Big-spending English club Manchester City have made a "stratospheric" offer to Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta. The 28-year-old, who has one year left on his contract with the Spanish and European champions, has long been linked with the Premier League club. He has previously said that a move to City did not interest him, but the club’s billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is determined to finance a deal for the player, who scored 36 goals in Barca’s treble-winning season.
Manchester United need just one point from their final two matches to retain the English Premier League title after fighting back from going a goal behind to win 2-1 at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday. United can now win the title if they draw at home to Arsenal on Saturday, although a defeat will see them needing at least a point at relegation-threatened Hull City in their final match.
Holders Manchester United must beat Portuguese champions Porto in their own backyard if they are to reach the Champions League semifinals after a compelling 2-2 first leg draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Carlos Tevez had looked to have secured United a crucial victory four minutes from time after being sent on as a substitute. But the Premier League leaders had reckoned without Porto’s magnificent fighting spirit that saw Mariano snatch a dramatic equaliser after 89 minutes