Sport Fabio Coentrao has started only four games since United tried to sign him last summer

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

1. Channel 5 keeping fingers crossed for friends re-United Having secured both Manchester clubs, Channel 5 executives will be
hoping one other team makes it into Friday's Europa League draw. Paris St-Germain need to better Red Bull Salzburg's result on Wednesday. All C5 needs then is for PSG to be paired with United, and the speculation linking David Beckham with the French club to prove correct.

PSG declare interest in David Beckham is 'over'

David Beckham is in discussions with the Los Angeles Galaxy over a two-year contract extension that could be signed within the next few days, Press Association Sport understands.

'So many top managers build themselves up into infallible figures, unable to contemplate failure. Ancelotti is different. He rarely argues the toss after losing a major game'

Paris St Germain appoint Carlo Ancelotti as manager

Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the new coach of Paris St Germain, the club announced at a press conference held at the Parc des Princes today.

Guus Hiddink was unable to take Turkey to Euro 2012

Chelsea 'have no plans' to bring back Hiddink

Chelsea are understood to have no current plans to bring Guus Hiddink back to the club in the capacity of technical director following the Dutchman's departure from the Turkey national team.

Spurs on alert as Ancelotti confirms desire for English job

The Premier League chairmen are yet to make their first sacking but, when they do, there will be a former European Cup, Premier League, Serie A and FA Cup-winning manager available.

Chelsea must focus on the League before Europe, says Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas begins his career as a Premier League manager tomorrow when he takes his Chelsea side to Stoke.

Andre Villas-Boas wants Chelsea to be 'untouchable'

Andre Villas-Boas has challenged his Chelsea squad to make themselves "untouchable" as he looks to deliver Champions League glory.

Chelsea hit by Essien blow on first day back

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has suffered a serious injury to his right knee during pre-season training.

Villas-Boas must win over players, says Wilkins

Ray Wilkins says Andre Villas-Boas' biggest challenge as Chelsea manager will be to win over some of the high-profile names in the Stamford Bridge dressing room.

Hiddink wrecked Chelsea chance by demanding Wilkins' return

The new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas moved decisively ahead of Guus Hiddink in the race to take charge at Stamford Bridge when the Dutchman said he wanted to bring Ray Wilkins back as his assistant.

Hasselbaink warns against Mourinho comparisons

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has appealed for new manager Andre Villas-Boas to be allowed to be his own man.

Sacking managers is all part of Chelsea 'strategy'

Chief executive defends revolving-door policy as club are on the brink of reaching deal with Hiddink

Romelu Lukaku not close to Chelsea move

Teenage Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku says he will be at the club for pre-season training, despite reported interest from Chelsea.

Aston Villa make move for Roberto Martinez

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has been given permission to speak to managerless Aston Villa, Latics chairman Dave Whelan has told the Daily Telegraph.

Turkey hold out for £4m in compensation for Hiddink

Guus Hiddink's coronation as the new Chelsea manager edged closer to completion yesterday as it became clear that his current employers, the Turkish football federation (TFF), were looking at ways that the Dutch coach could be moved on while realising the maximum value in compensation.

Carlo Ancelotti to take one-year sabbatical from coaching

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he will take a one-year sabbatical from coaching after being dismissed by Chelsea last month.

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