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Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina World Cup squad

Argentina have called up River Plate midfielder Enzo Perez as a last-minute replacement for injured Manuel Lanzini, the Argentine Football Association said on Saturday.

The 32-year-old, a former Valencia and Benfica player, has 23 caps, the last of which he won last year.

Lanzini dropped out of Argentina's World Cup squad on Friday after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Twice world champions and beaten finalists in Brazil four years ago, Argentina face Iceland, Nigeria...


Ezequiel Garay hopes Dani Parejo and Enzo Perez stay at Valencia

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Enzo Perez, left, has reportedly received as many as 10 offers to leave Valencia.

Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay is hoping teammates Dani Parejo and Enzo Perez stay at the club amid speculation the pair could leave the Mestalla stadium in the winter transfer window.

Argentine midfielder Perez has received 10 offers, according to Superdeporte, and like Spanish midfielder Parejo, the club are considering selling him this month and using the funds to buy new players. Marca reported that Sevilla have rekindled their interest in Parejo.

"They are great professionals,"...

Valencia at rock bottom after fans booed owner Peter Lim - Enzo Perez

Valencia captain Enzo Perez said his side have hit "rock bottom" after another disappointing display at home which saw a section of fans boo club owner Peter Lim for the first time.

Los Che had 65 percent of possession against a Granada side that lie at the foot of the standings but drew 1-1.

The hosts fell behind in the first half but Portuguese winger Nani equalised two minutes after the restart for the draw at the Mestalla stadium.

"We are not playing like we do in training and like this, it...

Di Maria and Perez deny transfer talk

Enzo Perez and Angel Di Maria have both been linked with summer transfers.

Argentina pair Angel Di Maria and Enzo Perez have rejected speculation that they are set to join Juventus and Valencia respectively after the World Cup.

Real Madrid winger Di Maria has been strongly linked with a move away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu during the last two transfer windows and has been most recently mentioned in speculation regarding a potential part-exchange deal involving either Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal.

Speaking from the albiceleste camp in Belo Horizonte, the winger told...