Sport Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on after the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia ended 1-1

The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear

DVD: Blancanieves

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Roy Hodgson talks to Wayne Rooney

Roy Hodgson still has faith in me, says Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney was conspicuous by his absence from Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial at Old Trafford last night after issuing a statement which transparently looked like a dig at the Manchester United manager, David Moyes.

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Transfer news: Wayne Rooney faces Manchester United dressing-room rift over Chelsea move as David Moyes considers stance

Ferdinand and Giggs angered by his desire to leave as striker misses Sweden trip with shoulder injury

Jose Mourinho said he is calm about signing Rooney

Transfer news: Reaction of Manchester United fans could dictate future of Chelsea target Wayne Rooney

Striker could make his judgement on his reception in United's next two pre-season friendlies next week

Manchester City new signings (L-R) Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas

New Manchester City winger Jesus Navas reveals he turned down chance to move to Arsenal

The Spain international could have moved to the Emirates three years ago

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido recently claimed that the club turned down a £13.9 million bid from a top European side for Negredo

Transfer news: Manchester City announce signing of striker Alvaro Negredo

27-year-old joins from Sevilla and will join up immediately with the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour

Alvaro Negredo

Transfer news: Alvara Negredo 'happy to go to a big team' with switch to Manchester City set be confirmed

The striker scored 25 goals in La Liga last season

Maicon

Transfer news: Manchester City defender Maicon completes move to Roma

The 31-year-old only lasted a season at the Etihad

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Transfer news: Alvaro Negredo on verge of completing move to Manchester City

The Sevilla striker is close to completing a £19.8m deal

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido recently claimed that the club turned down a £13.9 million bid from a top European side for Negredo

Transfer talk: Sevilla coach Unai Emery puts Manchester City on red alert after he admits Alvaro Negredo sale could be 'best for everyone'

City boss Manuel Pellegrini is a known fan of the striker, and he could make a move following Emery's admission that Sevilla could do with the money from any transfer

Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Negredo

Sevilla insist no bids have been received for Alvaro Negredo despite reported interest from Manchester City and Tottenham

The striker has been strongly linked with a move this summer

Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Liverpool announce signing of Luis Alberto from Sevilla

Striker has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after passing a medical

Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Luis Alberto 'looking forward' to Liverpool switch as the Sevilla midfielder arrives for medical

The Spaniard will also discuss personal terms over a move to Anfield

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Jose Mourinho is freshening up his midfield

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