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David Luiz issues Chelsea transfer ultimatum after Antonio Conte talks – EXCLUSIVE

Brazilian Luiz was dropped by Conte after a disagreement between the two over tactics following Chelsea’s Champions League defeat by Roma in Rome in October, and his reaction to being substituted in the home game against the Italians. The flamboyant centre back then picked up a knee injury and has been out of the Chelsea side now for three weeks. But he could be ready for a return on Saturday when Chelsea face Southampton at home (3pm). Luiz, now 30, has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Real…

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Manchester City set stunning new Premier League record with 15 wins on the bounce

Manchester United managed to keep the gap down to 11 points by sneaking a win against Bournemouth thanks to Romelu Lukaku and David de Gea. But there were slip ups for Arsenal and Liverpool as Tottenham moved back into the top four at their expense. The City steam train took their incredible total to 49 points – more than the eighth placed team from last season got after 38 games – from just 17 matches. And the City players were partying in the dressing room again after knocking four goals…

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Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho strikes luck in Champions League draw

United avoided Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus – plus a long, tricky trip to the Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk – and instead will face Sevilla for the first time in any European competition. Sevilla are lying fifth in La Liga – 11 points behind leaders Barcelona – following a crushing 5-0 defeat at Real Madrid at the weekend but Mourinho will have noted they held Liverpool to two draws in the group stages this season. And if he wants any updates he can always consult United’s three Spanish…

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Europa League draw LIVE: Updates as Arsenal and Celtic learn their fate

GETTY The Europa League draw starts at 12noon Arsenal cruised into the Europa League last-32 after a routine group stage performance. The Gunners are one of the top seeds for the draw, which takes place at 12noon. Celtic are also in the hat after dropping down from the Champions League. The Hoops finished third in their group, claiming just three points from games against PSG, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht. The draw starts at 12noon in Nyon, with both sides seeking an easy opponent to kick off their knockout campaigns. Follow…

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Champions League draw LIVE: Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs learn fate

Champions League draw LIVE: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are set to learn their fate as the draw for the last 16 is held in Nyon, Switzerland 12:25: Celtic have been drawn against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League. Fun while it lasted… OOOPS… 12:20: Wow, I thought Chelsea’s fixtures leading up to their Champions League last-16 ties were bad. Check out Tottenham’s… Spurs vs Man United (Wed 31 January) Liverpool vs Spurs (Sat 3 February) Spurs vs Arsenal (Sat 10 February) Juve…

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Celtic Europa League draw: Hoops get Zenit in last-32

The Hoops secured their place in the knockout stages of this season’s competition having dropped out of the Champions League. Brendan Rodger’s men finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich and crucially ahead of Anderlecht. Celtic could be drawn against any club that finished as runner-up in their Europa League group. They could be pitted against a team that dropped out of the Champions League despite the fact they shared that route into the tournament. More to follow.

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Champions League draw: Who can Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham get?

All five English teams qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League this season. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham all topped their respective groups. But Chelsea finished second in their group to set up a potentially tricky clash with one of European football’s elite sides. The draw takes place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland today. And the 32 teams are split into group winners and runner-up. Group winners: Barcelona, Besiktas, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur. Runners-up: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Basel, Porto,…

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Carlo Ancelotti to Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham? Manager moves back to London

The Italian, who led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010, was sacked by Bayern Munich in September. He has not yet sought out a new position despite the Italy post being free. This week the former AC Milan and Juventus coach moved out of his apartment in Munich. And, according to sources close to the 58-year-old, his belongings were being moved to the house he has still kept in London. Ancelotti has been linked to a host of top jobs, but this week revealed he…

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Peru’s Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup after testing positive for cocaine

Paolo Guerrero, the Peru captain and all-time record goalscorer, has been handed a 12-month ban after testing positive for cocaine, meaning he will miss next summer’s World Cup in Russia. The 33-year-old striker, who plays for Flamengo in Brazil, had been provisionally suspended by world governing body Fifa after the drug, classified as a stimulant, was found in his system after Peru’s 0-0 draw away to Argentina in a World Cup qualifier in October. He was banned for one year on Friday after failing an anti-doping test. “The player tested…

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Ballon d’Or 2017 results: Top 10 revealed – Kane and Kante join Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar

France Football are currently revealing the results of the Ballon d’Or 2017, with a group of 173 journalists voting for the best player in Europe. Having announced a 30-man shortlist earlier in the year, the French outlet have now revealed the rankings of every player down to the top 10. While Ronaldo and Messi are expected to go head-to-head for the award, eight other players now know they have been voted among the top 10 stars in Europe this year. Tottenham star Kane was voted in 10th spot, just behind…

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