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
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.
Champions Chelsea go into the new season with a stable first-team and several new acquistions that will help them push for a second-straight Premier League title.
Bolton have signed striker Ivan Klasnic on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell at the club last season. The Croatian was released by French outfit Nantes because they could not afford his wages.
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.
The third of four instalments looking back at the 19 seasons Fantasy League has been running. This five-season section features the most points in a season by a goalkeeper, a full-back, a centre-back and an overseas player.
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.