Evening Report: July 16

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Jose Mourinho insists he is not focused on new recruits at present, and is happy with the players currently at his disposal.

The new Chelsea manager has already signed Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer, and is content with his transfer dealings so far.

Arsenal's pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain has hit a snag after Real Madrid raised their asking price for the Argentina international.

The Gunners have agreed personal terms with Higuain, but Madrid have since increased their demands.

Michael Carrick claims Manchester United are benefiting from a more hands on approach in training from new boss David Moyes.

Moyes, says Carrick, has been actively involved in training sessions, whereas former manager Sir Alex Ferguson used to be more withdrawn on the practice ground.

David Villa has revealed he rejected interest from the Premier League to join Atletico Madrid, amid suggestions the Spain striker was wanted by Tottenham.

Villa secured a transfer from Barcelona to Atletico last week, joining the capital club for just €5 million.

Manchester City have reportedly edged closer to the signing of Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.

City have focused their attention on Negredo after missing out on Edinson Cavani, and are reported to have agreed a fee for the Spain international.

Sergio Busquets has signed a new contract with Barcelona, the club have confirmed.

The 25-year-old has pledged his future until 2018, having already made 238 appearances for the Camp Nou club.

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