Santos will not sell Neymar to Spanish giants

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Santos president Luis Oliveira insists he will not sell Neymar to either Barcelona or Real Madrid and claims the Brazil international wants to stay at the club.


Chelsea will question Fernando Torres about an interview in which the striker appeared to criticise his team-mates as "older" players who are "very slow".

Even if victory somehow eluded Queens Park Rangers on the night that marked the start of a new era, a sense of honour did not.


The gift-wrapped box of footballing fireworks that is the Champions League is reopened this evening, unveiling the greatest technical and tactical show on earth. Chelsea’s new manager, Andre Villas-Boas, even hails the competition as harder to win than the World Cup.


Andre Villas-Boas showed his first signs of frustration yesterday with Chelsea’s struggling striker Fernando Torres when he said that the club were investigating comments made by the player that some of his team-mates at the club were "very slow" and partly to blame for his lack of goals.

Arsene Wenger believes a financial cataclysm will soon engulf Europe, in months, if not weeks, finally affecting a sport which has so far appeared immune to the economic depression provoked by the banking crisis.


Arsene Wenger has spoken of his fear that Arsenal are being left behind by a financially elite cartel led by Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Football Association will defend its policy of keeping the identity of players who fail drug tests for recreational substances confidential in the wake of a Channel 4 documentary that named a Scottish international as one of those who has served a ban in secret.


Fernando Torres will face a carpeting from boss Andre Villas-Boas after moaning that Chelsea’s players are too old and slow.

Joey Barton still has hopes of playing for England, but he had a low-key debut for Queens Park Rangers against his former club Newcastle at Loftus Road last night.

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn told Asamoah Gyan that the door remained open for him after revealing why he accepted a loan offer for the striker.

Andre Villas-Boas last night denied that Chelsea have drifted further away than ever from achieving their Holy Grail in Europe.


Fernando Torres faces a reprimand for Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas over public criticism in which he accused his team-mates of being "old" and "slow".

Jimmy Bullard’s controversial departure from Hull is to be the subject of a Football League disciplinary commission.

Fabio Capello has a clause in his contract preventing him accepting a new job before England have qualified for Euro 2012.


Dozens of top footballers in Britain have failed tests for cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

Joey Barton wants an England recall after captaining QPR on his debut against Newcastle.

Kenny Dalglish will not receive an FA charge for criticising referees.

Tim Cahill wants Everton bosses to stick to their guns and not gamble away the club’s future.

Michael Ballack believes now is the best time to face Chelsea after yet another summer of managerial change at Stamford Bridge.

Roberto Mancini claims Barcelona and Real Madrid missed out on one of the best players in the world when they overlooked David Silva.


Frank Lampard is facing the Chelsea axe tonight.

Neil Warnock handed new boy Joey Barton the QPR captaincy last night.

Bayer Leverkusen star Sidney Sam warmed up for tonight’s Champions League showdown with Chelsea by sneering: "Who the f*** are you?"

Arsene Wenger admits that NONE of England’s Champions League clubs can match Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Dortmund star Neven Subotic says Arsene Wenger has a "big problem" at Arsenal after selling Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Raul Meireles claims he has taken a step up in class after being forced out by Liverpool.

Kevin Davies says he has no plans to change his ways.

Rafael van de Vaart has accused Tottenham of not being interested in the Europa League.

Diego Maradona says Sergio Aguero can win the lot at Manchester City.


Fernando Torres faces a rollicking from Andre Villas-Boas over his public criticism of the Chelsea team.

Joey Barton’s reunion with Newcastle ended in stalemate at Loftus Road last night.

Didier Drogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United after failing to recover from concussion.

Michael Carrick is on a mission to come in from the cold and take his frustrations out on Benfica.

Dirk Kuyt has taken a swipe at Liverpool’s lack of recent success – insisting he is the "champion of winning nothing" among his Holland team-mates.


Rangers owner Craig Whyte broke cover last night and warned the club’s fans to get ready to a period of "pain" and cuts.