Evening Report: July 10
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has opened the door to a Premier League return, and claims there are offers already on the table.
The AC Milan star is out-of-contract and considering his options, but says he would only return to a club challenging for the title.
Jose Mourinho has had a sensational Didier Drogba offer rejected, according to Galatasaray football agent Caylan Caliskan.
‘The Special One’ reportedly wanted the Ivorian back at Stamford Bridge, but Drogba ‘is not considering leaving’, said Caliskan.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that the club are pursuing the signature of a striker this summer.
Carlos Tevez has been sold to Juventus and Mario Balotelli left in January, and the new boss has been linked with the likes of Edinson Cavani and Hulk.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will miss the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia.
The Serbian centre back is thought to be receiving treatment on a knee injury, which has kept him out of action for almost 12 months in the past.
Tottenham Hotspur are the favourites to land Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli, according to reports.
Spurs face competition from Aston Villa and Liverpool for the signature, whilst Swansea are also reported to be keen on the player.
David Villa has admitted he can ‘only be grateful’ to Barcelona following his move from the Nou Camp to Atletico Madrid earlier in the week.
The Spanish international moved for a bargain €5.1million just three years after the Blaugrana brought the striker to Catalonia for €40million. He praise the club for showing ‘special appreciation’ to his situation.