A surprising news came from Portugal this morning. We found that Bruno Alves, the captain of Porto has signed with Zenit for a fee of €23m. Zenit also signed the serbian international and former Udinese defender, Aleksandar Lukovi?.
Alves was playing for Porto since 2001, and now 9 years later he is leaving the most sucessfull portuguese club in the last decade.
The Brazilian star Robinho will return to the Eastlands after taking break from the international side, this report was confirmed by Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City. The player had been playing with Santos from January who had been completely away from the city in entire summer.
Manchester City was taken over by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 and Robinho was the team’s first choice and has scored 14 goals in his 41 matches played for the club. There was rumours about Santos, Milan, Besiktas interested in taking Robinho into their side, but Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has not shown any interest on the player.
Roberto Mancini has said in an interview that it all depends on the player at present. The current position is that the player will return to Manchester City after ending the contract with Santos. He will also play for the national team during his stay in the country before joining the Manchester City.
Carlos Tevez said he made the best decision of joining Manchester City and he wants Fernando Torres to join him in the squad. The manager of the team also expressed his interest to get Liverpool striker to play for his side. If Tevez and Torres play for the team it will be the best partnership by the strikers in the Premier League.
Tevez said, Torres is a best striker in the present and i will enjoy playing with him, this will also make the team stronger. Joining Manchester City is the best decision i have made and shall never feel for that. The team will have some new players as well to make us a better side and there is no doubt we will perform well and win the title, he added.
In last season of Premier League Liverpool performed very bad and finished in seventh place, Torres also struggled due to his injury problem. In the other side Tevez scored 23 goals for Eastland’s club and spotted fifth place in Premier League.
Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal, has backed down the speculations regarding Fabregas’s transfer to Barcelona. Rumours from Spain were saying, that Arsenal and Barcelona found an agreement, but Wenger denied all of that.
“This is not true. Cesc is staying with us, i am 100% convinced in that. Barcelona is making noise throught the press, but we know what we want, Barcelona can forget on Fabregas,” said Wenger after being asked about Cesc’s future.
It is obvious that Barcelona will have to turn to some other player to replace Yaya Toure in the midfield. Now that Cesc is officialy unavaliable, first candidate to sign with Barca is Villareal’s midfielder Marcos Senna. We will see if that will hapen.
Real and Inter had agreed on a fee for Maicon’s transfer. Only details are now separating Maicon to reunite with former coach at Inter, Jose Mourinho.
Balotelli on the other side, was also very close to Manchester City and he still is, but the negotiations are still undergoing, it is likely that he will sign with Citizens, but for now he is staying in Milano.
According to Gazzetta, possible replacement for Balotelli is Aguero. Inter is also very close to sign Mascherano form Liverpool.