), Martin Cranie (loan, Charlton), Jean-Francois Cristophe (loan, Southend)

Stoke City Transfers

In:Dave Kitson (£5.5m, Reading), Sefi Olofinjana (£3m, Wolves), Abdoulaye Faye (£2.25m, Newcastle), Amdy Faye (undisclosed, Charlton), Andrew Davies (£1.2m, Southampton), Ibrahim Sonko (£2m initially, Reading), Danny Higginbotham (undisclosed, Sunderland)

Out: Dominic Matteo (released), Russell Hoult (released), Marlon Broomes (released), Adam Garrett (released), Adam Rooney (£50k, Inverness CT), Anthony Pulis (free, Southampton), Ryan Shotton (loan, Tranmere), Jon Parkin (undisclosed, Preston)

Sunderland Transfers

In:Nick Colgan (free), David Meyler (undisclosed, Cork City), Teemu Tainio (undisclosed, Tottenham), Pascal Chimbonda (undisclosed, Tottenham), El-Hadji Diouf (£2.5m, Bolton), Steed Malbranque (undisclosed, Tottenham), Djibril Cisse (loan, Marseille), David Healy (undisclosed, Fulham), Anton Ferdinand (£8m, West Ham), George McCartney (undisclosed, West Ham)

Out: Andy Cole (released), Ian Harte (released), Stanislav Varga (released), Stephen Wright (released), Greg Halford (loan, Sheffield United), Arnau Riera (loan, Falkirk), Ross Wallace (loan, Preston), Trevor Carson (loan, Chesterfield), Russell Anderson (loan, Burnley), Dickson Etuhu (£2m, Fulham), Paul McShane (loan, Hull), Danny Higginbotham (undisclosed, Stoke)

Tottenham Hotspur Transfers

In: Luka Modric (£16.5m, waiting for work permit, Dinamo Zagreb), Giovani Dos Santos (initial £4.7m, upto £8.6m, Barcelona), Paul-Jose Mpoku (undisclosed, Standard Liege), Mirko Ranieri (undisclosed, Perugia), John Bostock (initial £700k, rising to £1.25m, Crystal Palace), David Bentley (undisclosed, Blackburn), Cesar Sanchez (free, Real Zaragoza), Roman Pavlyuchenko (£14m, Spartak Moscow), Fraizer Campbell (loan, Manchester United)

Out: Radek Cerny (released, QPR), Leigh Mills (loan, Brentford), Simon Dawkins (loan, Leyton Orient), Joe Martin (undisclosed, Blackpool), Tommy Forecast (undisclosed, Southampton), Paul Robinson (£3.5m, Blackburn), Robbie Keane (£20.3m, Liverpool), Anthony Gardner (loan, Hull), Teemu Tainio (undisclosed, Sunderland), Pascal Chimbonda (undisclosed, Sunderland), Steed Malbranque (undisclosed, Sunderland), Younes Kaboul (£6m, Portsmouth), Charlie Daniels (loan, Gillingham), Tomas Pekhart (loan, Southampton), Lee Young-Pyo (undisclosed, Borussia Dortmund), Vedran Corluka (undisclosed, Manchester City), Dimitar Berbatov (£30.75m + Fraizer Campbell, Manchester United)

West Bromwich Albion Transfers

In: Luke Moore (£3m, Aston Villa), Do-heon Kim (£500k, Seongnam Ilhwa Shunma), Roman Bednar (£2.5m, Hearts), Gianni Zuiverloon (£2.3m, Heerenveen), Graham Dorrans (£100k, Livingston), Marek Cech (£1.4m, Porto), Scott Carson (£3.25m, Liverpool), Abdoulaye Meite (£2m, Bolton), Borja Valero (£4.7m, Mallorca), Jonas Olsson (£800k, NEC Nijmegen), Ryan Donk (loan, AZ Alkmaar)

Out: Luke Steele (free, Barnsley), Zoltan Gera (free, Fulham), Martin Albrechtsen (free, Derby), Curtis Davies (undisclosed, Aston Villa), Kevin Phillips (free, Birmingham), Michal Danek (free, Viktoria Plzen)

West Ham United Transfers

In:Orn Eyjolfsson (undisclosed, HK Kopavogur), Balint Bajner (undisclosed, Liberty Oradea), Valon Behrami (£5m, Lazio), Jan Lastuvka (loan, Shakhtar Donetsk), David di Michele (loan, Torino), Herita Ilunga (loan, Toulouse)

Out: Nolberto Solano (released), Bobby Zamora & John Paintsil (£6.3m, Fulham), Richard Wright (undisclosed, Ipswich), Anton Ferdinand (£8m, Sunderland), George McCartney (undisclosed, Sunderland)

Wigan Transfers

In: Daniel De Ridder (free, Birmingham), Olivier Kapo (£2.5m, Birmingham), Amr Zaki (loan, Zamalek), Lee Cattermole (£3.5m, Middlesbrough)

Out: Josip Skoko (released), Salomon Olembe (released), Julius Aghahowa (undisclosed, Kayserispor), Andreas Granqvist (undisclosed, FC Groningen), David Cotterill (undisclosed, Sheffield United), Carlo Nash (free, Everton), Antoine Sibierski (loan, Norwich)

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Comments (45)

  1. Bout time you put this up again :) !!!

  2. This page is great keep updating! :)

    i’ve bookmarked it now :)

  3. Ahmed,
    fulham released 8 players recently and they probably should be up there

  4. what about the 17 year old that west ham signed Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson.

  5. John Bostock has signed for spurs… is on the site…

  6. Liverpool have bid 20million+ Dirk Kuyt for frankistein!! Sorry I mean Ribery :D

  7. John Bostock – crystal palace and spurs haven’t agreed to a fee as yet.

    Holmar…have heard reports but nothing official has been said yet. Kid wants to play first team, is a CB and seems to have a lot of potential.

  8. What is Wenger waiting for before flooding his club with new names? He had better do if he wants to end his horrible 4yr run.

  9. News as of 06/06/08….Jay Jay Okocha released, David Livermore released

  10. Hull City-JJ Okocha-released

  11. Dossena looks a done deal

  12. Gio Dos Santos for spurs :)

  13. Chelsea should get the manager ex- italy coach as their manager. he is available.

  14. Dossena and Barry – Liverpool. Oh yeh and soon Quaresma ;)

  15. Hull re-sign Craig Fagan from Derby County—750,000

  16. bloody hell im kinda lookin forward to seeing what tottenham can do with dos santos and luka modric

  17. Don’t worry. Bostock will soon sign. I heard that Mpoku guy is one pacey midfielder. It is always good to have an African player in your squad. It’s like there is a guarantee of pace and/or strength on every footballer from Africa.

  18. a very small correction(apologies if my post always turns out to be of this kind) – The guy’s correct name is “Kieran” and not “Keiran”.

  19. sidwell to villa i think…

  20. Why did we let Luke Steele go ^o)

  21. Goodbye JAR although a lot of people will remember you for that own goal Liverpool fans will always remember your insane strikes especially that one against the Mancs and that maradonna run against Chelsea TRUE LEGEND YNWA!

  22. Sidwell to Aston Villa for 5.5 million

  23. Chris Smalling from Maidstone United to Middlesbrough free
    Tom Heaton from Manchester United to Cardiff City loan

  24. Pourtsmouth in
    James Hurst West Bromwich Albion Compensation
    Gaël N’Lundulu Paris Saint-Germain Compensation
    Djimi Traoré Stade Rennes Loan Return
    Gaulthier Mahoto Le Havre Compensation

  25. Manchester United have signed Petrucci, as of about a week ago..

    Petrucci signing angers Roma
    Manchester United last night came under fire after signing one of Italy’s most promising young strikers. Just days after they were pipped by Arsenal to the signature of 17-year-old Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey, United snapped up Davide Petrucci, 16, who scored 14 goals in 19 matches last season and was the top scorer in Roma’s youth team. He has also starred for Italy’s under-17 team. United will pay Petrucci £95,000 a year and will cover the cost of regular flights home to Italy. The deal is the maximum permissible offer for a youth-team player. Roma will receive around £200,000 in compensation but the move has caused fury. Petrucci, who comes from the San Basilio suburb of Rome, has been compared to a young Francesco Totti and could have made the first-team squad next year.
    Malcolm Moore, Daily Telegraph

  26. I can’t believe the contract rules for under 18s in Italy and Spain although Liverpool snatched up Barca’s most promising youth player last season so who’s complaining ;)

  27. yep, and arsenal managed to snap up fabregas.. as we did pique but he’s gone back now

  28. any truth to santa cruz or david villa coming to old trafford?
    and people please, ronaldo must stay!

  29. c mon Arsenal go mad and spend loads on sum brilliant players Arsenal fans want sum trophies

  30. Will Liverpool spend big again to keep Everton out of Fourth spot

  31. Hourelho(?) Gomes has signed or spurs pending medical etc as of a few days ago.

  32. Chelsea sign Deco

  33. um a bit behind i think

  34. will be updated soon…

  35. Goodluck Riise !!!!

  36. Manucho returning from loan to Man U from Olympiakos

  37. Gilardino leaves AC Milan and goes to Fiorentina for €11m or something. Barcelona sign Daniel Alves for €23.6m from Sevilla. Johan Elmander €11m from Toulouse to Bolton.

  38. Andreas Granqvist from Wigan to FC Groningen for 1m euros

  39. Liverpool are buying like a 6th place club, bary, downing and keane and players that the likes or newcastle and aston villa would look to buy. They need to be more optomistic and buy class players like villa, and not be afraid to splash the cash.

  40. Come manu do some transfers for Hat trick

  41. this is crazy! Chelsea seem’s to be on a real madrid type of path to self destruction. if they sign on so many star names, tell me- how many players will start? will scolari screw up like grant? i hope so for our sake. glory glory man united! lets just sweep up berbatov and maybe owen too…

  42. oh yeah, forgot all about it, anyone know if there’s any truth in a rumour about Kaka coming to stanford bridge? i still don’t know why Chelsea must flood itself with so many players. in my opinion, they should’ve just got a new goalkeeper and mourhinho. :)

  43. Manchester United is complacent. No major signings so far. What is Sir Alex Ferguson thinking? Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham have strengthened their squads with star signings. What about Man U? No new signings so far. It is a big disappointment. Ronaldo the Star only is not enough. What if he leaves Manchester? Who is going to replace him? No news yet. Berbatov? He’s going to reach 30 soon. 30 is retirement age in football. Look at Beckham, Raul, Figo, Ronaldo (Milan), Seedorf, Cannavaro, Nesta, Maldini, Kaladze, Bonera (practically most of the Milan squad). Where are all of them? Not playing as rigorous as five years ago. All of them are old and their value has dropped dramatically. What has happened to Milan with their ‘retirement’ players next season? Well, they are NOT in the Champions League next season. Look at the Manchester United squad right now. We should NOT be playing players like Giggs, Scholes, G. Neville again. Ferdinand can be used less often as he’s reached 30. Once you reach 30, you are useless. Why sell Pique? He’s a great prospect at 21. Why sell him? Stupid Sir Alex. What is he thinking? Imagine Pique can play at Manchester for a Decade. And even sell Pique at higher price when he gets older. Why sell Pique now? We seem to be training Pique for the last 3-4 years so he can get back to Barcelona 1st team. What a joke, Man U. Also, why has Sir Alex not targeted a right back? 2 of the best has been signed. Jose Boswinga has gone to Chelsea and Daniel Alves has signed for Barcelona. Why are we always so slow in signing good players. It’s not as if we don’t have the money. We just won the Champion League last season and there is lots of television revenue! If Arsenal is heavily in debt with the Emirates stadium can sign Samir Nasri (French wonderkid), why can’t we sign Karim Benzema? Sigh Man U. We should buy better and younger players and to do it fast instead of taking our own sweet time and let other clubs swoop our targets. Fool, Sir Alex. You should retire now. Even ur brain, Carlos Queiroz, has left you. What have you got to say about urself?

  44. u forgot kewell went with galtasary, o and Disappointed Manchester United Fan u give man utd a bad name you really dont know shite!!!!!! no respect for legends like scholes

  45. Robbie Fowler going to Blackburn from Cardiff.

    Why did sunderland let Cole go?

    United should have bought Cole and Yorke! then no one could have beeten us! Glory Glory!

    i am looking forward to the premier league starts again!!