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Florent Malouda Left Out Of Chelsea’s Champions League Squad, Forced To Train With The Kids

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By Alan Duffy

A fine player on his day, Chelsea wingman Florent Malouda has seen his stock drop like a stone at Stamford Bridge over the last year. Once a key figure in the Blues' side, he is now a forgotten man at the club, having failed to secure a move away in the transfer window.

Super Cup: Chelsea 1-4 Atletico Madrid – Falcao On Fire As Blues Flop In Monaco (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

One imagines Roman Abramovich was standing outside the Atletico Madrid dressing room at half-time with his cheque-book open, after he witnessed a magnificent first-half hat-trick from Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao.

'El Tigre' tore Chelsea apart in an outstaning first-half performance, netting three superb goals as the Blues defence fell apart.

Santi Cazorla Is (Very Very Nearly) A Gunner, But Does Arsenal’s Shopping Spree MakeThem Title Contenders?

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By Alan Duffy

Arsenal's wantaway captain Robin Van Persie questioned the Gunners' ambition recently. However, with Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and now Santi Cazorla all but signed, with more to come, his argument is looking increasingly misguided.

Spaniard Cazorla is the latest attacker to finally join the Gunners after weeks and weeks of speculation.

Malaysian Wonder-Strike Shocks Arsenal At Start Of Asian Tour

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By Alan Duffy

It may be around a day old now, but this superb strike by one Mohamad Azmi Muslim which shocked Arsenal at the start of their pre-season tour in Kuala Lumpar is well worth a look. Facing a Malaysian XI, a mix and match Gunners side struggled against the minnows and were a goal down on the stroke of half-time,, courtesy of this wonder-strike.

Robin Van Persie’s Nifty Shade Of Grey: Transfer Saga Ages Wantaway Arsenal Striker

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By Alan Duffy

RVP on Tuesday (left) and at the PFA awards last April (right)

On Tuesday, wantaway Gunner Robin Van Persie returned to Arsenal for pre-season training with the Dutchman's future still up in the air. After publicly questioning the club's ambition and stating that he wouldn't sign a new contract, Van Persie all but burnt his bridges with the north Londoners.

Harry Redknapp Parts Company With Tottenham – Who Will Take His Place?

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By Alan Duffy

Not only did Harry Redknapp miss out on the England job, but now he's without a job full stop. Rumours had been circulating for days and weeks concerning Redknapp's future at White Hart Lane with the relationship between 'Arry and Spurs chief Daniel Levy said to be rather stormy.

English Premier League

Arsenal’s transfer window: Big changes at the Emirates for second summer in a row

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Arsenal's transfer window: Big changes at the Emirates for second summer in a row - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Emirates Stadium's revolving door continued to swing this summer, as Arsenal looked to sign attacking quality but also sold two of their most impressive performers from last season.

Four-star Atletico humiliate sorry Chelsea

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Europa League winners Atletico Madrid ran rampant in Monaco as they hammered Champions League winners Chelsea 4-1 to lift the UEFA Super Cup.

A historic first-half hat-trick from Colombian Radamel Falco sent the Blues trailing 3-0 at the interval.

Without the services of suspended skipper John Terry, the Chelsea defense had to then endure more of the same in the opening exchanges of the second half.

Swansea 3-0 West Ham – Beauty Batters The Beast At The Liberty (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Swansea City 3-0 West Ham United Premier League 25 August 2012

A clash of two rather different styles of play here, with Michael Laudrup's smooth and sexy Swans starting well against Sam Allardyce's more prosaic Hammers.

Hail Cesar: Azpilicueta joins rampant Chelsea from Marseille

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Hail Cesar: Azpilicueta joins rampant Chelsea from Marseille - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have continued their summer spending spree by announcing the signature of Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille. A fee reported to be in the region of £7 million has been enough to convince the Ligue 1 side to part with the starlet, with the news confirmed on the Stade Velodrome side's official website.

Holy Moses: Chelsea have bid accepted for Wigan attacker

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Holy Moses: Chelsea have bid accepted for Wigan attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wigan have announced that Chelsea have had an offer accepted for attacker Victor Moses, ending summer-long negotiations between the sides over a fee. The Nigeria international is now able to discuss personal terms with the Stamford Bridge club, with a move expected to be tied-up over the weekend.

Hooftastic Hammers Agree £2m Fee, Within Spitting Distance Of Signing Andy Carroll On Loan

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By Alan Duffy

A marriage made in hoofy heaven if ever there was one, king of the long ball game, Big Sam Allardyce has secured the services of pony-tailed target man Andy Carroll from Liverpool in a season-long loan or, at least, a fee has been agreed ahead of the paperwork being rubber-stamped.

Beckham And Henry Inspire MLS All-Stars To Victory Over Chelsea (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

A star-studded MLS XI, which featured David Beckham and Thierry Henry, ran out 3-2 winners against Chelsea in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night. John Terry and Frankie Lamps were on the scoresheet for the Blues but goals from Chris Wondolowski, Chris Pontius and former Fulham man Eddie Johnson secured the victory for the All-star side.

Chelsea Continue To Get Creative, Sign Brazilian Starlet Oscar For £25m

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By Alan Duffy

Despite picking up a little trophy which goes by the name of the Champions League, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been a busy man this summer, splashing serious amounts of cash in an attempt to match Premier League champions Manchester City.

Van der Vaart to Stay a Spur

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Rafael van der Vaart has played down reports linking him with a return to Hamburg, this summer, as "just gossip", the playmaker insisting that he is thoroughly enjoying his time in the Premier League.
The Dutchman has been a revelation at Spurs, since his arrival in 2010, but rumours had begun to surface since Euro 2012 that the midfielder could be tempted to rejoin his old club in Germany.

Olympics starlet reveals Spurs interest

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Internacional midfielder Oscar, who will be competing for Brazil in the London Olympics later this month, has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing him.

New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas' arrival at the club was followed by the completion of Hoffenheim star Gylfi Sigurdsson's signing and the club is now looking to add more new faces to the squad.

The Second Coming Of AVB: Villas-Boas Named As New Tottenham Boss

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By Alan Duffy

After an ill-fated few months in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Mr Bean of the Premier League, Andre Villas Boas, has made the journey across the capital to sign on the dotted line for Spurs.

The ginger tactician's seventh month flop with Chelsea was made to look even worse by the Roberto Di Matteo-led Champions League triumph by the Blues.

Spurs starlet on the verge of exit

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster Giovani Dos Santos is closing in on his protracted exit from the club and is likely to join a La Liga club by the end of the weekend.

Dos Santos, 23, has made a total of 30 appearances across all competitions during his unsettled four seasons with the Spurs.

Despite scoring three goals and assisting on another three during that time period, the Mexican starlet never quite held a regular place in Tottenham's squad.

Spurs starlet on the verge of exit

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster Giovani Dos Santos is closing in on his protracted exit from the club and is likely to join a La Liga club by the end of the weekend.

Dos Santos, 23, has made a total of 30 appearances across all competitions during his unsettled four seasons with the Spurs.

Despite scoring three goals and assisting on another three during that time period, the Mexican starlet never quite held a regular place in Tottenham's squad.

LET SIGURDSSON JOIN SPURS IF HE WANTS

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Rumours today that Gylfi Sigurdsson has abandoned a move to Liverpool in favour of Managerless Tottenham.

It was believed that Brendan Rodgers former player at Swansea was in talks with Liverpool with a view to joining the Merseysiders,
but that deal no appears to have gone sour.


German newspaper Bild claims the managerless North Londoners have lined up an £8million deal for the 22-year-old Iceland international.

RDM plans to recreate history at Chelsea

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Newly appointed Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has wasted no time in making it clear that his team will be determined to build on the last season's laurels rather than resting on them.

Di Matteo guided the Blues to their first ever UEFA Champions League title only a fortnight after helping them win the FA Cup against Liverpool at Wembley.

Spurs wait on key signing

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says that the club is waiting to offer him a new deal, despite the Premier League veteran having only a year left on his contract. Redknapp has been sensational since taking the White Hart Lane hot seat, having turned the Spurs into one of the Premier League's giants and annual top-four contenders.

Arsenal

Losing Van Persie is like Barcelona losing Messi……

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Sunderland manager believes losing van Persie is as big a miss for Arsenal as losing Messi for Barcelona. by AH Sunderland manger Martin O'Neill has spoken about Arsenal after his Sunderland side drew 0-0 with the North Londoners at the weekend. O'Neill said; "It's a major loss to them, anyone would suffer if they lost [.

Arsenal rumours June 7th – Giroud, Rondon, Llorente and Biglia

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Arsenal are looking at numerous options to enhance their first team in a bid to end their 7 year trophy drought. Recent newspaper reports have linked the Gunners to players in Spain, France and even Belgium but as is expected, the Londoners will be given considerable challenge from other elite clubs in Europe for the [.

Videos

Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham – Ba Back In The Goals As Magpies Snatch Late Win (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Newcastle United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League August 18 2012

Demba Ba finally ended his goal drought for Newcastle on Saturday, courtesy of a superb curling effort. The Senegal striker had struggled to find the net ever since his fellow countryman Papiss Cissé had joined the club, but on 54 minutes, the attacker produced a moment of sublime skill to beat Brad Friedel in the Spurs goal.

Didier Drogba Heads East, Signs Two-And-A-Half Year Deal With Shanghai Shenhua

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By Alan Duffy

A youthful Drogba leaves Graeme Le Saux for dead in August 2004

Following in the footsteps of former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka, Blues' legend Didier Drogba has gone east in search of a new footballing challenge (and a pretty decent payday).

Mark Hughes

QPR Report Tuesday: QPR XI at Orient...Three August 7 QPR Home Openers... QPR's 1962-63 "White City" Season in Photos...Bellamy Supposedly Choses Card

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QPR Report Thursday: Taarabt Re-Signs...Additional Players Close?...Flashback: QPR Coach Gordon Jago - Michael Wale Report

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- Birthdays today for Ex-QPR Michael Robinson and Dean Wilkins(Video of Robinson's goal at Chelsea)

- Reportedly Close to Signing Celtic's Ki Sung-Yueng and Blackburn's Junior Hoilett
- Photos of QPR in Training
- QPR Transfer Gossip/News
- The John Terry Trial Updated.

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Liverpool Offer Players In Part-Exchange In Fresh Dempsey Talks

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Liverpool has revived their move for Clint Dempsey by opening fresh talks with Fulham over a deal worth £7 million, Goal.com can reveal.
The Merseysiders are back in negotiations with the Londoners, with discussions centring on the players who could move to Craven Cottage in part-exchange.
Liverpool are reluctant to meet Fulham's asking price for the 29-year-old even though the Londoners will settle for a fee of around £6-7m.

Becks disappointed in Olympic snub

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With the 2012 London Olympics Games less than a month away, many Londoners have been awaiting the release of the Team Great Britain Olympic football squad.

One of the elder statesmen that was thought to be a lock for the club was former England captain David Beckham.

A report today from The Guardian, and also confirmed by Becks himself, is stating that Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce has decided to leave the Galaxy ace off the roster.