Sports News Round up For 18/8/2014

Posted: 2014-08-18T10:26:11Z

FOOTBALL NEWS


Manchester United are preparing a £100m package to bring Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 26, to Old Trafford, which would cover the Argentina international's £50m transfer fee and wages. United have been given a boost in their bid for Di Maria as Real boss Carlo Ancelotti says he doesn't know if the player has a future at the Bernabeu


Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says he is still in the market for new signings despite spending £115m on five players, including £75m on 27-year-old Luis Suarez this summer.


Liverpool will look to make a move for Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, 27, if they fail to recruit Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces defensive problems in the build up to the first leg of his side's Champions League qualifier at Besiktas on Tuesday and could recall centre-back Per Mertesacker earlier than he wanted because of a foot injury to Laurent Koscielny.


CRICKET


England seamer James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England. Anderson, 32, took 25 wickets in the 3-1 series win over India to leave him three short of Botham's total of 383. He was found not guilty of misconduct after being accused of pushing India's Ravindra Jadeja at Trent Bridge. "What's helped in the last five or six years is I've been aggressive and tried to have the odd word," said Anderson.


 


TENNIS


World number three Roger Federer won his sixth Cincinnati title with a hard-fought three-sets victory over David Ferrer at the Western & Southern Open. The 33-year-old Swiss won 6-3 1-6 6-2 and has now beaten the 32-year-old Spaniard in all 16 of their matches. But he was made to work by Ferrer, who was close to handing him his first love set since the 2008 French Open final. "I've played some good tennis here over the years, so it's really nice to come back and win it again," Federer said. "The whole tournament was really good for me."