Afternoon Football Report: July 16

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Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay was stunned by the size of the contract offered to him by Manchester United.

The Old Trafford club have reportedly put on the table a deal that would be worth €7million a year, raising his current salary by a significant margin, as they look to complete a deal for the Argentine.

Branislav Ivanovic says he would welcome the arrival of Luis Suarez at Chelsea, despite being bitten by him in April.

The Stamford Bridge defender insisted he had moved on from the incident and would be happy to see who he considered to be one of the Premier League’s best players join Jose Mourinho’s squad.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for patience among Gunners fans over the clamour for a new “spectacular signing”.

The Frenchman insisted the club were working hard behind the scenes to bring in new faces at Emirates Stadium, but warned it would take time.

Tottenham Hotspur failed in a bid to sign Croatian wonderkid Tin Jedvaj, he has revealed.

Spurs have not confirmed they were in for the 17-year-old defender, but he admitted Andre Villas-Boas had made a bid and that he opted for a £4.3million switch to AS Roma instead.

Mario Gomez’s move to Fiorentina has paved the way for Manchester City to sign forward Stevan Jovetic in a £24million bid.

The Citizens reportedly fought off interest from a number of other Premier League clubs to secure the signing of Jovetic.

David Villa was mobbed by Atletico Madrid fans at his unveiling after completing a move from Barcelona.

Fans invaded the pitch at the Vicente Calderon stadium to kiss and hug Spain’s record scorer, who will cost Atletico just €5.1million.

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