Bastian Schweinsteiger has stated Manchester United will be his last club in Europe, a decision that appears to pave the way for a move to Major League Soccer, China or the Middle East. The 32-year-old World Cup winner has been dropped from the first-team squad by José Mourinho, with the United manager also ordering him to train with the younger players.
Raheem Sterling is the standout beneficiary so far of the Pep Guardiola effect at Manchester City, having already won two penalties, created a further goal, and is once again the fleet-footed, dribbling menace who moved the club to pay £49m to Liverpool for him last summer.
Phil Jones is content to stay at Manchester United, with José Mourinho also having no wish for him to leave, despite Stoke City being the latest club to express an interest. United have rejected several inquiries this summer for Jones as Mourinho's position remains that the central defender is a key part of his defence.
Joe Hart is set to stay at Manchester City, with the 29-year-old conscious this will threaten his status as the England No1. Hart remains open to all options but with only eight days until the close of the summer window he is yet to receive an offer that is considered suitable for his long-term career.
Sam Allardyce has said John Terry could return for England, although the new manager accepts this also depends on the defender's desire to do so. Terry won the last of his 78 caps in England's 5-0 away win over Moldova in September 2012, retiring from international football the same month before a Football Association hearing into the allegations that the Chelsea captain had racially abused Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand.
Any Sam Allardyce sceptics who question whether he will be a progressive England manager may wish to hear about his readiness to make John Stones the cornerstone of his rearguard. The Manchester City defender has often drawn criticism for his inconsistent ability to defend and his desire for over-elaboration: two attributes from which the supposedly pragmatic Allardyce might recoil.
Jürgen Klopp insisted he would be an "idiot" if Liverpool's abject 2-0 defeat at Burnley would cause him to buy a left-back or midfielder, though the manager is considering strengthening further. Klopp's side were second-best in every department at Turf Moor, going down to first-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray.
This was a fine way for Burnley to collect their first points of this nascent season and a demoralising way for Liverpool to go down. Sean Dyche's men were simply hungrier than the visiting cadre, who lacked the requisite quality in front of goal.
Pep Guardiola hopes this week to sign the Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in what would be a further blow to Joe Hart's Manchester City career. Luis Enrique, Barça's head coach, wants a new keeper in place before he allows the sale of Bravo to Manchester City with Ajax's Jasper Cillessen now ahead of Valencia's Diego Alves as the expected replacement.
José Mourinho hopes to make José Fonte his fifth major signing of the summer, with the Manchester United manager keen to add the Southampton centre-back's experience to his squad. Fonte is 32 and has only a year left on his contract at the south coast club.
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