Football Daily: January 26

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Roberto Mancini was left fuming after Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 on aggregate last night to reach the Carling Cup Final at Wembley.

The Italian was furious with referee Phil Dowd's decision to award a penalty to Liverpool - and then deny City a spot-kick late in the game.

Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has confirmed that Patrice Evra will start in Saturday's FA Cup 4th Round clash at Anfield.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid staged a dramatic comeback at the Nou Camp last night, but were ultimately beaten 4-3 on aggregate by Barcelona.


Chelsea have reportedly ended their interest in Porto striker Hulk, with his exit clause in his contact a staggering £83m. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool and QPR are said to be leading the chase for Barcelona's Alexander Hleb - who could soon be available for nothing. (BBC)

Tottenham are being linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler, who would cost around £5m. (Talk Sport)

Lyon left back Cheikh M'Bengue is the latest player to be linked with Arsenal amid their defensive injury problems. (Metro)

And finally, Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf looks set to leave Old Trafford, with Everton and Wigan interested. (Metro)

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