Plan for the summer: To follow last summer's purchase of Mesut Özil with at least two more top-level, statement signings. A striker was the priority last time out. It seems even more essential now. A right-back to replace Bacary Sagna and a new defensive midfielder are also needed.
Transfer kitty: £60m
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) DH
Plan for the summer: Other than needing a new owner, new manager and at least half a dozen new players, everything is in place at Villa. In short, it is impossible to talk about transfers, in or out, when the only deal that really matters to Randy Lerner is whether he can sell the club.
Transfer kitty: £0-£100m, depending on whether a takeover happens and who becomes the new owner.
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: That Larry Ellison, Oracle Corporation, co-founder and CEO, worth $41bn, is going to buy the club. SJ
Plan for the summer: Will probably need a goalscorer as Danny Ings might not be quite so prolific in the Premier League, and Sean Dyche is known to be a fan of James McArthur, Wigan Athletic's Scottish midfielder who is believed to be coveted by a number of top-flight clubs and may be receptive to offers now that the Latics will be staying in the Championship for at least another season.
Transfer kitty: £20m
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: James McArthur (Wigan Athletic). PW
Plan for the summer: Upgrading the spine and squad to continue the club's development, with Tony Pulis hoping to recruit experienced and established Premier League personnel. He would like another centre-half, an attacking midfielder – the Spurs pair Michael Dawson and Gylfi Sigurdsson have been mentioned – and a striker, an area where Palace were not prolific last term. The likes of Julian Speroni and Marouane Chamakh, whose current contracts are due to expire, will be offered new terms.
Transfer kitty: £25m
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United). DF
Plan for the summer: The priority is at least one striker, the target Atlético Madrid's Diego Costa, who should complete a £31.8m move from the Vicente Calderon ahead of the World Cup finals. José Mourinho would like to add a second forward, potentially Mario Mandzukic, and a left-back, most likely Atlético's Filipe Luis, and will raise funds by trimming his squad. David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku would be the most realistic departures.
Transfer kitty: £60m (with money coming in through sales)
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid). DF
Plan for the summer: Derby were the top goalscorers in the Championship and their chief executive, Sam Rush, has said the club will not spend big if they are promoted. That said, Steve McClaren's side would certainly be stronger with a smattering of Premier League experience in defence. Craig Gardner has already been mentioned as a potential midfield signing.
Transfer kitty: £10m
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal). JR
Plan for the summer: Roberto Martínez is prepared to blow his entire transfer kitty on Romelu Lukaku but even that might not be enough to prise the striker from Chelsea. Alternatives include Wilfried Bony and Loïc Rémy, while the loan market will be raided again and a right winger is wanted.
Transfer kitty: £20m plus sales
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Wilfried Bony (Swansea City). AH
Plan for the summer: The club hope to turn Jake Livermore's loan move from Tottenham Hotspur into a permanent transfer. With Steve Harper's contract expiring, they are also on the prowl for a new goalkeeper. Steve Bruce is also eager to bring in at least one more upgrade at centre back.
Transfer kitty: £35m
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Morgan Amalfitano (Marseille). PD
Plan for the summer: Leicester's Thai owner has targeted the top five within three years and is apparently willing to spend £180m to get there. For the time being, City must prioritise a proven Premier League goalscorer, as well as a left-back, centre-half and further strength in centre midfield.
Transfer kitty: £20m-25m
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City). JR
Plan for the summer: Quality not quantity is Brendan Rodgers' objective as he seeks proven starters for a Champions League campaign. He wants more creativity in the final third, hence the move for Adam Lallana, another striker, a left-back (Ryan Bertrand) and a central defender. And to keep Luis Suárez, of course.
Transfer kitty: £60m plus sales
Most mouth-watering rumour so far: Adam Lallana (Southampton) AH
Plan for the summer: Uefa's FFP ruling will impact on City's strategy but the champions require at least one high-class central defender – Porto's Eliaquim Mangala is the prime target – and a first-choice left-back, though financial constraints appear to have ended the chase for Luke Shaw. A central midfielder, potentially Porto's Fernando, and a spare right-back are also on the list.
Transfer kitty: £50m-£75m (dependent on FFP ruling)
Most mouth-watering rumour: Eliaquim Mangala (Porto). JJ