Arsene Wenger Seeks Defender

Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will “certainly” find a new signing to shore up Arsenal’s defence this summer, but would not reveal his primary targets for the position. Everton defender Phil Jagielka is the latest player to be linked with a move to the Emirates, with Bolton’s Gary Cahill and Blackburn’s Chris Samba also thought to be high on Wenger’s wish-list. “Certainly, we will have to find one more defender,”…

July 23, 2011

Barcelona Set To Tempt Arsenal With £31m Offer

Barcelona are aiming to sign Cesc Fàbregas within a fortnight but Arsenal’s decision whether to sell will not be determined by the probable arrival of Ricardo Alvarez, another attacking midfielder. Fàbregas is expected in Catalonia on holiday this week ahead of his scheduled return to training at Arsenal on July 5 and pre-season tour to Asia the following weekend. But, before then, Barcelona are likely to test Arsenal with a…

July 7, 2011

Fabio Capello Hits Out At José Mourinho

Fabio Capello has brushed off claims by José Mourinho that the Portuguese was the Football Association’s preferred choice to become England manager three years ago, pointedly saying he would never comment publicly on another job out of “respect” for the incumbent. The build-up to Tuesday evening’s friendly against Ghana saw Capello forced to justify his decision to field an experimental side at a sold-out Wembley and to defend his command…

March 29, 2011

Capello refuses to rule out ‘injured’ Rooney for England friendly

Fabio Capello has left the door open for Wayne Rooney to be named in his squad for next week’s friendly against France. It was thought that Rooney’s week away in Portland, Oregon, would rule him out of international consideration. But Sportsmail understands that Capello is hoping Manchester United decide to cut short Rooney’s stay at Nike HQ and play him on Saturday, bringing him into contention for the November 17…

November 8, 2010