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1. Liverpool have come out and strongly denied that they have made an approach for former Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup clash with Carlisle.
2. Former England Captain David Beckham has said that he is feeling very positive about the prospects of his bid to set an MLS franchise up in Miami.
3. Pele has urged FIFA President Sepp Blatter to ‘be honest and say the truth about what he has seen’ with regards to the corruption charges that have embroiled some FIFA representatives in recent months.
4. Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has slammed former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, saying he was to blame for the midfielder’s Old Trafford exit and that his new book ‘proves that he still does not know who Pogba is.’
5. FC Barcelona’s attempt to register summer signing Arda Turan immediately, despite their transfer embargo, has been rejected by FIFA after the Catalan club asked for permission to register the player as injury cover.
6. Rio Ferdinand has revealed which Manchester United player reacts the worst to losing a game of FIFA, by smashing up their controller (The Daily Mirror).
7. Manchester United’s clash with Ipswich Town is set to outrage the British public this evening if it clashes with one of the nation’s most-watched TV shows (ESPN).
8. When you’ve managed Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o, and footballers still leave you open-mouthed, you know that player is special. Check out Pep Guardiola’s reaction to Robert Lewandowski’s nine-minute mauling of Wolfsburg last night (The Independent).
9. James Bond fans may be pleased to know that one former footballer has ruled himself out of the running to play 007 once Daniel Craig does step aside (The Telegraph).
10. Arsenal fans have naturally tried their best to poke fun at Chelsea’s Diego Costa following his retrospective three-match ban (The Daily Mirror)