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Nine-man Blues in eight-goal thriller

Chelsea maintained their 72-match unbeaten home record with a 4-4 draw on Boxing Day against Aston Villa, while Spurs demolished Fulham 5-1. The Blues almost grabbed all three points, but a last-gasp penalty from Gareth Barry earned a dramatic point for Villa. Villa took a 2-0 lead with Shaun Maloney scoring in the 14th and…

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Flamengo target Milan ace Ronaldo

Brazilian giants Flamengo claim they have started negotiations to sign AC Milan striker Ronaldo. After agreeing a six-month loan deal for Inter Milan forward Adriano last week, Flamengo have now set their sights on the 31-year-old 1994 and 2002 World Cup winner. “Flamengo have been authorized by Milan to talk to Ronaldo,” said Flamengo president…

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Ancelotti Happy With Successful Year

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti refused to be downhearted despite Sunday’s loss to Serie A leaders Internazionale, a result which leaves them closer to the relegation zone than a European qualifying berth. Milan are a massive 25 points behind their city rivals, but can point to both the Champions League and Club World Cup titles…

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Roma excited by Real encounter

Roma admitted their delight after being drawn against nine-times winners Real Madrid in the first knockout round of the Champions League. And the Serie A high-flyers will be hoping for a similar result to the 2002/03 campaign where they earned a memorable 1-0 victory in the Bernabeu during the group stages. “(Coach Luciano) Spalletti wanted…

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AC seek to bring down unbeaten Inter

AC Milan will be looking to end Inter’s unbeaten start to the Serie A season when the sides meet in Sunday’s city derby at the San Siro. While Roberto Mancini’s Inter have dominated Italy’s top flight in recent campaigns, the Rossoneri have been busy conquering the world. The Nerazzurri go into the showdown encounter 22…

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Milan Linked With Drogba Bid

AC Milan are reportedly planning an audacious £20million bid for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Although a January move his highly unlikely, the Rossoneri are prepared to wait until the end of the season to land Drogba, according to the latest speculation in Italy. The newly crowned Club World Cup winners will be boosted by the…

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American takes stake at Celtic

John J Fisher, the American businessman and son of the GAP clothing empire founder Donald Fisher, has acquired a 3.24% share in Celtic. Fisher already has experience of being a stakeholder in a sports giant, as he is currently the co-owner of Major League baseball side Oakland Athletics. Celtic’s new shareholder is 46 years old,…

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Real: Kaka Not Good Enough

Real Madrid chairman Ramon Calderon has surprised the press with claims that Kaka would struggle to make the first team at the Bernabeu. The Milan star was handed the FIFA Player of the Year award on Monday in addition to his European Footballer of the Year honour but Calderon, who promised to sign Kaka before…

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Ronaldo admits Spanish dream

Manchester United midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his “dream” to one day play for a top Spanish team. The 22-year-old Portuguese winger, the subject of interest from Real Madrid in the recent past, is happy at Manchester United – but would love to experience the Primera Liga one day. Ronaldo – speaking in Zurich before…

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Kaka crowned as best in world

AC Milan superstar Kaka has been crowned as FIFA’s World Player of the Year, beating off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Kaka has had a glittering year for AC Milan, during which they won the Champions League, and has won the Ballon d’Or award for the European footballer of the year, FIFPro’s world…

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Borgetti Considering MLS Move

Mexico strike ace Jared Borgetti has revealed that he has a pair of MLS offers on the table to peruse, but added that he probably won’t be making any decisions soon. The Cruz Azul man still has a year left on his contract, but holds the option of leaving for a new team. “The truth…

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City must cough up for Castillo

Manchester City will reportedly be asked to pay £3.5million just to sign Mexican star Nery Castillo on a year’s loan from Shakhtar Donetsk. Castillo’s agent has claimed the forward is on the verge of joining City but Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov insists a deal is a long way from completion. Akhmetov outlined to the club’s…

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Kaka revels in Club Cup victory

Brazilian playmaker Kaka admitted to feeling “really satisfied” after he helped AC Milan beat Boca Juniors 4-2 to win the FIFA Club World Cup. The 25-year-old will travel to Zurich immediately after Sunday’s win over the South American champions having underlined his status as favourite to win the FIFA World Player of the Year crown…

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Capello For England Announcement Soon

Fabio Capello is expected to be announced as England manager later today or tomorrow. The Football Association were this afternoon engaged in final contract talks with the Italian’s advisers, with the aim of wrapping up an agreement as soon as possible. It is understood there has been broad agreement between Capello and the FA in…

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Rooney revels in skipper's role

Wayne Rooney has revealed his delight at wearing the captain’s armband against Roma, as Manchester United remained unbeaten in Europe. It was the second time in his Old Trafford career that the England striker had been handed the captaincy, after he first led the club to a 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory over FC Copenhagen…