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No guarantees for Cole

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Coach Carlo Ancelotti insists Joe Cole will be a Chelsea player next season even though he cannot guarantee him regular first-team football. The England midfielder's current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer and talks over a new deal have yet to reach a conclusion. The main stumbling block is understood to be Cole's desire for regular first-team football as opposed to a massive h...Full Story »

Duffen denies claims over finances

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Former Hull chairman Paul Duffen has denied allegations over his running of the football club as it began legal action against him.His barrister, Lexa Hilliard QC, was responding at a preliminary hearing at the High Court in London when orders for disclosure and charges over a property were agreed.Miss Hilliard told Mrs Justice Proudman that although Mr Duffen had consented to the orders "this w...Full Story »

Weiss heads to Bolton

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Slovakia winger Vladimir Weiss has joined Bolton on loan until the end of the season, according to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.Weiss has been left frustrated at finding himself on the fringes at Eastlands under Mancini and his predecessor Mark Hughes. He is keen to get some matches under his belt especially as Slovakia have made it through to the finals of the World Cup in South Afri...Full Story »

Ferguson set to include Hargreaves

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson intends to name Owen Hargreaves in his 25-man Champions League squad even though he has no real idea when the midfielder will make his Manchester United comeback.Hargreaves has been missing for over 15 months now after undergoing major surgery on both knees in an effort to cure a long-standing tendinitis problem. Although the England international is now doing some football tra...Full Story »

Chelsea lose Essien for six weeks

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Chelsea have announced that midfielder Michael Essien will be out of action for up to six weeks after returning from the African Nations Cup with a knee injury.Essien, 27, sustained the injury in training while on international duty at the tournament in Angola.The Ghana player arrived back at the club's Cobham training ground this week and Chelsea's medical staff carried out an examination of th...Full Story »

Coyle calm over Gallas

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Bolton boss Owen Coyle admits likening William Gallas' tackle on Mark Davies was to an "assault" was "a bit strong" and accepts the Arsenal defender showed no malice in the challenge.Davies was taken off on a stretcher after Gallas' late tackle during Bolton's 4-2 defeat at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, which left the midfielder with ankle ligament damage.Coyle likened the tackle to a...Full Story »

Hull accuse Duffen

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Hull City have accused former chairman Paul Duffen of spending company money for his own personal use.The club on Thursday confirmed they have issued legal proceedings against Duffen in the High Court and on Friday issued a statement saying they have been successful in freezing his assets.Hull also allege that Duffen's company received payments from agents in return for using those agents to dea...Full Story »

McLeish wants deal for Boyd

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has confirmed his interest in signing Rangers striker Kris Boyd. And he is closing in on the signature of Aston Villa midfielder Craig Gardner in a £3.5 million deal. McLeish is normally reluctant to talk about potential transfer targets but he admitted it "could be possible to do some business" regarding Boyd who is out of contract in the summer. It is understood...Full Story »

Campbell feeling fresh

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Sol Campbell feels "recharged" and ready to make a dramatic return for Arsenal in their FA Cup fourth-round clash at Stoke on Sunday.The 35-year-old former Gunners captain - who left Highbury for Portsmouth in the summer of 2006 - re-joined the Barclays Premier League title chasers on a short-term deal until the end of the season, after last week playing 45 minutes for the reserves against West ...Full Story »

Gerrard's return to boost Liverpool

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to return to training in the coming days to further lift spirits at Anfield. The England midfielder had expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in the FA Cup third round replay defeat at home to Reading nine days ago. But he thinks he can be ready for Tuesday's trip to Wolves, although Bolton at home the following ...Full Story »

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