Arsene Wenger has revealed he is prepared to wait for his
transfer targets as he claims Arsenal can win the Premier League
title with or without new signings.
The Gunners have already put in a Â£40,000,001 bid for
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez but Wenger is relaxed about the lack
of progress on the deal and is not expecting transfer activity
ahead of the Emirates Cup next weekend.
“We are ready to do quick deals but all the transfers do not
depend only on us,” said Wenger, quoted in the Daily Mirror. “But
we are prepared to wait. It looks unlikely before the Emirates
“We still have a strong squad but we are there on the market to
try to strengthen our team. With or without additions we can be
title challengers next season.”
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has publicly questioned the
wisdom of Suarez leaving Anfield to join Arsenal as he insists it
would be a sideways step – but Wenger would not be drawn on the
“He must explain that,” added the Arsenal boss. “I don’t know.
We are not close to signing Suarez or anybody else so there’s no
reason why I should talk about it.
“There is nothing to say. I have been away now for two or the
weeks and it’s hard to see how things are advanced because everyone
is on tour at the moment and it’s very difficult to get in touch
“What has changed recently is that in Europe some countries like
France suddenly have bought some very talented players who two or
three years ago would all have come to England. It makes the chase
for talent very difficult.
“What we want is not a name but a good player. The name is less
important. What is more important is the quality of the player. At
the moment I must tell you we are not close to signing anybody.
“We try to do the job and we will try to do it well. But that is
in front of us. We have worked a lot but nothing has been concluded
“Of course we want to do as many top players as we can. But we
also have to focus on the players we have and develop them.”
Former England number one Woods replaced Eric Steele in the
backroom shake-up that accompanied manager David Moyes’ arrival as
Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement.
And while Steele has been credited with coaxing the dramatic
improvement from David de Gea, Lindegaard is delighted with the
work Woods has been doing as well.
“It is very different with Chris compared to what we are used
to,” said Lindegaard, after featuring in Friday’s 2-2 draw with J
League outfit Cerezo Osaka. “All I can say is that I have had a
very good impression of him.
“I don’t want to go into details but everything is
“It has been a very good experience because he has done a
“He slid into his new role in Manchester really well. I am
enjoying working with him.”
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas had hoped the Welsh winger would
be fit to face South China FC in the Barclays Asia Trophy match in
Hong Kong, however he continues to be troubled by a knock sustained
Villas-Boas has revealed there are ongoing talks with Bale’s
agent regarding a new contract at White Hart Lane.
However reports in Spain have claimed Bale is eager to move to
Madrid, with sports newspaper Marca even reporting dialogue from a
conversation they claim he had with Tottenham chairman Daniel
According to Marca, Bale told Levy he wanted Spurs to negotiate
a deal and said: “I’m not interested in Manchester United or any
other team. I just want to play for Madrid.”
Reports in Spain earlier this week also suggested the player has
already agreed terms on a six-year deal.
Whatever Bale did or did not say to Levy, Villas-Boas is
optimistic the 24-year-old, who is currently contracted until 2016,
will extend his stay at White Hart Lane.
The Portuguese coach said on Friday: “There was contact between
the club and his agent last year and there is ongoing contact
between the club and his agent.
“We renewed his contract at the beginning of last season, if you
remember, and it’s something that is being dealt with by the
chairman and the agent.
“Talks are ongoing but that doesn’t mean there is an agreement.
At the moment we’re confident that the player is under contract at
Tottenham, as was done last year.
“It’s something that we’re speaking about, but there aren’t any
Villas-Boas also reiterated his liking of Valencia striker
Roberto Soldado despite Spurs’ director of football Franco Baldini
failing to agree a fee with the Primera Division club on a recent
visit to Spain.
One player who seems certain to start the season in a Tottenham
shirt is Belgian winger Nacer Chadli who formally joined from FC
Twente on Friday and could feature in their pre-season friendly
against Monaco on August 3.
Chadli’s move to White Hart Lane, for a reported
Â£7million, was confirmed by Spurs after the 23-year-old
agreed personal terms and passed a medical. He has been training
with Tottenham on their tour of Asia.
Cahill’s bid for a place in Jose Mourinho’s first competitive
game in charge will be challenged by David Luiz when the squad
reconvenes next week following the Asia tour and ahead of the trip
to the United States.
Terry endured struggles with his fitness last season and, in a
congested campaign, was not guaranteed a start.
But Mourinho believes the team talisman is fit and flourishing
in pre-season and Cahill hopes he can play alongside the former
“Last year he had a couple of niggles and hopefully they’re
behind him, not just for him but the team,” Cahill said.
“It seems like I’ve only played with him in bits and bobs, with
him being in and out, and we’ve not really had a run of games.
“It would be great if he could stay fit so we can have
Cahill joined from Bolton in January 2012 and is enjoying life
under Mourinho, a man Terry knows well having captained the Blues
during the Portuguese’s first spell in charge.
“It’s been exciting to work for Mourinho and we’re slowly
getting to know him,” Cahill said.
“There’s a handful of players who knew what to expect from him,
but for players like me it’s just exciting.”
Mourinho gave youth a chance on the tour to Bangkok, Kuala
Lumpur and Jakarta.
Striker Romelu Lukaku scored in each contest, completing the
tour with a double in the 8-1 defeat of the BNI Indonesia All-Stars
to take his tour tally to four.
“He had a great loan spell at West Brom last season, has been
flying in training and scored two great goals,” Cahill said.
“I play against him in training a lot and he’s a handful just
with his pace and power. His finishing is great too.”
Another player who impressed was 17-year-old Burkina Faso
international Bertrand Traore, who, due to regulations, is not yet
a Chelsea player.
Traore scored in Malaysia and a spectacular goal in Indonesia to
announce his ability, with Chelsea poised to sign him as soon as he
reaches his 18th birthday in September.
“He’s a young lad, but I’m sure he’s got a bright future at
Chelsea,” Cahill added.
FSG, headed by Liverpool’s principal owner John W Henry, was
reported today to be ready to consider offers for the Barclays
Premier League club.
The group completed its purchase of Liverpool in October 2010,
after a turbulent period under previous owners George Gillett and
Liverpool have been unable to play their way into the Champions
League places since the new owners moved in, despite heavy
investment in the playing staff, with manager Brendan Rodgers
guiding his side to seventh place last season.
The Sun newspaper claims Liverpool is “unofficially” on the
market with a price tag of Â£350million, however
Liverpool and their owners state that is not the case.
A club spokesperson said in a statement: “Fenway Sports Group
has made its position clear, Liverpool Football Club is not for
sale. There is no truth in this story.”
A spokesperson for Fenway Sports Group said: “Like so many
rumours in the past about a sale of LIverpool Football Club, there
is absolutely no truth in this. We have had no meetings with anyone
about a sale, we don’t know who the source of the rumour is.”
The Sun reports that Fenway Sports Group received a takeover
proposal from Saudi Arabian oil firm Saudi Aramco recently, and
states that City banking sources claim two American billionaires
could also be potential buyers.
McManus walked off gingerly with a hip problem early in the
second half of the Fir Park friendly against Nottingham Forest
while midfielder Vigurs and Hutchinson followed as precautionary
But McCall was not ruling anyone out of Thursday’s third
qualifying round tie against Russian side Kuban Krasnodar.
“Stephen was just an impact,” McCall said. “The boy ran into him
and 10 seconds later the ball was shot at him and he was just off
“I think if it had been a league game he would have carried on.
You can’t afford to take any chances.
“Hopefully Hutchy just has a bit of cramp in the calf rather
than a strain. Again, the ball hit him.
“Vigurs had a tight groin but we’re hopeful all of them will be
fine for Thursday.”
James McFadden was substituted midway through the second half
and went off rather reluctantly as he wanted his first full game of
pre-season ahead of the Russian side’s visit.
McCall said: “He had 45 (minutes) against Newcastle and only 25
last week. As much as he wanted to stay on, he had 63 minutes
“You can’t just go from playing 25 minutes to 90 because there’s
a chance, when you’re tired, that’s when your muscles can
“But he’s working towards it so he’ll be fine.”
Motherwell will have Henri Anier in their squad for the Europa
League tie after the Estonian striker agreed a six-month loan from
McCall said: “Henri Anier will join us on Monday and if I can
manage to get a wide player in, it won’t be before Thursday – but
I’ll be more than happy with what we have got.”
While Motherwell are adding to their squad, news came through
from Russia that Kuban had lost midfielder Aras Ozbiliz to Spartak
Moscow in a big-money move.
“It’s good news in one way if it’s true,” McCall said. “It’s bad
news because I had done an hour’s edit on him and highlighted him
as the danger man who was going to rip us apart.
“But, seriously, if he has definitely gone, it will be good
Motherwell recovered from a slow start against the Championship
side, who took an early lead through Matt Derbyshire, with Bob
McHugh going close on several occasions before firing a late
equaliser from 12 yards after good work from substitute Zaine
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