Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, now on loan at Sevilla, has been talking to French show L’Equipe du Sour about the changes Pep Guardiola has made at City. “When I came back for pre-season, he told me my weight should be 76 kilos. The last time I was that weight was when I was at Marseille. “He wants his players to be slim and fit. He banned a lot of things in the kitchen but the biggest anecdote is that he says before a day off, those who want to have (sexual) relations, it’s before midnight. And that’s with a day off the next day. “It’s because he wants you to have a good night’s sleep. He said he told that to Lionel Messi, who since then does not get muscle injuries. And with Robert Lewandowski, who he dropped to the bench to make him understand certain things.”
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is close to agreeing a new £200,000-a-week deal to stay at the Gunners. Ozil, 28, has 18 months remaining on his current £140,000-a-week deal but Arsenal are confident the German will sign the new deal to make him the club’s highest-paid player. The midfielder joined Arsenal from Real Madrid three years ago and the Mirror say he recently bought a new £10m house in London.
San Marino officials want an apology from Germany forward Thomas Muller and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after comments made about the team. Muller said that playing a “team of amateurs” in the World Cup qualifier put German players at risk of injury, and Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said “San Marino has nothing to do with professional football”. San Marino officials have demanded an apology from Germany forward Thomas Muller, who made comments about the team following an 8-0 win on Friday. San Marino Olympic Committee spokesman Alan Gasperoni offered 10 reasons for the game to be played and told Muller that Germany “does not own the game”. Number 10 is interesting (via online translation)… “Even if you (Germany) wear the most beautiful model of uniforms of adidas underneath you’re always the ones that put white socks under the sandals.”