Afternoon Football Report: August 2
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Ex-Arsenal boss Tony Neil is convinced Arsenal will eventually get their hands on Luis Suarez this summer.
The Liverpool striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, and the former Gunners chief has ‘no doubt’ something will happen this summer.
Reds skipper Steven Gerrard disagrees however, thinking the Uruguayan should wait for either Barcelona or Real Madrid to make a move.
The Anfield idol admits he would understand if Suarez left for such a club to chase Champions League glory.
Jose Mourinho insists he ‘won’t take risks’ with veteran midfielder Frank Lampard this season.
The England international is recovering from an Achilles injury during Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia, and ‘the special one’ aims to work the club’s record goalscorer back gently at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair is on the radar of Stoke City, according to reports.
The former Swansea star featured rarely at the Etihad Stadium under old boss Roberto Mancini, and could join the Potters before the start of the season.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has set his sights on the FA Cup next season.
The veteran defender has never lifted the trophy during his glittering career, and hopes to add that piece of silverware to his collection before calling time on his Old Trafford collection.
Tottenham Hotspur’s move for Steau Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches appears to be off after the Romanian club pulled the plug on a deal.
Manager Laurențiu Reghecampf admits he was willing to let the player join Spurs, but the club’s owner wants him to stay.