Evening Report: August 1
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
FC Twente have failed in an attempt to land Nicklas Bendtner from Arsenal after failing to match the striker's extravagant salary demands.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking to offload the Danish flop this summer and a string of European clubs have shown their interest.
Portuguese goalkeeper Henrique Hilario has signed a one-year contract at Chelsea to take his stay at Stamford Bridge into a seventh season.
The 37-year-old appeared to be on his way out of the club after he was named on Chelsea's list of released players at the end of last season, but he was part of the 25-man squad that travelled to the United States for the club's current pre-season tour.
Graeme Souness has backed Manuel Pellegrini to lead Manchester City to the title this season, because of his style of management.
Souness believes the former Malaga boss has a simpler style than Roberto Mancini and that such an approach, coupled with a talent-rich squad, can reap dividends this season.
Manchester United have confirmed that captain Nemanja Vidic is working hard to be fit for the start of the new Premier League season.
The Serb took part in a United XI's friendly with Crewe on Monday night and is expected to travel to Sweden for next week's match with AIK in Stockholm
Andros Townsend has admitted that he may have to leave Tottenham permanently following a number of loan spells.
The 22-year-old has been loaned out to nine different clubs since signing senior terms at White Hart Lane in 2008.
And finally, Brighton's new manager Oscar Garcia will take guidance from Pep Guardiola and Johan Cruyff as he begins the process of mapping his Barcelona blueprint onto the south coast club.
Garcia was youth coach at the Nou Camp between 2010 and 2012, before winning the Israeli title with Maccabi Tel Aviv last season.