Chelsea adds Ba to list of targets

Newcastle striker Demba Ba is a potential target for Chelsea.
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Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...


Carlos Tevez made a hero's return for Manchester City last night as they clinched an epic win to stay right in the title race.


Every morning, FOX Soccer gathers the rumors from across England's papers and presents them to you in one place: Paper Chase. Here are the archives:

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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has told his players to let him know if they are not ready to start playing again.

Jose Mourinho has advised Inter Milan against hiring his former assistant Andre Villas-Boas.

Dean Saunders has become a target for the Doncaster boo-boys who want him axed - after just 31 games as boss.

Swansea have been told to wait until the summer to discover if they can sign Gylfi Sigurdsson on a permanent deal.

West Brom have told Birmingham they want to keep Ben Foster.

Junior Hoilett has been warned by Steve Kean he may not be as big a star at another club if he leaves Blackburn.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has blocked striker Conor Sammon's loan move to Sheffield Wednesday.

Nottingham Forest are set to open contract talks with Garath McCleary after his stunning four-goal demolition of Leeds alerted top-flight sides.

Swansea's Stephen Dobbie will today sign on loan for Bristol City.

Former Rotherham captain Kevin Watson is ready to return to his old club as manager.


Roberto Mancini hailed Carlos Tevez's amazing return to the Premier League and then admitted: "Now I know what squeaky-bum time is."

Football sent a resounding 'Get well soon' message to Fabrice Muamba last night as Bolton vowed to stand by him for as long as he needs to make a full recovery.

Mick McCarthy is in regular touch with new Wolves boss Terry Connor despite being sacked last month.

Charles N'Zogbia has backed down in a row with Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish - over cars.

Norwich are set for a summer clearout with Zak Whitbread, Elliott Ward and Aaron Wilbraham out of contract and unlikely to be offered a new deal.

Jermaine Jenas has signed a one-year contract extension at Tottenham.

Cameron Jerome wants talks with Tony Pulis to see if he still has a future at Stoke.

Newcastle are set to open talks with Dutchman Virgil van Dijk.

Jacob Mellis has been thrown a lifeline by Burnley after leaving Chelsea.


Carlos Tevez set up Manchester City's winner last night after returning from six months in the wilderness.

Fabrice Muamba has told his Bolton team-mates to get to Wembley for him.

Manchester City's plans for a new £100million training ground are being blocked - by a United fan.

Swansea's hopes of keeping midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson have been boosted with Hoffenheim ready to listen to offers this summer.

Newcastle are set to open talks with £2.5million-rated Dutch central defender Virgil van Dijk.


Samir Nasri was Manchester City's saviour last night and with perfect timing it was Carlos Tevez who played a key part in the matchwinner.

Heroic Tottenham fan Dr Andrew Deaner had a tear in his eye the moment he realised he had helped save the life of Fabrice Muamba.

Roger Johnson could return to the Wolves side for the first time since his alcohol shame on Saturday - despite his wife's controversial Twitter comments.

Stoke striker Cameron Jerome will seek talks with Tony Pulis if he continues to be overlooked in the Premier League.


Samir Nasri's late stunner for Manchester City blew the Premier League title race wide open last night.

Thierry Henry made what he wanted to be a secret visit to see Fabrice Muamba yesterday, flying in from the US for a few hours and then going straight back again.

West Ham will still bid for the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium but 'not at any price' after losing out on lucrative naming rights.

Chelsea have added Newcastle striker Demba Ba to their list of potential targets, while the Magpies are showing interest in defender Virgil van Dijk.

Aston Villa are keen to talk to Manchester United's Ritchie de Laet, who is out of contract in the summer.

Portsmouth are giving a trial to ex-Cardiff defender Gabor Gyepes while Ipswich are keen on Pompey's Joel Ward.

Bournemouth want Burnley striker Zavon Hines on loan.

Swindon are eyeing Barnsley defender Jay McEveley.


Fabrice Muamba had to be brought back to life on Saturday night after spending nearly an hour and 20 minutes without his own heartbeat, his medical team have revealed.


Carlos Tevez got off the substitutes' bench to help to inspire Manchester City to a dramatic comeback against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium last night and give the club's title prospects a huge boost.


These are still early days and this type of road to recovery can be fraught with setbacks but a full picture of Fabrice Muamba's emergence from catastrophic heart failure became clear last night, illustrating that his survival has been little less than miraculous.


Fabrice Muamba was "effectively dead" for 78 minutes in the immediate aftermath of his cardiac arrest, according to the Bolton Wanderers doctor, Jonathan Tobin.

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