Manchester United continued to set the early pace in the Premier League at the weekend, as Jose Mourinho’s side demolished Swansea City for its second 4-0 win in two games. Elsewhere Liverpool registered its first victory while Arsenal slipped up at Stoke, and there was a see-saw battle between Tottenham and Chelsea at Wembley in what could be an early preview of the title race. Who moved up and down the Premier League form ladder?
TOP STORY: City ready to move for Messi Pep Guardiola has said he would be happy with the Manchester City squad as it is -- but what if he had the chance to add Lionel Messi to the ranks? Unlikely but not impossible, according to the Mirror, which reports that "City have met Messi's representatives to discuss the possibility of bringing the Argentina star to the Premier League." It claims talks were held last week amid Messi's "growing dissatisfaction with the state of the Barcelona squad" following the world-record departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. Although Messi agreed terms on a new contract earlier in the summer, the deal remains unsigned and the Mirror says "City's interest is
West Brom's board have sanctioned the £15m transfer of Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, but the decision to complete the deal is now in Tony Pulis' hands, according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett. The Baggies boss will now make the choice whether or not to use a sizeable portion of the club's remaining budget on the centre-back. The Austria international is set to leave Spurs following the arrival of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a record £42m. Wimmer has also been linked with a move to Premier League clubs Stoke City and Crystal Palace, but West Brom are reportedly on the verge of securing his signature. Pulis stressed after his side's victory against Burnley on Saturday that the club needed