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The wing-back has not played for more than two months because of a thigh injury sustained on international duty for Portugal

Javier Pastore celebrates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

PSG eager to prove they belong in the Champions League when they play Valencia

French side hold 2-1 advantage from first leg

David Beckham became Paris St Germain's 400th player after coming off the bench in the 2-0 win over Marseille

David Beckham toasts Paris St Germain welcome after 'perfect debut' against Marseille

Former Manchester United man became PSG's 400th player

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic protests his innocence after being sent off against Valencia
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho concedes La Liga title to Barcelona

Real Madrid manager distances himself from PSG role

Chelsea's balance boosted by share deal, player sales and Euro glory

The reasons behind Chelsea being able to claim a profit for last year have finally been revealed with the proceeds of a share deal and income from winning the Champions League bloating their balance sheet.

One up front: Lack of other strikers has kept Fernando Torres playing

Benitez in need of back-up for lonely forward Torres

A little burst of six goals in five games and Fernando Torres supposedly has his mojo back. Just as he was assumed to have done after scoring three times in the first four matches of the season. It is the long droughts in between times that cause concern, and should continue to do so until more convincing evidence of a genuine rehabilitation is forthcoming.

David Beckham joined LA Galaxy in 2007

Monaco confirm interest in former England captain David Beckham

Beckham a free agent from Saturday

David Beckham of LA Galaxy

Monaco become latest club to signal interest in signing David Beckham

Monaco have become the latest club to approach David Beckham in a bid to sign the former England midfielder.

Carlos Ancelotti lasted nearly two years in the hot seat

Football: Chelsea managers - a chequelist

Roman Abramovich has seen off nine managers in nine years, at great expense. How does the talent/pay-off ratio stack up? Memphis Barker takes stock

David Beckham

Paris St Germain front-runners to sign David Beckham

PSG, bankrolled by Qatar, made an offer to the player a year ago

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Chelsea will be fearing another case of the winter blues ahead of second Manchester United clash

Having started the season with seven wins from eight league games, and without a single defeat in the Premier League, Chelsea have now lost their last two fixtures.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of many high-profile PSG signings

France: Marseilles aim to prevent Paris from buying way to title

While Spain has El Clasico, France has Le Classique; another contest whose bitterness is exacerbated by political history and geographical division. The football rivalry between Olympique Marseilles and Paris St-Germain, who meet tomorrow, only goes back a quarter of a century when PSG finally began to challenge for titles. But culturally the nation's capital and biggest port have distrusted each other for centuries.

Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea

Eden Hazard and Marko Marin on target for Chelsea during pre-season tour

Chelsea new boys Eden Hazard and Marko Marin were both on target as the Blues began their pre-season tour of the United States with a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night.

Manager Roberto Di Matteo lifts the Champions League trophy during the Chelsea victory parade

James Lawton: Has rouble dropped that Di Matteo is the future?

No, you don't have to be cowering behind the barricades of Arsenal or Tottenham choking on your angst to grasp that Chelsea's Champions League glory is one of the most outrageous assaults on the laws of probability in the game's history.

Didier Drogba is out of contract in the summer

Nicolas Anelka confirms he will try to lure Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to China

Nicolas Anelka has confirmed he will try to lure former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba to China following his shock appointment to the coaching staff of Shanghai Shenhua.

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