Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident that new signing Christian Benteke will turn out to be a bargain, despite his hefty price tag.
There were mixed fortunes for the Premier League teams who continued their pre-season preparations on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that the team that wins the 2015/16 Premier League title will lose significantly more matches than in previous seasons.
Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie expects a tough outing against Liverpool in their Premier League opener and has called on the squad to forget their impressive result against the Reds on the final day.
Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo says he is determined to succeed at the club amid rumours of a move back to the Premier League.
Emre Can says he hopes to tie down a regular midfield berth in the Liverpool starting lineup after spending most of last season filling in at the back.
Baba Abdul-Rahman's agent has revealed Chelsea have made a £17.6 million offer for the Augsburg defender, and that his client is keen to make the move.
Al Arabi coach Gianfranco Zola has suggested the Qatar Stars League as a possible destination for controversial Italian strikers Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.
Manchester City have confirmed that striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Inter Milan on an 18-month loan deal, with a view to a permanent deal.
West Brom have confirmed the signing of Rickie Lambert from Premier League rivals Liverpool on a two-year deal.
Chelsea striker Loic Remy says he is determined to cement a place in the first-team following a quiet debut campaign in west London.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to make a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender as they seek to reinforce their midfield ranks.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore is confident his international team-mate Angel Di Maria will join him at Parc des Princes this season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Sunday's Community Shield clash with Chelsea 'will not be a friendly' and remains unfazed by his poor record against Jose Mourinho.
- Arsenal v Chelsea
- Bartomeu: No Pedro approach
- Walcott & Cazorla sign deals
- Toral leaves Arsenal on loan
- Luiz wants Di Maria reunion
- Coates hoping for game time
- Rodgers: Ibe will 'feature heavily'
- Fletcher backs Berahino to stay
- Terry backing Falcao impact
- Newcastle confirm Mbemba deal
- Bilic demands more discipline
- Saints claim Europa advantage
- Chiriches joins Napoli
- Saints march on in Europe
- Hammers slip up at home
- Lambert 'available' for West Brom
- Hecking: De Bruyne could leave
- Spurs eyeing Werner swoop
- No Liverpool talks for Digne
- Ramos 'agrees' new Real deal
- Norwich confirm Brady deal
- Southampton sign Caulker
- Van Gaal in De Gea admission
- Flamini thanks Mourinho for Cech
- Norwich bring in Wisdom on loan