Liverpool have placed a salary cap on their academy players in an attempt to curb the excesses that can derail promising young careers.
In mid-August, when it became clear that Riyad Mahrez was following in Jamie Vardy’s footsteps and staying at Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri was asked how many players he imagined he would lose in the wake of winning the Premier League title.
We take a look at three players that could start to flourish after the appointment of Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager.
Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke says that Liverpool can win the Premier League title and also comments on the rivalry with Manchester City.
Main shareholder Farhad Moshiri will visit two sites on Friday on which to potentially build a new stadium.
Do not sleep in on Sunday or you will miss this all-Yorkshire clash at the John Smith's Stadium.
If West Ham United are to get anything at high-flying Crystal Palace they will undoubtedly need Winston Reid on top form, but will he be ready for the game?
Leeds United will face Derby County in the Championship on Saturday.
The Tottenham midfielder has been outstanding since his move from Southampton.
Tottenham could go top of the table with a win at West Brom.
In the 13 years since Darren Fletcher made his home international debut against Lithuania, Scotland have become all-too familiar with brutal disappointment. Just do not dare suggest to Gordon Strachan, as Fletcher prepares to claim cap 75 against the same opposition, that such matters are anything more than coincidence.
Gareth Southgate has called upon his England players to be brave and excite a sold-out Wembley crowd in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta, as he promised to start Wayne Rooney, most likely in midfield, despite the captain’s recent difficulties at Manchester United.
Philip Hammond has ruled out a “splurge” in public spending to support the economy in next month’s autumn statement and said that any help to boost demand would be on only small projects that deliver productivity improvements.