The FA has officially charged Sergio Aguero with violent conduct stemming from the elbow to Winston Reid in Manchester City's Week 3 win over West Ham. Aguero has until Wednesday to answer the charge or be suspended for three matches.
Aguero will, in all likelihood be charged and miss the next three matches including the Manchester Derby a week from Saturday. The rest will probably do him good given the calf injury he picked up on top of his third consecutive summer playing in a major tournament final. This is the worry with Aguero this season. His quality isn't in doubt but he's small and he's been going non-stop for three years. A breakdown could be coming and center forward is the one spot City don't seem to be well-stocked in.
Adrian Mariappa never really caught on at Crystal Palace and has officially rejoined Watford after a year at Selhurst Park.
Things change so quickly at Watford that it's hard to say that Mariappa is going back to a familiar situation between a bunch of new players and a new manager but it is somewhere he has had some level of success. He's unlikely to be more than a reserve at Vicarage Road but he'll be a familiar one to at least some around the club and represents Crystal Palace continuing to search for answers throughout the squad. In the context of the summer transfer window, this should be considered a minor move.
Ryan Mason is the latest player to join Hull City following David Marshall and as yet unannounced Jeff Hendrick in bolstering the surprise package of the young Premier League season.
It was a rough go for Ryan Mason at Spurs over the last 24 months. Between injuries and falling behind a number of competitors for central midfield spots in the eyes of Mauricio Pochettino a move is probably best for the young central midfielder. A move to Hull City should give him every opportunity to re-establish himself as a Premier League-quality first team player. As Hull City's record signing, he should slot immediately in to the first team.
Crystal Palace has unveiled a completely revamped attack in the past week with the signings of Christian Benteke and now Loic Remy.
The Chelsea forward joins Crystal Palace on a season-log loan after falling well down the pecking order under Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Now the French international links back up with manager Alan Pardew, who he played under with Newcastle in 2013-14 en route to scoring 13 goals for the Magpies. Said Pardew: Loic has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done. I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve."
Hull City have signed Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall on a three year deal.
The Scotland international has signed for the Yorkshire club for an undisclosed fee. Marshall is expected to compete with current shot-stopper Eldin Jakupovic for a place in the starting line-up. Last seasons starting 'keeper Allan McGregor is sidelined with a long term back injury and won't feature again until 2017. Marshall spent 7 years at Welsh club Cardiff City, and was one of their longest serving players. At 31, he has plenty to offer Hull and Fantasy Managers, who will remember his time in the Premier League a few years back fondly for his high save points at a cheap price.
Abel Hernandez's proposed move to Championship club Aston Villa for £20 million has fallen through after the two clubs failed to agree terms.
Villa were keen to sign the Uruguayan striker after he scored 22 goals in the Championship last season as Hull were promoted. It appeared that they were willing to break he Championship record to do so. However, it now looks like Villa's pursuit has failed.
Hull are in the market for a number of players in order to bulk up their squad ahead of the looming deadline. One such player is Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick who they're hoping to sign from Derby County.
Manchester United striker Will Keane is set to leave his boyhood club to move to Hull City.
Keane is linking up with his former coach at Old Trafford Mike Phelan who is still in place as Hull's caretaker boss. Since coming through United's academy, Keane has struggled to break into the first team. He was shipped out on loan on numerous occasions to Wigan, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday among others. He spent the first half of last year at Preston North End before he was recalled by Louis Van Gaal. In total, the 23 year old made 3 appearances for United, with 2 of those coming last term.
The Saints have moved to replace Graziano Pelle with a record transfer for Lille's 22-year-old forward Sofiane Boufal.
Charlie Austin's knees are a huge question mark and Shane Long not exactly the sort of presence to take advantage of crosses from Dusan Tadic, James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond. Given that situation, the arrival of Boufal, a young forward rated highly for a variety of skills including dribbling, passing, and set pieces. At 5'6", it is surprising that he is rated well for his heading - think of him as a poor man's Sergio Aguero in that regard. Given he is now the Saints record signing you can assume that he's going to be given every opportunity to start.