Nasri doubtful following finger fracture

LONDON - Brief news ahead of this weekend's Premier League matches:

Manchester City's new signing Samir Nasri is a doubt for Saturday's home clash with Wigan Athletic after breaking his finger in France's Euro 2012 qualifier against Romania on Tuesday.

"Thank you for your messages, I broke my finger during the last international game. I will let you [know] if i will be able to play on Saturday," the 24-year-old playmaker said on social networking site Twitter.

Nasri made his City debut in their 5-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane before the international break after joining from Arsenal in August.

Winger Antonio Valencia will return to Manchester United's squad for Saturday's trip to Bolton Wanderers after injuring his ankle playing for Ecuador in the Copa America in July.

"Valencia's doing very, very well. He's in the squad for tomorrow," manager Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters on Friday.

Defender Rio Ferdinand faces a battle to regain his place in the side after missing the club's emphatic Premier League victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal through injury.

"Rio Ferdinand's available but none of the back four deserve to be dropped so I don't anticipate many changes in the team," Ferguson said.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has praised Scotland boss Craig Levein for not risking midfielder Charlie Adam in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Lithuania.

Liverpool expect to have Adam available for Saturday's visit to Stoke City after he missed Tuesday's encounter through injury.

"Charlie should be alright for the game," Dalglish told a news conference on Thursday.

"I think it was right what Craig Levein did in not playing him on Tuesday. To get him back was commendable of Craig Levein."

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is set to give debuts to new signings Scott Parker and Emmanuel Adebayor for Saturday's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Midfielder Parker arrived on deadline day from relegated West Ham United while striker Adebayor joined on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

"Scott is ready to play and Emmanuel is short of games, but he's a naturally fit guy and again, ready to play," manager Harry Redknapp said on the club website.

"They've both trained with us now and it's given us a big lift to have them here."

Defender Ledley King is also in contention to play his first game of the season after injury kept him out of Tottenham's opening two Premier League defeats against Manchester United and Manchester City.

"Ledley has an outside chance of playing at Wolves," Redknapp said.