Theo Walcott insists he's ready to step up and become one of Arsenal's leaders - on and off the pitch.

The 24-year-old has just completed his most productive season under Arsène Wenger, and with 263 appearances to his name, is one of the longest-serving members of the Gunners first-team squad.

Chelsea have declined to comment on reports Jose Mourinho has already signed a contract to return as manager.

Mourinho is widely expected to begin a second spell at Stamford Bridge this summer once his three-year stay at Real Madrid is officially over.

Manchester City will have two representatives at this summer's Confederations Cup after Vicente Del Bosque called-up Javi Garcia and David Silva to his Spain squad.

The tournament takes place across Brazil in the middle of June, with the reigning World and European champions drawn alongside Uruguay, Nigeria and Tahiti in Group B.

Gary Neville believes it's imperative for Manchester United to have a nucleus of young English players, particularly at this time of transition at Old Trafford.

The former Red Devils defender has called on the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck to step up an cement their places under new manager David Moyes.

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is ready to leave White Hart Lane, as he continues his search for regular first-team football.

The Brazilian spent the second half of last season on loan with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, but saw his spell in Germany cut short by injury.

And finally, Cesc Fabregas has revealed his delight after winning his first senior Copa Catalunya, as Barcelona saw off local rivals Espanyol on penalties last night.

The Spanish midfielder said that whilst it's not the biggest prize Barca had played for this season, he was happy to add another medal to his growing collection.

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