Aubameyang, Coman, Fonte and Bony on Premier League clubs' radars

The transfer window is in full swing and Premier League clubs have until Aug. 31 to add to their sides. Plenty have been busy in the market, but there's always room for another signing or two.

Our ESPN FC bloggers discuss the most realistic and ideal signing their sides can make between now and the deadline.

ARSENAL: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Riyad Mahrez would be a coup and Arsenal's need for a new centre-back remains clear, but the biggest problem last season was converting the many chances created. The best achievable option is Borussia Dortmund's Aubameyang, even if prising him from the German side would take considerable effort. Just think of the damage he could do with expert service from Mesut Ozil & Co. He would be a big upgrade on Olivier Giroud. -- Tom Adams

BOURNEMOUTH: Steven Caulker

The Cherries are in the market for a versatile central defender and QPR's Caulker fits the bill perfectly. He has played for England and a host of Premier League clubs, and has built valuable experience at the highest level. At 24, he still has a long career ahead of him and is exactly the sort of player Eddie Howe likes to sign. -- Will Kent

BURNLEY: Jack Cork

Burnley fans seem to have a strange obsession with bringing former players back to the club, but Cork would be a fantastic signing this summer. The energetic midfielder would vastly improve the weakest area of the team and he has been on the fringes at Swansea City, so he might be open to a Turf Moor return, having enjoyed a successful 18 months at the club previously. -- Jamie Smith

CHELSEA: Joshua Kimmich

Chelsea's issues at right-back were clear to see last season and it is an issue that could be rectified by the acquisition of Bayern Munich's Kimmich. A versatile player who started life in defensive midfield and has also played in central defence, the 21-year-old combines defensive nous with an eye for getting forward. After being named in UEFA's official team of Euro 2016 and having only been at Bayern for a year, the full-back seen as the heir to Philipp Lahm's throne would be difficult to prise away from the Allianz Arena, but it would be worth trying -- Phil Lythell

CRYSTAL PALACE: Christian Benteke

If there is one type of player Palace really need it's a striker -- and if there's one striker out there that everyone knows is available and would fit in perfectly, it's Benteke. Not only would he be the final piece in Alan Pardew's attacking puzzle but spending over £30 million on one player would be a huge statement of intent the club are serious on not just being another midtable Premier League side. -- Jim Daly

EVERTON: Fraser Forster

While a reported £100m transfer budget has seen Everton linked with a variety of overpriced midfielders, defensive positions are those needing most reinforcement. A new goalkeeper to replace Tim Howard is a must and a return to Ronald Koeman's former club for Fraser Forster would tick many boxes. Forster offers the stature and commanding presence Everton lack, while a run of six successive clean sheets upon return from injury in January demonstrated his ability. -- Luke O'Farrell

HULL CITY: Fernando Forestieri

The Tigers have holes that need plugging throughout their threadbare squad, but none more so than in attack. For that reason it's best to look in the Championship and in the direction of Forestieri at Sheffield Wednesday. The diminutive forward is partial to the theatrics but is a wonderful player, capable of exploiting defenders with his pace, skill and movement. Worthy of a shot at the Premier League. -- Phil Buckingham

LEICESTER: Mario Lemina

The Juventus midfielder would be an exceptional addition. The 22-year-old can play box-to-box and even as a full-back or winger. With N'Golo Kante leaving for Chelsea, the Foxes could use a versatile, no-nonsense tackler, even though Nampalys Mendy also fits that bill. City have competition from Stoke and Real Betis. -- Ben Jacobs

LIVERPOOL: Jonas Hector

Liverpool cannot keep conceding 50 league goals a season. It's ridiculous, and it's not like they haven't got some decent defenders already. Alberto Moreno at left-back is a real weak link, so Cologne's and Germany's Hector would be a quality addition. It might not be glamorous, but to be successful, teams must defend well. -- Dave Usher


Many would think that Aitor Karanka's shopping list must be well and truly ticked off, but if there's room for one more new squad player it would have to be a centre-back. After seemingly missing out on Neven Subotic, Boro need to beef up their backline, especially as key defender Dani Ayala picked up injuries at crucial points in the previous two seasons. Hull's Harry Maguire is hotly tipped to be heading to the Riverside in a £4m deal is and rated highly by Hull fans as an industrious centre-back who gives nothing less than 100 percent. -- Catherine Wilson

MAN UNITED: Jose Fonte

Paul Pogba remains in Jose Mourinho's sights but whether that move comes off or not, United still require improvement at the back. At 32, Fonte fits the profile of an experienced centre-back who knows the Premier League. He is in fine form, highlighted by his vital role in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph. An understated but highly effective defender. -- Musa Okwonga

MAN CITY: Leonardo Bonucci

Although Juventus will continue to dig their heels in, Bonucci would be an excellent acquisition. With worries over Vincent Kompany's fitness and the reliability of Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi at centre-back, securing the unflappable Italian would be a fine way of shoring up an area of the side that has had the most questions asked of it. -- Simon Curtis

SWANSEA: Wilfried Bony

The former Swans player has become an outcast at Manchester City, where a forgettable 18-month spell has done nothing for his reputation. With the player now needing to re-establish his credentials and Swansea badly in need of a goal scorer, a reunion makes perfect sense. Swansea are said to have a £15m buy-back clause, and exercising it now would give both parties a risk-free opportunity to help each other, providing the Swans are willing to meet Bony's wage demands. -- Max Hicks

SOUTHAMPTON: Gylfi Sigurdsson

Southampton are crying out for goals from midfield, especially in the wake of Sadio Mane's departure to Liverpool. In Mane and Graziano Pelle, Saints have lost their two leading scorers from the last two seasons and that has to be an area of concern for new manager Claude Puel. Swansea ace Sigurdsson is a proven Premier League performer and would have no problem settling on the south coast. -- Alex Crook

SUNDERLAND: Adnan Januzaj

England's protracted courtship of Sam Allardyce leaves new Sunderland boss David Moyes with a lot of catching up to do in a transfer window that has yet to bring a new player to Wearside. He could do worse than renew acquaintance with Januzaj, who prospered under him at Manchester United -- including two goals in a 2-1 win at Sunderland on his full debut on Oct. 5, 2013. The Belgian's Old Trafford experience has since turned sour, but he could add guile and more goals to a strikeforce too dependent on Jermain Defoe, still sharp but 34 in October. -- Colin Randall

STOKE: Saido Berahino

Mark Hughes has been desperately seeking a capable goal scorer and wantaway Berahino fits the bill, as well as having the bonus of being young, homegrown and settled in the Midlands. It might cost the club more than they were hoping to part with to secure their No.1 target, but it's a small price to pay if they are to realise their lofty ambitions of breaking into the Premier League's top six.-- James Whittaker

TOTTENHAM: Kingsley Coman

With Nacer Chadli rumoured to be on the way out of White Hart Lane and Erik Lamela still with a lot to do to prove himself as Tottenham's record signing, the field is clear for the acquisition of a world-class winger. The 20-year-old French winger, Coman, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Juventus, is still raw but appears to be the real deal. Likely to be expensive, but worth a punt. -- John Crace

WEST BROM: Diafra Sakho

With Berahino set to leave the club, West Brom need a natural goal scorer to replace him. Sakho has proven Premier League pedigree and is also a very similar style of player to Berahino. He would work well alongside West Brom's other main forward, Salomon Rondon. -- Matthew Evans

WEST HAM: Alexandre Lacazette

West Ham are desperately searching for a top striker, but they might have to lower their sights. The club might be on an upward trajectory, but Slaven Bilic still isn't able to offer Champions League football and that's a stumbling block for most targets. Lacazette would be a major coup as a foil for Dimitri Payet, although Arsenal are also in the race and Lyon say he's not for sale. -- Peter Thorne

WATFORD: Sofiane Boufal

Lille's Boufal wasn't known to many Watford fans until a week ago, but videos of his skills and tricks have had plenty of shares since the club lodged a bid. Getting this deal over the line will not be easy given the reported interest of several bigger sides, but it would conclude a good transfer window to capture such an exciting talent. -- Michael Moruzzi