Sergio Aguero could risk the wrath of Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini by returning from injury to play for Argentina. Lionel Messi has also said he'd welcome Carlos Tevez back into the international fold.

Michael Owen's free transfer to Stoke City has finally been confirmed by the Premier League, with the former England international now part of the club's 25-man squad for the season.

Wayne Rooney admits there will be no place to hide this season, as the striker recovers from injury watching Robin Van Persie score the goals at Old Trafford.

Arsenal stopper Vito Mannone admits his spell away from the club on loan has helped him gain the mentality of a No.1, after back-to-back clean sheets in the absence of Wojicech Szczesny.

Jermain Defoe has urged Spurs fans to give manager Andre Villas-Boas time, despite admitting the transfer window was a mad time at White Hart Lane.

Andy Carroll will be out for around six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury on debut for West Ham. The England striker was impressive against Fulham after completing his loan move from Liverpool.

And finally, Alessandro Del Piero has ended speculation over a move to Anfield, signing for A-League outfit Sydney in a two-year deal.

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