Arsenal were today close to completing the signing of Brazil left-back Andre Santos, Press Association Sport understands.
Chelsea remain in the hunt to sign the Brazilian teenage sensation Neymar, amid claims from Santos yesterday that five European clubs have met his contract's €45m (£40m) buy-out clause.
Florent Malouda believes Guus Hiddink has the attributes needed to succeed at Chelsea, should the Dutchman return to manage the club, having worked wonders during his short spell in charge in 2009.
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Nemanja Vidic insists his Manchester United team-mates have never doubted the quality of Dimitar Berbatov.
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The new France coach, Laurent Blanc, has high hopes for Everton striker Louis Saha in next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers but was yesterday forced to defend his decision to omit Jérémy Toulalan from his 21-man squad.
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Chelsea forward is unhappy to warm the bench but Domenech's men find the 'new Vieira' in Arsenal's Diaby
Portsmouth haven't beaten Chelsea for 50 years but their Nigerian forward says the underdogs can cause a shock in the FA Cup final
Drogba's brilliance and Lampard's rediscovered taste for battle offer the perfect riposte to United manager's verbal sparring
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Carlo Ancelotti believes his Chelsea side must prepare for their remaining matches like they are cup finals if they are to end the season as Barclays Premier League champions.