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Bhoys star unhappy with the referee's performance in Italy

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata had been a target for Arsenal and Tottenham
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Reports in Russia claim deal could be finalised as soon as today

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Mario Balotelli invites fans abuse because he is a 'troublemaker' claims the mayor of Verona

However, Flavio Tosi believes punishing sets of fans who are found guilty of racial chanting is the right thing to do ahead of Verona's return to the Serie A

Queens Park Rangers' goalkeeper Julio Cesar had been linked with a move to Arsenal

Transfer news: Arsenal target Julio Cesar to stay at Queens Park Rangers, says Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil head coach claims the goalkeeper has told him he will stay at QPR

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Peter Beardsley claims Liverpool midfielder Coutinho has already surpassed him and tips the Brazilian to become an Anfield great

Former Reds forward believes the 21-year-old could be the next Kenny Dalglish and feels Brendan Rodgers has got a 'special player' on his hands

Wayne Rooney came off the bench to assist Manchester United's third and four goals - although his body language did not suggest contentment (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Transfer news: Chelsea will delay third bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney - to be 'ethical' says Jose Mourinho

Blues will not make bid ahead of clash at Old Trafford on Monday

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Franco Baldini: The driving force behind Tottenham's slick transfer campaign

There could be more arrivals to add to Paulinho,  Étienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado

Stuck in the middle: Gareth Bale has become embroiled in a game of brinkmanship between Tottenham and his suitors Real Madrid

Spurs plan to move to 'next level' without Gareth Bale

That's the reason for £58m transfer spree, says defender Michael Dawson

Daniele De Rossi in action for Italy during the Confederations Cup with Spain

Transfer news: Daniele De Rossi omission from Roma squad fuels rumours of switch to Chelsea

The Italian defensive midfielder has been constantly linked with a switch to London and would add a wealth of experience to Jose Mourinho's midfield

Chelsea right-back Wallace

Chelsea right-back Wallace joins Inter Milan on loan

The 19-year-old joins the Blues earlier this year

Samuel Eto'o (left) and Jose Mourinho (right) celebrate Inter's Champions League triumph in 2010

Transfer news: Samuel Eto'o wants to play under his former manager Jose Mourinho and labels Chelsea 'a great team'

Anzhi striker Eto'o is available after financial crisis at Russian club and would like to reunite with former manager Mourinho at Chelsea

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David Luiz ruled out of Real Madrid match - but Chelsea fail to specify why

The Brazilian has been linked with a move away this summer

Giorgos Karagounis return is a positive move for Fulham

36-years-old can help youngsters to make the grade at Craven Cottage

Steven Gerrard poses with his daughters before his testimonial against Olympiacos

Transfer news: Steven Gerrard says he turned down move to Bayern Munich to stay at Liverpool - and wants Luis Suarez to do the same

Liverpool captain could have joined Champions League winners last season, but chose to remain at Anfield because of the value of the club's tradition

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Chelsea youngsters impress in pre-season victory as senior squad prepare for Inter Milan friendly

A youthful looking Blues squad ran out 5-1 winners over Northern Premier League side Ilkeston on Tuesday

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