Monday, 26 January 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: The ex-forward does not expect the Frenchman to leave any time soon, but feels the legendary striker or Real Madrid boss could be perfect replacements

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The Blues were beaten by the League One outfit at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and the Portuguese has demanded that his side put that loss behind them in the League Cup semi-final

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Sam Allardyce has offered the Manchester United midfielder a two-and-a-half year contract and is hopeful of signing the Scot before the January transfer deadline

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The threat of David de Gea pushing for a move to the Santiago Bernabeu has the Old Trafford club worried and they will hope to use him as a bargaining tool to sign the Welshman

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The Arsenal winger hit the back of the net in the FA Cup tie against Brighton on Sunday and he later expressed his delight at ending a year-long goal drought at the Amex

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Roberto Martinez expects James McCarthy to return from injury for Everton next weekend, while Sylvain Distin is also nearing a comeback as the pair return to full training

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EXCLUSIVE: The Blues remain confident of landing one of their two South American targets in January, but Jose Mourinho has identified Moussa Sissoko as a potential signing

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COMMENT: The Gunners are through to the fifth round with many of their rivals eliminated or facing replays but, they lapsed into bad habits of old against Brighton on Sunday

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The manager expects to finalise a deal to bring the Villarreal centre-back to the Emirates Stadium on Monday and foresees no problem with gaining a work permit

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Diafra Sakho's 81st-minute header was enough to avoid the same fate as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, who fell to Bradford City and Middlesbrough respectively

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The manager has just under 18 months to run on his current contract but discussions are underway over improved terms after a successful spell at the Britannia Stadium

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The FA Cup holders edged one step closer to etching their name onto the trophy once as Arsene Wenger's side battled against the resilient Championship outfit to progress

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The Gunners looked to be cruising after early goals from Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil but allowed the hosts back into the game and needed Tomas Rosicky's winner to seal progression

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Eddie Howe's men looked good value to cause yet another cup upset, however it was Paul Lambert's side who reach the fifth round after fine second half display at Villa Park

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Two first-half headers from Matt Smith were cleared off the line by a lacklustre West Ham but substitute Diafra Sakho denied them a replay with a late winner

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The Robins' chances of marking the weekend's latest upset were dashed as the Senegal striker struck home to see Sam Allardyce's side through to the fifth round of the FA Cup

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The striker has not featured for the club since August 31 following a string of fitness concerns and injury setbacks, but is now in contention to face Chelsea on Tuesday