Transfer flurry for every team except Tottenham Hotspur

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were opponents on the opening day in 2014

Jose Mourinho has admitted that every match in the Premier League will be tough for Manchester United this season because of the amount of money spent by clubs during the summer transfer window.

Premier League clubs voted last summer to bring forward the closure of the domestic window to yesterday instead of the end of the month.

Bridge said: "If you look at the top 10 individual players, you've got three players over £60m, reportedly, and another six over £30m so the value of the players appears to be steadily nudging up each year". Striker Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semi-finals.

This time past year, Everton were thought to have had a positive transfer window by splashing out on players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen and Michael Keane.

"So it's hard for me to understand or to feel or to believe that we finished second, which I keep saying that I - and sometimes it's also hard to believe - that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues".

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho lauded Liverpool for its acquisitions and said The Reds should contend for the title.

Liverpool first broke the transfer record by bringing in Alisson Becker from AS Roma, but Chelsea chose to go one step better by signing young Athletic Bilbao shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga. American owner Shahid Khan has funded the recruitment of 12 players for the west London club.

"We played well in periods against a good team that invested more than us", he said.

The last days of the window saw Chelsea's number one goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid prompting the Stamford Bridge side to break the world record for a goalkeeper with £72 million deal for Kepa from Atletico Bilbao. The 23-year-old Mina, a Colombia defender, cost 31 million euros (USD36 million), while 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder Gomes moved to Goodison Park on a season-long loan.

But Spurs have fallen short in the Premier League title race in each of the last two seasons, building a belief among fans that the squad need more depth if they are to win major silverware. Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn't make that change.

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