Football

Evening report: December 7

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has met Manchester City officials to discuss a possible move away from Italy after growing disillusioned with life at the Serie A club. (talkSPORT)

However, City's exit from Europe could limit their chances of signing the 29-year-old, who has been a long-term target for Roberto Mancini.

Chelsea's Champions League failure will cause an income loss of around £20m compared with last year, adding to the already significant challenge of meeting Uefa's financial fair-play rules. (Daily Telegraph)

For triumphing in last seasons final against Bayern Munich, Chelsea received £48.6million in prize-money and television deal - a boost to their revenues which helped the club record a first profit since Roman Abramovich became owner in 2003.

Thomas Vermaelen has lifted the lid on the atmosphere in Arsenal's dressing room and says that despite the club's frustrating form, there are never any arguments as everyone believes in the club's "vision". (FourFourTwo)

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson could be about to trump Roberto Mancini by signing two of his top targets. (Daily Mail)

United Chief Executive David Gill flew to Croatia this week for talks about signing £15m-rated Alen Halilovic, and also enquired about right-back Sime Vrsaljko.

And finally, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at former club Chelsea, saying the Blues are undeserving of a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League. (Sky Sports)

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