With the World Cup at an end and the new season less than a month away, it is all hands on deck once more in club football, with teams up and down the country trying to put themselves in good shape for the resumption of the major leagues. Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest.
This afternoon's headlines:
Report: Liverpool make fresh Ben Davies bid
Brendan Rodgers plans to make a fresh bid for Swansea City defender Ben Davies in order to strengthen his Liverpool defence, a report claims.
Real Madrid sign Toni Kroos on six-year deal
Real Madrid complete the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos on a six-year deal.
Report: Rio Ferdinand to undergo Queens Park Rangers medical today
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will reportedly undergo a medical today ahead of his free transfer to Queens Park Rangers.
Agent: 'No deal agreed with Arsenal for Sami Khedira'
Sami Khedira's agent claims that the Real Madrid midfielder is not in talks with either Arsenal or Chelsea, despite reports that he is moving to the Premier League.
Report: Manchester United end pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal
Manchester United reportedly end their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal after refusing to meet the £34m asking price.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger open to return to former club Brondby
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger admits that he has thought about rejoining former Danish club Brondby.
Borussia Dortmund sign Matthias Ginter from Freiburg on long-term deal
Borussia Dortmund sign 20-year-old defender Matthias Ginter from Freiburg on a five-year deal.