Departing Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin has attracted interest from a number of European clubs, according to the player's agent.

The Russian is into the final month of his contract at Arsenal and he is being allowed to leave for free having only made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners last season.

Jose Mourinho insists that he is planning to stay at Chelsea second time around for a 'long time'.

Mourinho was asked if he would ever consider a move to the Bundesliga, after appearing at Michael Ballack's testimonial last night, but said he's not thinking about leaving after completing a return to Stamford Bridge.

Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco have reignited their interest in Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri and plan to offer him an escape route away from the Etihad Stadium.

Manuel Pellegrini - who is set to become the next Citizens manager - plans to bring playmaker Isco to the northwest from his former club Malaga, casting doubt over Nasri's long-term future.

Manchester United are set to tie up a deal for Uruguayan starlet Guillermo Varela, his club Penarol have confirmed.

Varela spent time on trial at Old Trafford at the end of last season and he is known to have impressed United's coaching staff.

Now the 20-year-old full-back is flying to England to finalise the move for a reported £1million fee.

Roberto Soldado has reiterated his commitment to Valencia after reports linking the striker with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 28-year-old is currently preparing for the Confederations Cup with Spain, but with rumours about his future persisting he has announced he does not want to leave Valencia.

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta thinks he is ready to stand for re-election, and has hit out at the current board for "destroying" the successful model created during his tenure.

Laporta, whose seven-year reign ended in 2010, has accused his successor, Sandro Rosell, of damaging the Catalan club's wider image and hopes to restore credibility if he returns to Camp Nou.


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