Evening Report: August 9

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Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson believes Chelsea’s latest offer for Wayne Rooney is an insult.

Robson claimed the Stamford Bridge club had offered between £25-30million for Rooney and he insisted that was nowhere near enough for a player he considered to be among the six best strikers in world football.

Arsenal put a deal for Gonzalo Higuain on hold to concentrate on signing Luis Suarez and were outmanoeuvred by Napoli.

BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein claimed the Gunners had agreed terms with the Argentine and did not even submit a bid to Real Madrid.

Promising Manchester City youngster John Guidetti is being tracked by Genk after his first team opportunities were severely reduced by new signings.

The Belgians are reportedly ready to make a bid for Guidetti after the signings of Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo saw him become the fifth-choice striker.

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a trip to Georgia for their Europa League playoff.

Andre Villas-Boas’ side take on Dinamo Tblisi, with the first leg away on August 22, as they look to improve on last year’s quarter-final showing.

Neymar’s former manager has warned that Barcelona could endanger the Brazil superstar’s career by setting him a weight-training programme to gain more muscle.

Ex-Santos boss Muricy Ramalho says to make Neymar more bulky could take away his lightning pace and may risk similar chronic knee injuries to those suffered by Ronaldo after he was told to get bigger.

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