Roberto Mancini has predicted it will take six months for him to mould Manchester City into a formidable outfit.
Captain Craig Bellamy is out of Wales' Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland next month.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney will return for Manchester United's Champion s League clash with Rangers after the striker missed his side's defeat at Everton.
Roque Santa Cruz has refused to rule out a move to Italy in January despite the collapse of his move to Lazio.
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott was handed a shock starting berth for England in their Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland in Basle on Tuesday night.
Robinho has said his managers at Manchester City failed to understand him and admits he found the city "an awful place to live".
Park Ji-Sung insists Manchester United have no reason to fear Chelsea despite their hugely impressive start to the season.
Hat-trick hero Jermain Defoe was quick to praise England strike partner Wayne Rooney as the Manchester United man returned to top form in his country's 4-0 win over Bulgaria.
Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson's return from a knee operation is being spurred on by the prospect of playing alongside the galaxy of stars at Eastlands.
The former coach of Manchester United's GBP;7.4 million summer recruit Bebe says he tried and failed to sell the player for just euro150,000 in January.
Ryan Giggs believes that the impending return of some key players for Manchester United means that the club will very soon be at full strength, and will thus leave Sir Alex Ferguson with a selction headache.
Lazio have revealed they could yet sign Manchester City misfit Roque Santa Cruz in the January transfer window, and insisted Mauro Zarate will be going nowhere.
Bolton winger Martin Petrov has hit out at his former club Manchester City, claiming there is no trust at Eastlands and that a collection of highly-paid stars are failing to gel into a team.
Rangers fans will be held at Wigan's DW Stadium ahead of the Scottish club's Champions League clash with Manchester United due to fears over hooliganism.
Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge is targeting his side's Premier League encounter with Blackburn on September for his return from a foot injury picked up in pre-season.
Rio Ferdinand is available for first-team selection at Manchester United after making a successful comeback for the reserves.