Premier League: The 2013-14 season set for big kick-off

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Manchester United take on Swansea City in the final game on the first day of the season

The 2013-14 Premier League season gets under way later, with clubs playing for more money than ever before.

TV rights have been sold to BT and BSkyB for £3.018bn over three years, up £1.25bn on the previous package.

Jose Mourinho has returned for a second spell as Chelsea manager, while David Moyes fills the role vacated by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

The league also welcomes Championship winners Cardiff City, along with newly-promoted Hull City and Crystal Palace.

Former Real Madrid manager Mourinho will have his sights set on repeating the success of his last spell, which ended in September 2007 after he had won two Premier League titles.

But Moyes, who joins the current champions from Everton following the end of Sir Alex's 26-year reign at Old Trafford, will look to end their hopes.

Manuel Pellegrini takes over at last season's runners-up Manchester City, with the Chilean leaving Malaga to replace the sacked Roberto Mancini, while other managerial newcomers include Roberto Martinez, appointed the new boss at Everton, and Mark Hughes at Stoke City.

With a fortnight left until the close of the transfer window, the futures of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale and Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez are unresolved.

Rooney wants to leave Old Trafford but Manchester United insist he is not for sale.Bale is keen to speak to suitors Real Madrid, while Suarez wants to leave Liverpool for Champions League football.

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