In today's Afternoon Report...

- Arsene Wenger says he is sure Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will stay at Arsenal, despite constant transfer speculation.

The Arsenal boss also confirmed the signing of Gervinho from Lille, during a press conference in Malaysia.

- Manchester City's record sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways will be assessed by UEFA with regards to financial fair play rules.

- With Michael Essien facing a prolonged period on the sidelines, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is targeting midfield reinforcements.

An improved offer for Luka Modric has been touted, while a move for Porto's Joao Moutinho also remains an option.


- Aston Villa deny they have received an offer from Arsenal for Stewart Downing.

- Reports suggest Liverpool could launch an audacious swoop for Everton left-back Leighton Baines.

- Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

- Aston Villa are rivalling Tottenham for West Ham and England midfielder Scott Parker.

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