Afternoon Report: December 17

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard could leave the club during the January transfer window, it has been claimed in the French press.

The Belgium international is reported to be unhappy with life under Jose Mourinho and is considering forcing an exit from Stamford Bridge.

Juventus are reported to be ready to test Manchester United's resolve to keep Nani by offering cash plus a player for the Portuguese winger.

Nani signed a new contract with the Premier League champions in September, but Juve are hopeful an offer of £20 million along with Mirko Vucinic will be enough to bring the player to Turin.

United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati is confident Jurgen Klinsmann will not become the next permanent manager of Tottenham.

The former Spurs favourite has been linked with the vacant post at White Hart Lane, but the German only recently signed a contract extension with the US national team.

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola claims his side have been handed the most difficult draw in the last 16 of the Champions League after they were paired with Arsenal.

Guardiola has hailed the match-up as 'fascinating' but admits it will be incredibly tough to overcome Arsene Wenger's side.

Former Barcelona vice-president Amador Bernabeu admits the club had hoped to avoid Manchester City at the earliest knockout stage of this season's Champions League.

Bernabeu does admit, however, that Barca retain a slight advantage given that they will play the second leg at the Camp Nou.

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