West Ham have completed the signing of Liverpool forward Andy Carroll for a club-record fee believed to be an initial £15.5million.
The FA Cup final has returned to its historic place at the end of the domestic season next term.
The opening weekend of the Premier League sees Man United travel to Swansea, while neighbours City host Newcastle.
Gerard Pique wants Barcelona to try and talk Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara into staying at the Catalan club.
Fernando Torres has brushed off links with Barcelona and insisted he wants to hear Jose Mourinho's plans for him.