Money talks: This is why Premier League clubs must splash the cash to stay afloat

Laying the foundations for the south coast club’s second season among the elite, boss Eddie Howe has opted to spend, spend, spend.

Liverpool pair Jordon Ibe, 20, and Brad Smith, 22, have arrived for £15m and £3m respectively, while talented Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook, 19, was bought for £7m.

Perhaps the most interesting capture of the lot, though, is £5.4m Lys Mousset, 20.

Signed from Riyad Mahrez’s former club, Le Havre, if he proves half as good as the Leicester winger it will be THE bargain deal of the summer transfer window.

Those expensive new faces more than offset the loss of excellent winger Matt Ritchie, 26, to Newcastle. So expect the Cherries to be okay.

Stoke have been busy, too, as their boss Mark Hughes targets a top-eight finish – or higher.

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