Stefan Kiessling will be the main threat to Manchester United on Tuesday, with the Bayer Leverkusen striker finishing last season as the Bundesliga's top goalscorer

Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United: David Moyes should be confident of taking at least a point back to Old Trafford but needs to be wary of Stefan Kiessling

Leverkusen are back in the Champions League after a year's absence and Kiessling will lead their attack after topping the Bundesliga goalscorer charts last season

Yohan Cabaye

Transfer news: Newcastle reject Arsenal offer of £10m for midfielder Yohan Cabaye

3-1 defeat on Saturday has led to large areas of the fans calling for significant money to be spent on the squad but Cabaye will do little to calm the Gunners defensive crisis

Arsene Wenger has promised Arsenal fans that the club will remain active until the end of the transfer window

Arsenal v Aston Villa: Arsene Wenger not expecting 'presents' from Premier League rivals in title race

The Gunners kick off their season tomorrow at the Emirates

Arsenal have missed out on Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo

Transfer news: Yet more woe for Arsenal as midfield target Luiz Gustavo completes move to Wolfsburg

Brazilian has chose to remain in Germany after signing a five-year deal with the Bundesliga club which raises some serious questions over why players are turning down the Gunners

Arsene Wenger has promised Arsenal fans that the club will remain active until the end of the transfer window

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger declares 'we will be active' in the transfer market despite failings with new signings so far this summer

Yaya Sanogo remains their sole addition to a thinning squad, but Wenger promises the club will remain active right up until the September 2 deadline

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

Arsenal v Aston Villa: Arsene Wenger faces fresh concerns over Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott

The midfielder trio may not be available for Premier League opener as defensive crisis continues

Steve McClaren joins QPR with eye still on England Under-21 job

Steve McClaren has returned to English football, as a coach at Queen’s Park Rangers, for the first time since he left Nottingham Forest in October 2011, with his long-term aim being the England Under-21s manager’s job.

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.

Okore played for FC Nordsjaelland before agreeing terms with the Midlands club today

Transfer confirmation: Aston Villa sign Denmark international Jores Okore

Former Villa captain Martin Laursen scouted the 20-year-old defender on Tuesday

Borussia Dortmund fans in Trafalgar Square

London party for German football fans: About 150,000 descend on Wembley for Champions League final

German football fans painted London town red – and yellow and black – last night as the capital opened its doors to an estimated 150,000 who travelled to experience the atmosphere of the Champions League final, even if they didn't have tickets.

Wolfsburg players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Women's Champions League final match between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais

Women's Champions League final: Wolfsburg stun holders Lyons at Stamford Bridge

Wolfsburg won the Women's Champions League after beating the holders Lyons 1-0 in the final at Stamford Bridge.

The Sport Matrix: Friday 24 May 2013

City chief Soriano wants five trophies in next five years

Dortmund players celebrate in front of their fans on Wednesday night

Champions League success: How artist academies created joy in Germany

Overhauling the way Bundesliga clubs operated after a poor Euro 2000 brought through the brilliant youngsters on show this week

Philipp Lahm

Bayern Munich v Barcelona: Captain Philipp Lahm targets Champions League victory over Lionel Messi and co

The sides meet in the first leg of the semi-final tonight

Jupp Heyncke watches over his Bayern team ahead of their match with Barcelona

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heyncke has not sought advice from former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola

Guardiola will replace Heyncke's at the end of the season

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