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Just two weeks ago Bayern Munich powered past Sporting Lisbon and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, courtesy of the tournaments most startling aggregate scoreline ever. The great German club are chasing their fifth European crown to sit in the Allianz Arena's new trophy cabinet alongside a record 21 Bundesliga trophies and a record 14 German Cups.

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Klinsmann denies Toni rift

Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann has played down suggestions that Italy international Luca Toni is unhappy with life at the Allianz Arena.

Megson confirms Nolan deal is on

Bolton manager Gary Megson today admitted he knew little about captain Kevin Nolan's impending move to Barclays Premier League rivals Newcastle.

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Bolton manager Gary Megson has confirmed the club have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon about the possibility of signing defensive midfielder Miguel Veloso.

Terry wants '10 more years' with Chelsea

John Terry said yesterday that he believed he could play for Chelsea for another 10 years and that his priority is winning the Champions League title that slipped from his grasp with his missed penalty in Moscow in May. The draw for the last 16 knockout round of the competition takes place today and Chelsea hope to avoid Barcelona.

Johnson linked to La Liga

The list of Middlesbrough players apparently attracting interest from other clubs grew today when it emerged that Spanish giants Real Madrid were on the trail on young winger Adam Johnson.

Ronaldo could face Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo could line up against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League after Manchester United secured top spot in their group last night while the Spanish giants could only finish as runners-up in their pool.

Ranieri wary of Chelsea

Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri fears former club Chelsea as he waits to see who his team will meet in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Evra faces ban over Bridge row

Patrice Evra will discover today the outcome of the FA's hearing into the so-called "Battle of Stamford Bridge", with the prospect of him facing either a hefty fine or ban if he is found guilty of improper conduct by the Association's commissioners.

Ronaldo targets more accolades

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo claims it would be "logical" for him to win the European Footballer of the Year award.

Ramos demands swift improvement

Tottenham head coach Juande Ramos has revealed his determination to turn the club's season around following their worst league start for 53 years.

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