Afternoon Report: October 11

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has admitted he is loving life in the Premier League.

The former Real Madrid man - who joined the Gunners in a £43million summer move - has made a flying start to his career in north London, and is benefiting from the backing he's received from everyone at the club.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has condemned UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) policy, as it means the 'status quo' cannot be challenged.

Speaking at the Leaders in Football Conference, which was hosted by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Buck insisted that the new rules make it almost impossible for a new club to challenge the current elite.

Manchester City will still play at CSKA Moscow's home stadium in the Champions League in two weeks.

Manuel Pellegrini's men will head to Russia for the Group D contest after the international break, with the game set for Wednesday October 23.

David de Gea is ready to sign a bumper new deal to extend his stay at Manchester United until 2018.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old Spaniard - whose current contract runs until 2016 at Old Trafford.

De Gea's agent Jorge Mendes is heading to Manchester to finalise the deal which will also see his salary increase by £15,000 per week to take him past the £75,000 mark.

Younes Kaboul is likely to be offered a new deal at Tottenham as soon as he proves he has made a complete recovery from the injury that stalled his career.

The French centre-back’s current contract expires at the end of the campaign but he has not started a game in the Premier League since the opening day of last season, after being kept out of action by a serious knee injury.

Zinedine Zidane says he would choose his former France international teammate Franck Ribery over his current Real Madrid charge Cristiano Ronaldo were he picking the 2013 Ballon d’Or award.

Ribery is hotly tipped to take the prize given his key role in Bayern Munich’s treble winning campaign, and his continuing impressive performances for the German side under Pep Guardiola this term.

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