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.
Fabregas still wants to leave, former Gunner Hleb tempts trio of clubs, Spurs to offer Villa three players for Young, Ngog to stay at Liverpool and Etherington tries to tempt Cole to join Stoke.
Wigan beat Ajax to full-back, Wolves plotting tactical switch, Manchester United lead Ozil chase, Liverpool continue Aston Villa raid, Chelsea in double swoop and Fulham close on new manager.
Chelsea make massive defender bid, City to sell rather than buy, Mascherano leads Liverpool exodus, West Brom in double loan deal and West Ham reject Parker bid.
Bookies stop taking bets on Torres Chelsea transfer, Arsenal in goalkeeper hunt, Milner to stay at Aston Villa and Premier League rules mean big name squad omissions.
Jermaine Beckford scored twice for Everton as beat Preston North End 3-0. There were also wins for Stoke, Birmingham, Tottenham and Wolves but Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United were beaten.