Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has yet to decide if in-demand striker Dimitar Berbatov will start the first match of the season, and has claimed that he would love to see the player stay at White Hart Lane.
Barcelona are close to sealing a deal for Argentine international striker Rodrigo Palacio. The 25-year-old has been tracked for months and Barca have now agreed a fee with his club Boca Juniors for a reported ¬22million (GBP;14.9million).
Rafa Benitez prepared for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Barcelona by fining 15 Liverpool players for their part in the squad's headline-grabbing, boozy end to their trip to Portugal last week.
Jose Mourinho bore the brunt of UEFA's wrath today and landed a two-match ban for his claims about referee Anders Frisk but Chelsea were hugely relieved to have escaped more severe sanctions and are 'unlikely' to appeal against their punishment.