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Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

Messi will be 'greatest ever player'

Lionel Messi will go down as the greatest player in footballing history - better even than Diego Maradona and Pele, according to Ossie Ardiles.

Ian Holloway: Kenwyne's clanger can be turning point

Draw with Stoke could be a huge result come end of season – now let's do the double over Spurs

Maradona hints at English club role

Diego Maradona claims he will hold talks with an English club next month over becoming their manager. The Argentine, who stepped down as manager of his country after the World Cup, has already held discussions with Blackburn Rovers and his latest claims will reignite speculation that Venky's, the club's new owners, see him as their man for next season.

Diego Maradona linked with Blackburn and Fulham amid 'firm offer'

Diego Maradona has claimed he will hold talks with an English club next month over becoming their manager.

Ashes Diary: Hoff protests a little too much

Who would you least expect to see at an Ashes Test match? Diego Maradona? Nicolas Sarkozy? Garfield the cat? Or how about Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff, who was in attendance at the SCG on day two, smashing a couple of gentle lobs from Shane Warne and wandering around the ground at tea in a T-shirt that said "Don't hassle the Hoff". Little bit of advice, David: if you don't want to be hassled, best not appear in front of 40,000 people in a promotional capacity.

Steve Kean admits he wants Blackburn Rovers job

Temporary Blackburn boss Steve Kean emerged from the shock of a turbulent week at Ewood Park to declare his interest in replacing Sam Allardyce.

Rovers happy to wait 'months' for next manager

Blackburn Rovers' owners have clarified the position on the club's new manager, saying yesterday that they will seek a replacement with Premier League experience and that they are prepared for the process to take "at least three months".

Blackburn Rovers deny transfer policy behind Sam Allardyce dismissal

Blackburn's new owners have insisted the sacking of former manager Sam Allardyce had nothing to do with transfer policy.

Jason Roberts comfortable with Blackburn ambition

Blackburn striker Jason Roberts is comfortable with the club's new owners having a long-term vision of finishing at least in the top five in the Premier League.

Diego Maradona in line to coach Iran according to reports

It takes little to fuel speculation about the career of Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona but one nod from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was enough for a newspaper to report he is line to coach Iran.

Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic must vie for Diego Maradona support

Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have enjoyed the support of Diego Maradona during their opening matches at the World Tour Finals but the Argentine soccer great will have split loyalties when the duo meet later today.

Nadal ends Roddick's resistance without finding vintage form

It took him 12 months to win a set let alone a match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals but Rafael Nadal finally got off the mark here last night. The world No 1, who lost all three of his matches when the end-of-season championships came to London for the first time last year, recovered from a slow start to beat Andy Roddick 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 in his opening round-robin contest.

Roberto Mancini laughs at criticism following win

Roberto Mancini has to laugh at the bizarre fact he has been branded a failure even though his team are only three points off the Premier League summit.

Tevez fires City's title warning

Hughes tips former club for Premier League after captain scores twice in 4-1 demolition of Fulham
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