Jermain Defoe: I've never seen such a good Tottenham side

Spurs take on Inter Milan in the Europa League this Thursday

Chelsea will be keen to avoid big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who have Samuel Eto'o among their ranks

Steven Taylor relishing meeting with 'familiar face' Samuel Eto'o

Newcastle play Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League

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Pepe Reina has seemingly always been linked with a move away from Liverpool, with United touted as one possible destination. However, with Victor Valdes announcing he will leave Barcelona, it's thought Reina will be approached to replace him. A return to the club he started his career at is sure to appeal more than a move to Liverpool's greatest rivals.

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has 'bounced back' says Stewart Downing

The Spain stopper kept a clean sheet against Wigan at the weekend

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Villas-Boas sees the gap as Spurs win vital derby

Wigan Athletic 0 Liverpool 4 match report: Luis Suarez puts sloppy Wigan to the sword

Uruguayan scores treble, while Coutinho and Downing have starring roles in thrashing

Sir Alex Ferguson

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only 12 points behind Manchester United, says Sir Alex Ferguson

United manager hits back at Mancini, and says late goals have been a 25-year habit

Jose Mourinho expects Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema to return for Real Madrid's cup clash against Barcelona

Jose Mourinho to have street named after him in home town of Setubal

Real Madrid coach arguably most successful ever Portuguese manager

Alex Ferguson watches over Manchester United training

Alex Ferguson: 'The players sense it could be a big year for them'

Manchester United manager assured squad they all have a part to play in push for the treble

Gareth Bale

James Lawton: Tottenham face a paradox this summer - can they afford to sell Gareth Bale?

The Welshman is the most dynamic footballer produced in Britain since George Best

Inter fans wave flags and set off flares at the San Siro

In pictures: Inter Milan vs AC Milan

Inter save a draw in fierce local derby

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli is reported to have suffered racist abuse from Inter fans

Another race row for Italian football: Mario Balotelli 'victim of racial abuse' in Milan derby

Inter Milan could face a fine of at least €15,000 after latest incident of racism in Serie A

Andre Villas-Boas: The Tottenham manager puts feelings of his players above statistical data

Villas-Boas refuses to be blinded by science in Champions League quest as Tottenham Hotspur prepare to face West Ham United

As Tottenham prepare for perhaps the most demanding period of their season, Andre Villas-Boas will rely more on the words of his players than on scientific data to decide whether they can last the pace.

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor defends Tottenham Hotspur absence

Emmanuel Adebayor insists poor organisation by the Togo Football Federation, and not his own laziness, was the reason behind his late return to Tottenham following the African Nations Cup.

Steven Gerrard comes to terms with Liverpool’s elimination

Match Report: Brendan Rodgers draws on special Anfield night despite exit

Liverpool 3 Zenit St Petersburg 1 (Zenit win on away goals)

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez pictured during the first leg

Europa League: Liverpool v Zenit St Petersburg match preview

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