Real Madrid now has Xabi Alonso, or as he is now called Xabi Wan Kenobe:
Liverpool's talking about adding Alberto Aquilani from Roma to replace the Jedi. Whether he'll be any help remains to be seen. I suspect Lucas Leiva is a better player. Aquilani's on-the-ball skills leave a lot to be desired.
Liverpool and Arsenal are both looking like depleted clubs from last season. Could make for an interesting season in England.