Afternoon Football Report: July 22

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Wojciech Szczesny says he would welcome added competition for places at Arsenal, and has no intention of moving on this summer.

Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with a number of goalkeepers during the transfer window, but Szczesny insists the arrival of another contender for a starting spot would make him even more determined to succeed.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku is his own man, and should not be compared with Didier Drogba.

Lukaku has admitted to seeking advice from the former Blues striker, but Mourinho is keen for the Belgian to make a name for himself at Stamford Bridge.

Vincent Kompany is happy with the preparations for the new season and hopes Manchester City can compete for the Premier League title.

City endured a frustrating past campaign after relinquishing the title to local rivals Manchester United as well as losing to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final.

Darren Fletcher has confirmed he expects to miss the start of Manchester United's season as he continues his recovery from a bowel operation.

Fletcher was out of action for nine months before making his return in September of last year but he only managed three games in November and then two brief substitute appearances.

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has revealed he is available on a free transfer this summer, and would prefer to re-join old club PSV Eindhoven.

The former Brazil international spent the second half of last season on loan at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, and has not featured for Spurs since a Europa League tie against PAOK Salonika in November 2011.

And finally, Former Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has ruled out a return to coaching at Barcelona following Tito Vilanova's resignation.

Heynckes led Bayern to an historic treble last term before making way for Pep Guardiola.

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