The Europa League winners will qualify for the Champions League from the 2015/16 season, UEFA have confirmed.
Paul Lambert warned Christian Benteke faces a "reality check" after reports suggesting the striker wants to leave Aston Villa.
Leon Osman has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Everton until 2015.
Stoke City have rejected a written transfer request from midfielder Steven Nzonzi which was handed in earlier this week.
Bayern Munich look worthy favourites for the Champions League final, but it's likely to be close, says our tipster Andy Schooler.
Manchester United's outgoing chief executive David Gill has been elected to UEFA's executive committee.
Noel Hunt, Ian Harte, Nicky Shorey, Simon Church and Jay Tabb are heading out of Reading this summer.
Manchester City are "not worried" by new financial rules and say they are catching up "very fast" with rivals in terms of revenue.
Stoke City have dismissed a report linking goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with a summer move to Liverpool.
Sunderland have signed teenage striker Duncan Watmore from non-league side Altrincham.