man city out for garcia with 24m price tag

Medical: Javi Garcia (left) arrives at Manchester City ahead of his proposed deal

Manchester City are close to landing Javi Garcia in a £24million move from Benfica.

It caps a frantic day of spending for boss Roberto Mancini, who has already completed deals for Maicon and Scott Sinclair.

Garcia, 25, underwent a medical at Bridgewater Hospital and faces a race against time to become the latest big-money arrival at the Etihad Stadium.

He was an integral part of the side which earned promotion to the top flight in 2011 and also impressed on their opening season in the Barclays Premier League.

‘I’m just glad everything is settled and that I’m now a City player,’ said Sinclair.

‘There were times when I thought it might not happen so I’m relieved that I’m here and I can’t wait to get started.

‘Playing alongside some of the best players in the world is exciting for me and when you see two Champions League fixtures against Real Madrid on the horizon, it brings it all home.’

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3-goals from falcao wrecked chelsea.

Stunner: Falcao curls home his and Athletico Madrid’s second goal against Chelsea

Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid won the European Super Cup in Monaco.

Last season’s Europa League champions took the lead after just seven minutes through the Colombian striker and he doubled their advantage midway through the half before completing his hat-trick before the break.

Miranda added a fourth on the hour mark before Gary Cahill pulled one back for the Champions League winners.

 

 

 

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole (Bertrand 89), Mikel, Lampard, Ramires (Oscar 46), Hazard, Mata (Sturridge 81), Torres.

Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Romeu, Moses, Meireles.

Booked: Ivanovic.

Goals: Cahill 74.

Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis, Mario Suarez, Gabi, Adrian (Rodriguez 56), Koke (Raul Garcia 81), Turan, Falcao (Emre 87).

Subs Not Used: Sergio Asenjo, Silvio, Cata Diaz, Diego Costa.

Goals: Falcao 6,19,45,Miranda 60.

Att: 14,312

Ref: Damir Skomina (Slovenia).

Tokyo court gives win to Samsung after US loss

The ruling was for a patent related to synchronising music and video data between devices and computers

A court in Tokyo has ruled that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple, a victory for the South Korean company.

The patent was related to transferring media content between devices.

It comes after Samsung lost a key patent case in the US last week and was ordered to pay more than $1bn (£664m) in damages.

This is one of many cases brought to courts around the world by the two smartphone market leaders.

“We welcome the court’s decision, which confirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe Apple’s intellectual property,” said Samsung in a statement to the BBC.

Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji dismissed the case filed by Apple in August, finding that Samsung was not in violation of Apple patents related to synchronising music and video data between devices and servers.

Sales ban

On 24 August, a US court ruled Samsung had infringed Apple patents for mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad.

The company has vowed to continue to fight against Apple saying it will appeal against the US ruling.

Apple is now seeking a ban on sales of eight Samsung phones in the US market.

Source: BBC

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Andres Iniesta was named UEFA’s best player in Europe at an awards ceremony in Monaco.

The Barcelona midfielder, who inspired Spain to retain their crown at Euro 2012, won the vote by 53 sports journalists representing each of UEFA’s member nations.

He was chosen ahead of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo.

UEFA created the honor after France Football magazine combined its traditional European award with FIFA’s world player prize.

Source: DM

Iniesta on top of Ronaldo & Messi

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Andre Villas-Boas is closing in on dream signing Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho for a club record £22million, and has agreed a deal with Lyon for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham will pick up £10.3m from Hamburg as they decided to sell playmaker Rafael van der Vaart on Friday morning and Moutinho is being targeted to fill the gap.

Moutinho operated under Villas-Boas while the manager was at Porto and it is not expected that his personal terms will cause any problems.

Spurs have been working frantically on deadline day to the do the deal and the signs are positive. Villas-Boas has hoped to get Moutinho all summer long and, alongside Mousa Dembele and Gylfi Sigurdsson, will be part of a new look midfield.
Source: DM

Spurs agree £22m fee for Moutinho

Berbatove has moved to Fulham

Dimitar Berbatov has completed his £5million move to Fulham, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal at Craven Cottage.

Sir Alex Ferguson had cast doubt on Berbatov’s destination by suggesting on Friday morning that the frontman could be bound for former club Tottenham instead.

But the 31-year-old Bulgarian striker was unveiled as the Cottagers’ latest summer signing on Friday afternoon and revives a partnership with manager Martin Jol after their successful past stint together at Tottenham. In two seasons at White Hart Lane he made 102 appearances and scored 46 goals in all competitions.

Berbatov said at Fulham’s Motspur Park Training Ground: ‘I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again.

Source: DM

Maicon has completed his move to Man city

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has secured Inter Milan right-back Maicon in a £3million deal.

Signing the Brazilian defender was one of Mancini’s main aims on deadline day and the club has agreed a deal with Inter.

Maicon is regarded as one of the world’s best players, although he was humiliated by Tottenham’s Gareth Bale in the Champions League two seasons ago.

he club have already picked up Scott Sinclair and goalkeeper Richard Wright on Friday.

Brazil international Maicon, 31, played under Mancini at Inter but was in the final year of his contract.

Source: Daily Mail.