Sport Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on after the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia ended 1-1

The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear

Alvaro Negredo
Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer plans to 'push hard' for opportunities after agreeing one-year deal with Chelsea

The 40-year-old will have trouble dislodging Petr Cech as number one

David Moyes

Manchester United's pre-season plans are falling into place, says David Moyes

Moyes wants to see Wilfried Zaha in action before a decision is made on his first-team status, and also admits that deals are on-going for new acquisitions after Baines and Thiago interest

Brian Marwood has become the first member of the club's hierarchy to discuss the merits of new manager Manuel Pellegrini

New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini to face press for the first time

The Chilean will speak to the media tomorrow

Wayne Rooney with representatives of Aeroflot

Rio Ferdinand joins chorus urging Wayne Rooney to remain at Manchester United

The defender wants to finish his career at Old Trafford

The new Real Madrid manager has refused to sanction the sale of central defender Pepe (pictured)

Manchester City move for defender Pepe thwarted by Real Madrid

The sale of the Portugal international will not be sanctioned

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard confident ahead of new season after finishing the last 'like a top four team'

Retaining Luis Suarez will be vital to Liverpool's hopes

Aroune Kone
Arouna Kone has agreed a £5m three year deal with Everton

Everton set to announce the arrival of Arouna Kone after beating Newcastle to the Wigan striker

Roberto Martinez will spend £5m on the Ivorian

Alvaro Negredo

Sevilla insist no bids have been received for Alvaro Negredo despite reported interest from Manchester City and Tottenham

The striker has been strongly linked with a move this summer

McClaren resigns from Twente after his second spell in charge

Steve McClaren back in England at QPR: Factfile

Former Three Lions manager Steve McClaren has returned to English football, after joining QPR's coaching staff.

Wayne Rooney

David Moyes steels himself for the battle to keep Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney and David Moyes will shake hands at Manchester United's Carrington training ground tomorrow as the as the new Manchester United manager begins in earnest his attempts to persuade the 27-year-old that his future lies with the club.

Steven Gerrard: 'Everyone is excited'

Steven Gerrard buoyed by new Liverpool signings as he targets Champions League return

Additions of Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas and Simon Mignolet excite the Liverpool captain with more names set to follow

'It wasn't a tough decision at all': Iago Aspas happy to join Liverpool from Celta Vigo

Striker scored 12 goals in 34 league matches as Spanish side avoided relegation from La Liga

Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Liverpool announce signing of Luis Alberto from Sevilla

Striker has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after passing a medical

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