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Real finally get Luka Modric as Spurs bid for Yann M'Vila

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The little Croatian finally lands up in the Bernabeu after Daniel Levy made life miserable for Florentino Perez. He could not have arrived sooner to help reverse Real's faltering start to the Liga.

Spurs have tabled a bid for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila who most Arsenal fans have included in their fantasy team but the money offered is supposed to be a wee short of club expectations.

Real finally get Luka Modric as Spurs bid for Yann M'Vila

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The little Croatian finally lands up in the Bernabeu after Daniel Levy made life miserable for Florentino Perez. He could not have arrived sooner to help reverse Real's faltering start to the Liga.

Spurs have tabled a bid for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila who most Arsenal fans have included in their fantasy team but the money offered is supposed to be a wee short of club expectations.

5 strikers that Spurs could for in January

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January will soon be with us and while the striking situation at White Hart Lane doesn't seem quite so desperate as it did last season, it still seems likely that Spurs will be entering into the market at some stage for reinforcements.

Despite Pav's wonder strike against his compatriots from Rubin Kazan last week, he has had a lacklustre start to the season and could well move on this winter.

Spurs target latest youngster off Crewe conveyer belt

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The theme for the rumour mills this week concerns the possibility of young footballing talent moving to Spurs and the latest name in the hat is that of Max Clayton, a young striker who had scouts from no less than 17 Premiership sides watch him score the winner for Crewe in the week.

Crewe boss Dario Gradi has a long history of bringing through young quality players and he had high hopes for Clayton after the Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Macclesfield.

Liverpool Join Race For Republic of Ireland Star

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Liverpool is the latest club to join the race to sign Irish and Manchester United defender, John O'Shea.
The Waterford man is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and will leave the club this summer.
It had originally been expected that he would join Sunderland, but the player has held out for the best deal available and is now being chased by five clubs.

View from the Enemy: Villa Fan On League Cup Finals, Holte Enders in the Sky and Gareth Who?

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When looking at Premiership sides, there are plenty of players and managers who are easy to dislike. Aston Villa are one of the few set-ups that I find totally inoffensive. Martin O'Neil is a good manager, doing a good job. They've got some handy players who go about their business in a respectable way.

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On Oussama Assaidi

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Usually when Liverpool signs a player, I've at least a passing familiarity with the player. Sometimes, it's someone I've watched often – like Joe Allen, Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam, etc. You know, players bought from other Premiership sides. Less often, it's someone I've seen on a few occasions and can supplement with statistics and those damned YouTube videos, like Fabio Borini.

Cesc Fabregas Scores Late Pen As Arsenal Escape F.A Cup Giantkilling

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The oldest club competition in football was here again, The F.A Cup was back, some say the passion/magic has been lost from Cup, and that the big Premiership sides do not take it seriously but todays game showed otherwise. Our featured player Nicklas Bendtner started in a right wing position, where he played some of last season, It's not his favourite position but he is capable of playing their with his direct dribbling and link up play.

Arsenal

Report: Clint Dempsey Liverpool-bound?

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From Sky Sports to TalkSport, from worthy rags to questionable ones....

The current smoldering word is Clint Dempsey is Liverpool Reds-bound this evening. A cursory thought here is as follows.

It is better than Dempsey moves early in the transfer window (before the proverbial music stops and the chairs are gone) than later.

Harry Redknapp confirms that he is going to bid for Eden Hazard

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The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is ready to challenge the Gunners in the race to sign Lille's star midfielder Eden Hazard. The Belgian wonderkid is wanted by a host of European clubs with Premiership sides United, City and Arsenal in the pole position. The Gunners tried to sign Hazard in the summer but the deal [.

Birmingham City Are Tough To Love

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Being unbeaten at home for one of the smaller Premiership sides is something that should always be celebrated but at Birmingham City, things are never that simple. They have now equaled the clubs longest unbeaten home record of 18 games, it hides another story entirely. Now, 6 games in, the club have 7 points and sit mid-table but once again, the crowd was just over 2/3rds of the capacity.

Manchester United

A return for the Prince?

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While we know that this is almost certainly a non-starter, particularly if Harry Redknapp stays at the club, it's interesting to see a number of Premiership sides being linked with Kevin Prince-Boateng this week.

KPB was at the club between 2007 and 2009 and despite his undoubted promise, failed to make an impact.

Vacant United survice creepy Crawley as Marseille awaits

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Oddly, the losing fans probably had more fun at Old Trafford than Manchester United's multi-national supporters.

Crawley Town gave an audacious account for themselves, losing 1-0 but leaving the Theater of Dreams with their pride, a million quid, and a distinct moral advantage over the Premier League giants intact.

Manchester City

One Song, one Premiership winner, one Premiership qualifier

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Arsenal 2 (Van Persie 49, 86) Borussia Dortmund 1 (Kagawa 90)
(Champions League)

You should never get ahead of yourself in football. Sing the praises of a team too early, and they can fade away and make you seem foolish (see the pundits handing Chelsea the title after five games of last season).

Daily Mail’s Team of the Future 2011 redux

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In November 2007, after England failed to qualify for Euro 2008, The Daily Mail did a quick scout of the country to highlight the players pushing for internation stardom in the future entitled 60 reasons why the future of English football is not as gloomy as you might think...ITS investigates.

European Weekend Rewind: Newcastle upset, Ibrahimovic saves Milan and more

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By IAN HOLLIDAY

Every January, as the third round of the FA Cup begins in England, the question is never whether there will be upsets, but rather how big they'll be. Saturday's was one of the biggest in recent memory.

Tiny Stevenage, which only became part of the Football League this season, and currently sits 15th in the League Two table, not only out-shot and out-possessed its Premier League opponents, it out-played them.

Silva becomes a Citizen, Wigan do Transfery Things

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David Silva (AM/W) The former Valencia man sealed his £25M move to Manchester City signing a four-year contract with the Premier League's posh. After Spain's World Cup victory, he was able to finally turn up for his medical at Eastlands and complete the deal.

Mid-Day Ticker: Anelka sent home, Pecnik breaks ankle and more

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BY ADAM SERRANO

Just when you think it can't get any worse for France, it does. Head Coach Raymond Domench has sent home forward Nicolas Anelka. The forward launched an expletive ridden tirade against his coach at halftime of France's 2-0 loss to Mexico on Thursday.

English Premier League

Hargreaves Memorable Debut, Liverpool and Chelsea Bounce Back

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The third round of Carling Cup continues on Wednesday night and some memorable moments occurred on the day especially for Manchester City fans as they witnessed the return of injury plagued Owen Hargreaves, who made a memorable comeback with a special goal.

The ex Manchester United player's goal helped his team to beat the Cup's defending Champion, Birmingham City, a result which was followed by other top premiership sides, Liverpool and Chelsea, who were victorious as well.

Hargreaves Memorable Debut, Liverpool and Chelsea Bounce Back

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The third round of Carling Cup continues on Wednesday night and some memorable moments occurred on the day especially for Manchester City fans as they witnessed the return of injury plagued Owen Hargreaves, who made a memorable comeback with a special goal.

The ex Manchester United player's goal helped his team to beat the Cup's defending Champion, Birmingham City, a result which was followed by other top premiership sides, Liverpool and Chelsea, who were victorious as well.

Wenger Excited With Oxlade-Chamberlain Arrival At Arsenal

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Despite the urged from many people in acquiring an experienced and established star for his team, Arsene Wenger, still consistent with his youth policy especially with the arrival of another young talents, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 17-years-old England under 21 international, cost Arsenal around 12 million pound plus 3 million bonuses, although it's pretty steep number for a pretty unexperienced youngster, Wenger seems delighted with the purchase and confident over Oxlade-Chamberlain's future with the Gunners.

DROGBA TO GET THE NOD OVER TORRES?

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Well that's what The Mirror believe with their article that has appeared in the paper and online this morning.

The article believes that due to Stoke's physical approach to the game, Drogba will be given the nod and Torres will be a substitute. Now as usual we have to remember this is the British press we are talking about here.

Gullit takes over Terek Grozny hotseat

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MOSCOW, Russia — Former Dutch international skipper Ruud Gullit was appointed on Tuesday coach of Russian Premier League club Terek Grozny, local media reported. The 48-year-old has previously coached English Premiership sides Chelsea and Newcastle United along with Dutch giants Feyenoord and MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy.

Chelsea, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers off to Hong Kong in the summer of 2011 to compete in preseason Asia Trophy action

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Premiership sides Chelsea, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers will spend part of the 2011 summer training and competing in Hong Kong as the three clubs, along with the champion of the HK First Division League, will battle in a four-team tournament for the Asia Trophy.

Asia has proved fertile training grounds for clubs as they prepare for upcoming Premiership seasons and the these three will ready for the 2011-2012 Premier League Season in Hong Kong.

Youth is the word as Arsenal prepare for new campaign

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With the Emirates Cup now taken care of, and only a trip to Poland between now and the start of the Premier League season, the Arsenal squad is starting to take shape. Of course you've got the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie and Thomas Vermaelen, three players who will need to be at the peak of their powers if the Gunners are to mount a serious assault on the major honors this season, but I want to focus on those who will be trying to establish themselves in the squad for that opening trip to Anfield.

Dutch striker reveals English plans

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Dutch striker Klass-Jan Huntelaar has finally spoken out about his future, and Premier League fans are excited that he has revealed that he would love to land in the Premiership. The AC Milan striker has long been linked with Premiership sides such as Manchester United, Arsenal, and Tottenham, and after leaving Real Madrid for AC Milan he has failed to see his career take off.

Carling Cup

Mourinho gets his marching orders

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José Mourinho's ambition of doing the treble in Spain is still on course after Wednesday night's 5-1 annihilation of Murcia in the second leg of the Copa del Rey. However, it was a night of mixed emotions for the ‘Special One' as he was sent from the bench in the 38th minute for insulting referee Paradas Romero.

Shola Ameobi stars in Newcastle's win over Chelsea

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One remembers Shola Ameobi as a talented goalscorer before a series of injuries consigned him to the wilderness before he came back last season with some big goals that helped gain promotion for Newcastle. Well he is back and with a bang. Today, he scored two goals including a stoppage time winner against Chelsea in their Carling Cup fixture.

The Rest

Top 10 of the Week – Premier League New Year’s Resolutions

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I hope everyone had a great new year, but now their is work to be done and New Year's Resolutions to be kept especially for Premiership sides and footballers...

10. Come to the realisation that you are not a ‘gangsta', far from it, you are a footballer

Visually we have You're boy, Ferdinand and Nigel Reo Cooker to prove my point.

Gun Set To Go For The Title Race

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When Iker Casillas raised the World Cup high in the Johannesburg sky and the streamers and cheers rocketed around the Soccer City Stadium, the English public set down their suppers and dug out the replica shirts and scarfs they had hidden away for a month and anticipated pre-season.