Sport Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Premier League champions were forced to sell Spain star after Champions League punishment

Transfer news: Nicolas Otamendi still open to Premier League move - reports

Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

Juan Mata (right) and David Moyes arrive at Carrington training complex on Monday

Transfer news: Manchester United are so big, we can buy top players even without Champions League pull, claims David Moyes

Juan Mata was convinced to join from Chelsea despite no guarantee the Red Devils will qualify for Europe's premier competition

Benfica striker Rodrigo

Transfer news: Arsenal rejoin the hunt for Benfica striker Rodrigo

Arsene Wenger continues the hunt for a new striker by rekindling interest in Benfica forward

Barcelona striker Neymar is helped from the pitch

Neymar in race to be fit for Champions League meeting between Barcelona and Manchester City

The Brazil international is ruled out for up to a month

David Moyes smiles after Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0

Manchester United 2 Swansea City 0 match report: Antonio Valencia steers United out of barren run

Ecuadorean winger follows up saved header to break the deadlock and Welbeck adds a second to ease the pressure on the United manager as Swansea misfire again

West Brom's new manager Pepe Mel will watch from the stands during Saturday's Premier League encounter with Southampton

West Brom appoint Pepe Mel: Who is the new manager?

The Spaniard was seen as something of left-field choice to replace Steve Clarke

The Mourinho and Rooney saga may never end

Transfer news round up: Chelsea willing to wait for Wayne Rooney; Jermain Defoe completes switch away from Tottenham; Courtois seeks Mourinho talks

The day's biggest headlines all in one place as Chelsea retain their interest in Rooney and Liverpool turn their attention to Yarmolenko

Iago Aspas scored the opening goal in Liverpool's 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic

Transfer news: Valencia consider loan move for Liverpool forward Iago Aspas - reports

The Reds may be willing to do a deal, but are keen on keeping Aspas in the long-run

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott makes the ‘2-0’ gesture to Spurs fans as he is carried off

Transfer news: Arsenal await Theo Walcott scan to decide if they will make moves in January transfer window

Theo Walcott will have a scan on Monday to ascertain the damage done to his knee late in Saturday’s 2-0 derby win over Tottenham. Should the test reveal ligament damage, as Arsène Wenger fears, the Arsenal manager may be forced into the transfer market.

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

Lionel Messi could be playing at a new stadium with Barcelona soon

Lionel Messi will be 'like a bull' when he returns for Barcelona, says Cesc Fabregas

The holder of the Ballon d'Or has been out for nearly two months

Danny Welbeck of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal

Hull v Manchester United: Danny Welbeck a doubt for Boxing Day clash

The concern is not related to problems earlier in the season

The San Mames Stadium in Bilbao was opened this year and cost £178m

European Commission confusion over Athletic Bilbao's stadium deal under investigation

Fourth state-aid case launched around the funding for new San Mames Stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo opens his own museum in Madeira

European round-up: Diego Costa keeps Atletico Madrid on the trail of Barcelona

Diego Costa scored twice as Atletico Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 to maintain their winning home run this season and keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Swansea defender Ben Davies embraces his goalkeeper Marcel Herzog despite the 1-0 defeat to St Gallen following their Europa League progression

St Gallen 1 Swansea 0: Last 32 qualification is key for Michael Laudrup as he hopes to forget poor performance

Swansea progressed from Group A despite suffering defeat in Switzerland and Laudrup claims they will forget about it within a few weeks

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