Manchester City's target this season will be to match Manchester United's record of three successive Premier League titles but, despite manager Pep Guardiola playing down their Champions League ambitions, Europe could act as a distraction.
Many managers have spent big in their pursuit of glory, but Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has adopted a different approach ahead of the new season, trusting his current crop to end the club's long wait for a first Premier League crown.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the rare luxury of a "second honeymoon" in the coming season, but the Norwegian knows that this time he has to deliver a sustained upturn in fortunes for England's most successful club.
The changing face of British retailing will be underlined on Tuesday, when Boohoo Group, the wildly successful online-only fashion business, swoops to buy Karen Millen, one of the high street's best-known names.
RULA LENSKA is perhaps best known for her fiery performance as Claudia Colby in Coronation Street, but she has had a series of successful turns over the years. The TV star opened up about living with a chronic condition a few years back.