FRIEDEL BACKS AVB

The American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has said that he believes that the manager Andre Villas-Boas is the main reason behind Tottenham's good run of form in recent months.

After a tough start to his Tottenham career, Villas-Boas have been able to reap the rewards in recent months. His Tottenham team have currently being one of the inform teams in the Premier league, while they have managed to extend their lead over the archrivals Arsenal in the process. The club are currently fourth in the Premier league and in with a real shout to finish in the Champions league group stages next season.

NAPOLI NET WIN

Napoli has defeated AS Roma in a Serie A match played at Stadio San Paolo on Monday. Napoli won the match by a profound margin of 4-1. This was the 12th victory for Napoli in the ongoing Serie A league. With the help of this win, Napoli has moved up to no. 3 in the points table with 37 points in 19 matches.

On the other hand, this was the 7th defeat for Roma in the competition. Despite this defeat, Roma’s position in the points table didn’t change. Roma is still at no. 6 in the points table with 32 points in 19 matches.

CAVILIERI SET TO START

The Brazilian national team manager Mano Menezes has said that the former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri will be making his first start for the national team in the match against Argentina on Wednesday.

ROSSI BACKS NAPOLI

The former Lazio and Lecce boss Delio Rossi has said that the Italian Serie A title this season will be fought between Juventus and Napoli because they are the two strong teams in the division.

CAVANI CLOSE TO NEW DEAL

There have been reports claiming that the Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is close to signing a new deal with the club that will see the release clause in his contract rise to € 60 million.

The Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is one of the most wanted players in world football after clubs like Manchester city and Chelsea have been after him. However, Napoli have been able to resist the chances of the Premier league and the Spanish clubs. Edinson Cavani was one of the main reasons for the club doing well in the Champions League last season.

CAVANI IN CONTRACT TALKS

Chelsea have begun the negotiations with the Italian club Napoli over the potential sale of the striker Edinson Cavani, who has become a hot property in world football in the last few years. Edinson Cavani was one of the main reasons for Napoli's extraordinary success in recent seasons in both domestic football and in European football.

MANCINI CHOOSES ROBIN

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has hinted that the club would not be making a move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani after the excessive demands by the Italian club.

He has said that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is a much more suitable target for the club given that his transfer fee would be relatively low. It has been a shift in the transfer policy for Manchester City after winning their first major title in form of the Premier league.

HIGUAIN WILL STAY

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Chelsea and Manchester City in the summer according to his father.

The Argentine Gonzalo Higuain has been a huge success at Real Madrid, but he has struggled to get first team opportunities of late due to the form of Karim Benzema.

José Mourinho has often resorted to using the French striker Karim Benzema for the big games. It has apparently made Gonzalo Higuain extremely unhappy, which has led to rumours linking him with Premier league clubs Manchester City and Chelsea.

REJA DELIGHTED WITH LAZIO WIN

Lazio manager Edy Reja has expressed his delight at being able to beat archrivals Roma in the most fierce derby in Italy recently.

Lazio and Roma met each other with Lazio ahead of Roma in the table. This fixture has always caused animosity amongst the fans, which was even more evident than in recent seasons. Thankfully, aside from the few incidents made against Roma players, the match was played in good spirit.

Lazio won the match 2-1 and Edy Reja, who has been under pressure up until now, sprang with joy at being able to speak with confidence about the ideas for the future.

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