Evening Report: March 14

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Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker could return to Germany this summer, with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg reportedly keen to sign him.

Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs had expressed an interest in signing the 28-year-old Germany international over the summer if the Gunners decide to let him go.

Hernan Crespo has praised Jose Mourinho as a winner who makes you feel important as a player.

The Argentinian worked under the Real Madrid boss during spells at Chelsea and Inter Milan, and said his coaching methods are unrivalled by any manager in the world.

Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's Premier League clash with Everton on Saturday after the striker returned to his native Argentina for treatment.

The South American suffered a knee injury in training at the start of March and was forced to sit out recent victories over Aston Villa and Barnsley, but hopes to make his comeback against Newcastle at the end of the month.

Manchester United vice-captain Patrice Evra has been told by France coach Didier Deschamps he will not skipper his country during his reign as manager.

Evra captained France at the 2010 World Cup, but was stripped of the honour and banned for his part in a player revolt against then-boss Raymond Domenech.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has dismissed suggestions that Gareth Bale should focus on his club career as 'nonsense'.

The Tottenham winger is enjoying a period of red-hot form this season, but Coleman says that nobody should doubt the hunger that Bale has to succeed with his country.

And finally, The agent of Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has denied reports linking the Spanish international with a move to Brazilian side Sao Paulo.

Earlier this year, Valdes turned down the opportunity to sign an extension to his current deal, which runs out at the end of next season, but is yet to receive a transfer offer.

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