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Toffees' pursuit of Standard Liege striker at risk

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal, Fernando Torres of Chelsea, Sergio Aguero of Manchester City and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United

Champions League last 16 draw 2013: Who could Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United meet?

With all four English sides reaching the knockout stages, we look at who each team could face in the next round

Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes starts season in impressive form, leaving Barcelona perplexed over decision to quit

The goalkeeper will move on at the end of the current campaign

Viktoria Plzen players celebrate scoring one of their 40 goals scored already this season

Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City: Unbeaten Czech league champions set to welcome Manuel Pellegrini's side to the Struncovy Sady Stadion

Plzen are yet to lose a game this season having won 12 and drawn two, and they will be hoping to keep that record intact despite the arrival of Pellegrini's star-studded City side

Transfer news: Tottenham will try to sign defender Vlad Chiriches before transfer deadline reveals Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas confirmed today that Tottenham Hotspur will move to sign the Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches from Steau Bucharest before the transfer deadline on Monday, after his side beat Swansea City 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

PSV and Lyon take first-leg leads in Champions League qualifiers

Teams are vying for a shot at the play-offs to the full competition

‘Players were playing for their livelihoods,’ Sunderland Simon Mignolet keeper recalled

Exclusive: Arsenal and Liverpool told it will take £9m to prise Simon Mignolet from Sunderland

Brendan Rodgers is reported in signing the Sunderland keeper as Barcelona seek potential replacement for Victor Valdes

Transfer speculation: Manchester United 'willing to sell Nani for £8.5m' amid interest from Monaco and Juventus

The midfielder's future has been uncertain for some time

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is not amused

Brendan Rodgers keen to move on from Europa League exit

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side's season is not over following their Europa League exit.

Wayne Rooney pictured training for Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson expects Wayne Rooney to miss QPR fixture

Sir Alex Ferguson expects striker Wayne Rooney to miss Manchester United's trip to QPR tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s encounter really does feel like a symmetrical Robin van Persie versus Luis Suarez shoot-out

Brendan Rodgers hails the 'warrior spirit' of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan is Liverpool's top scorer this season

Anderson and Javi Hernandez celebrate during Manchester United's victory over Reading

Anderson admits to frustrations at Manchester United

The Brazilian has endured a stop start career at Old Trafford

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City

Philippe Coutinho 'a great player for now and for the future', says Liverpool team-mate Lucas Leiva

The Brazilian scored his first goal at the weekend since making his £8.5m switch from Inter Milan

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is not amused

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 'bemused' over Swansea scheduling

After a week of disappointments, the pressure appears to be mounting on Brendan Rodgers.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 14 February 2013

De Gea helps United take advantage home

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