The O'Neill aftermath, Sporting Gijon defenders in demand, United miss out on Ozil, Arsenal continue defender hunt, Stoke agree striker deal, Caldwell brothers join forces at Wigan and Given in transfer threat.
Alex Ferguson's men beat Chelsea in the traditional season curtain-raiser while there are big wins for Fulham and Arsenal, Mauro Bosselli bags a brace for Wigan and Robbie Keane does the same for Spurs.
Blackburn in sensational Spanish striker swoop, Remy in Tottenham plea, City swap Ireland for Milner, Arsenal continue keeper hunt and Blackpool set to strengthen
Strong, powerful and direct is probably the best way to describe Stoke, a team that have become experts at battling to Premier League results and eventually survival. However, there's more to their game that Delap's long throw.
Adebayor wants to move to Italy, Arsenal turn to Mexes, Blackpool continue striker search, Cole out Coentrao in at Chelsea, United loan update and Liverpool plan City raid.
Fantasy League wanted to suggest a low-cost, under the radar defender for the Insider this week, but no fantasy football manager should underestimate the importance of a quality backline.
Stoke snatch striker wanted by rivals, Brazilian has Chelsea medical, Fabregas staying at Arsenal, Cleverley going to Wigan, Hart in demand, Forlan for City and Owen in Championship loan link.
Chelsea seal deal for Brazilian midfielder, Fabregas in crunch Wenger talks, Milner to move at the weekend, Tottenham bid for Sporting striker, Wigan fish for Figueroa offers and battle rages for loan starlets.
Tottenham and AC Milan in got, got, need, swaps negotations, Cole staying at West Ham, Chelsea near Ramires capture, United troublemakers face remrimand and Blackpool continue striker search.
Australian sinks Canaries, Arsenal win Emirates Cup, but Villa lose in Guadiana decider while there are also defeats for Liverpool and Manchester City.
Everton can't afford Donovan transfer, Chelsea won't go for Kaka, Pantsil leaving Fulham, Klasnic nears Bolton move and Blackpool in striker hunt.
David Ngog scored both goals as Liverpool began their Europa League campaign with a 2-0 win away to Rabotnicki in the third qualifying round first leg. Elsewhere, Hernandez opens his Manchester United account and Boselli scores his first Wigan goal.