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Mourinho key in tighter title race?

Chelsea won the Premier League by eight points last term and despite the big-spending of their rivals, manager Jose Mourinho still gives the Blues a big edge, writes Mark Worrall.

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Ramos agrees new Madrid deal - report

Sergio Ramos has reached an agreement on a new contract with Real Madrid that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2020, Marca reports.

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4hMike Whalley

New Stones bid refused

Everton have rejected a second Chelsea bid of £26m for John Stones as they battle to keep the England defender.

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7hESPN staff

Szczesny joins Roma on loan

Roma have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Arsenal on a year-long loan.

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1dJames McNicholas

Where does Welbeck fit in for Wenger?

With Arsenal reportedly looking for a new centre-forward and Danny Welbeck still out with an injury, the Englishman may be Arsenal's odd-man out.

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11hBen Gladwell

Salah Roma move could be delayed

Dispute between Chelsea player and Fiorentina, for whom he played the second half of last season, means he cannot officially join Roma yet.

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8hSimon Curtis

Pellegrini under pressure at City

Progress this season would place Manuel Pellegrini among the greatest City managers of all time, but will he survive long enough to do it?

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11hIan Holyman

Zidane: Di Maria can help PSG

Zinedine Zidane believes Angel Di Maria is the kind of player Paris Saint-Germain need to challenge for the Champions League.

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14hRichard Jolly

Januzaj could play striker role - LVG

Januzaj has spent much of his Old Trafford career operating as a winger, but scored as a forward in United's 3-1 win over Barcelona in Santa Clara.

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4hPA Sport

English FA backs Platini

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the FIFA presidency.

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7hDavid Usher

Left-back would complete Reds' puzzle

Going into the season with Moreno as first choice would be questionable in itself, but to have no competition would be outright negligence.

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13hKevin Palmer

LVG believes in Shaw

The Dutch manager thinks young defender Luke Shaw will silence critics after a challenging and injury plagued campaign last season.

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1dPeter O'Rourke

Adebayor undergoes Villa medical - sources

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is set to join Aston Villa after undergoing a medical at the club's training ground, sources have told ESPN FC.

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23hKevin Palmer

Reus 'decided to stay' put - reps

Representatives of Marco Reus have clarified the Germany winger's future in a statement confirming his intention to stay at Borussia Dortmund.

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14hPA Sport

Wenger defends transfer spending

Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

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1dESPN staff

Diaby agrees Marseille deal

Marseille have announced they have reached an agreement in principle for the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby.

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Falcao can be scary again - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was "a bit scared" when Radamel Falcao joined Manchester United in 2014, the Chelsea coach told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview.

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1dChris Jones

Jones: Gerrard, from Liverpool to L.A.

Steven Gerrard left Liverpool for Los Angeles because a life without playing football isn't something he's ready to face. Not for a long time.

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1dPA Sport

Platini set to run for FIFA presidency

UEFA president held further talks with football powerbrokers at 2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg and is confident he has necessary support.

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1dRichard Jolly

United assess Barnsley's Holgate

Manchester United have taken teenage prospect Mason Holgate on trial with his club, Barnsley, expecting the defender to leave Oakwell.

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1dCindy Garcia

Villarreal keen to sign Soldado

Spain international striker has scored just seven times in 51 appearances since moving to north London from Valencia two years ago.

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2dIan Holyman

Di Maria signing close - Blanc

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has told media he is "rather positive" Angel Di Maria will soon join from Manchester United.

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