Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic believes he and Rio Ferdinand can form the best defensive partnership in the Premier League this season.

The Serbian centre back missed most of last season with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has had a dig at his parent club, admitting he’s relieved to have left Stamford Bridge on loan.

The Belgian international will spend next season with West Brom.

Lukas Podolski has told Arsenal fans he will be aiming to score goals and provide assists for his teammates at the Emirates Stadium, with the German international eager to make an immediate impact against Sunderland on the opening day of the season.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has revealed how new signing Joe Allen has made an instant impact in training, impressing his new teammates after just a few days on the training ground.

Spurs stars go head-to-head in tonight’s international friendlies, with Jan Vertonghen and Rafael Van der Vaart facing off in the Belgium v Holland clash.

Jack Rodwell admits he’s excited to be playing for Manchester City after his £15 million move from Everton, and will instantly look to challenge for a first team place ahead of this weekend’s match against Southampton.

And finally, Fabrice Muamba has been forced to announce his retirement from football, five month after collapsing on the pitch whilst playing for Bolton in an FA Cup game against Tottenham. The midfielder suffered a heart attack.

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