Afternoon Football Report: August 1

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Carlo Ancelotti has played down suggestions that Real Madrid are interested in Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski.

The Borussia Dortmund striker has been linked with a transfer to both the Bernabeu and Old Trafford, but Ancelotti says he already has enough quality in his Madrid squad.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has paid tribute to Jose Mourinho for the influence the Portuguese manager has had on his long and distinguished career.

Lampard rates Mourinho as the best coach he has worked with, and says it is 'brilliant' to have him back at Stamford Bridge.

Steven Gerrard has urged Liverpool not to consider selling Luis Suarez to Arsenal this summer.

The Gunners have seen two bids rejected for Suarez, and Gerrard hopes Liverpool will continue to resist the temptation to sell the Uruguay international.

Xavi has welcomed Neymar to Barcelona and hopes the Brazilian is able to form a fruitful partnership with Lionel Messi.

Neymar began training with his new teammates this week, and Xavi says he will do all he can to make the Brazilian's transition from Santos to Barcelona as seamless as possible.

Former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz believes Manuel Pellegrini is the ideal man to succeed Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.

Santa Cruz worked with the Chilean manager at Malaga, and says he possesses the attributes to be an instant success at the Etihad Stadium.

Tottenham's decision to sell Steven Caulker to Cardiff has caused uproar among the fans of the north London club.

Caulker left Spurs in a club record deal for the Bluebirds, but supporters of the White Hart Lane club have taken to Twitter to voice their objection to the transfer.

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