Janko left Celtic for Barnsley at the end of the transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur were keen not to let Nabil Bentaleb join a rival club.
The Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has rejected suggestions Paris Saint-Germain are in a transitional period as the French club, rattled by a sloppy start to the new campaign, prepare to host Arsenal in the Champions League.
One of Bravo’s mis-controls forced the Chilean to lunge at Rooney to clear the ball. José Mourinho, United’s manager, later claimed the challenge should have led to a penalty but Guardiola would not be drawn on the incident. “Normally in my career – or maybe only once or twice in seven years – I don’t speak about the decisions of referees,” said the Catalan. “Sometimes you are lucky. Sometimes you are unlucky but I am not going to talk about the decision of referees.
Duncan Watmore gave a poor showing in Sunderland's 3-0 defeat to Everton.
Raheem Sterling embodies the flying start Manchester City have made under Pep Guardiola and his form is the best response to last season’s criticism, which he correctly calls “a bit unfair”.
Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal’s heavy investment this summer and greater experience throughout their squad leaves them better placed to force passage into the latter stages of the Champions League than in recent seasons as he prepares to lead the club into a 19th successive campaign in the competition.
Mark Warburton's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were brought back to earth.
Most fans might say Sergio Ramos, Eric Bailly, John Terry or Ashley Williams is the best defender in Europe. But based on the stats, they'd be wrong - it's Hull City's Curtis Davies.
Championship new boys want Grenada international defender
The Russia coach Leonid Slutsky’s preparations for Saturday’s opening group game against England, already badly hampered by injuries suffered in the buildup to the tournament, endured further disruption when three more players were ruled out of training.
Joe Allen has heard all the nicknames before. From “the Welsh Xavi” to “the Welsh Pirlo” and even “the Welsh Jesus”, the Liverpool midfielder has been burdened, complimented and seen as a saviour. Yet the message from the man himself is a simple one. “I’m just an Average Joe,” Allen says, smiling.