Manchester City and Chelsea are likely to lead the chase for the title once more next season. Photo: EPA

August 15th Manchester City v Chelsea The champions against the team whose crown they stole. An acid test for Manuel Pellegrini’s squad after a(...)

Champions, Chelsea start at home to Swansea City but the following week brings an early-season crunch match as José Mourinho’s team travel to Manchester City for a game that will give an indication of the ability of Manuel Pellegrini’s side to mount a stronger title challenge. Photograph: Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers will have to demonstrate immediate improvement at Liverpool as his team have been assigned a daunting set of away matches at the star(...)

James Milner will sign for Liverpool on a free transfer when his Manchester City contract expires next month. Photograph: PA

James Milner has agreed personal terms with Liverpool and will join Brendan Rodgers’ side on a free transfer when his contract expires at Manchester C(...)

James Milner is set to join Liverpool on a free transfer. Photograph: Getty

Liverpool hope to agree the free transfer of James Milner this week with the England international poised to reject Champions League football with Man(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

James Milner is a free agent in the summer and is considering a move away from Manchester City despite a potentially lucrative contract offer. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester City are fighting Arsenal and Liverpool to keep James Milner who is seriously considering a move to either the north London or the Merseysi(...)

Carlo Ancelotti has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid. Photograph: Getty

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid after the reigning European champions were eliminated from the Champ(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has rejected rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League. Photograph: Reuters 1:54

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has brushed aside speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League this summer, insisting that his future r(...)

Sergio Agüero celebrates after scoring Manchester City’s fourth goal fagainst QPR at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

When the endgame arrived, QPR politely ushered themselves out without barely a flicker of resistance. No arguing at the door, no recriminations or an(...)