Arsenal have announced that long-serving manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until the end of the 2013-14 season.
Wenger, who was appointed Gunners boss 14 years ago, is pleased that his long-term future is secure after signing a three-year extension to his current contract.
Brazil international midfielder Ramires has completed his £17million transfer from Benfica to Chelsea. The 23-year-old moves to Stamford Bridge on a four-year contract having received a work permit and passed a medical.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has snapped up Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan. The 20-year-old Italy international has penned a five-year contract with City and is believed to have cost in the region of £22million.
Celtic's Republic of Ireland international winger Aiden McGeady has sealed his big-money move to Russian powerhouses Spartak Moscow. The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract in the Russian capital, having opted to leave Parkhead after making more than 250 appearances for the Bhoys in all competitions.
Stoke City striker James Beattie has joined Rangers on a two-year contract, with the option for a third year. The 32-year-old moves to Ibrox for an undisclosed transfer fee.
The former Southampton, Everton and Sheffield United forward scored ten goals in 40 appearances for the Potters but did not start a Premier League match for the club in 2010.
He was axed from the first team in the second half of last season after reportedly becoming involved in a heated pre-Christmas bust-up with manager Tony Pulis after a game against Arsenal.
Beattie had been linked with a host of clubs this summer including Wolves, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United before eventually opting to move to Glasgow.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has made his sixth signing of the week - Bolton Wanderers midfielder Chris Basham.
The highly-rated 22-year-old, who moves to Bloomfield Road for an undisclosed transfer fee, has signed a three-year deal with the Seasiders, and there is also the option for a further 12 months.
Craig Cathcart, Marlon Harewood and French trio Elliot Grandin, Malaury Martin and Ludovic Sylvestre had already joined Blackpool this week.