Latest Transfer News, Rumors & Gossip | 30 July 2012, Monday

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Monday, 29 July 2012

To start things off, here is the somewhat awkward video of Thomas Vermaelen tackling lineswoman Sian Massey in their friendly against Manchester City.

 

Arsenal Transfer News

Arsenal are all set to complete the transfer deal of Santi Cazorla from Malaga. The deal is expected to be completed by Tuesday, 31 Jul 12.

Full Story: Daily Mail

 

Manchester United Transfer News 

Manchester United hot summer target Robin Van Persie is demanding wages similar to Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney currently receives about £220,000 per week.

Full Story: Express

 

Liverpool Transfer News 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers decides to sell Alberto Aquilani permanently. Rodgers hopes to save the enormous wages off the Italian and bring in players such as Joe Allen.

Full Story: Mirror

 

Manchester City Transfer News

City boss Roberto Mancini hints at the imminent arrival of new players at the club. Robin Van Persie could be one of them.

Full Story: Manchester Evening News

 

Real Madrid Transfer News

Real Madrid has accepted the figure of £36million for Luka Modric of Tottenham Hotspur. Looks like the drama of two years is finally coming to an end as Real Madrid accepts Spurs valuation of the player.

Full Story: The Sun

 

Barcelona Transfer News

Barcelona are readying their move to capture Neymar from Santos, once the Olympics gets over.

Full Story: Tribal Football

 

Other Gossip

 

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andres Villas-Boas is furious at the clumsy tackle of  Liverpool’s Charlie Adam on Gareth Bale. The incident took place during the friendly match between the two clubs in America.

In Chelsea transfer news, left back Ashley Cole is serious target for Manchester United as the reds seek to strengthen their defence by getting the best left back in the world.

 

 

 

Mexico vs Gabon 2-0 Highlights & Goals (Video) | 2012 Olympics

Mexico vs Gabon 2-0 Highlights & Goals (Video) | 2012 Olympics, London | 29 July 2012

Venue: City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry

Tottenham Hotspur outcast Giovani do Santos came off the bench in the second half and scored both the goals to take Mexico to the top of Group B.

 

Goalscorers

Mexico – Giovani dos Santos (62nd minute, 91st minute penalty)

 

Watch the video of the highlights & goals between Mexico vs Gabon (2012 Olympics) below. Mexico won 2-0.

Brazil vs Belarus 3-1 Highlights, Goals (Video) | 2012 Olympics

Brazil vs Belarus 3-1 Highlights, Goals (Video) | 2012 Olympics, London | 29 July 2012

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester 

Belarus shocked the charismatic Brazilian when they took the lead through Renan Bressan in the the 90th minute. Alexandre Pato got Brazil into the match as he equalized in the 15 minute.

Neymar scored a ridiculously awesome free kick to give Brazil the lead. Check out that Neyamr goal below. He then assisted Oscar in getting the third in the 90th minute.

Goalscorers

Brazil – Alexandre Pato (15th minute), Neymar (65th Minute), Oscar (90th minute)

Belarus – Renan Bressan (9th minute)

 

Catch all the highlights & goals video from the 2012 Olympics, London match between Brazil vs Belarus below. Brazil won 3-1.

 

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Kitchee vs Arsenal 2-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season

Kitchee vs Arsenal 2-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season, Friendly | 29 July 2012

Venue: Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

 

Goalscorers

Kitchee – Yago (7th minute), Daniel Cancela (28th minute)

Arsenal – Theo Walcott (23rd minute), Thomas Eisfeld (79th minute)

 

Watch all the highlights and goals video from the match between Kitchee vs Arsenal below. Final scoreline 2-2

Newcastle United vs Braga 2-1 Highlights, Goals (Video) | Pre Season

 Newcastle United vs Braga 2-1 Highlights, Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 28 July 2012 | Guadiana Trophy

Venue: Algrave

 

Newcastle United beated SC Braga 2-1 to lift their first pre season trophy. A hard fought encounted in Algrave saw all 3 goals in the second half as Newcastle United eventually won 2-1 with a Ryan Taylor free kick in the 72nd minute.

 

Goalscorers

Newcastle United – Demba ba (64th miute), Ryan Taylor (72nd minute)

Braga – Ruben Amorim (69th minute)

 

Catch all the highlights & goals video from the Newcastle United vs Braga match below.

 

 

Barcelona vs Raja Casablanca 8-0 Highlights, Goals (Video)

Barcelona vs Raja Casablanca 8-0 Highlights, Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 28 July 2012

Venue” Grand Stade, Tangiers, Morocco 

 

Goalscorers

Barcelona – Alexis Sanchez (13th minute, 41st minute), Lionel Messi (34th minute, 38th minute, 45th minute), Dani Alves (58th minute), Sergi Roberto (87th minute), Gerard Deulofeu (89th minute)

 

Catch all the highlights & Goals video of the pre season match between Barcelona vs Raja Casablanca at Morocco below. Final scoreline 8-0 with a Lionel Messi hat trick.

 

 

Chelsea vs AC Milan 0-1 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season

Chelsea vs AC Milan 0-1 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 28 July 2012

Venue: Sun Life Stadium, Miami

Chelsea suffered their second defeat in a row as their pre season tour goes slightly awry. After their loss against MLS All Stars, Chelsea were hoping to bounce back against AC Milan. But that didn’t happen and an Urby Emanuelson striker near the 70th minute gave Milan the victory.

Eden Hazard performance was good though.

Goalscorer

AC Milan – Urby Emanuelson (69th minute)

 

Starting Line up

Chelsea – Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Mikel, Frank Lampard, Ramires, Eden Hazard, Raul Meireles, Romelu Lukaku

AC Milan – Marco Amelia, Luca Antonini, Mario Yepes, Daniele Bonera, Djamel Mesbah, Massimo Ambrosini, Bakaye Traore, Mathieu Flamini, Kevin Prince-Boateng, Urby Emanuelson, Stephen El Shaarawy

 

Check out all the highlights and goals video from the Chelsea vs AC Milan match below. Final scoreline 0-1.

 

Vermaelen’s Awkward Tumble with Lineswoman Sian Massey (Video)

Vermaelen’s Awkward Tumble with Lineswoman Sian Massey (Video)

It looks like the Premier League’s referees too are touring China as Howard Webb and Sian Massey were officiating the pre season match between Manchester City vs Arsenal in Beijing. Manchester City won 2-0.

But something else happened too, which is providing amusement to lot of football peeps. Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal had an awkward tumble/clash with the lineswoman Sian Massey. But Vermaelen made sure that she didn’t go down. Don’t know whether that made the situation worse or not? But she didn’t seem to mind that much. So, that’s good.

Check out the video below.

Manchester City vs Arsenal 2-0 Highlights, Goals (Video) | Pre Season

Manchester City vs Arsenal 2-0 Highlights, Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 27 July 2012

Venue: National Stadium, Beijing

 

Match Report

Manchester City gave an impressive performance to beat fellow Premier League rivals Arsenal 2-0 at the National Stadium in Beijing. Both the clubs are on their pre season Asia tours.

Manchester City are building up nicely to defend their Premier League title next season as Arsenal looked a bit messy in the pre season. City looked fit to play the 90 minutes, too.

Goalscorers

Manchester City – Pablo Zabaleta (41st minute), Yaya Toure (44th minute)

Starting Line up

Manchester City – Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Toure, Savic, Kolarov, Toure Yaya, Biton, Razak, Tevez, Aguero

Arsenal – Fabianski, Jenkinson, Bartley, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Diaby, Arteta, Song, Andre Santos, Walcott, Gervinho

 

Check out all the highlights and goals from 2-0 match between Manchester City vs Arsenal below.