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

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Real Madrid manager distances himself from PSG role

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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.

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Beckham a free agent from Saturday

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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