Lunchtime Report: February 11

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Arsenal full-back Andre Santos says he is joining Gremio to "be a champion", after flying to Brazil to finalise a loan move. (Sky Sports)

The 29-year-old was photographed arriving in his homeland on Sunday, and cited his desire to play regular football as another reason for the transfer, after struggling to establish himself in north London.

Cesar Azpilicueta says it has been a week to remember after making his Spain debut and helping Chelsea to success. (Sky Sports)

The defender earned his first cap for his country as they beat Uruguay 3-1 in a midweek friendly, then went on to notch two assists in the Blues 4-1 Premier League win over Wigan at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Roberto Mancini wants Manchester City to take responsibility after seeing their title defence suffer a potentially fatal blow. (Sky Sports)

The reigning champions suffered a 3-1 defeat against Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday, and are now 12 points behind leaders Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title.

Bookmakers PaddyPower are already paying out to customers who backed Manchester United to win the Premier League title this year. (Daily Mail)

With 12 games remaining the betting company have decided to 'give punters and early pay day', and are set to shell out more than £500,000.

Tottenham boss Andre-Villas Boas says the club will punish striker Emmanuel Adebayor after missing his deadline to return from the Africa Cup of Nations. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs were forced to send a private jet to bring the 28-year-old Togo international back for Saturday's win over Newcastle.

And finally, Barcelona will sign a new goalkeeper next season, irrespective of whether Victor Valdes chooses to leave. (Marca)

The club are not looking to sign an established keeper, instead preferring a young player with the potential to grow and develop within the team.

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