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Premier League 2013/14: The busiest transfer deadline day ever?

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With the end of the summer's transfer window in sight, the time for furious spending, last-minute shock moves and big money signings is almost upon us once again.

The importance of the shift of power within the managerial ranks of England's top clubs cannot be underestimated for its influence on the transfer market.

Manchester clubs United and City, alongside Chelsea, have all seen a new figure take the helm this summer, and each will be keen to make his mark on the window and make a statement for the his rivals. Although there have been some new arrivals, the biggest activity could be yet to come.

Manchester United have been a sleeping giant in this window, and are certainly the team to watch over the remainder of it.

David Moyes will be well aware that he has extremely large boots to fill at Old Trafford, and with no marquee signings to parade to the United faithful, he will be keen to boost his squad with just that to build confidence for the new era ahead.

Gareth Bale has been linked with the Premier League champs when his switch to Real Madrid seemed to stall, and would be exactly the signing to win over any sceptic fans and create a buzz around the red half of Manchester.

Meanwhile, Moyes could also be set to raid former club Everton for midfielder Marouane Fellaini and full-back Leighton Baines. Regardless of who the targets are, expect to see big money spent from United before the end of the window.

Arsenal could also be a club who springs into life in the latter stages of this window. Gunners fans have been extremely frustrated with their club's lack of progress this summer, with all of their top targets, most notably Luis Suarez, having slipped through Arsene Wenger's fingers.

Although he has just brought Mathieu Flamini back to the club, expect to see a lot more frantic activity at the Emirates as Wenger attempts to redeem himself for a lacklustre window so far.

Chelsea are another side to watch as time ebbs away to do business, and whilst Willian and Samuel Eto'o have already arrived, you never know what Mourinho will do next, and if the other big clubs are on the move, you can expect Chelsea to make some moves, too.

Even if only to ruin his rivals' chances of improving their squads. And of course, all eyes are on Wayne Rooney, and whether he will make the switch to London. 

Manchester City have already spent big money this summer, but as well are all aware, their reserves have hardly been diminished by their signings so far. Should more top names become available, City will certainly be in the mix.

Liverpool, too, are a side whose business may not yet be concluded for this window. Brendan Rodgers has been left thin in defence after injuries to several key defenders, whilst he is still on the search for his marquee signing of the summer, having missed out on Willian and Mkhitaryan.

Looking at the deals completed so far, you cannot help but feel that there is more to come from this window.

The top clubs have yet to make their biggest signings, and as new men at the helm, you can only assume that it is only a matter of time before they show their hands. Expect big money and big names to move around England's top clubs before the window slams shut.

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