For the first time since 2002, Manchester United conceded two consecutive home defeats and are currently languishing in the 9th spot of the points table.
From the highs of captaining PSG to the lows of losing his place at the French capital, Sakho hopes to repair a career at Liverpool.
Look at the list of big-money transfers this summer. Neymar (Barcelona) and Bale (Madrid) went to Spain. Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich) stayed in Germany. Edinson Cavani (Paris St.-Germain), Radamel Falcao (Monaco) and Marquinhos (PSG) went to France. Yet, English Premier League thrives in terms of business standpoint and TV deals et al.
Tottenham's failure to keep pace with Bale's ambitions ultimately sowed the seeds that led to the winger's decision to swap the Lilywhites of White Hart Lane for Los Blancos from the Bernabeu.
The Italian is also determined to exert greater control over the squad's diet, as he seeks to improve on a 2012-13 campaign in which Sunderland escaped relegation by just three points.
The new English Premier League season is set to start on Saturday. A new season also means new players, new managers to look forward to. So here are 5 things that you can look forward to this season:
Soldado's arrival at the club would prove a particularly wise move if Gareth Bale leaves. Bale, English football's player of the year last season, is coveted by Real Madrid, with Manchester United reportedly also interested in buying the winger.
Despite only bringing in one player, Wenger has overseen a host of exits at the Emirates. Gervinho has joined Italian club Roma for an undisclosed fee and Andrei Arshavin has rejoined Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia on a free transfer.
Aside from the domestic campaign, Pellegrini will be expected to take City further than the group stages of the Champions League this season.
It has been the saga of the offseason, and it does not look like it's nearing an end as Manchester United continues to block Chelsea's pursuit of Wayne Rooney.
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