Afternoon Football Report: July 4

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Chelsea are reported to have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa.

Both clubs are in need of goalscoring reinforcements, and Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas appear set to battle it out for the Belgian.

Alessandro del Piero will not be available to face Manchester United when the A-League All Stars meet the Premier League champions during pre-season.

The Italian legend was due to feature for the All Stars, but will not be released by his club Sydney FC.

Roberto Mancini claims he still doesn't know why he was sacked by Manchester City two months after he left the club.

Mancini says he delivered more than was asked of him during his time at the Etihad Stadium, and can't understand why he lost his job.

Arsenal target Asier Illarramendi is not for sale, according to Real Sociedad.

Along with the Gunners, the Spain international is also wanted by Real Madrid.

Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has insisted that there is no truth in the rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona.

The 21-year-old has been mentioned as a potential target for Barcelona this summer, but has dismissed speculation he could leave Monchengladbach.

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