Premier League champions Manchester United will start the 2013-14 season at League Cup winners Swansea
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Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has refused to rule out sending striker Antonio Cassano to Parma as part of a swap deal for Ishak Belfodil.
– Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti speaking to the club's official website
I'm in charge of Inter and I try to do what's best for the club, it's about being responsible. Belfodil is not a bad name, in fact he's a big name.
Football is all about opportunities and it's up to the president to work out if they can be taken advantage of.
In any case we'll try to do whatever is needed to make sure the team is ready to face the new season.
We'll see whether Cassano leaves. For Silvestre it would be a way for him to get regular games, but the deal is yet to be finalised.
Holland won the qualifier against Cyprus 8-0 in Rotterdam, but the result was eventually annulled after the Cyrpus goalkeeper Andreas Charitou was struck by an object thrown from the crow. The home side went on to win the rearranged game 4-0.
Torino have signed Swedish midfielder Alexander Farnerud from Young Boys for an undisclosed fee, the Serie A club have confirmed.
The 29-year-old former Stuttgart and Brondby player has agreed a three-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico after making 70 appearances in all competitions during two seasons in Bern.
– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho speaking to the club's official website
Starting the season at home is a great way for our supporters to show the players they are ready to be behind the team all the way, and at the same time it is a great way for the players to show how much they are motivated and committed.
I am so happy to start at the Bridge, but at the same time Hull City is a team who were promoted from the Championship and they will have that spirit, even if now they are in the Premier League. So it is an emotional but a hard start.
Juventus have agreed to buy the remaining half of midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah's registration from Serie A rivals Udinese for €9million.
The 24-year-old Ghanaian moved to the Juventus Stadium alongside Udinese team-mate Mauricio Isla in a co-ownership agreement last August and, after renewing the Chilean midfielder's shared status with the Friulian club for another year, they have now bought Asamoah's full registration.