Evening report: August 27

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Wayne Rooney has no intention of handing in a transfer request at Manchester United, according to reports.

The news comes after Jose Mourinho said that if Rooney wants to join Chelsea he must make the move happen in the next 48 hours.

Erik Lamela is on his way to London to undergo a medical with Tottenham according to the Evening Standard.

The Argentinian is on the verge of completing a €30 million move to White Hart Lane as the man he is line to replace Gareth Bale, failed to report for training this morning.

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid according to the Mirror.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the French forward but his agent insists he will not leave the Bernabeu this summer.

Manuel Pellegrini says he is hopeful that Manchester City will receive a kinder Champions League group stage than last year.

The Citizens came up against Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Ajax last time round and Pellegrini is hopeful of an easier group in order to ensure his new side's progression to the knockout stages.

And finally, Barcelona have announced that Sergio Busquets has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Nou Camp until 2018.

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