February 22nd, 2011

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Manchester United's Patrice Evra signs contract extension!!

• New deal commits Evra to United until at least 2014
• 'I have won a lot in five years but I want to win more'

Patrice Evra - Evra signs contract extension  

The Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014.

The 29-year-old has won three Premier League titles, a European Cup, and three League Cups with United – the last of which he lifted after captaining the team against Aston Villa last year.

"Ever since I arrived at United [in 2006], it's been a dream come true playing here," he said. "The fans, the players, the manager and the staff all work hard to make this club the best in the world.

"I have won a lot in the last five years, but I want to win more and I know that's the mentality of everyone here."

Evra has established himself as one of the world's top left-backs since his £5 million arrival from Monaco in 2006.

He has always been a popular figure amongst the United support and his occasional outbursts - he recently claimed Arsenal was a fabulous "football training centre", but mocked their inability to win trophies - have only reinforced that view.

His links to Monaco will make him a hate figure amongst the Marseille support when United head to the south of France for Wednesday's Champions League encounter against Didier Deschamps' men.

But Sir Alex Ferguson has no fears about Evra handling the abuse and, at a time when the most experienced members of his squad are beginning to end their careers, feels the defender's influence will become more apparent.

"Patrice is unquestionably one of the world's best left-backs," said the Scot. "He has developed into a key character in the dressing room and it is great that he has committed himself to the club.

"His experience and skill will be increasingly important to us."


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Robinho and Kaká head Blackburn's audacious summer wishlist

• Indian owners target six current Brazilian internationals
• Venky's appears undeterred by Ronaldinho's rejection

  • Ewan Murray
  • guardian.co.uk,
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    Kaká is just one of several Brazilians on Blackburn's audacious shopping list. Photograph: Helios De La Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

    It seems the owners of Blackburn Rovers know no bounds, despite Ronaldinho's blunt rejection of a move to Lancashire, with a further six current Brazilian internationals forming part of an audacious summer wishlist for the Venky's Group.

    The Indian firm which controls affairs at Rovers remain hopeful they can coax a big-name South American to Ewood Park and are pursuing several options.

    Representatives of half a dozen Brazil players – Robinho, Kaká, Neymar and Elano among them – have been contacted with a view to checking potential availability at the end of this season. Arranging such a coup is a key part of their plans for the Premier League team, if one which will be met with scepticism from elsewhere. Internationals with Argentina are also under consideration as part of what is a genuine list compiled in India.

    Sources close to Venky's readily admit that convincing any high-profile player from another continent to move to one of the English top flight's less fashionable clubs will be problematic. Still, the Indian company – which has a most recently reported annual turnover of close to £1bn and profits of a tenth of that amount – are adamant they will bestow what it takes in salary payments to land a big signing. Venky's are less willing to spend lavishly on transfer fees, but will do so if they feel it is necessary.

    It was reported Ronaldinho refused to accept wages worth a staggering £20m over three years and subsequent transfer business by Blackburn during the January window was low-key. That makes it more likely that a young, up-and-coming Brazilian player with aspirations of moving to Europe for the first time in his career would be a realistic target.

    As things stand, though, Blackburn's senior figures may take a closer interest than most when Brazil's national team lands on these shores for their friendly meeting with Scotland at the Emirates on 27 March.

    Meet the new Man City wannabe everyone!  Where do Blackburn stand on the big club scale??  Reckon Robinho's ready for a return to Northern England?

    Source: www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/feb/22/robinho-kaka-blackburn-rovers-venkys

Arsenal face barce wrath!

Arsenal sign Barca Youth Player!!

Arsenal face the wrath of Barcelona once again after they signed Youth player Jon Toral from the Barcelona youth team. He cost Us 350,000 euros, and Barcelona are said to be furious that the deal has been able to go through!.

Source : soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/883831/arsenal-agree-deal-for-barcelona-teenager-jon-toral



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Much to the disappointment of everyone but Chelsea fans (:p), Chelsea actually won a game today! \o/ And it was a good one to win, truth be told, following our captain issuing a rally up, the Chels did actually man up, good and proper. Selected photos from the game tonight and the training sesh: -

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