The Premier League summer transfer window officially opened yesterday (1 July) but clubs could sign players from the start of June, then have their registration transferred once July arrived.

Similarly, out of contract players generally move on 1 July, although deals could be confirmed before then.

Seventeen Premier League clubs have already completed deals this summer, with 44 transfer deals outlined below, a decent number of the players having been linked with Newcastle before moving elsewhere.

The three exceptions being Crystal Palace, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Manchester City have already got a massive squad in both numbers and quality, whilst January saw Alan Pardew allowed to spend a reported £20m+ on half a dozen players, including Jordan Mutch, Wilfried Zaha and Pape Souare.

On top of the 44 completed signings below, many more deals are imminent.

The BBC have confirmed that Stoke’s ambitious £12m offer for Inter Milan’s Xherdan Shaqiri has been accepted, whilst Palace are said to be in talks with a certain Yohan Cabaye over a £10m transfer.

The 44 Premier League signings so far:

Arsenal – Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Aston Villa – Micah Richards (Manchester City), Scott Sinclair (Manchester City)

Bournemouth – Tyrone Mings (Ipswich), Sylvain Distin (Everton), Christian Atsu (Chelsea), Artur Boruc (Southampton), Joshua King (Blackburn), Adam Federici (Reading)

Chelsea – Nathan (Atletico PR)

Everton – Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United)

Leicester – Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Robert Huth (Stoke), Christian Fuchs (Schalke)

Liverpool – Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim), Joe Gomez (Charlton), Adam Bogdan (Bolton), Danny Ings (Burnley), James Milner (Manchester City), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)

Manchester United – Memphis Depay (PSV)

Norwich – Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom), Graham Dorrans (West Brom)

Southampton – Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham), Cedric Soares (Sporting Lisbon), Juanmi (Malaga)

Stoke – Joselu (Hannover), Jakob Haugaard (Midtylland), Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen)

Sunderland – Sebastian Coates (Liverpool)

Swansea – Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen), Franck Tabanou (St Etienne), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Eder (Sporting Braga)

Tottenham – Kieran Trippier (Burnley), Kevin Wimmer (FC Koln)

Watford – Sebastian Prodl (Werder Bremen), Giedrius Arlauskis (Steaua), Matej Vydra (Udinese)

West Brom – James McLean (Wigan)

West Ham – Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria), Darren Randolph (Birmingham)

Meanwhile the ‘big’ news for Newcastle fans was that the Newcastle Board met yesterday to TALK about transfer targets….