Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)

Ashley Young is out of Manchester United’s clash with Everton after picking up an injury against Arsenal two weeks ago. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

SATURDAY Chelsea (16) v Aston Villa (18) Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea after serving a three-match ban for violent conduct, (...)

 Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour: he has invested more than €1 billion into the club since he became owner in 2008. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City have announced a £10.7 million profit (€14.4 million), the first since Sheikh Mansour became owner in 2008 and subsequently invested(...)

Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold, Dante and Josuha Guilavogui  react after their side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski scoring five goals in nine minutes. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

One of the phrases we reach for increasingly often is football’s “bubble”. This is not in the innocent sense of West Ham and Upton Park; rather, it(...)

Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford in what was once a defining match in football but is now waning somewhat. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

There is a top-of-the-table match involving a team from Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Man City, first in the Premier League, are at Crystal Pal(...)

Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini have penned new deals at Chelsea and Manchester City respectively on the eve of the new Premier League season. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea. The Blues announced Mourinho’s new deal on the eve of the Barclays Premier League sea(...)

David de Gea will not play for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotpsur in the opening game of the Barclay’s Premier League season tomorrow. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

SATURDAY Bournemouth v Aston Villa Max Gradel and Lee Tomlin are in line for their Bournemouth debuts. Manager Eddie Howe expects a challen(...)

Shaun Wright-Phillips has joined his younger brother Bradley in the MLS. Photograph: Getty Images

New York Red Bulls have announced the signing of former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, who will link up with his younger brother Bradley(...)

Yaya Touré has had an inconsistent season for Manchester City. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Yaya Touré’s representative is to hold talks with Manchester City after confirming he has received “different offers” for the midfielder.Touré’s futur(...)

“I am always confident, because I always believe in my team in our game-plan,” says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal ahead of the Manchester Derby. Photograph: Reuters.

Louis van Gaal says he and his Manchester United players “dream of victory” over Manchester City in Sunday’s 169th derby, with the Dutch manager stat(...)