Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata had been a target for Arsenal and Tottenham

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen in quick exit from Anzhi Makhachkala

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has been replaced as coach of Anzhi Makhachkala after little more than two weeks.

Newcastle striker Papiss Cissé heads home the winning goal last night
Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa in Europa League action against Anzhi Makhachkala

Hatem Ben Arfa eager for European adventure to continue for Newcastle

The Magpies drew 0-0 with Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow

Anji's defender Ewerton vies with Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa

Alan Pardew turns focus to Stoke City amid Newcastle's Europa League exploits

Newcastle drew 0-0 with Anzhi Makhachkala

Anji's defender Ewerton vies with Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa

Anzhi Makhachkala 0 Newcastle 0 match report: Alan Pardew praises Magpies after hard-fought Europa League draw in Moscow

Hatem Ben Arfa passed up a golden opportunity to celebrate his 26th birthday in style as Newcastle claimed a hard-fought Europa League draw in Moscow.

Andrea Stramaccioni is Inter’s fifth manager since 2010

Reshaped Inter Milan slowly emerging from Jose Mourinho's shadow

The Serie A side play Tottenham this evening

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Alan Pardew says it would be a 'massive' result if Newcastle beat Anzhi Makhachkala

The Magpies meet the vanquishers of Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday

Conor Coady makes his Liverpool debut

Liverpool debutant Conor Coady hopes to build on first appearance

Liverpool debutant Conor Coady is keen to build on his big break into the first team but admits he will have to be patient.

Anzhi Makhachkala's player Lacina Traore (left) celebrates with Mbark Boussoufa after scoring against Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool reserves on retreat in Moscow against Anzhi Makhachkala

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Chris Samba in action for Anzhi Makhachkala

Former Blackburn defender Chris Samba returns to England hoping Anzhi Makhachkala can continue run of form against Liverpool

Christopher Samba makes a return to England tonight with the former Blackburn Rovers defender lining up with new club Anzhi Makhachkala at Anfield to play Liverpool in the Europa League.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

'Why not?' Mega-rich Anzhi Makhachkala would consider bid to lure Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to Russia

Mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala would consider a bid for Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney.

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Brad Jones in action for Liverpool against Reading

Liverpool focused on Europa League despite looming Merseyside derby insists assistant Colin Pascoe

Liverpool assistant boss Colin Pascoe insists the club's players are fully focused on tomorrow's Europa League clash with Anzhi Makhachkala and that they will not be distracted by thoughts of the Merseyside derby.

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Vidic missed the final five months of last season after snapping his cruciate ligament in the Champions League defeat to Basle, and missed Sunday's clash with Liverpool with tightness in his knee. He underwent surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks with the injury.

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic linked with Anzhi Makhachkala

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has emerged as a target for Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

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