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Chelsea will return with an improved bid for Everton defender John Stones, insists the Daily Mirror’s football correspondent Darren Lewis. The Blues have tabled two offers, worth £20m and £25m respectively, for the England international, only to see both knocked back by the Toffees who remain adamant the player is not for sale. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to...

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Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner is facing extradition to the USA on 12 charges of corruption. The former CONCACAF president was one of 14 people arrested in May following the FBI's investigation into FIFA. Warner has denied allegations of accepting millions of dollars in bribes and has been fighting the extradition attempt. However, Trinidad and Tobago's attorney...

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Former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has been offered to Marseille. The Fiorentina man is expected to be on the move this summer as the Serie A club look to cash in on his services. Marseille, according to RMC, have been offered the Italian and they are now considering submitting a formal bid. Aquilani was a big-money buy for Liverpool...

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Manchester United continued their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw away to CSKA Moscow in Group B. The Red Devils fell behind when Seydou Doumbia netted after David de Gea had saved Roman Eremenko's penalty, but Anthony Martial pulled the visitors level with a second-half header. Louis van Gaal was satisfied with the point, but the game threw...

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Benfica have the best all-time win percentage in a Sky Sports study of six of Europe's leading leagues. The 34-time Primeira Liga champions have won 67.77 per cent of their 2,271 top-tier league games since Portugal's first division was formed in 1934/35. Manchester United have recorded the best win percentage since England's top flight was founded in 1888/89 (47.71...

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Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony hopes to put last season behind him and hit the ground running in 2015/16 after a difficult start to life at Manchester City. Bony signed for City from Swansea in a £28m deal in January but is yet to make an impact for the club. The 26-year-old did not play for a month due...

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Police in Hampshire have confirmed they have received a formal complaint relating to allegations of abusive chanting at Portsmouth’s Capital One Cup tie against Reading on Tuesday. Supt Kelly Whiting said: "Hampshire Constabulary has now received a formal complaint in relation to a report about chanting at Fratton Park on August 25. "Match officials raised concerns at half...

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Diego Maradona hailed his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair were reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday. The 75-year-old Brazil great and 55-year-old Argentine legend even embraced during the five-a-side exhibition game in a sign that they have drawn a line under their long-running feud. "I want to thank Pele, we know who he...

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Christian Benteke is set to undergo a medical at Liverpool on Monday, talkSPORT understands. Reports have been gathering pace over the past 24 hours that the deal would be done after the Anfield giants agreed to trigger the Belgian’s £32.5million release clause. And the deal could even be concluded by early next week after an Anfield insider told talkSPORT the...

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England will play Wales at next summer's European Championship after both were drawn in Group B. Chris Coleman said on the eve of the draw he would take any team other than England and the associated "circus" the fixture would bring. But the Wales manager must now prepare his side for a meeting with Roy Hodgson's men on June...

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