While the players traipse off to take part in meaningless friendlies and marginally less meaningless World Cup qualifiers, let us revel in a Premier League weekend packed to the brim with wanton thrashings, breathless derbies, Davids slaying their Goliath counterparts, and a Michael Carrick sighting
Manchester City are reportedly set to battle Real Madrid for FC Metz' Luxembourg wonderkid Vincent Thill.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Arsenal star will turn down offers from Manchester City and Barcelona to extend his stay at the North London club.
Tottenham Hotspur look set to beat fellow Premier League giants Liverpool in the race to secure the services of 16-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon.
Sergio Aguero nets hat-trick despite missing two penalties as Manchester City beat Steaua Bucuresti 5-0 in a Champions League qualifying match.
AC Milan, Inter Milan and AS Roma are three clubs chasing Samir Nasri's signature after he was told by Pep Guardiola to find another club this summer. City however are not willing to let him walk out for free as they reportedly want €20 million for the French-Algerian midfielder.
Manchester City's £14 million summer signing Nolito has revealed that there were two major reasons behind his move to the Etihad Stadium despite interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.
Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure seems to be on his way out of Manchester City after his agent confirmed that talks are ongoing with Inter Milan and former boss Roberto Mancini.
Didier Drogba is set to bid adieu to Chelsea for the second time in his career next month. Jose Mourinho has already started looking for his possible replacements and Man City striker Edin Dzeko has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace the Blues legend at Stamford Bridge.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has emerged as the most sought after player of the transfer market as the likes of FC Barcelona, Man City and PSG are chasing the France international. The Old Lady management have made up their mind to sale their star midfielder now, and they have slapped the price tag of 100 million euros on the Frenchman.