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Libor Kozak netted a brace as Aston Villa played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, while a number of other EPL clubs were also in action.
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Romelu Lukaku suffered an injury scare as Everton continued their pre-season preparations in Scotland with a 2-0 win at Dundee.
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Robin van Persie could not inspire Fenerbahce to victory in the UEFA Champions League third-qualifying round as Shakhtar Donetsk left Turkey with a goalless draw.
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Atletico Madrid made it two wins in as many pre-season matches as Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres scored in a 2-0 win over Real Oviedo.
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Colourful Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has been sacked as coach of the CONCACAF Gold Cup winner after allegedly punching a television reporter at an airport.
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Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Michael Bradley have delivered a blow to MLS All-Stars' chances against Tottenham Hotspur by withdrawing from Pablo Mastroeni's...
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Marseille have reached an "agreement in principle" to sign former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby.
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Matthias Sammer believes Arturo Vidal's winning mentality can only benefit Bayern Munich over the next four years.
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Villa completes Crespo capture

Aston Villa have completed the signing of former Spain Under-21 international Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba for an undisclosed fee.
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Anderlecht has completed the signing of Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka.
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Bayern Munich has unveiled Arturo Vidal as its new signing, with the Chile international agreeing terms on a four-year deal.
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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas warned his team-mates they must improve in the UEFA Champions League if they are to reach the level of Barcelona.
Filipe Luis has returned to Atletico Madrid after just one season with Chelsea, signing a four-year deal at the Vicente Calderon.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has brushed aside suggestions from Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho that he has bought his way to being a English Premier League...
Manuel Pellegrini has no doubt that Manchester City's hefty outlay to land Raheem Sterling will prove to be money well spent.

Platini to run for FIFA president

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has been hit with a two-match competitive ban for his sending off against Chile in the Copa America, while head coach Oscar Tabarez...
Juventus has announced that defender Leonardo Bonucci has signed a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2020.
A seemingly exasperated West Brom has taken to Twitter to clarify the situation regarding Saido Berahino, claiming it has had no offers for the striker.
Russia president Vladimir Putin believes outgoing FIFA head Sepp Blatter should be awarded a Nobel prize.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has challenged his side to emulate Swansea City in its bid to become an established English Premier League team.
Sydney FC received a major boost ahead of the next A-League campaign with the club's reigning player of the year, Miloš Dimitrijević, penning a new two-year deal...

New-look Parma to play in Serie D

Parma will reform under a new guise in Serie D next season, after receiving confirmation from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
While the pressure will be on Wayne Rooney to spearhead Manchester United's attack this season, Juan Mata has vowed to play his part.
Montreal Impact sporting director Nick De Santis declared Didier Drogba "the perfect fit" for his club after signing the former Chelsea striker.
It is out with the old and in with the new at Newcastle Jets but goalkeeper Ben Kennedy is the one constant in the ever changing world at Hunter Stadium.
Western Sydney Wanderers attacker Golgol Mebrahtu has declared himself fit and ready to resume a starting XI spot, after the club has undergone an off-season...
Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez has claimed his knee injury from last season 'is well behind him' after scoring his first goal of 2015-2016.
Western Sydney Wanderers winger Romeo Castelen maintains that major squad changes at the club won't be a drag on its A-League fortunes.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli would be welcomed to Sampdoria, but only if the Serie A club can buy him for less than $15.19 million.
Days after accusing other Premier League clubs of 'buying the title', Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Arsenal should be considered among the big spenders.
Mustafa Amini is dreaming of playing a part on Australia's road to Russia, after a fifth start in 23 days for his new club Randers.
Cristiano Ronaldo's individual honours are meaningless without team success, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Sami Khedira has returned to training with Juventus after recovering from the adductor injury that kept him out of last weekend's defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been explaining his reasons for allowing Stevan Jovetic to leave for Inter Milan, insisting the striker 'had to go'.

Manquillo completes Marseille move

Javier Manquillo has completed his loan switch from Atletico Madrid to Marseille, with the deal including an option to make the move permanent.
Schalke has rejected a bid from Juventus for attacking midfielder Julian Draxler.
Laurent Blanc has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain is closing in on a deal to sign Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria.
Franco Di Santo's Schalke debut ended in disappointment as the Bundesliga side was held to a goalless draw by FC Porto in a pre-season trial.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for Chicago Fire - which subsequently traded him to Montreal Impact.