The QPR midfielder failed a medical this week.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has addressed the media ahead of the champions' first game of the season against Swansea City.
Micah Richards has been named Aston Villa captain for the new season.
The Crystal Palace manager has also taken charge of Newcastle, West Ham Southampton and Charlton.
When Manchester United take on Tottenham this weekend, could this battle prove pivotal?
The former Leeds United star has arrived at Bournemouth having impressed in Ligue 1 last season.
Liverpool return to the scene of their heaviest defeat in recent years, while Stoke will be hoping to keep their home patch a fortress.
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
The Northern Irishman fills a hole on the left-wing for the Elland Road outfit.
The Ivorian was not happy with his former club's tactics in selling him to The Cherries.
Released in 2005, Obsidian’s Knights of the Old Republic II is still hailed by many fans as one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made – so perhaps it’s appropriate that, like the greatest Jedi Masters, it has been given life after death.
The Baggies faithful have made their feelings abundantly clear on social media - and the verdict is a positive one.
Whatever you think of video games as an entertainment medium, you’ve got to admit that replacing footballers with rocket-powered cars is an attractive idea.