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Friday 20 June 2008
Shaun Wright-Phillips has been told that he can leave Chelsea with Portsmouth the closest to agreeing a fee for the England international. Chelsea have not waited until the arrival of Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager at the start of the next month to start clearing out some of the squad members whom they judge to be surplus to requirements.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Deco is close to agreeing personal terms with Chelsea but there is still a wrangle over the fee being demanded by Barcelona. The Spanish club want €20m (£16.7m) for the midfielder even though they have declared he can leave and the Portuguese international turns 31 in August.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo will be urged by his advisers not put in a transfer request at Manchester United.
Monday 16 June 2008
The famous female sports psychologist who has worked behind the scenes for Luiz Felipe Scolari in his greatest personal triumphs said she is ready to come to Chelsea to help the Brazilian establish a rapport with his new players. Regina Brandao told The Independent yesterday that she believed the new Chelsea manager would use her to help his new players adapt to having the World Cup-winning coach as their new leader.
Saturday 14 June 2008
Chelsea are likely to make the Portuguese international Deco their first signing under new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. Talks have taken place with Jorge mendes, the agent who represents the Barcelona midfielder and also represents Scolari. Deco is likely to cost around £10m and has also held talks with Internazionale, who are now coached by another Mendes client, Jose Mourinho.
Thursday 12 June 2008
Having been told earlier in the day that their manager will quit after Euro 2008 to join Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal team did a good job of looking like the most composed team in the tournament last night.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Poland captain Maciej Zurawski could miss the rest of Euro 2008 after sustaining a thigh injury in Sunday's 2-0 defeat by Germany in their opening Group B match. "Zurawski has strained quads and some bleeding so he may be unavailable for the rest of the tournament," the team doctor Jerzy Grzywocz said yesterday. "For the moment, he will take no part in the next two games."
Tuesday 03 June 2008
Jose Mourinho will be presented as Internazionale's new coach today with three of his former Chelsea lieutenants on his list of potential new recruits.
Monday 19 May 2008
Nasri sparks Wenger's new French raid
Manager Arsène Wenger is poised to head back to France for three players to strengthen the Gunners' squad. The Lille midfielder Jean II Makoun and St-Etienne right-back Mouhamadou Dabo are both in his sights, but the name likely to spark most interest at the Emirates Stadium is the Marseilles playmaker Samir Nasri, who was yesterday named in the France squad for Euro 2008. Nasri did nothing to calm the speculation surrounding his future by saying he may have played his last game for Marseilles on Saturday. "[The goal I scored] was very important because it is perhaps my last match at the Stade Vélodrome," he said.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Tuesday 22 April 2008
Thierry Henry remains Barcelona's biggest doubt ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League semi-final against Manchester United after missing training for the second day running complaining of a fever.
Thursday 10 April 2008
Barcelona are publicising injuries to hide the fact that players have been dropped for indiscipline, a high-ranking club official said yesterday.
Barcelona 1 Schalke 04 0 <i>(Barca win 2-0 on agg)</i>: Touré rises above chaos to fire Barca through
Thursday 10 April 2008
Barcelona battled their way past Schalke 04 last night to set-up a semi-final with Manchester United on 23 April but at the cost of their captain Carles Puyol, who will miss the first leg after being booked, and amidst more off-the-field crisis.
Thursday 03 April 2008
Following Tuesday night's victory in Gelsenkirchen, Barcelona's injury problems look finally to be easing – with Deco preparing to make his comeback at the weekend and Lionel Messi due to return from his native Argentina for the final phase of his rehabilitation.
Barcelona 1 Celtic 0 <i>(Barca win 4-2 on agg)</i>: Xavi quick to put an end to Celtic's dream of European glory
Wednesday 05 March 2008
It was game on and then game over within two minutes as Barcelona cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals last night. Only the loss of the striker Leo Messi soured the home side's evening – the Argentine left the pitch in tears towards the end of the first half, with a recurrence of a thigh injury that kept him out for a month earlier in the season.
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