Sport Samuel Eto'o of Chelsea celebrates

Torres struggled in front of goal once again in the 3-0 win over Stoke and Mourinho is considering an early return for Eto'o if he is able to train without pain on the eve of the quarter-final second leg

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been backed by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for doing an 'excellent job' given the number of injuries his squad have

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims Sam Allardyce is doing an 'excellent job' at West Ham despite threat of being sacked

Allardyce needs a win against Cardiff or will likely be out of a job this weekend but Rodgers has backed the Hammers manager given the number of injuries he's had to deal with

Alvaro Negredo was wanted by the then Everton manager David Moyes last season

Manchester City set to learn if success has been achieved within Uefa Financial Fair Play rules

City slickers are in a formidable position - both on and off the pitch

David Moyes shows his frustration on another difficult night for the United manager

Comment: David Moyes' position at Manchester United is much more complicated than a matter of stick or bust

Three defeats in a row has led to more questions about his appointment that ever

Alvaro Morata’s first-team chances have been limited at Real

Transfer news: Arsenal move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata set to be blocked by Carlo Ancelotti

Arsène Wenger is looking to buy a striker after Theo Walcott ruptured a knee ligament on Saturday

Transfer news: Manchester United look set to miss out on Real Madrid's Fábio Coentrão once more

After a second bid is rebuffed, United manager Moyes may look elsewhere

Sir Alex Ferguson observes from the stands as Manchester United play Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena

Manchester United manager David Moyes is under unnecessary pressure due to the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson, claims Neil Warnock

Warnock believes that Ferguson isn't helping by observing his successor from such close quarters

John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel says second isn't good enough for Chelsea or Jose Mourinho - 'every year you have to win something'

The Blues are two points from the summit of the Premier League

Arsenal could look to sign one of the above strikers (Clockwise from top-left) Karim Benzema, Dimitar Berbatov, Alvaro Morata, Loic Remy, Michu, Mario Mandzukic, Diego Costa

Transfer news: Strikers Arsenal could attempt to sign in January

A look of the frontmen linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this month

Luuk De Jong, Netherlands

Transfer news: Newcastle United rekindle interest in signing striker Luuk de Jong from Monchengladbach

Two years after failing with a £10m bid, Newcastle return for the Dutch striker on a loan basis

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will miss the FA Cup tie with Swansea

Manchester United v Swansea: Wayne Rooney ruled out of FA Cup third round tie with Swans

England striker has been struggling with a groin injury and David Moyes has confirmed that he will not feature in Sunday's encounter at Old Trafford

Transfer news: West Ham give up chase for Diego Milito as Inter Milan star opts for Racing switch

The Hammers had hoped to add to their attacking line up with the Champions League winner

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling

Transfer news: Raheem Sterling linked with loan move to Swansea if Liverpool complete swoop for Mohamed Salah

Sterling was linked with Swansea, although their chairman says the arrival of Thomas Ince is more likely

Esteban Cambiasso

Transfer news: Chelsea and Manchester United on alert after Esteban Cambiasso contract talks break down at Inter Milan

The Inter Milan midfielder may be allowed to leave this month with his contract due to expire at the end of the season

Arturo Vidal has emerged as a possible transfer target for Manchester United manager David Moyes

Transfer news: Manchester United could make a move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal - reports

David Moyes is determined to strengthen his misfiring midfield but Vidal would attract a very large transfer fee having just signed a new contract

Emmanuel Adebayor has sparked Roberto Soldado into life, says Tottenham team-mate Danny Rose

Tim Sherwood has been playing the pair together since replacing Andre Villas-Boas as manager

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