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Napoli's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during their Italian Super Cup football match against Juventus on December 22, 2014
Gonzalo Higuain "proud" of Napoli
Gonzalo Higuain believes that Napoli played a "great game" after beating Juventus in the final of the Italian Super Cup.
Rafael Benitez head coach of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-off first leg match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Rafael Benitez hails Napoli victory as "one of the best"
Rafael Benitez says that it was "remarkable" for his Napoli side to beat Juventus in the final of the Italian Super Cup.
Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United looks to get past Ryan Bertrand of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 23, 2014
Arsenal lining up £16m Moussa Sissoko bid?
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is a £16m target of Arsenal, according to a report.
Danny Ings of Burnley scores his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Aston Villa at Turf Moor on November 29, 2014
Burnley boss Sean Dyche confident of new Danny Ings deal
Burnley boss Sean Dyche is confident that striker Danny Ings will sign a contract extension with the club before the end of the season.
Mats Daehli of Cardiff City is challenged by Kay Voser of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on August 30, 2014
Cardiff City midfielder Mats Daehli to make Freiburg switch in January
Cardiff City confirm that midfielder Mats Daehli will move to German side Freiburg at the start of 2015.
Brighton manager Sami Hyypia during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Rotherham United at The Amex Stadium on October 25, 2014
Kemy Agustien sad to see manager Sami Hyypia leave Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton midfielder Kemy Agustien admits that he is "very sad" following manager Sami Hyypia's departure from the club.
Nouha Dicko of Wolves in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett to be careful with Nouha Dicko
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett admits that he does not want to push Nouha Dicko too hard over Christmas following the striker's return to fitness.
England's coach Roy Hodgson walks off the pitch following the game against Estonia during a UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying group E football match between England and Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, on October 12, 2014
Roy Hodgson: 'It's been a mixed year for England'
England manager Roy Hodgson insists that the future is bright for the national team following a "mixed" 2014.
Coach Zeman Zdenek of Cagliari Calcio looks on during the Serie A match betweeen Cagliari Calcio and Juventus FC at Stadio Sant'Elia on December 18, 2014
Zdenek Zeman heading for Cagliari Calcio exit?
Cagliari Calcio are understood to be close to sacking under-fire coach Zdenek Zeman.
Referee shows the red card to Aston Villa's English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (R) during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on December 20, 2014
Aston Villa appeal Gabriel Agbonlahor red card
Aston Villa lodge an appeal against Gabriel Agbonlahor's red card against Manchester United.
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Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston issues apology over text furore
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston says sorry for making offensive remarks towards a supporter during an angry text exchange.
Giuseppe Bellusci of Leeds United battles with Cameron Jerome of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United at Carrow Road on October 21, 2014
Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci charged with misconduct by FA
The FA charges Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci with using racist language.
Sami Hyypia the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Andrews (stadium) on August 16, 2014
Brighton & Hove Albion confirm Sami Hyypia resignation
Brighton confirm that Sami Hyypia has resigned as manager of the Championship strugglers.
Danny Haynes of Charlton Athletic during the Bristol City versus Charlton Athletic npower Championship match at Ashton Gate on November 11, 2012
Danny Haynes departs Notts County with immediate effect
Notts County part company with Danny Haynes after terminating the striker's contract.
Steven Taylor of Newcastle controls the ball during the Pre Season Friendly match between Rangers and Newcastle United at Ibrox Stadium on August 06, 2013
Steven Taylor stunned by Newcastle United defeat to Sunderland
Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor admits that he is amazed by the team's dramatic defeat to Sunderland.
Sami Hyypia, manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, looks on prior to the friendly match against Partick Thistle at Arena Football Center on July 12, 2014
Sami Hyypia hands in resignation at Brighton & Hove Albion?
Brighton boss Sami Hyypia is understood to have offered his resignation to the Championship strugglers.
Darren Bent of Brighton scores the first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham at The Amex Stadium on November 29, 2014
Darren Bent eager for Brighton & Hove Albion stay
Darren Bent reveals that he wants to extend his loan with Championship strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion.
Ray Parlour of Arsenal Legends XI shoots at goal during the charity football match between Arsenal Legends XI and World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) XI at Underhill Stadium on June 23, 2013
Ray Parlour: 'Jurgen Klopp, Rudi Garcia potential Arsene Wenger replacements'
Ray Parlour identifies Jurgen Klopp and Rudi Garcia as replacements for long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Fabio Coentrao of Real Madrid looks on during a pre season friendly match between AFC Bournemouth and Real Madrid at Goldsands Stadium on July 21, 2013
Premier League trio want Fabio Coentrao?
Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao is reportedly a January transfer target of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match against PSG on December 10, 2014
Barcelona keen to extend Neymar's contract?
Barcelona are preparing to offer Brazilian international Neymar extended terms until the summer of 2020.
Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon caused controversy when he was snapped puffing on a cigar hours after England's 4-1 humilation at the hands of Germany at the 2010 World Cup.
Queens Park Rangers line up fresh Aaron Lennon bid?
Queens Park Rangers are understood to be lining up a fresh bid for Spurs winger Aaron Lennon.
Tom Ince of Hull City during a pre-season friendly match between North Ferriby United and Hull City at the eon visual media stadium on July 19, 2014
Tom Ince, Maynor Figueroa recalled by Hull City
Hull City pair Tom Ince and Maynor Figueroa are recalled from their respective loan spells with Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic.
Reuben Reid of Plymouth Argyle in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town at Home Park on November 2, 2013
Reuben Reid not leaving Plymouth Argyle in January
Plymouth Argyle striker Reuben Reid insists that he will not be leaving the club during the upcoming January transfer window.
Michael Cain of Leicester in action during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Leicester City U21 and Blackburn Rovers U21 at The King Power Stadium on November 4, 2013
Walsall extend Michael Cain loan for second time
Leicester City midfielder Michael Cain extends his loan with Walsall until January 17.
Moenchengladbach's midfielder Christoph Kramer in action on September 20, 2013
Christoph Kramer signs new Bayer Leverkusen deal
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer signs a new deal with the club until 2019.
Bologna manager Stefano Pioli on the touchline during the match against Atalanta on November 10, 2013
Stefano Pioli bemoans sloppy Lazio
Lazio coach Stefano Pioli admits that his players only have themselves to blame for drawing 2-2 with Inter Milan.
Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill looks on during a Championship game on December 3, 2013
Clint Hill delighted by "massive" Queens Park Rangers triumph
QPR defender Clint Hill believes that the team's comeback win against West Brom could be "massive" come the end of the season.
James McArthur of Crystal Palace gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 21, 2014
James McArthur: 'Crystal Palace must step up'
James McArthur urges his Crystal Palace teammates to "step up" and end their five-game winless run.
Arsenal's French midfielder Mathieu Flamini celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
Mathieu Flamini confident of Arsenal improvement
Mathieu Flamini believes that it would be "crazy" to suggest that the Gunners will not improve in the second half of the season.
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Burnley on December 6, 2014
Queens Park Rangers open Charlie Austin contract talks?
QPR reportedly open talks with in-form striker Charlie Austin over a new deal.
Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez reacts to Leicester City's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 16, 2014
Roberto Martinez worried about Everton consistency
Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits that his team's lack of consistency in their results is a concern.
Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
Cheikhou Kouyate: 'West Ham United deserve to be fourth'
Cheikhou Kouyate insists that West Ham deserve to be in fourth place in the Premier League table.
Matt Ritchie of AFC Bournemouth celebrates his goal with team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackpool and Bournemouth at Bloomfield Road on December 20, 2014
Matt Ritchie: 'Bournemouth can handle pressure'
Matt Ritchie believes that Bournemouth have the mental strength to sustain a challenge for promotion to the Premier League.
Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Parma at Villa Park on August 9, 2014
Paul Lambert: 'Manchester United move is in Ron Vlaar's hands'
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits that Ron Vlaar will make the final call over his future as he continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United.
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool on the up'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that the team is starting to show that they are still capable of securing a top-four finish.
Ross McCormack of Fulham celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game during the Capital One Cup Second Round match against Brentford on August 26, 2014
Ross McCormack plays down Derby County speculation
Ross McCormack says that he does not expect to leave Fulham for Derby County.
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson looks on as the players warm up prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between MK Dons and Leicester City on August 4, 2014
Sam Allardyce: 'Nigel Pearson deserves time'
West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce believes that Nigel Pearson deserves time to turn Leicester City's fortunes around.
Stuart Pearce, the Nottingham Forest manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Fulham at the City Ground on September 17, 2014
Stuart Pearce: 'We must find our nerve'
Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce tells his side that they need to find their nerve if they are to revive their Championship promotion bid.
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Brendan Rodgers: 'Daniel Sturridge can fire Liverpool into top four'
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claims that Daniel Sturridge can score the goals to get his side back into the Champions League places this season.
Yaya Sanogo of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Benfica at the Emirates Stadium on August 2, 2014
Crystal Palace interested in Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo?
Crystal Palace will make a loan move in January for Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, according to a report.