Paul Stewart column: Liverpool are the likeliest challengers to Manchester City

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009

Under proposals presented to Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino by an internal task force, the transfer window would close the day before the start of the domestic season in each member country.

A team that finished third in the Premier League, were eliminated by Juventus when they were in pole position to advance, and losing to Manchester United in the semifinals of the FA Cup, will not improve without signings and if they aren't careful they may find themselves in danger of missing out on a UEFA Champions League spot.

From the good (Juninho, Edwin van der Sar, Bryan Roy) to the very, very bad (Corrado Grabbi), the Premier League has seen it all when it comes to the transfer activities of promoted clubs.

The FA and the clubs had voted to conclude all transfer deals before league action commenced to put an end to the uncertainty which usually trailed the preparations for a new season as transfer business lingered.

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Staying in London, and in arguably one of the more weird transfer rumours of the summer, Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose could be planning to swap the Premier League for the Bundesliga, with Champions League outfit Schalke said to be interested.

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A player with plenty of positive Premier League experience, he will add some much-needed quality to the midfield.

The Premier League is yet to employ the VAR system which was employed during the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Centre-back Alfie Mawson, signed from Swansea for £15m, was another coup, while Calum Chambers joined on loan from Arsenal.

Cardiff went down at the end of the season and within two years, all of the eight players that they signed that summer had left the club.

I think that they will be the ones who push City all the way and I don't expect Guardiola's champions to run away with it as easily as they did last season, when the title race was nearly done and dusted by Christmas.

Dele chalked up 22 goals and 13 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions that season, and a return similar to those numbers this time around could make a huge difference for the north London outfit. They couldn't even sign a player from the Championship.

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The 22-year-old was decent last year, but far from his best, and if Spurs are to challenge Man City this season, the enigmatic midfielder quite simply must rediscover his form from the 2016/17 campaign.

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