Here’s what you missed on Thursday.

Petr Cech has been talking about the new season and how to improve; he also confirmed his retirement from international football. Meanwhile, Thierry Henry talked up Olivier Giroud but made it clear that he still believes we need to sign a striker to play alongside him.

The rumour mill is in full swing: apparently, we’ve submitted a bid for Subotic; Morata wants to sign for Arsenal and we’ve batted away Juventus’ advances for Alexis.

Oh yeah, and we all laughed at West Ham turning down Van Persie.