Evening Report: 27 December

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane is the favourite to replace Sean O'Driscoll as Nottingham Forest manager. The former-Old Trafford midfielder has been linked with the vacancy, and could take over before the January transfer window opens. [Daily Mirror]

Chelsea face a battle with Spartak Moscow to sign Dutch star Stefan de Vrij. The Feyernood captain is also wanted by Liverpool, and the £10m defender could be set to move on next month. [talkSPORT]

Andre Villas-Boas hailed Tottenham's 4-0 victory over Aston Villa as a 'complete performance'. The Spurs boss was thrilled by his side's display, as Tottenham climbed back in to the Premier League top four. []

Roberto Mancini expects a quiet transfer window for Manchester City next month. The City boss insists he's happy with the players he's got, amid reports that club executives had travelled to Brazil to discuss the future of Brazil star and Barcelona target Neymar. [Independent]

The Santos forward has revealed he has no preference for Barcelona, opening the door to potential Premier League suitors. Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with the 20-year-old striker. []

Arsene Wenger believes the Gunners NextGen squad is full of players capable of stepping up to the first team. The Arsenal boss singled out Kris Olsson, Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin as the players to watch in the next few years. [London24]

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