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Chelsea deny claims of transfer breaches

Chelsea have refuted claims they may have breached transfer regulations when signing young players from overseas.

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Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid have struggled this season

Zinedine Zidane sees positive signs from Real Madrid in Copa del Rey win

Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid’s 1-0 win at Leganes in the Copa del Rey was the start of his side regaining their confidence.

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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane

Real leave it late to claim Copa del Rey first-leg win over Leganes

Marco Asensio’s late strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg lead in their Copa del Rey quarter-final with Leganes.

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Crystal Palace v Arsenal ? Premier League ? Selhurst Park

Wenger believes £1million-a-week contracts could happen in football

Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday that Arsenal cannot compete financially with their Premier League rivals as he predicts football could soon see a £1million-a-week player.

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2018 Dafabet Masters ? Day Five ? Alexandra Palace

Rocket Ronnie crashes out of the Masters at the hands of Mark Allen

Ronnie O’Sullivan was “glad” his bid for an eighth Masters title was over after struggling with illness in his 6-1 quarter-final loss to Mark Allen.

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Alexis Sanchez

Transfer round-up: Sanchez expected to depart the Emirates within 48 hours

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a deal taking Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United is “likely to happen” and that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will move to Arsenal in exchange.

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Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund ? UEFA Europa League ? Quarter Final ? Second Leg ? Anfield

Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Dortmund trip to Hertha Berlin

Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad to face Hertha Berlin on Friday as the German club believe he is “not fully focussed”.

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Trevor Bayliss (right) will not promise an immediate return for Ben Stokes

Bayliss refuses to promise immediate selection for returning Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes is not guaranteed to walk back into the England team when he eventually returns in New Zealand next month, according to head coach Trevor Bayliss.

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Referee Graham Scott (centre) chose not to consult VAR during the FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge (Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images)

Howard Webb: Introduction of VAR was always going to be a challenge

Howard Webb has called for patience over the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee after a controversial launch of the system in English football.

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll has an ankle injury

West Ham worry about Andy Carroll’s fitness

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has an ankle injury and faces a possible lengthy absence, Press Association Sport understands.

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Watford forward Richarlison

Watford manager Marco Silva expects to keep his star men

Watford boss Marco Silva insists prized assets Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure will not be sold this month.

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England coach Eddie Jones has named his squad

England preparing for battle without Billy Vunipola

England expect to be without Billy Vunipola for the entire NatWest 6 Nations in a development that sees Zach Mercer shed his status as apprentice player.

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Josh Taylor, left, and Humberto Soto will fight in Glasgow

I’ll thrive on world title pressure, says Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor feels he will thrive on the pressure after being tipped to challenge for a world title if he gets past the experienced Humberto Soto.

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Roger Federer has warned the grand slams the players will push for more prize money

Roger Federer: Players ready to fight for more prize money

Roger Federer has called for the grand slams to significantly up their levels of prize money and said players are ‘bored’ of having to push the issue.

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Jos Buttler (right) has promised to support Ben Stokes on his return to England colours

Jos Buttler says England squad will have Ben Stokes’ back

Jos Buttler has promised Ben Stokes the England dressing room will offer him all the support he needs on his return to international cricket.

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James Haskell has been banned for four weeks.

Haskell says ‘exemplary record’ should have been considered before England ban

England flanker James Haskell believes his disciplinary record should have counted more in his favour after he received a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle on Jamie Roberts.

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Kevin O?Brien

Ireland beat Scotland thanks to Kevin O’Brien’s big hitting

Michael Jones made it back-to-back half-centuries despite Scotland slipping to a second defeat against Ireland.

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Liverpool v Everton ? FA Cup ? Third Round ? Anfield

Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson return to Liverpool training

Liverpool’s record signing Virgil van Dijk and captain Jordan Henderson have both returned to full training ahead of Monday’s trip to Swansea.

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Steven Naismith has joined Hearts on loan from Norwich

Steven Naismith joins Hearts on loan

Steven Naismith claims Hearts’ desire to capture his services led to his move to Tynecastle.

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2018 Dafabet Masters ? Day Five ? Alexandra Palace

Rocket Ronnie crashes out of the Masters at the hands of Mark Allen

Ronnie O’Sullivan was “glad” his bid for an eighth Masters title was over after struggling with illness in his 6-1 quarter-final loss to Mark Allen.

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