French international Dmitri Payet joined West Ham for €14.5 million from Marseille. Photograph: Getty

The astonishing amount of money spent in this summer 2015 transfer window by the two Manchester clubs on three particular players has lent the impress(...)

Raheem Sterling opened his Manchester City account in a 2-0 win over Watford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 2 Watford 0 Raheem Sterling struck his first Manchester City goal as Manuel Pellegrini’s men maintained their flying Barclays Premier (...)

Everton’s English defender John Stones controls the ball during the English League Cup football match between Barnsley and Everton. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thu(...)

Stoke’s Jonathan Walters and teammates celebrate winning their League Cup tie against Luton after a penalty shootout. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Stoke City forward Jonathan Walters wants to stay with the Potters and continue his longest-ever stint at the same club despite the prolonged negotiat(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho refused to comment on rumours linking the club with Paul Pogba and John Stones. Photograph: PA.

José Mourinho is the Happy One no more after Chelsea’s worst start to a Premier League season in 17 years.The champions go to West Brom on Sunday bidd(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

West Bromwich Albion have rejected a bid from Tottenham Hotspur for Saido Berahino. Photograph: Getty

Tottenham Hotspur have had an €25.5m bid for the striker Saido Berahino rejected by West Bromwich Albion. Spurs are desperate for forward reinforcemen(...)

Nathan Redmond scored Norwich City’s third goal as they picked up the first win of their return to top flight football away at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3 Norwich play-maker Wes Hoolahan turned in a master class as Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat witnessed another horror s(...)

 Vincent Kompany scores  Manchester City’s  third goal during the  Premier League match against  West Brom  at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

West Brom 0 Manchester City 3 These are only the embryonic stages of the new Premier League season so perhaps there should be a note of caution attach(...)

Connor Wickham: player has signed a five-year deal with Crystal Palace. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Crystal Palace have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on a five-year deal for what they said was an undisclosed fee. The London club are believ(...)