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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte plans Juventus swoop for defender Alex Sandro – EXCLUSIVE

Juventus have indicated that they are willing to cash in on the Brazilian wing-back who has failed to sign a new contract. The Blues spent the whole of last summer trying to tempt the Italian giants into selling the £70million rated star. But they found that their £55m bid for Sandro was snubbed and the player has suffered a slump in form as a result. Juventus now feel that they will have to do business when the transfer window opens at the start of next month. They will however wait…

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Man Utd news LIVE updates: Mourinho holiday plans, Lukaku surprise, Dybala claim

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest from Old Trafford Thursday December 14 Jose Mourinho holiday plan 05:00: Jose Mourinho has joked that will take a trip across the Atlantic as soon as he believes Manchester United are no longer in the title race. United returned to winning ways this evening with a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth after their defeat to Manchester City at the weekend. And he mockingly stated he would have already booked his holiday to either Brazil or America if he thought otherwise. “I said we…

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Real Madrid players furious at prospect of signing Manchester United star David De Gea

Real Madrid continue to be linked with a move for Manchester United star De Gea despite missing out on him two years ago. A fee between the two clubs was agreed for the Spain international but, after a faulty fax machine prevented the paperwork from going through on time, De Gea ended up staying put. Real appear to have cooled their interest in recent weeks with Athletic Bilbao shotstopper Kepa Arrizabalaga on their radar. But Spanish outlet Don Balon say Los Blancos DO still want De Gea – much to…

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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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Champions League draw in full: Chelsea vs Barca; Man Utd, City, Spurs, Liverpool fixtures

Chelsea avoided a clash with Paris Saint-Germain during the draw in Nyon, Switzerland. But they were instead paired up with La Liga champions Barcelona. Manchester United were given a tie against Spanish side Sevilla. And Tottenham have been matched with Serie A side Juventus. Juve are struggling in their domestic league but have proven strong opposition so far in Europe. Spurs will play in Turin in the first leg before the return fixture at Wembley. Liverpool will play 2004 Champions League winners Porto – and will likely be happy with…

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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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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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Toronto FC, once the favourite punchline of MLS, aiming to have last laugh

Toronto FC were not so long ago Major League Soccer’s favourite punchline. Both on and off the field, they were the epitome of how not to run a franchise. The owners and numerous head coaches were as bad as the players, but perhaps most tragically they were a club characterised by their fragility. Whatever the opposite of clutch is, that’s what Toronto were, taking eight years to make the MLS play-offs for the first time. Their floundering became amusing to some, tedious to many. But something changed at BMO Field….

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Ballon d’Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to award after Real Madrid double

The Portuguese forward enjoyed another stellar season at the Bernabeu in 2016/17, netting 42 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions. And his form was integral to Zinedine Zidane’s side securing glory in La Liga and the Champions League, their second successive success in Europe. Ronaldo has tonight seen his performances for Real in 2017 recognised with a fifth Ballon d’Or award of his career going his way. The top gong puts the former Manchester United star level with Barcelona and Argentina ace Messi, who’s finished second in France Football‘s…

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