Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at the X-rated tackle from Charlie Adam that saw Gareth Bale leave the Baltimore stadium in a protective boot. It is not the first time the pair has clashed with Adam previously putting Bale out of action for three months two seasons ago and his studs-up tackle yesterday has left the Tottenham boss furious. AVB said that Bale was in a lot of pain with a badly twisted ankle and was unsure if there will be any lasting damage to the winger.
Elsewhere in the news Paul Scholes says Manchester City have raised the bar; John Terry’s England future hinges on the FA enquiry, while Arsenal make a move for La Liga duo.
Arsenal is reportedly closing in on the double signing of Santi Cazorla and Nuri Sahin – [Guardian]
Andre Villas-Boas hits out at Charlie Adam, following his challenge on Gareth Bale in yesterday’s pre-season game in Baltimore – [Guardian]
John Terry’s international future will hinge on how the Club England board reacts to the verdict of a Football Association panel – [Guardian]
Roberto Mancini has suggested that Manchester City will look to strengthen their squad ahead of the Community Shield in two weeks time – [Daily Telegraph]
Paul Scholes believes that Manchester City have raised the bar in the Premier League – [Daily Telegraph]
Chelsea’s ‘forgotten man’ Michael Essien insists he still has future at club after recovering from a serious knee injury – [Goal]
Owen Hargreaves is training with Queens Park Rangers in order to prove his fitness although there is no obligation from Mark Hughes’ men to keep him on – [Independent]
Everton have reportedly agreed a fee with Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Steven Pienaar – [Sky Sports]
Manchester City may be forced to let Adebayor go on a free transfer, in order to remove him from the club books – [Mirror]
Jack Wilshere will not return for Arsenal until October — at the very earliest, says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger – [Sun]