Here’s all the latest gossip and news about the Premier League, ahead of the new season due to begin on August 13:
Arsenal: Arsenal midfielder Mark Randall has joined Chesterfield on a one-year contract that will expire in June 2012. Randall, an Arsenal academy product, who has played in recent years on loan to clubs such as Burnley, MK Dons and Rotherham.
Aston Villa: Ashley Young has been signed by Manchester United, who acquired the Villa winger on a five-year contract, for a reported sum of 17 million pounds.
Blackburn: Striker Benjani is expected to stay on with the club after being given a new deal.
Bolton: The Wanderers are due to lose defender Gary Cahill, who could join Liverpool, Arsenal or Manchester City once his contract expires, this summer.
Chelsea: Villas-Boas has taken over as the new Chelsea boss after the exit of Carlo Ancelotti. Thirty-three year old Villas-Boas who managed Portuguese club Porto, last summer, won four trophies in his debut managerial season. Chelsea paid 13.3 million pounds to secure his release from Porto.
Everton: Defender captain Phil Neville is unlikely to retire for two more years, taking the advice of Toffees boss David Moyes who talked Neville out of contemplating retirement after he picked up a foot injury last season.
Fulham: Dutchman Martin Jol has taken over as Fulham’s manager following Mark Hughes’ resignation. The 55-year old Jol is no stranger to Fulham, a team he managed between 2004 and 2007, when he let them to successive fifth place finishes in the Premiership.
Liverpool: Manager Kenny Dalglish is not happy about the start date of the new Premiership season. The new season is due to begin on August 13, within 72 hours of the completion of a round of friendly internationals, in which several league players are likely to be involved. The start date would leave players with little time to travel back to play in the league, according to Dalglish.
Manchester City: City defender Shaleum Logan has been signed to play for Brentford. Logan featured in three matches for City, last season after having spent the previous season on loan at Tranmere.
Newcastle: Scottish Premier League club Celtic were rebuffed after their 1.5 million pound deal for Fraser Foster was rejected by Newcastle. Foster played for the Scottish club on loan last season.
Norwich City: Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet will spend the next year on loan with Norwich.
QPR: Keeper Radek Cerny is due to stay on with the newcomers to the Premiership after signing a one-year extension contract.
Stoke: Manager Tony Pulis expects an expensive summer with transfer fees likely to go up, across the League.
Sunderland: Birmingham winger Sebastian Larsson and Coventry keeper Keiren Westwood are set to join Steve Bruce’s squad on July 1.
Swansea City: Swansea are set to lose goalkeeper de Vries to Wolverhampton Wanderers, on a free transfer.
Tottenham: Spurs have lost in their bid for a judicial review of the Olympic stadium decision. Along with Lleyton Orient, Tottenham contested the decision to hand the stadium to West Ham and Newham Council, as its future occupants.
West Brom: Albion are set to lose keeper Carson who is likely to join Turkish club Busaspor.
Wigan: manager Roberto Martinez has chosen to stay on at Wigan after spurning an offer from Aston Villa.
Wolves: Tottenham’s O’Hara has signed a 5-year contract with Wolves, who reportedly paid a transfer fee of 5 million pounds for the mid-fielder.