Ins and Outs - Summer deals in Yorkshire ...
STICKING AROUND: Barnsley's Mike-Steven Bahre. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
DONE DEALS - IN: Mike-Steven Bahre (Hannover 96, undisclosed), Luke Thomas (Derby County, undisclosed), Bradley Collins (Chelsea), Mads Juel Andersen (FC Horsens, undisclosed), Samuel Radlinger (Hannover 96, free), Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon, undisclosed), Aapo Halme (Leeds United, undisclosed), Bambo Diaby (Lokeren, undisclosed), Mallik Wilks (Leeds United, undisclosed), Conor Chaplin (Coventry City, undisclosed).
OUT: Ethan Pinnock (Brentford, £3m), Liam Lindsay (Stoke City, £2m rising to £2.5m), Adam Davies (Stoke City, freedom of contract), Lloyd Isgrove (released), Zeki Fryers (Swindon Town, free), Adam Jackson (Hibernian, free), Ryan Hedges (Aberdeen, free).
PRIORITIES: Having lost three of last season's big-hitters in Ethan Pinnock, Liam Lindsay and Adam Davies, the Reds are in rebuild mode.
The departure of Pinnock and Lindsay, for a combined fee of around £5.5m, has prioritised the need for central defensive recruitment, with Toby Sibbick and Aapo Halme brought in from AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United respectively to help redress the balance followed by Lokeren stopper Bambo Diaby.
The Reds have also beaten Hull City to land Halme's team-mate Mallik Wilks and also added long-time target Conor Chaplin.
Repelling further interest in key under-contract players will take on significant importance, with Kieffer Moore having been tentatively linked with a potential move to China.
The goalkeeping department has been addressed with the addition of former Chelsea keeper Brad Collins and Austria-born Samuel Radlinger.
Giant centre-half Mads Juel Andersen has also arrived from Danish side FC Horsens alongside Derby winger Luke Thomas, with a further striking option also being potentially sought.
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DONE DEALS - IN: Tyler French (AFC Sudbury, free), Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley, free), Paudie O'Connor (Leeds United, free), Sam Hornby (Port Vale, free), Zeli Ismail (Walsall, free), Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic), Adam Henley (Real Salt Lake, free), Clayton Donaldson (Bolton Wanderers, free), Paudie O'Connor (Leeds United, undisclosed), James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic), Matty Palmer (Rotherham United, loan).
OUT: Josh Wright (Leyton Orient, free), Adam Chicksen, Billy Clarke, Alex Jones, Cameron Hawkes, Callum Gunner, Tom Clare, Paul Caddis (released), Calum Woods (Tranmere, free), Ben Wilson (Coventry City, free), Jack Payne, David Ball, George Miller, Paudie O'Connor, Jacob Butterfield, Lewis O'Brien (loan return), Ryan McGowan (Sydney FC, free), Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United, free).
PRIORITIES: No Yorkshire club have been busier than Bradford City this summer, with the Bantams having made nine signings - including the marquee recruits of James Vaughan and Zeli Ismail. Gary Bowyer is intent upon effectively building a new side after the disastrous Edin Rahic-inspired recruitment of last summer. Major inroads have been made defensively - with City set to field a new look back four next season - headlined by the arrivals of Paudie O'Connor and Ben Richards-Everton. A much-needed fresh option on the wing has been secured to add much needed pace and energy in Ismail and a physical targetman option has arrived up front in the shape of the much-travelled Clayton Donaldson and experience in Vaughan.
Reece James: Brought in from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee. Picture: Getty Images.
DONE DEALS - IN: Brad Halliday (Cambridge United, free), Reece James (Sunderland, undisclosed), Magner Gomes (free agent), Ben Sheaf (Arsenal, six-month loan).
OUT: Danny Andrew (Fleetwood, free), Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United, free), Tommy Rowe (Bristol City, free), Marko Marosi (Coventry City, free), Alfie Beestin, Tyler Garratt, Luke McCullough, Liam Mandeville (released), Mallik Wilks, Herbie Kane, Paul Downing, Aaron Lewis, Tyler Smith (loan returns).
PRIORITIES: A new-look Rovers line-up are likely to take the field in the club's League One opener in early August - along with a new face in the dug-out in Darren Moore - with several stars from last season moving on and the side having to effectively be rebuilt.
Two obvious holes will need to be filled following the exit of Wilks and Kane and a senior defensive option is a must after the departure of Butler, with one target, former loanee Paul Downing, joining Portsmouth.
A senior left-back option to replace Danny Andrew's exit has arrived in the shape of Reece James, while Ben Sheaf's arrival should plug a gap in midfield, with Tommy Rowe moving to Bristol City.
On the opposite right flank, Rovers have already brought in Brad Halliday to fill the problematic right-back slot. Expect more movement; work to do - especially with John Marquis also being the target of endless speculation.
BIG SUMMER: Huddersfield Town manager, Jan Siewert. Picture: PA.
DONE DEALS - IN: Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa, free), Reece Brown (Forest Green, undisclosed), Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient, undisclosed), Herbert Bockhorn (Borussia Dortmund II, undisclosed), Isaac Mbenza (Montpellier, undisclosed), Kamil Grabara (Liverpool, season-long loan).
OUT: Chris Lowe (Dynamo Dresden, undisclosed), Jonas Lossl (Everton), Jason Puncheon (loan return), Danny Williams, Laurent Depoitre (released), Jack Payne (Lincoln City, free), Erik Durm (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ramadan Sobhi (Al-Alhy, season-long loan). Tommy Smith (Stoke City, undisclosed).
PRIORITIES: The first half of the summer has been preoccupied by Town clearing the decks of players wishing to move and not overly keen on dipping their toes in the Championship after two seasons in the Premier League, with early exits seeing Chris Lowe and Jonas Lossl move on.
But incoming business is steadily being sanctioned.
Speculation regarding a host of other players including Aaron Mooy, Philip Billing, Alex Pritchard, Steve Mounie and Jonathan Hogg is continuing and expect that to carry on. Tommy Smith has joined Stoke City.
Chief executive Julian Winter has spoken about up to eight players leaving and five coming in, with Town interviewing for a new Head of Football Operations.
The arrival of former Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick represents Town's first signing of the close season, with Forest Green midfielder Reece Brown and Leyton Orient forward Josh Koroma having also been confirmed alongside German defender Herbert Bockhorn and keeper Kamil Grabara.
KEY COMPONENT: Will this be the summer when Hull City cash in on star asset Jarrod Bowen?
DONE DEALS - IN: Matt Ingram (QPR, undisclosed), Tom Eaves (free agent), Josh Bowler (Everton, season-long loan), Ryan Tafazolli (free).
OUT: Evandro, Will Keane, Ondřej Mazuch, Liam Ridgewell, James Weir, Callum Burton, Adam Curry (released), Todd Kane, Chris Martin (loan return), David Marshall (Wigan Athletic, free).
PRIORITIES: Plus ca change, it seems, at the KCOM, where summer instability reigns, with the club currently focusing on bringing in a new face in the dug-out after Nigel Adkins rejected the offer of a new deal with the Tigers again behind their rivals in terms of planning - with new head coach Grant McCann having plenty of work in his in-tray.
With the club tightening their belts further in terms of their playing budget, Hull - yet again - are expected to have to play a game of patience. What is also certain is that the club will cash in at some stage on star asset Jarrod Bowen, with the big-earning Kamil Grosicki also nailed onto leave for pastures new. Another tough summer is in prospect.
A first breakthrough has arrived with former QPR keeper Sam Ingram to provide competition for George Long, followed by forward Tom Eaves and winger Josh Bowler and free agent defender Ryan Tafazolli.
A number of players have been linked, including ex-Doncaster loanee Herbie Kane, and Peterborough United attacker Marcus Maddison with ex-Posh defender Ryan Tafazolli on trial.
WILL HE STAY OR WILL HE GO? Midfielder Kalvin Phillips is likely to attract a lot of interest
DONE DEALS - IN: Jack Harrison (Manchester City, season-long loan), Ben White (Brighton, season-long loan), Liam McCarron (Carlisle United, undisclosed), Jack Clarke (Tottenham Hotspur, season-long loan), Helder Costa (Wolves, season-long loan leading to permanent move).
OUT: Izzy Brown, Jack Harrison (loan return), Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City, free), Jay-Roy Grot (Vitesse Arnhem, loan), Jack Clarke (initial £9m, Tottenham), Pontus Jansson (Brentford, £5.5m), Liam Kitching (Forest Green, undisclosed), Aapo Halme (Barnsley, undisclosed), Mallik Wilks (Barnsley, undisclosed), Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood, loan), Tyler Denton (Stevenage, undisclosed), Samuel Saiz (Girona, undisclosed).
PRIORITIES: With chairman Andrea Radrizzani having made no bones about the fact that the club will not be spending big - with much finance tied up in convincing Marcelo Bielsa to stay on for a second season - Leeds are aiming to prove canny loan operators.
But a significant hole in the back four is now needing to be filled following the exit of Pontus Jansson to Brentford.
Incoming wise, Jack Harrison has returned for a second season-long loan and Brighton defender Ben White has also joined on loan.
The sight of Jack Clarke returning straight to Leeds for a season-long loan spell after being recruited by Tottenham will be viewed as another welcome move.
The successful capture of Wolves winger Helder Costa, on a season-long loan, is the club's marquee recruit so far.
On the debit side, Kalvin Phillips continues to be strongly linked with Aston Villa. Retaining the services of Phillips and Jamie Shackleton will also be viewed as a must.
Middlesbrough are likely to place great stock in the loan market for the 2019-20 season. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA.
DONE DEALS - IN: Tomas Mejias (free).
OUT: Jordan Hugill, Rajiv van La Parra, Mo Besic (loan return), Stewart Downing (Blackburn, free), Jon-Obi Mikel (Trabzonspor, free), Enes Mahmutovic (MVV Maastricht, loan), Alex Pattison (Wycombe, loan), Aden Flint (Cardiff, undisclosed).
PRIORITIES: Realigning a squad which is top-heavy with ageing players on well-numerated contracts will be a significant and onerous ask for Boro, who must be pragmatic in their incoming transfer dealings with parachute payments now gone.
A new transfer 'committee' including new head coach Jonathan Woodgate and featuring the club hierarchy will now make decisions collectively regarding the club's transfer business.
Interest is likely in reliable custodian Darren Randolph, with Britt Assombalonga having also been linked with a move elsewhere including Sheffield United. Cashing in on either or both would potentially boost Boro's transfer kitty, although there is some increased scope after the exit of Aden Flint to Cardiff City
Another club who are likely to place great stock in success in the loan market.
Stewart Downing has joined Blackburn.
Portsmouth's Jamal Lowe is an active target, with Southend's Dru Yearwood also linked.
Carlton Morris, right, will be in Rotherham colours next season. Picture: John Walton/PA.
DONE DEALS - IN: Carlton Morris (Norwich City, loan), Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic, free), Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle, undisclosed), Julien Lamy (unattached, free), Dan Barlaser (Newcastle United, season-long loan), Matthew Olosunde (unattached, free).
OUT: Alex Bray, Emmanuel Onariase (released), Marek Rodak, Sean Raggett, Richie Towell (loan return), Joe Newell (Hibernian), Ryan Williams (Portsmouth, free), Will Vaulks (Cardiff, initial £2.1m), Darren Potter (Tranmere, free), Dominic Ball (QPR, free), Ben Purrington (Charlton Athletic, undisclosed), David Ball (Wellington Phoenix, free), Matty Palmer (Bradford City, loan), Semi Ajayi (West Brom, undisclosed).
PRIORITIES: The Millers have concluded a fair bit of incoming business, including a a significant club-record deal to bring in Plymouth Argyle forward Freddie Ladapo for a club record £400,000.
They followed up with the addition of Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser, who impressed at Accrington last term on a season-long loan.
The Millers are still in the market for midfielders and wide players and remain interested in Ross County's Jamie Lindsay, despite seeing a bid rebuffed.
Bringing in a new goalkeeper is also high on the to-do list for Paul Warne, linked with Leicester under-23 keeper Daniel Iversen.
Blackpool defender Curtis Tilt is also a player who remains on the club's list.
Meanwhile, on the outgoing front, captain Will Vaulks is close to completing a move to Cardiff City for an initial £2.1m, rising to £3.5m.
Elsewhere, Semi Ajayi has completed a seven-figure move to West Brom, with Warne, who signed Carlton Morris and Shaun MacDonald in the first part of the summer, having contingencies.
HIGH TIMES: Chris Wilder, left, with assistant Alan Knill. Picture: SportImage
DONE DEALS - IN: Luke Freeman (QPR, undisclosed), Phil Jagielka (free), Callum Robinson (Preston, undisclosed), Ravel Morrison (free agent).
OUT: Daniel Lafferty, Caolan Lavery (released), Dean Henderson, Kieran Dowell, Scott Hogan, Gary Madine, Marvin Johnson (loan return), Martin Cranie (Luton Town, free), Conor Washington (Hearts, free), Nathan Thomas (Gillingham, season-long loan), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale, season-long loan), Paul Coutts (Fleetwood, free), Jake Eastwood (Scunthorpe United, loan), Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers, loan).
PRIORITIES: Just like with last summer, the emphasis will be quality above quantity for the Blades, who have recruited talented QPR midfielder Luke Freeman as their first summer arrival - and followed up with the club-record purchase of Preston's Callum Robinson.
Meanwhile, former Bramall Lane favourite Phil Jagielka has come 'home' for a second spell with the Blades, with the veteran defender - a free agent after leaving Everton - signing a one-year deal after offering a vastly-experienced defensive option.
The Blades have made a move for Bournemouth's Lys Mousset and are also keen on the likes of Ben Osborn, Oli McBurnie and Neal Maupay as they seek to boost their numbers.
Persuading Dean Henderson to return to Bramall Lane is understandably high on the 'to-do' list.
Moves have also been made to move a number of squad players on with Leon Clarke, Jake Wright, Ched Evans, Samir Carruthers, Ben Heneghan and Ricky Holmes having all been placed on the transfer list, despite still being under contract.
NEW FACE: Kadeem Harris has arrived at Hillsborough from Cardiff City. Picture: PA.
DONE DEALS - IN: Julien Borner (Arminia Bielefeld, free), Moses Odubajo (Brentford, free), Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City, free).
OUT: Almen Abdi, Gary Hooper, David Jones, Marco Matias, Daniel Pudil (released), Michael Hector, Achraf Lazaar, Josh Onomah, Rolando Aarons (loan return), George Boyd (Peterborough United, free).
PRIORITIES: Energy and pace are the pre-requisites for Wednesday, who are mindful that the parameters of Financial Fair Play dictate that they must be clever in their transfer manoeuvrings, with the club currently under a 'soft embargo', although that is only temporary.
Keiren Westwood has signed a new deal at Hillsborough - while the club's desire to sign Michael Hector on a permanent basis have been well-documented.
The expected signings of Arminia Bielefeld captain Julian Börner and former Hull City defender Moses Odubajo are now over the line alongside the addition of Cardiff City winger Kadeem Harris.