United halt bid to play Cesxy football

Manchester United have accepted defeat in their attempts to sign Cesc Fabregas, according to Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. Fabregas has been the subject of rejected bids of ┬ú26ÔÇëmillion and ┬ú30ÔÇëmillion from United but there has been a belief at Old Trafford that the Spain international is genuinely attracted by a

Seattle Sounders unveil Clint Dempsey

The Seattle Sounders officially announced the addition of American star Clint Dempsey in dramatic fashion Saturday night at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders revealed their new midfielder to their fans in a presentation before Saturday's game against FC Dallas. After a video montage, Dempsey stood on the pitch and removed a sweatshirt

Arsenal offer Omar Abdulrahman trial

Highly rated United Arab Emirates international Omar Abdulrahman has been offered a one-week trial at Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror. Abdulrahman, 21, attracted significant interest from around Europe after a successful Olympics campaign last year. The winger currently plays for Al Ain in his home country, but Arsene Wenger is hopeful

Neymar suffering from Anaemia

Barcelona have said that Brazil striker Neymar has developed anaemia, but that it won't stop his pre-season training with the Spanish champions. Anaemia is a lower than normal count of red blood cells that provokes tiredness or weakness. Barcelona told The Associated Press that "due to an operation on his tonsils this

Pay Ôé¼580m and you can have Messi

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has claimed Lionel Messi would cost any potential suitor Ôé¼580 million (┬ú504m) - but insists he is the one player he would not allow to leave Camp Nou. Barca recently sold Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich after the player requested the chance to move and Rosell has

Newcastle close to signing Loic Remy

Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear says the club are closing in on a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy. Remy missed QPRÔÇÖs opening fixture of the Championship campaign on Saturday, a 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road, and Kinnear revealed the club were in talks with the

SS Napoli 1-3 FC Porto: Emirates Cup Match Report

Porto fought back admirably to claim a convincing win over Rafa BenitezÔÇÖs Napoli in SundayÔÇÖs early Emirates Cup kick-off. Despite holding a half-time lead courtesy of Goran PandevÔÇÖs penalty, the Serie A outfit succumbed to three strikes after the break from Nabil Ghilas, Lica and an own goal from Federico Fernandez. Each

Juventus confirm strikeforce clearout

Juventus are close to selling two strikers as they look to remove "excess players" from their squad, according to club chief Giuseppe Marotta. The Bianconeri secured the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente earlier this summer, prompting speculation that Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco or Mirko Vucinic could be

Arsenal 2-2 SS Napoli: Emirates Cup Match Report

Arsenal fought back from two goals down in their Emirates Cup opener to salvage a late draw with Napoli. It was a typical Arsenal performance in that individual errors initially cost them, before a rousing late comeback staved off defeat and kept their tournament hopes alive. Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring after