Afternoon Report: January 16

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Gary Cahill has finally completed his move to Chelsea, telling the club's website that playing for the Blues was "a big opportunity".

Manchester City can go three points clear at the top of the Premier League if they manage to secure a win away at Wigan Athletic this evening.

Roberto Mancini is set to welcome David Silva back to the starting eleven, with the Spaniard's creativity having been sorely missed in recent matches.

Alan Pardew believes his side can qualify for Europe next season, after a 1-0 victory over QPR on Saturday saw his side move ahead of Liverpool into 6th.


Liverpool are rumoured to be chasing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, who is open to a move after a lack of starts at White Hard Lane this season. (Daily Mai)

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has dismissed speculation Chelsea want to swap misfiring striker Fernando Torres for Luka Modric. (Give Me Football)

Rumours are flying that Dimitar Berbatov could soon return to Bayer Leverkusen after the striker was apparently spotted flying to Germany this weekend. (Fox News)

Arsenal are being linked with a move for young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as Arsene Wenger continues his search for attacking options. (Crunch Sports)

And finally, Inter Milan's reported £21 bid for Carlos Tevez is unlikely to meet City's valuation of the Argentina international. (BBC Sport)

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