Just hours after it was announced manager Sir Alex Ferguson would be retiring, the Manchester United squad visited Chester Racecourse as they digested the news.

Ferguson was scheduled to join the likes of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Robin van Persie on the trip but skipped it after news broke of him ending his 26-year reign at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho's protracted move to Chelsea has hit a snag amid reports Roman Abramovich is refusing to match his release clause.

The Blues will reportedly have to pay £20 million to bring Mourinho back to the club, and Abramovich is reluctant to meet such a fee.

Andre Villas-Boas has paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson as one of the all-time greats.

'AVB' admitted he was surprised to see the Scot leave his post at Manchester United, but wished him all the best after leaving the top job at Old Trafford

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed his liking for Roma defender Marquinhos.

The 18-year-old Brazilian only joined the Serie A giants in the summer from Corinthians, but he has emerged a first-team regular

Arsenal fans look set to be disappointed as the latest reports suggest Cesc Fabregas will turn down the opportunity to return t Emirates Stadium.

The former Gunners skipper has not been at his best since his £35m move to Camp Nou, but he is determined to stay and prove he is no failure.

Sergio Busquets has urged Barcelona captain Carles Puyol to stay at Camp Nou this summer.

The 35-year-old has been linked with a move to AC Milan at the end of the season - but Busquets wants him to stay while Barça rebuild their squad.

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