Friday, August 1, 2014
The 29-year-old has been struggling with fitness in the past few months and his coach has confirmed that he will not be facing his former club Saturday.
The France international saw a proposed move to Liverpool fall through last week but will join QPR ahead of its preseason tour of Ireland, Harry Redknapp has confirmed.
The Swede, who enjoyed a summer off because of Sweden's failure to reach the World Cup finals, wants to keep les Parisiens lifting trophies in 2014-15.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Jeremy Mathieu have already arrived at Camp Nou, but the club's spending may not be over yet.
The Liverpool captain says he would have been disappointed if Luis Suarez joined the Gunners last summer, as his talent was only worthy of a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The center back was a free agent following the expiry of his contract with relegated Fulham and has now put pen to paper on a one-year deal to remain in the Premier League.
The left back penned a new five-year deal on Thursday following the arrival of the former Swansea defender and believes the competition will improve both players this season.
The Liverpool captain announced his retirement from international duty earlier in July, and his teammate has now urged the younger players to step up and prove their worth.
The Reds were frustrated in their attempts to sign the Sevilla defender earlier this summer but are now confident of doing a deal, while Javier Manquillo is set to join on loan.
Aidan Magee, Sam Lyon and Peter Staunton discuss the major talking points from the summer market.
The Belgian keeper has yet to play a single competitive game for the London side despite signing three years ago, but insists he is raring to go after his return from Spain.
Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle have shown interest in signing the defender, who expects the Premier League champion to drop its asking price later in August.
The Roma and Netherlands midfielder is still recovering from a serious knee injury, but the Red Devils boss is prepared to bide his time and make a bid in January.
The former France defender feels the Swede offers more leadership than his Brazilian teammate and accused the center back of panicking on the field.
The new Netherlands coach is enthusiastic about his time in charge of the World Cup semifinalist and has paid tribute to predecessor Louis van Gaal.
The Northern Ireland international has noticed a huge difference in Manchester United's training regime since the Dutchman took the reigns after Netherlands' World Cup campaign.
The 24-year-old winger made a total of just 11 first-team appearances for Spurs after initially joining the club on loan from Juventus in August 2011.
The European champion crashed out of the finals in Brazil at the first hurdle but the team's coach wants to build a more positive future.
Spurs reached an agreement - subject to a medical - over the transfer of the center back on Thursday, but his father has been criticized for forcing the Portuguese club's hand.
Guillermo Ochoa's new club is a step up, but it isn't one as big as he or Mexico fans may have hoped.