News Balls: Just one frickin' day to go already!

So close now…

Ballack to miss first match – what's the German for 'bollocks'? [via ESPNsoccernet]
Man Utd reportedly tried to block Rooney's return [via Football365]
Cisse breaks leg (the other one) in China friendly. Poor bloke [via BBC Sport]
Police detain nine 'violent' English hooligans [via Guardian Unlimited]
Barca want £30m Frank Lampard [via The Sun]