Afternoon Football Report: August 14

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Jack Wilshere hopes to play regularly for England in the 2013/14 season. 

The Arsenal star has only started once for his country since 2011 and is hoping his injury problems are behind him.

Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah was taken off injured last night as the England U21's beat Scotland 6-0.

The starlet will be hoping to break into the Blues first-team squad this season. 

Manchester City will target Martin Demichelis if they fail to land Real Madrid star Pepe.

Manuel Pellegrini is understood to want to improve his defensive options at the Etihad.

Chris Smalling believes Manchester United's Community Shield victory will act as big motivation for the youngsters.

Wilfried Zaha and Adnan Januzaj both picked up their first piece of silverware for the Red Devils on Sunday. 

Tottenham star Sandro has admitted that he feels fantastic to be back playing

The Brazilian had been out with injury for almost seven months before he returned against Espanyol on Saturday. 

And finally, Lionel Messi will not play for Argentina against Italy tonight.

The Barcelona star has been unable to shake off a thigh strain and will return to Barcelona.

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