IT IS fair to say that the transfer window up to this point could not have gone much better for Cherries.

The summer began with daily speculation surrounding the likes of star players Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson, David Brooks and Nathan Ake.

All four remain at the club with nobody leaving Vitality Stadium against the wishes of boss Eddie Howe and the board.

Howe always retained his stance that he wanted to keep the squad together and add players the other way and he’s done exactly that.

Five new faces have come through the door. Lloyd Kelly and Jack Stacey have been plucked from the Football League, Philip Billing arrived from Huddersfield while Arnaut Danjuma was tempted across from Belgium.

Harry Wilson became the fifth signing this week on loan from Liverpool, with his reported £2.5million loan fee taking Cherries’ overall spending to an estimated £48.2million.

In terms of outgoings, the club have done brilliant business to bring in around £37.5million with the sales of squad players Tyrone Mings, Lys Mousset and Connor Mahoney.

The figures on both sheets are likely to remain around the same sort of mark by the end of today.

Cherries are not expected to add to their quintet of signings before the transfer window slams shut at 5pm.

However, being deadline day, they will be alert and ready to act should an opportunity arise out of the blue, as happened when Jack Wilshere arrived on loan from Arsenal in 2016.

But the main focus for Cherries is set to be on outgoings.

Howe got the chance to look at a number of academy talents during pre-season, but with the serious business now set to begin, a couple could head out on loan deals.

In terms of senior first-team players, none are close to departing the club.

Jordon Ibe has been linked with moves to Newcastle and Middlesbrough, but the Daily Echo understands that the London-born winger is reluctant to move too far north should he depart Cherries.

The 23-year-old joined Cherries from Liverpool for around £13million, a club-record fee at the time, in 2016 but has struggled to nail down a starting spot.

Ibe has just a year remaining on his contract and with the arrivals of Wilson and Danjuma, adding to Ryan Fraser and injured duo David Brooks and Junior Stanislas, as well as talented youngsters Gavin Kilkenny and Alex Dobre, there are plenty of wingers on the books so an exit on deadline day is not totally out of the question.

The other area which could see a departure is in the goalkeeping department. Aaron Ramsdale, Mark Travers, Artur Boruc and Asmir Begovic were all told at the beginning of pre-season that the number one spot for the first game of the season was up for grabs.

Each have been given a chance over the summer to prove their worth and all four are still at the club.

It is not yet known who will start against Sheffield United, but it seems highly unlikely Cherries would go through the whole campaign with four goalkeepers.

Begovic has been linked with a move away to clubs such as Olympiakos and Fenerbahce this summer after falling out of favour last season.

Ramsdale, who spent the second half of last season with AFC Wimbledon, and Travers have each been linked with loan moves away during the off-season.

It is worth noting that League One and League Two clubs can still complete transfers until September 2, while the window also stays open in many European countries until the end of this month, which could mean some players still depart Cherries after today’s 5pm UK deadline.

INS: Philip Billing (Huddersfield, £15million), Arnaut Danjuma (Club Brugge, £13.7million), Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City, £13million), Jack Stacey (Luton, £4million), Harry Wilson (Liverpool, £2.5million loan fee reported). TOTAL: £48.2million

OUTS: Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa, £26.5million), Lys Mousset (Sheffield Utd, £10million), Connor Mahoney (Millwall, £1million), Marc Pugh (QPR, released), Harry Arter (Fulham, loan), Sam Surridge (Swansea, loan), Emerson Hyndman (Atlanta, loan), Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham, loan). TOTAL: £37.5million