Bits N Bobs

Last updated : 03 August 2007 By editor

* Joey Barton has been charged with Section 47 assault by Greater Manchester Police over an alleged training-ground attack on Ous-mane Dabo. Barton will appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

* City's spending has gone to £40m this summer as they brought in Bulgarian striker Valeri Bojinov. This comes alongside Elano Blumer, Javier Garrido and Vedran Corluka who signed earlier this week.