Targett enjoyed a successful spell at Fulham last season, helping them win promotion to the Premier League with a number of impressive displays at left-back. Across the north-west, Manchester United have brought in Fred for £59m whilst Chelsea under new manager Maurizio Sarri have bought Jorginho for £57m from his former club Napoli.
"To break as many records as we did is going to be tough to do that again, but we need to retain that Premier League title".
Ahead of the big kickoff this weekend, City's squad is largely the same and has been boosted by Riyad Mahrez's arrival, so which of the chasing pack is best equipped to pose a challenge?
The window closes on Thursday Aug. 9, three weeks sooner than normal, with the Premier League season starting on Saturday.
The build-up to this fixture has been dominated by the various transfer speculation involving United and their manager Jose Mourinho who is keen to complete one or two deals before the dreaded transfer deadline.
There is little time for the Premier League's stars to shake off a World Cup hangover as less than a month on from Russia's summer showpiece, the chase to catch champions Manchester City begins in earnest on Friday.
Manchester City have signed Melbourne City's wonderkid Daniel Arzani.
AC Milan, on the other hand, are looking to add a player of Bakayoko's quality to their side after an already impressive transfer window which has seen them acquire Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara from Juventus.
Scudamore told Sky Sports he had received a mixed response to the arrangement.
"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".
The Arsenal legend said: "I want this season's title race to be more spicy and I think it will be".