Evening Report: August 6

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Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to comments made by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho about his Brazilian namesake.

Mourinho claims the 'real Ronaldo' is the two-time World Cup winner, but Cristiano has refused to be drawn into a war of words with his former Real Madrid boss.

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic will miss the start of the Premier League season through injury.

The Serbian centre-back sustained an ankle injury in the final of the Asia Trophy and will be unavailable for six weeks.

Neymar insists his health problems will not cause any issues following his move to Barcelona.

The Brazilian superstar has been diagnosed with anaemia - which can cause excessive levels of tiredness - but Neymar says he is in a good physical state.

Tottenham have removed Gareth Bale from the club's official Twitter background amid speculation he is closing in on a transfer to Real Madrid.

Bale and Clint Dempsey have been replaced by Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon, although the club maintain this has nothing to do with the future of the Wales international.

Fiorentina are reportedly edging closer to a deal for Julio Cesar after Arsenal withdrew from the race to sign the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper.

Arsenal had been in talks with Cesar, but opted to abandon their pursuit of the Brazil international.

Michael Carrick admits he and his Manchester United teammates have yet to reach their peak fitness ahead of the new season.

United have struggled for rhythm so far during pre-season, and Carrick says they still lack a collective match sharpness.

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