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The Belgium international is keen on a move to the Premier League

Jose Mourinho waves goodbye to Real Madrid after his last game

Jose Mourinho can make Chelsea a 'major force' claims Blues legend Ron Harris

The Portuguese manager is expected to return this week

Jackson Martinez finished the season as the Portuguese League’s top scorer with 26 goals

Tottenham target Barcelona star David Villa and Porto striker Jackson Martinez as Andre Villas-Boas looks to splash out £45m

Andre Villas-Boas wants to bring in two strikers over the summer

Torres salutes the Chelsea fans after the Spaniard gave Chelsea the lead

Europa League Final: Fernando Torres hailed as 'the difference' against Benfica by Rafael Benitez

Benitez claims the striker has improved since his arrival

Andre Villas-Boas: Expects the new FWA Player of the Year Gareth Bale to stay

'Jose Mourinho would have a big impact again', says Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas has said Jose Mourinho will have a spectacular impact on the Premier League if he completes his return this summer.

Jermain Defoe

Andre Villas-Boas delighted with selection dilemma presented by return of Jermain Defoe

Striker is hitting form at just the right time says Spurs manager

Where to go on an affordable, sunny family holiday this summer?

Q. We are a family of four, including two girls of 12 and 14. Work duties mean we can only go away for a week in August. The girls are determined that we take them abroad this year to experience some sunshine and the thrill of going on a plane! We are at a loss as to where to go. Ideally we want somewhere with culture, shops and a pool, but also with places of historical interest close at hand. Corinne, Ashford, Kent

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas during his side's Europa League exit to Basel
Joao Moutinho celebrates his goal

Champions League: Malaga v Porto match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League clash at Estadio La Rosaleda

Christiano Ronaldo (left) returns to Old Trafford for the first time since joining Real Madrid

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Sir Alex Ferguson trusts United's pedigree will stifle the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo in tonight's Champions League match

'We won't worry about what he can do,' says manager before next bout with Jose Mourinho

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

Lionel Messi pictured in Barcelona's defeat to AC Milan

La Liga quartet flirting with Champions League exits

'Suspense for the Spanish Champions League teams', was the headline in Marca this morning

Nani has been offered a new contract but is likely to leave this summer

Nani wants Manchester United exit following Real Madrid snub

Midfielder unhappy at missing out on place in side for Champions League match at the Bernabeu

Porto's Jackson Martinez (left) and Malaga's Martin Demichelis (right). The two sides face off in the Champions League tonight

Champions League: Porto v Malaga match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Estadio do Dragao

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 19 February 2013

Double salvo gives United passage into quarter-finals

Leandro Damiao

Tottenham have 'moved on' from Leandro Damiao says Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs manager defends decision not to buy a new striker

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