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Eto'o leaves Inter Milan for Russian club

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by fijitimes.com115 hits

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala announced a deal with Inter Milan for Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday that could make the Cameroon striker the highest paid footballer in the world. Anzhi said Eto'o would undergo a medical exam on Wednesday, after which he will be awarded a three-year contract. While financial terms were not disclosed, reports in Italy say Eto'o will be paid 20 million euros ($A28 mil...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas: I am not Lionel Messi, and need time to adapt to Barcelona's play

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport268 hits

Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his delight at being part of the Barcelona squad, but has stated that he will need time to adapt to the style of play of his new side. The 24-year-old completed his dream move back to Camp Nou from Arsenal after a protracted transfer saga this summer, but still feels he needs to improve. "From Monday to Monday I have lived spectacular memories that I will remember...Full Story »

Arsenal launch Mikel Arteta bid

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by hits

Above: Arsenal are believed to be Mikel Arteta’s preferred destination ARSENAL face Spanish competition for Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta. Malaga and Valencia, who have just picked up £27m from Chelsea for Juan Mata, are both willing to pay £10m for attacking midfielder Mikel Arteta. But despite losing Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri to Manchester City, Wenger sti...Full Story »

Aquilani the man for Milan - Galliani confirms deal is virtually done

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by skysports.com80 hits

Aquilani: Set to officially join Milan from Liverpool AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed the club are on the brink of signing Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool. The Italian midfielder's agent declared earlier on Wednesday that he was hopeful a deal could be struck quickly and reports in Italy suggest terms have now been agreed between all parties. The transfer is not officia...Full Story »

Chelsea to up Alvaro Pereira offer amid Florent Malouda speculation

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by theguardian.com170 hits

Chelsea's Florent Malouda has interested Juventus, with the Blues preparing a second bid for Alvaro Pereira. Chelsea are to lodge an improved bid for Alvaro Pereira after Porto rejected an opening offer of £16.6m for the Uruguay international, with the Londoners considering selling Florent Malouda to Juventus for a knockdown fee as they continue to reshape their squad. Pereira, who can op...Full Story »

Ghana includes 3 uncapped players

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

ACCRA, Ghana (AP)—Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic included uncapped trio Adam Kwarasey, Rabiu Mohammed and Albert Adomah in his squad for the penultimate round of qualifiers in the African Cup of Nations. Stevanovic named Kwarasey, a goalkeeper with Norway’s Stromgodest, France-based midfielder Rabiu and Adomah of England’s Bristol City in Wednesday’s 23-man selection for t...Full Story »

Kaiserslautern’s injured Kouemaha out for a month

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AP)—Kaiserslautern striker Dorge Kouemaha has been ruled out for up to a month because of a groin injury. The Bundesliga side said Wednesday on its website that the 28-year-old Cameroon international—who is on loan from FC Brugge—was hurt in training. Kouemaha has played two league games for Kaiserslautern, which has two points from three games. The ...Full Story »

Atletico allows Forlan to negotiate with Inter

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport87 hits

MADRID (AP)—Atletico Madrid has given Diego Forlan permission to negotiate a possible transfer away from the Spanish club, with the Uruguay striker reportedly set to replace Samuel Eto’o at Inter Milan. Atletico says Forlan won’t feature in Thursday’s Europa League match at Guimaraes after asking coach Gregorio Manzano to omit him from the team “because he is evalu...Full Story »

Real react to Jose probe - Los Blancos disappointed to learn of RFEF's decision

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by skysports.com294 hits

Mourinho: Real boss has caused controversy after his actions against Barca Real Madrid have offered an angry response to the news that the Royal Spanish Football Federation are to investigate Jose Mourinho. The authorities have confirmed that they are study the actions of Real's boss during their recent Super Cup tie against Barcelona. Mourinho clashed with Barca assistant coach Tito Vilanova...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho forced to deny TV claim he is leaving Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by theguardian.com131 hits

• Mourinho agent retracts comments and blames subterfuge• Portuguese feels isolated after shame of Camp Nou Real Madrid's José Mourinho has been the victim of a vindictive hoax, according to his spokesman. José Mourinho stood at the centre of yet another controversy on Tuesday when the Portuguese manager was forced to deny he was about to leave Real Madrid despite his of...Full Story »

Fabio goes Beck to the future: Danny primed for competitive England start

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by hits

Danny Welbeck has forced his way into contention for a first competitive start for England against Bulgaria next week. Andy Carroll has become Fabio Capello’s preferred choice to partner Wayne Rooney in the England attack, with Darren Bent also an option. But Welbeck impressed the England manager in training in the absence of Carroll and Bent earlier this month and his form alongside R...Full Story »

Top players win titles.. and Samir Nasri is one of 'em, says Gareth Barry

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by The Sun152 hits

GARETH BARRY believes the arrival of Samir Nasri will give a major boost to Manchester City's quest for silverware.Arsenal's French midfielder was last night on the brink of signing a £22million deal at the Etihad. And Barry reckons the 24-year-old is another top-quality signing to add to Roberto Mancini's wealth of midfield options. He also predicted Nasri may not be the last new arriv...Full Story »

Kerching! Samuel Eto'o quits Inter Milan to earn £345,000 a week AFTER tax at Anzhi

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by The Sun160 hits

QUIDS IN ... Samuel Eto'o is the highest paid player in the world on £345,000 a week AFTER tax SAMUEL ETO'O has become the highest paid player in the world after quitting Inter Milan to join Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.The Cameroon striker, 30, will pocket a mind boggling £345,000 per week AFTER tax with Anzhi agreeing a £22million transfer fee for his services. A statement o...Full Story »

Ferguson: Lay off Arsene Wenger

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by The Sun310 hits

IT was only last month that Arsene Wenger was in attack dog mode.Snapping back at claims Arsenal were about to sell Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, the club's French boss was adamant it would not happen. He said: "Samir's position is clear for me, he stays. I've told you we are in a position where we can say 'No' and we will. "Imagine the worst situation - we lose Fabregas and Nasri. You cann...Full Story »

Blackburn signs Montenegro winger Simon Vukcevic

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport78 hits

LONDON (AP)—Blackburn has signed Montenegro winger Simon Vukcevic from Sporting Lisbon. The 25-year-old Vukcevic, who will join on a three-year contract, is awaiting a visa and British work permit, but manager Steve Kean hopes Vukcevic will be available for the Premier League match against Everton on Saturday. Kean says Vukcevic “is an exciting player who can play wide on either ...Full Story »

Rossi’s double puts Villarreal in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

GENEVA (AP)—Giuseppe Rossi’s pair of second-half goals took Villarreal into the Champions League group stage by clinching a 3-1 aggregate win over Odense on Tuesday. The goals from the New Jersey-born Italy forward and Carlos Marchena’s late strike gave Villarreal a 3-0 win that overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit in the playoff round. “(It was) a difficult game but we p...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger allowed on touchline for Udinese clash as UEFA agrees to delay appeal process

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

UEFA has allowed Arsene Wenger to take his place in the dugout for Arsenal's Champions League second leg qualifier against Udinese after the Gunners boss appealed the two-match touchline ban given to him earlier this week.The appeal will now be heard after the match, allowing the Frenchman to stand pitch-side as his side tries to hold on to its 1-0 lead from the first leg.Wenger had been given t...Full Story »

Chelsea’s Lukaku flattered by Drogba comparisons

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Tipped as the next Didier Drogba, Chelsea new boy Romelu Lukaku is flattered to be compared to the powerhouse striker with whom he bears a striking resemblance in stature and playing style. Drafted into Chelsea’s burgeoning squad from Belgian club Anderlecht this month for a fee media reports said was in the region of 18 million pounds ($29.68 million), the 18-y...Full Story »

Bayern canter through, Rossi rescues Villarreal

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

ZURICH, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich cantered into the Champions League group stages after a 1-0 victory at FC Zurich on Tuesday while two goals from Giuseppe Rossi rescued Villarreal against Odense. Former European Cup winners Bayern, who will host the final at their Allianz Arena stadium in May, never looked in danger after Mario Gomez’s seventh-minute goal completed a 3-0 aggregate...Full Story »

Czechs to face Scotland without goalkeeper Cech

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Injured goalkeeper Peter Cech will miss the Czech Republic’s 2012 European Championship qualifiers next month. Cech was ruled out for three to four weeks after injuring a knee ligament in training with Chelsea last week. Coach Michal Bilek called three ‘keepers on Tuesday to his 22-man squad for the Sept. 3 match at Scotland. Two of them are newcomers—Jan Lastuvka and Ales Hr...Full Story »

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