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The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

Demba Ba could leave Chelsea in January after he was linked with a move to Turkey

Transfer news: Chelsea ready to offload striker Demba Ba in January as long as they can find a replacement

A list of potential targets includes Porto's Jackson Martinez and Jose Mourinho could tap into his former club to replace Ba

Eric Abidal is back in the France team for their play-offs after his liver transplant last year

Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal stands on the verge of remarkable comeback with a third World Cup finals

A Different League: The French defender is back in the national set-up after his liver transplant last year

Radamel Falcao could be the subject of a £60m bid from Chelsea with Jose Mourinho set to watch him on Thursday for Colombia

Transfer news: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to watch Colombia striker Radamel Falcao with eye on a £60m offer - reports

The Blues' manager remains keen on strengthening his strike-force after early troubles this season

Eden Hazard has been criticised by Jose Mourinho for losing his passport but the Chelsea manager insists they will now move on from the incident

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refuses to accept Eden Hazard apology after winger loses passport on unsanctioned trip

Hazard will return for the Blues this weekend when they take on West Brom but Mourinho has confirmed that he missed training on Monday after losing his passport in France

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal

Transfer news: Arsenal could turn to Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to provide cover for Olivier Giroud

The Mexican is unsettled at Old Trafford after finding his first team chances limited with Arsene Wenger keen to add a new striker to his squad

Mourinho dropped Hazard for disciplinary reasons

Jose Mourinho reveals why Eden Hazard did not feature for Chelsea in win over Schalke

Belgian dropped from Champions League squad to face Germans for missing training session

Mamadou Sakho returned to his former club PSG to address the fans after leaving for Liverpool

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho makes a teary eyed return to former club PSG and promises his time in Paris isn't over just yet

Sakho featured in the Reds' 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday but appeared at the Parc Des Princes ahead of the Parisian club's Ligue 1 clash with Monaco

The streets around London’s Wembley Stadium are being considered as the location for the UK’s first electric single-seater car race, according to organisers

Wembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race

It is more accustomed to playing host to legions of worse-for-wear football fans. But the streets around London’s Wembley Stadium are being considered as the location for the UK’s first electric single-seater car race, according to organisers.

Paris-Saint Germain celebrate after scoring against Olympiakos

Sunday's clash of the titans signals a new era of French football as Paris-Saint Germain and Monaco prepare to collide

Former PSG star David Ginola tells Jack Pitt-Brooke that his old club should have been wiser in their preparation for when manager Carlo Ancelotti departed for Real Madrid

Aaron Ramsey is the form player for Arsenal

Champions League match preview: Marseille v Arsenal

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League fixture at Stade Velodrome

Eric Abidal now captains the AS Monaco side

Eric Abidal reveals that former Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves offered to donate part of his liver to the Frenchman when he needed a transplant last year

Abidal required the transplant after suffering from liver cancer and his cousin donated part of his when Alves couldn't

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Transfer news: Newcastle 'target' Bafetimbi Gomis plans to remain at Lyon until the end of the season

The Magpies held talks over the striker during the summer transfer window

The Europa League trophy

Europa League draw: Tottenham, Swansea and Wigan all find themselves drawn with far-flung opponents

Trip to Russia awaits all three Premier League clubs

Besiktas' ban from Europa League confirmed

Exclusion due to role in match-fixing

Gareth Bale: Should finally get his move to Real Madrid when they offer closer to £90m

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Platini calls for changes to the transfer window

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