Morning Report: March 23

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Samir Nasri has challenged Manchester United to keep winning - to set up a Premier League "final" when the two teams meet at the Etihad Stadium on April 30.

Nasri scored the winner as City beat Chelsea on Wednesday to move within a point of United, with City challenging for their first title for over 40 years.

Thomas Vermaelen believes Arsenal are now favourites to finish third above Tottenham, hailing the mentality the Gunners have shown.

Elsewhere Owen Coyle has admitted Bolton may find it difficult to focus on football when they take on Blackburn in the Premier League this weekend.


Villarreal are prepared to sell Giuseppe Rossi this summer, with his former club Man Utd interested - along with Tottenham and Liverpool. (

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is planning a double Dutch swoop for PSV left back Erik Pieters and FC Twente centre-back Douglas. (Daily Mail)

And finally, Barcelona are reportedly willing to offer a staggering £35m to Chelsea for Brazilian centre back David Luiz. (The Guardian)

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