Chelsea perform the best transfer business of the summer

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With less than two weeks left of the summer transfer window, let's take a look at the three teams who have, so far, completed the best business.

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3) Newcastle United

So far Newcastle have brought in as many as nine players with four first team players leaving.

Two of those in coming players, Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow, do admittedly immediately go out on loan again but both represent the long term futures of the club in their respective positions.

The other outgoings include Sylvain Marveaux, Matthieu Debuchy, Dan Gosling and Shola Ameobi, and arguably the latter is the only player the fans will miss and that is purely sentimental reasons more than footballing ones.

Debuchy is suitably replaced by Dutch international Daryl Janmaat, who will comfortably slot in at right back, while Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez are both young and talented signings who could develop into first team players. In the short term will definitely improve the squad depth.

However, it is the three players they have brought in the final third that will really excite the Geordie faithful.

Siem de Jong and Remy Cabella are two players who will get the fans of their feet and can unlock some of the tighter Premier League defences and, while Emmanuele Riviere is not quite at the level of Loic Remy, he is certainly a solid replacement for the Frenchman.

Overrall it has been a solid summer for Newcastle which is something we haven't said for a few years. 

2) Arsenal

Similar to Newcastle, Arsenal's good business has come in replacing the few players who have left the club for upgraded versions.

While Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen have left the club, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina have come in, while a direct centre back replacement for Vermaelen is almost a certain to be completed over the coming two weeks.

Debuchy is the perfect like for like replacement for Sagna and, while not quite as good a defender as the departing Frenchman, he is certainly better going forward and a few years younger.

Calum Chambers has come into the squad and is an exciting young player who could be the long term future for the club in any number of positions, and so far has impressed at centre back.

Finally, Alexis Sanchez has come in as a high quality player who could make the difference for Arsenal in tight games and could be the kind of world class attacker they needed last season to really push on.

So far a very positive summer for the Gunners and if they complete one or two more deals then all the better. 

1) Chelsea

The club the has so far completed the best business this summer has been Chelsea.

Not only have they managed to bring in three world class performers in Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Felipe Luis but they have also seen the outstanding Thibaut Courtois return to fight for his position as the club's No.1 goalkeeper

However, arguably the best business that Chelsea have completed has been recouping around £78 million in the sales of Romelu Lukaku and David Luiz.

They were two players who the Jose Mourinho clearly didn't feel were part of his team's future yet have effectively covered the costs of the club's business this summer.

While they don't necessarily need to, Chelsea still have money to spend this summer and could potentially add more top quality to their squad, although the home-grown quota means at least one foreign player will have to leave first.

If they do this then I personally can't see past them for the league title this season. 

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