Evening Report: September 9

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Manchester United’s new signing Marouane Fellaini is like Old Trafford greats Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, according to Paddy Crerand.

The ex-Manchester United star feels the big Belgium will brink back some of the power in the middle of the park that had been asbent since Keane left.

Chelsea’s director of football, Micheal Emenalo, has revealed Romelu Lukaku’s age was behind the move to take Samuel Eto’o to Stamford Bridge.

Emenalo said Jose Mourinho sees Lukaku as Chelsea’s leading striker in the future but felt it would bee too much pressure on him at such a tender age, so they drafted in the the experienced Eto’o as a short term solution.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker believes the Gunners’ new record £42.4million signing Mesut Özil is worth more than that.

Arsene Wenger finalised the deal with Real Madrid to land the Germany international on transfer deadline day and his international teammate believes only good things can come from the move.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is happy about the influx of new players at White Hart Lane and says he is ready to fight for his place.

The Iceland international, who joined Spurs in 2012, accepts that rotation is part of playing for a big club and is ready to convince manager Andre Villas-Boas that he deserves a regular place in the starting XI.

Former Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is still hoping for a recall to the England squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Barry joined Everton on loan on transfer deadline day and hopes the move will help him work his way back into Roy Hodgson’s plans.

Barcelona are considering not offering a new deal to full-back Dani Alves after questioning whether he can maintain his level of performance as he moves in to his 30s.

Camp Nou officials could be ready to accept a bid for the Brazil international, as he will be 32 when his current contract expires in 2015.

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