Manchester United winger Luis Nani has not ruled out leaving Old Trafford during the January transfer window who is currently been targeted by AC Milan and Italian Champions Juventus.
The Portuguese just started five of United’s twelve games this season. Nani was dropped after United’s first defeat on the opening day against Everton. Nani’s latest performance has been criticized lately by many and possible exit in January could be on the cards.
The 25-year-old last played for United in their 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham. The Portuguese performance in the same match was very poor in the first half and has not started a game since September 29.
Speaking to The Sun, Nani said “Only God knows what awaits me “in response to speculation regarding a January exit.
The winger has also confirmed that he is fit and is in good shape as fitness is not a matter of worry for the Portuguese as the player if feeling confident.
“I am in perfect condition - I am physically good and feeling confident. I am the same Nani as always” Nani went on to add.
The Shakhtar Donetsk winger Willian has made his intentions clear and is looking forward for a life away from the Ukrainian Champions next year. The Brazilian winger has revealed that he wants to join Chelsea, AC Milan or Internazionale.
The 24-year-old has been a summer target for Chelsea and the player proved his worth during mid-week Champions League clash against the European Champions.
Willian is under contract till 2014 and the Brazilian is likely to move from Shakhtar after the end of this season. Reports emerge that Willian is growing extremely frustrated with his current employers who also blocked an approach from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
"I would like to move from Shakhtar, my work here is complete. I would like to play in a big team in a big tournament, like the Premier League or Serie A. I like Chelsea, Milan and Inter. I have always followed the two Italian teams because my role models when I was young were Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, and they played for those teams”
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is confiednt that his team will qualify to the next round after loosing to German Champions Borussia Dortmund during the Champions League group stage match in Dortmund. Mourinho feels that Los Blancos defeat against the German Champions will not impact Madrid’s chances of qualifying for the next round.
The 49-year-old Portuguese admitted that Madird have been drawn alongside some difficult opponents during the Group stages of Champions League with Ajax and Manchester City being the other two teams from the same group.
Dortmund opened the scoring just after half hour mark when Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for the German side. Lewandowski’s goal was cancelled just after two minutes with Cristiano Ronaldo equalizing for the Spanish Champions. Dortmund sealed the victory with a goal from Marcel Schmelzer in the 64th minute of the match.
Speaking in post-match conference Mourinho said “We lost the game, but it is not dramatic. We are in a serious group, it's no joke. It is not satisfying, but we are second”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his brother Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers have released a joint statement expressing their dissatisfaction to Football Association's reaction to John Terry racism case.
Terry was banned for four games and handed a £220,000 fine by the football governing body after being found guilty of racially abusing Anton. Many observers believe the punishment given to Chelsea skipper is very lenient while compared to the way the FA has handled other racism cases.
The statement issued by New Era Global Sports and through Manchester United's official website, read: "It has been a year since the incident at Loftus Road. During that time, some of the deep divisions that exist in football have been exposed”
"In the coming months there will be ongoing discussions, we are sure, on finding a way forward. We intend to participate in these discussions, along with numerous other current and ex-professionals of all races, from the grass roots upwards, across the football community as a whole"
Manchester United skipper got a boost this weekend when their skipper Namanja Vidic’s agent Silvano Martina confirmed that the Serbian has categorically ruled United exit. Vidic has long been a summer target for top European clubs especially from Italian Champions Juventus and Spanish Giants Barcelona.
The Serbian defender who will turn 31 this month has missed most of last season’s campaign and eight weeks of this season due to injury.
Speaking about Vidic’s future with itasportpress.it, Martina said “Vidic is already part of a top club and there are no negotiations with Juventus or Barcelona”
"Vidic is not playing at this time because he's had surgery, so he's only thinking about his recovery and not about the transfer market. Juventus are complete with their non-EU players for this season and it is highly unlikely they will make a bid for Vidic, therefore I can categorically rule out any interest from them” Martina went on to add.