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Former England manager Fabio Capello has claimed Wayne Rooney "only plays well in Manchester" amid criticism of his Euro 2012 performances.

Capello said that Rooney only performs under Sir Alex Ferguson, joking that the Manchester United forward "only understands Scottish".

Scott Parker could miss the start of the 2012/2013 Premier League season, with the England midfielder facing surgery on his achilles.

Andre Villas-Boas is close to being announced as the new Tottenham manager, with advanced talks ongoing with the club.

TRANSFER NEWS

In today's transfer news, Arsenal will try to offload Nicklas Bendtner and Marouanne Chamakh after signing Olivier Giroud. (Daily Mail)

Fiorentina winger Juan Manuel Vargas is a target for new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, according to the player's agent. (tuttomercatoweb)

And finally, Man City have again been linked with a move for Dani Alves amid reports he has fallen out with the Barcelona hierarchy. (Daily Star)

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