Rover and out: Gervinho shows his frustration after missing a glorious chance for Arsenal during their surprise 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round defeat against Blackburn Rovers at Emirates Stadium yesterday

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Arsenal's Andre Santos

Andre Santos: I still have a future at Arsenal

Left-back has been loaned to Gremio for the remainder of the season

<b>Long, long shot </b><br/>
There have been Chinese whispers of a return to the Premier League for <b>Didier Drogba</b>, and despite the unpredictability of the Ivorian power-house, we give it a 0.01% chance of happening. The rumours surfaced as Shanghai Shenhua Chairman Zhu Jun supposedly threatened to put a lid on his cash-flow into the club, with the futures of Drogba and former Chelsea team-mate Nicholas Anelka looking edgy.

Didier Drogba is still under contract with Shanghai Shenhua claim Chinese club

Ivorian striker was announced as a Galatasaray player this week

Didier Drogba

Galatasaray close in on former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba

Turkish club begin negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua

Wesley Sneijder is welcomed by Galatarasay supporters after his arrival at Ataturk airport

Wesley Sneijder completes switch to Galatasaray

Netherlands international had been linked with a host of Premier League clubs

Tottenham and Liverpool miss out as Wesley Sneijder agrees Galatasaray switch

Dutchman finally makes decision on his future

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher

Alex Ferguson says surgery will 'improve' Darren Fletcher's prospects

Manchester United midfielder has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Wesley Sneijder, of Inter Milan, has admitted he wantes to leave the club

'I won't be rushed': Manchester United and Arsenal among clubs who must wait for Wesley Sneijder to make decision

Inter Milan midfielder in no hurry to make decision on future

Two dogs invade football match between Galatasaray and the German team Ahlen

Video: Dogs invade football pitch at match between Galatasaray and Ahlen

Two dogs invaded the pitch during a friendly football match between Galatasaray and German team Ahlen. What appeared to be two labradors played around the field, one of them carrying a plastic bag, causing an inevitable break.

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Liverpool distance themselves from reports linking them with bid for Inter Milan star

Wesley Sneijder, of Inter Milan, has admitted he wantes to leave the club

Wesley Sneijder closing in on Galatasaray switch

Deal could be sealed tomorrow says agent

Wesley Sneijder leaves the pitch after the defeat by Germany

Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United on alert as Wesley Sneijder seeks Premier League move

Inter Milan playmaker has been given 24 hours to decide if he wants to join Galatasaray

Wesley Sneijder

Agent refuses to confirm Wesley Sneijder talks with Galatasaray

Inter Milan midfielder expected to leave during the current transfer window

Wesley Sneijder

Galatasaray open negotiations with Inter Milan for Wesley Sneijder

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