Afternoon report: 21 December

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Arsenal fullback Andre Santos could be set for a cut price return to Turkey in January. Galatasaray have offered £2.5m for the Brazilian left-back, who joined the Gunners for £7.5m just 18 months

Manchester United are prepared to let Angelo Henriquez join Wigan on loan. The summer recruit will follow in the footsteps of fellow United teammate Tom Cleverley by signing for the Latics on a temporary basis.

Hugo Lloris has admitted he has had to adapt to the English game after joining Tottenham from Lyon in August. The France international initially struggled to depose Brad Friedel, but Lloris is now confident he is up to speed with the Premier League.

Branislav Ivanovic has called on his teammates to 'win ugly' as they look to keep pace with Premier League pace-setters Manchester United & Manchester City. The European champions are seven points behind City and 12 points adrift of United after 16 matches

Yaya Toure has been named African Player of the Year for the second successive year. The Manchester City powerhouse beat Didier Drogba and Alex Song to the award, after helping City to their first Premier League title.

Andres Iniesta has revealed the secret to his success is simply trying to be better every year. The Barcelona midfielder has been a key part of the Spanish national side that has won both the 2010 World Cup & the last two European Championships.

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