Afternoon Football Report: June 26

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Stoke are weighing up a move for former-Tottenham midfielder David Bentley, according to reports. New Stoke boss Mark Hughes worked with Bentley at Blackburn, and the 28-year-old is available on a free transfer after being released by Spurs.

Andre Schurrle has revealed he's targeting a place in Germany's World Cup squad after completing his £18m move to Chelsea. The 22-year-old forward also admitted he's relishing the chance to play in the Champions League again after featuring in the Europa League with Bayer Leverkusen last season.

Former-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has tipped Carlos Tevez to succeed in Italy if he completes his move to Juventus. City are understood to have accepted a bid from the Italian champions for the striker, who has one year left on his contract.

Santi Cazorla believes the Premier League title race could go down to the wire next season. And Spaniard doesn't think the managerial changes at the top will have a big impact on where the trophy ends up.

Barcelona have confirmed they will send Boca Juniors attacker Sergio Araujo back to Argentina this summer. The club had the option to extend the 21-year-old's stay, but he failed to impress the Barcelona B coaches in the Segunda Division.

Robin Van Persie has picked his stunning volley against Aston Villa as one of his standout moments from last season. The Dutchman recapped his 20 most memorable games on the Manchester United website, with that hat-trick at Old Trafford near the top.

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