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It's back! The Football League season gets under way today, and with the new Premier League campaign now just one week away top-flight clubs are hastily looking to conclude all their summer transfer business before the close of the window on September 2.

Liverpool have been by far the busiest of the title contenders, with Brendan Rodgers adding no less than six new players ahead of 2014/15.

The arrivals of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi and Dejan Lovren will go some way to strengthening the Reds squad in preparation for their return to the Champions League, but there's no getting away from the fact that the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona is a bitter blow for the Anfield club.

Arsene Wenger has also enjoyed a productive window following the headline acquisition of Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez, and the additional captures of Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers, giving the Gunners a genuine chance of challenging for the domestic crown this term.

Chelsea and Manchester City remain the two favourites for the title, with Jose Mourinho successfully adding high-profile stars like Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and the returning Didier Drogba to his Stamford Bridge squad.

Manuel Pellegrini has been relatively quiet by comparison, but the fact that the reigning champions have kept all of their players together, plus added to the Etihad Stadium squad with smart additions like Fernando and Willy Caballero ensuring they'll be there or thereabouts next May.

Tottenham have quietly gone about their business following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane, but Spurs fans will approach the new season with optimism hoping that they can break back into the top four.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have probably grabbed the most headlines during the off-season, as Louis van Gaal begins his rebuilding project at Old Trafford.

The big-money signings of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera remain the Red Devils only completed transfers so far, but with a number of deals reportedly in the pipeline expect them to make a renewed push for the title in 2014/15.

Click the 'begin slideshow' button below to check out all the latest transfer news and rumours from Saturday's papers, and have your say in the comment box provided who you hope your team will capture before the deadline...

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