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Simon Rice and Tom Sheen preview Chelsea's game against Sporting Lisbon, knowing they are already through to the next round

Sam Allardyce looks to the sky during West Ham's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday

Chelsea v West Ham: Sam Allardyce says his side have 'got to believe' they can get result at Stamford Bridge

The Hammers are under serious threat of relegation

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid
Arsene Wenger looks on from the Arsenal bench

Arsene Wenger contract renewal will be announced 'at the right time' says Ivan Gazidis

The Gunners' chief executive confirmed that Wenger will be extending his contract at the Emirates but stressed their is no rush to announce the deal

At £37m, Juan Mata has become Manchester United's most expensive ever player - but does that mean he will be a success?

From Wayne Rooney to Juan Sebastian Veron - United's expensive buys have endured mixed fortunes

Manchester United are yet to lodge a bid for 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, though a move is possible this week

Luke Shaw: Manchester United face race against time to win duel as Chelsea challenge for Southampton star

Rooney talks on new contract smoothed by United’s plans

David Moyes greets Juan Mata ahead of his proposed £37m transfer from Chelsea

Transfer news: Juan Mata signs for Manchester United – as Wayne Rooney offered new £300,000 per week contract

Spaniard officially signs at Old Trafford as Moyes eyes two further signings and a new Rooney deal

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no further plans in the January transfer window once the deals for Mohamed Salah and Juan Mata's exit are competed

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Chelsea 'are done' after landing Nemanja Matic and the expected signing of Mohamed Salah

Chelsea will also see Juan Mata leave the club when his expected move to Manchester United shoulkd be completed on Monday while Michael Essien will also depart

Real Madrid want to take advantage of Wayne Rooney’s desire to play in the Champions League

Manchester United open Wayne Rooney contract talks with Juan Mata capture set to fend off Chelsea interest - reports

Rooney's contract expires at the end of next season but the acquisition of Mata could lead to the striker extending his stay at Old Trafford

Michael Essien will leave Chelsea after agreeing a move to AC Milan

Transfer news: Michael Essien set for Chelsea exit after Blues reach agreement with AC Milan over departure

Essien has featured sparingly since Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge and has been given the go ahead to join the Italian club

Arsene Wenger looks on from the Arsenal bench

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger bites back at Jose Mourinho as Arsenal move for Julian Draxler refuses to go away

Wenger confirms a deal for Draxler isn't complete but refuses to rule it out while he also responds to Mourinho's jibe over the Gunners' fixture list

Mourinho: 'Wenger complaining is normal because he always does'

Jose Mourinho: Arsene Wenger should stop moaning, I would have sold Juan Mata to Arsenal and Manchester City

Chelsea manager explains reasons behind transfer of Mata to United

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side face Stoke City in the FA Cup on Sunday

Jose Mourinho feels honesty is best policy over Juan Mata transfer to Manchester United

Chelsea manager eager to portray sale of player as best for all parties

Arsenal are known to be very keen on Julian Draxler
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien could be on his way out of the club in January according to his agent

Transfer news: Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien set for AC Milan switch

The Ghana midfielder joined Chelsea from Lyon in 2004 for £24m

Transfer news: It is in Arsene Wenger's 'nature' to complain says Jose Mourinho, as he confirms Juan Mata switch to Manchester United

Mata is expected to complete a £37m move later today - something that has aggrieved the Arsenal manager

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