Afternoon Report: September 12

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Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale has trained with his new teammates for the first time since completing his world-record transfer to Real Madrid.

The Wales international was put through his paces at the club's training ground by manager Carlo Ancelotti - and could now make his Real Madrid debut against Villarreal on Saturday.

Chelsea captain John Terry has praised manager Jose Mourinho for uniting the Blues since his return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Terry believes Chelsea have a great chance of winning the Premier League title this season with the Portuguese coach back at the club.

Lukasz Fabianski is determined to stay at Arsenal and fight for a starting spot - despite the arrival of Emiliano Viviano.

The Poland international also finds himself behind Wojciech Szczesny in the Gunners' pecking order - but the 28-year-old has not given up hope of becoming the team's first-choice 'keeper.

Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has been included in the Red Devils' squad for the forthcoming UEFA Youth League.

The 18-year-old, who impressed on United's pre-season tour, will wear the No. 10 shirt in the inaugural European competition.

Jack Rodwell is looking forward to making his first Manchester City start of the new season.

The 22-year-old England midfielder, who joined City from Everton in 2012, says he feels fit and ready to perform under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

And finally, Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has praised new coach Gerardo Martino.

The Chile international says he has grown in confidence since Martino arrived at the Nou Camp this summer to replace Tito Vilanova.

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