England captain John Terry insists he is in "a great state of mind" despite the ongoing investigation into allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand.

With Terry set to start against Sweden tomorrow night, the FA blocked any questions regarding the race row at this afternoon's press conference.

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says former club Arsenal cannot afford to lose Robin van Persie - and wants the Dutchman to stay at the Emirates.

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is facing further action for misconduct after missing training again - having returned without permission to Argentina.

Transfer news

Today's transfer news sees reports that Barcelona are preparing a £35m bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale.

Manchester City have confirmed their interest in highly rated young Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus. Source: SkySports

Arsene Wenger is hoping to bring long term target Yoann Gourcuff to the Emirates in January for as little as £8m. Source: Bleacher Report

Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli is said to have set his sights on Inter Milan and Brazil playmaker Phillipe Coutinho. Source : GiveMeFootball

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to step up his interest in Santos' Ganso with a £25m bid. Source: IM Scouting

And finally, Chelsea are set to rival Tottenham Hotspur for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente in January. Source: Metro

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