Cesc Fabregas has warned Spain to pay full attention towards Mario Balotelli ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 final. The Italian striker was magnificent against Germany scoring two goals and Fabregas has suggested that he represents the genuine threat as they prepare for the showpiece in Kiev. The ex-Arsenal man wanted to emphasise that Italy are far from being a one man team, with the likes of Pirlo and Cassano, but just sees the City striker as the one the Spanish need to nullify.
Elsewhere in the news Harry Redknapp believes that Tottenham’s new manager has got all the ingredients in place to challenge for the title; Yakubu moves to China, while West Brom complete £4m deal for Ben Foster.
Jamie Carragher believes that this Spanish team is admired but not loved in the eyes of the neutral – [Daily Telegraph]
The Turin daily ‘Tuttosport’ has been slammed by anti-racism groups for the headline they printed that made a pun of Balotelli’s skin colour – [Guardian]
Pedro Proença has been given the nod to referee’s tomorrow’s Euro 2012 final ahead of Howard Webb – [Guardian]
Yakubu is the latest Premier League player to move to China after completing his move to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F – [Independent]
Gareth Bale has had to pull out of the running for the Team GB Olympic squad due to him aggravating an old injury – [Daily Telegraph]
West Brom have finally completed the signing of Ben Foster from Birmingham City – [Guardian]
Harry Redknapp believes that whoever takes over at Tottenham will be in possession of a regular top four side and one that can mount a title challenge – [Sky Sports]
Nani has hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo for seeking the glory in the penalty shoot-out – [Daily Mail]
Gareth Southgate claims that England need at least six Jack Wilshere’s if they are to compete with the world’s best – [Sun]
Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Mark Davies as an alternative for Sigurdsson who looks set to join Spurs – [Mirror]