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1. Chelsea have submitted a planning application that could see the capacity of Stamford Bridge rise from 41,600 to 60,000.
2. Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has left the door open for a return to club management in Europe, despite his first stint on the continent resulting in him being sacked by Real Sociedad a few weeks ago.
3. Lionel Messi has admitted he wanted to stand alongside his fellow Barcelona strikers Neymar and Luis Suarez at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, after the three-man shortlist emerged yesterday to reveal that the Uruguayan had been pipped by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
4. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has taken to social media to signal his happiness at the Old Trafford club, after newspaper reports recently emerged saying the Spaniard was set for showdown talks with United boss, Louis van Gaal.
5. Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke believes there is still significant doubt hanging over the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,, saying that the Swiss Criminal investigations into the voting procedure for the tournament leave it’s fate in doubt.
6. The President of Mauritania allegedly abused his power by ordering a penalty shootout during his country’s Super Cup final, after just an hour of play! (Eurosport)
7. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has revealed his most annoying teammate ever … (The Independent)
8. And said teammate took to Instagram to (crudely) hit back – we think he won this one, sorry Wayne! (Instagram)
9. In light of Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking exploits recently, footage has begun to emerge from his earlier playing days with Fleetwood Town – check out this stunning hat-trick he nailed against Ebbsfleet United back in 2012 (101 Great Goals).
10. Roma must be one of the clubs that features most in the latter part of this feature for their random antics: cropping Ashley Cole out of photos being one prominent example, but they’re at it again here as their fans greeted the players to training with an unusual gift (ESPN)