Evening report: February 27

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Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp will be immortalised in a statue outside the Emirates Stadium, it has been revealed.

Pictures of the statue, which will be unveiled at the start of next season, emerged on Twitter this morning.

Real Madrid will attempt to force Tottenham into selling Gareth Bale this summer, by offering £70 million for the in-form Welshman.

The Express report Madrid are hoping to avoid a similar saga which saw Luka Modric's move to the Bernabeu last summer drag on by making a bumper offer up front.

Andres Iniesta concedes Barcelona are missing coach Tito Vilanova.

Barca were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Real Madrid last night and must turn around a 2-0 defect against AC Milan to progress to the last eight of the Champions League.

Iniesta says the Catalan club are missing Vilanova, who is currently in New York undergoing treatment for cancer.

Danny Welbeck believes Manchester United's next four home games could come to define their entire season.

The Red Devils could progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League next week, face Reading for a place in the last eight of the FA Cup, as well as league games against the Royals and Norwich.

Manchester City have been dealt a major blow in their chase for Edinson Cavani after Real Madrid stepped up their attempts to land the Napoli forward.

The Uruguayan forward has also been linked with Chelsea.

And finally, Chelsea have moved to remove any traces of former boss Roberto di Matteo - by removing a poster of the Champions League winning manager from outside Stamford Bridge.

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