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Mario Balotelli is finally ready to leave Manchester City and join Milan in a £24m deal. Represenatives of the striker apparently met with Milan this week. THE SUN Tottenham are planning to hijack QPR's move for Yann M'Vila. Manager Andre Villas Boas hopes to use the Rennes midfielder as a replacement

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It's 14 minutes gone at Old Trafford, but no team is yet to open goal account. Luis Suarez attempts to force his way past United defenders but is repelled before any harm is done. 17mins GOAL!!! Van is the Man. After an excellent build-up in the left flank, Evra cuts back for a

The African Cup of Nations 2013 – Africa’s Premier Football Fiesta_ Part I

Every year, the football calendar offers followers of 'the beautiful game' an irresistible menu of international, continental, and national competitions. 2013 of course is not different, as it parades an array of tournaments that will capture the imagination and attention of the football world. One of such tournaments is

Vilanova happy with Messi

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has defended Lionel Messi after the forward failed to score in their 3-1 win over Celta Vigo. Goals from Adriano, David Villa and Jordi Alba on Saturday helped the Catalans move three points clear at the top of the La Liga table. Vilanova leapt to the defence of

Alba hails Barca win

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has declared his side's 3-1 win over Celta Vigo as an important one for the high-flying club. ´┐╝ The Spain full-back revealed his delight at scoring the final goal in Barca's 3-1 victory at Camp Nou, and admitted he was impressed with the attacking threat of Paco

Mourinho wants better from Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says his side must play better despite claiming a convincing 4-0 win over Real Zaragoza. ´┐╝ Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria netted first-half goals before Michael Essien and Luka Modric ensured the defending champions made it five La Liga games without defeat. With Valencia ending Atletico Madrid's

Sandro Rosell hails Barca idol Messi

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says Lionel Messi is the embodiment of the club's values of humility and team work. ´┐╝ Rosell addressed a group of school children on Wednesday, to explain the values at the centre of the club's recent successes. "Respect, effort, ambition, team work and humility are key values," the Barcelona

Mourinho taking Copa del Rey seriously

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists that his team are not taking the Copa del Rey lightly after a much-changed side beat Alcoyano 4-1. Karim Benzema scored twice in Valencia on Wednesday, while Kaka and Jose Rodriguez were also on the scoresheet for a Madrid team whose only survivors from Sunday's

Messi rules out move to France big spenders

Lionel Messi has made it clear that he is not interested in joining Paris Saint-Germain and says he is happy at Barcelona. ´┐╝ The Argentina international stated on Monday that he dreams of staying at Barcelona until the end of his career, and not even a big offer from the Ligue 1

Callejon expresses himself about Madrid

Jose Callejon insists that he will always give his all for Real Madrid as the club have been his favourite team ever since he was a child. The 25-year-old is part of the Madrid youth academy, but lived in Barcelona for three years during his time at Espanyol. I

Cruyff: Guardiola wanted some distance

Johan Cruyff has explained that Pep Guardiola's decision to move to New York was motivated by a need to 'distance' himself from management. The former player stepped down from his position as coach of Barcelona during the. summer after four years at Camp Nou.

Vilanova praises City capture

Barcelona coach TitoVilanova has called upon the club to recognise the contribution of former technical director Txiki Begiristain. Begiristain joined Manchester City as their new director of football on Sunday, becoming City's second recent capture from Barca after Ferran Sorriano joined as chief executive over the summer. And Vilanova, has highlighted the 48-year-old's role in the Spanish club's success saying "we must