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

Manchester United target Robert Muric could be available for as little as £300,000 after a contract dispute with his current club Dinamo Zagreb

Transfer news: Manchester United could attempt to sign £6m-rated Dinamo Zagreb striker Robert Muric for just £300,000

The Croatia Under-17 international could be available on a free transfer plus compensation following a contract dispute with his current side

Wayne Rooney could miss Manchester United's upcoming fixtures due to a groin strain

Wayne Rooney could miss more matches for Manchester United due to ongoing groin injury, reveals David Moyes

Rooney appeared to be short on fitness in the defeat to Spurs but David Moyes kept him on the pitch in an effort to salvage the result at Old Trafford

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien could be on his way out of the club in January according to his agent

Transfer news: Michael Essien set for January Chelsea exit according to his agent

Essien's agent claims he could move to several European teams that are interested following his lack of first team appearances this season

United manager David Moyes has been watching the Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke

Transfer news: David Moyes facing up to prospect of missing out on Leighton Baines again in January window

... and a move for Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley is also unlikely as United manager targets top four

Roberto Martinez feels that Everton can improve in 2014 following their brilliant first half of the season

Everton 2 Southampton 1: Roberto Martinez warns rivals by claiming Toffees can 'improve' in 2014

The Spaniard refuses to set a target so early in the season but admits it has been an 'outstanding' effort to secure 37 points already

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski has admitted it's a good feeling to be back from injury after scoring on his return against West Ham

Newcastle v Arsenal: Lukas Podolski glad to be back after goalscoring return from hamstring injury

The German forward came off the bench against West Ham to score Arsenal's third goal and he has admitted that it wasn't easy during his three months on the sidelines

Ross Barkley celebrates Everton's winning goal against Swansea on Sunday

Ross Barkley form now for Everton team-mates to help maintain, says captain Phil Jagielka

The midfielder has been in remarkable form this season

Under Pellegrini, Manchester City are on their way to surpass 100 goals scored this season

Manchester City on course to smash 100-goal barrier in Manuel Pellegrini’s first season in charge

The in form side have now scored 51 goals in 17 games

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Liverpool against Cardiff City

Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 match report: Luis Suarez leaves Malky Mackay with nothing but pride

Anfield applauds Cardiff’s ill-treated manager on probably his final game but their reverence is spared for re-signed striker who was again outstanding

Marouane Fellaini could be set for a spell on the sidelines should he undergo surgery on his wrist

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be out for six weeks if he undergoes surgery on long-standing wrist injury

Fellaini is currently out of action due to a back injury but manager David Moyes has admitted the midfielder could use the time off to have his injured wrist corrected

Luis Suarez laughing with Colin Pascoe during training

Bonuses for goals and top four finish as Luiz Suarez joins Premier League's top three earners

Striker on £200k per week but contract has reduced get-out fee should Liverpool fail to reach the Champions League

Ian Herbert: Work still to do before this Liverpool can be compared to class of ’08

Brendan Rodgers looked like a man who suspected a wind-up when he was asked, half an hour after his side had defeated Manchester United on  1 September, whether he harboured hopes of winning the Premier League. There was a brief, uncharacteristic silence, then a little laugh before he managed to put together a reply. “It’s a fair enough question,” he said, before dismissing it.

Transfer news: Arsenal and Liverpool target Konstantinos Mitroglou signs new Olympiakos deal

Greek striker no longer a bargain buy in the next transfer window

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal

Luis Suarez signs new contract: Liverpool make biggest statement of intent since they signed Kenny Dalglish

Signing Suarez to a new contract has the double benefit of making it harder for him to leave the club and making it easier to attract new players

Fabian Schar of Basel celebrates after scoring

Transfer news: Manchester United and Arsenal look set to battle for Basel defender Fabian Schar

Swiss defender reportedly attracting Premier League interest

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