Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has give his biggest hint yet that James Milner is set to move to Manchester City.
Villa rejected a £20million bid from City for the England international at the end of last season, with the Midlands-based club insisting they would only listen to offers of £30million for the player.
However, O'Neill left Milner out of his side for the goalless draw against Valencia on Friday and said he expected a deal to be finalised in the next few days.
Barcelona have expressed their disappointment at Cesc Fabregas' decision to stay at Arsenal for at least one more season.
The Spain international finally ended speculation about his future by releasing an official statement on Friday that confirmed he had no intention of leaving the Emirates Stadium while Barca have said they regret the Gunners' decision.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has quashed speculation linking him with a move for Benfica left-back Fabio Coentrao.
Rumours continue to circulate about a possible transfer to Real Madrid for Ashley Cole but Ancelotti has reiterated his desire to keep the former Arsenal star at Stamford Bridge.
When asked about the Coentrao rumours, he said: "It is not true, totally rubbish."
However, the Blues boss has confirmed that he expects the £18million capture of Benfica's Brazil international Ramires to be sealed shortly as Chelsea attempt to justify their online tag as favourites to win this season's premier league title.
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has successfully managed to bolster his strikeforce by landing the Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf on a season-long loan arrangement.
The 22-year-old Senegal international moved to Old Trafford from Norwegian side Molde just over 12 months ago and made six appearances from the substitute's bench for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.
Former Birmingham City midfielder Fabrice Muamba has signed a new four-year contract with Bolton Wanderers. The 22-year-old has prospered during his two seasons at the Reebok Stadium, featuring in 83 matches and breaking in to the England Under-21 side.
Sunderland are on the verge of bringing Ghana international John Mensah back to the Stadium of Light.
The 27-year-old Lyon star featured in 17 games for the Black Cats during an injury-ravaged 2009-10 season on loan with the club but manager Steve Bruce was impressed with what he saw.
Mensah went on to captain the Black Stars at the recent World Cup, featuring in four of their five matches in South Africa as they reached the quarter-finals.