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John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after the Premier League champions told him they would not be renewing his contract.
Speaking after the 5-1 FA Cup win at MK Dons on Sunday, the Chelsea captain told reporters that his 18-year association with the Blues would come to an end in the summer.
But the 35-year-old insisted he was not ready to retire and would instead pursue a future away from the Premier League.
“I was in last week before the Arsenal game, and it [my contract] is not going to be extended,” Terry said.

Chelsea will move for Atletico Madrid’s £60m-rated France forward Antoine Griezmann in the summer if their Belgium international Eden Hazard moves to either Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini feels Kelechi Iheanacho is justifiying not to sign a striker after selling Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko.

Manchester City are emerging as favourites to sign Everton defender John Stones, rated at £50m, although Chelsea are also still interested in the 21-year-old England international.

City hope to unveil Pep Guardiola on a pre-season tour of China as they look to boost their popularity

Ahmed Musa is pleased to be attracting interest from Manchester United and Leicester City but will not force a move out of CSKA Moscow.

Fenerbahce chairman Aziz Yildirim says their Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike, 28, is on the verge of joining West Ham United on loan for the rest of the season.

Manchester United will make a move for Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Deli Alli, who have both excelled this season.

United will receive a £23m bid from Real Madrid for Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 25, in the summer.

Michael Carrick, 34, could also be on the way out of Old Trafford. He is out of contract in five months and a number of Premier League and overseas clubs are keen to tempt him away.

Tottenham are keen to make one final bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, before the transfer window closes on Monday.

But Newcastle are preparing to make a club record £34m bid for Berahino.

Leicester City are reported to have had a £11.5m offer accepted for Chelsea’s France striker Loic Remy.

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has joined Swansea City in the race for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

Tottenham have rejected the chance to sign Fernando Torres in the final days of the January window.

Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin has returned to Marseille on loan until the end of the season.

Stoke have called off a club record move for Porto’s French midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 23, and turned down a £10m offer from abroad for their 28-year-old Senegal striker Mame Diouf.

West Ham United striker Nikica Jelavic will be the latest Premier League name to head for a final pay day in China once Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike completes his loan move from Fenerbahce

Liverpool are in talks with super-agent Jorge Mendes over a new deal for Joao Teixeira

Milos Veljkovic is poised to end his Tottenham frustration by joining Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen.

Jorge Sampaoli wants the Chelsea job and would try to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal if appointed

Michael Appleton has been asked to shape the future of Manchester United as their new academy chief.

With Nolito no longer an option, Barcelona are considering a move for Manchester United attacker Juan Mata. Reports claim Mata would be interested in a move to Camp Nou, but may have to wait until the summer.

Real Madrid are keen to tie down Castilla striker Borja Mayoral to a new four-year contract due to interest from Premier League side Chelsea. The 18-year-old’s current deal runs out in 18 months.

Atletico Madrid left-back Guilherme Siqueira has abandoned a proposed move to Newcastle, instead opting to join Valencia. The move, however, frees up Los Che left-back Lucas Orban for a move to St. James’ Park.

Bayern Munich utility man Javi Martinez has injured his knee and will be out of action for up to three weeks.

Thierry Henry has urged Manchester United to call time on Louis van Gaal’s era and turn to “amazing coach” Jose Mourinho to revive the club’s fortunes.

United have watched Tottenham full-back Danny Rose four times, but their rivals have told them the defender is not for sale.

Manchester United have been told they need to cut costs in all departments by their owners, the Glazer family. It is expected budgets will be slashed by around 15 per cent.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi, 19, has revealed he has literally been told to pull his socks up by assistant manager Steve Bould – and wear them higher to match his team-mates.

Atletico Madrid left-back Guilherme Siqueira has abandoned a proposed move to Newcastle, instead opting to join Valencia. The move, however, frees up Los Che left-back Lucas Orban for a move to St. James’ Park.

Roma striker Seydou Doumbia will go through a medical on Sunday ahead of a loan move to Newcastle United.

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has been described as Britain’s vainest footballer after it was revealed the 23-year-old gets his beard and hair cut every day.

MLS side DC United are considering a move for former Manchester City, Celtic and West Brom striker Georgios Samaras, 30. The Greece international is a free agent.

West Brom defender Sebastien Pocognoli may leave The Hawthorns after the 28-year-old Belgium international emerged as a loan target for Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Baggies are hoping to sign 24-year-old QPR winger Mat Phillips, who is a long-time target, in an £8m deal.

Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels and manager Thomas Tuchel both expressed support for an instant replay system after the referee admitted the club’s opening goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win should have been whistled for offside.

A cheeky Colchester fan tried to get a souvenir from Saturday’s loss at the hands of Tottenham after invading the pitch to ask visiting goalkeeper Michel Vorm for an autograph.

FA Cup : Fifth Round Draws

Chelsea will host Manchester City for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Shrewsbury host Manchester United and holders Arsenal face Hull.
Chelsea and City will meet at Stamford Bridge in arguably the tie of the round next month, with both sides easing into the last 16 on the back of big away wins over the weekend; City seeing off Aston Villa 4-0 and MK Dons suffering a 5-1 home humbling to Chelsea.
Shrewsbury’s reward for seeing off Championship side Sheffield Wednesday is a home date with Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United, while holders Arsenal will face Hull – why they beat in the 2014 final – once again.
Leeds, in the last 16 for only the second time in 13 years, must travel to Watford, while they’ll be all Premier League ties at White Hart Lane, where Spurs will host Crystal Palace, and at Dean Court, where Bournemouth play Everton.

Chelsea v Manchester City
Reading v West Brom or Peterborough
Watford v Leeds United
Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
Blackburn v Liverpool or West Ham
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull
Bournemouth v Everton

Ties to be played on weekend 19-22 February.

FA Cup results

Oscar fired a first-half hat-trick and Eden Hazard finally opened his account for the season as Chelsea eased to a 5-1 victory away to MK Dons and book a place in the FA Cup fifth round.
Chelsea took the lead after 15 minutes when a horrible mistake from Kyle McFadzean allowed Diego Costa to pick the ball up on the left-side of the area and he squared for Oscar to slide the ball in an unprotected net from 12 yards.
But Darren Potter levelled matters just five minutes later when his 20-yard strike took a wicked deflection off Nemanja Matic and looped into the top corner of Thibaut Courtois’ net.
Eden Hazard then wasted a glorious chance to end his season-long goal drought when, one on one with David Martin, he saw his effort saved onto the post and back into the arms of the grateful goalkeeper.
The visitors restored their lead after 32 minutes when Oscar drove in an angled drive following a lovely throughball from Reuben Loftus-Cheek.
And the player was celebrating his hat-trick a couple of minutes before the break when he scored a goal of absolute top quality, picking the ball up on the left flank, before cutting inside three challenges and bending an unsaveable effort into the corner from edge of the area.
Hazard did break his 30-game wait for a goal by tucking home from the penalty spot in the 55th minute, while Bertrand Traore made it 5-1 with a simple finish in the 63rd minute.

Arouna Kone, Aaron Lennon and Ross Barkley scored as Everton eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win at Carlisle United.
Everton made six changes from the side that lost at Manchester City in the Capital One Cup in midweek, with Seamus Coleman, Bryan Oviedo, James McCarthy, Aaron Lennon, Steven Pienaar and Arouna Kone in for John Stones, Leighton Baines, Gareth Barry, Leon Osman, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku.

Carlisle United 0 – 3 Everton
Milton Keynes Dons 1 – 5 Chelsea

Ligue 1 results

Cheikh N’Doye’s double helped lift Angers up to third place in Ligue 1 following a convincing 3-0 home win against second-placed Monaco.
Senegal international N’Doye struck twice from close range in the 19th and 43rd minutes and Mohamed Yattara sealed victory with a third 10 minutes into the second half.
Angers, promoted at the end of last season, bounced back from last week’s 5-1 thrashing at runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain to halt a three-game losing run in all competitions and climb to within two points of Monaco, who slipped to their first defeat in 10 league matches.
PSG will bid to extend their 21-point lead at the top on Sunday when they travel south to face St Etienne.

Lyon’s hopes of European football were dealt a blow as Bastia’s Brazilian striker Brandao struck in the second half for a 1-0 win.
Bastia were reduced to 10 men in the 88th minute when defender Gilles Cioni was hown a straight red card for his crude challenge on substitute Clement Grenier.
Lyon trail fourth-placed Rennes by four points, while Bastia — with Francois Ciccolini returning for his second spell as coach — put more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.

Nantes extended their unbeaten league run to nine matches with a 1-0 win at Troyes, who have yet to win at home in the league this season.
Nantes’ Belgian defender Guillaume Gillet scored the only goal four minutes before the interval.

Lorient defender Zargo Toure struck twice in a 2-0 home win against Reims to secure his side their first win in five league matches .
The Senegalese scored in the 15th and 51st minutes as Reims’ winless run was extended to eight games in all competitions.

Montpellier boosted their relegation fight by snapping a run of four straight defeats in all competitions with their biggest win of the season, 4-0 at GFC Ajaccio.
Montpellier went in two up at the break through Mali striker Mustapha Yatabare and Jonas Martins’ penalty before midfielder Bryan Dabo struck twice in the space of five minutes early in the second half.

Second-bottom Toulouse are now five points from safety after losing 2-1 at home to Guingamp.
Guingamp went ahead through Senegalese midfielder Younousse Sankhare’s 12th-minute opener and although Wissam Ben Yedder (64) equalised from the penalty spot, Jimmy Briand struck a 74th-minute winner for the visitors. Issa Diop was sent off for Toulouse late on.

Marseille 1 – 1Lille
January 31
Angers 3 – 0 Monaco
GFC Ajaccio 0 – 4 Montpellier
Lorient 2 – 0 Reims
SC Bastia 1 – 0 Lyon
Toulouse 1 – 2 Guingamp
Troyes 0 – 1 Nantes

Serie A results

New loan signings Ervin Zukanovic and Stephan El Shaarawy combined on their debuts to set Roma on their way to a 3-1 home win against Serie A strugglers Frosinone.
Roma took an 18th-minute lead through Radja Nainggolan, who managed to steer the ball home under pressure after being played in by Miralem Pjanic.
Frosinone were able to equalise through striker Daniel Ciofani, but early in the second half El Shaarawy acrobatically back-heeled Zukanovic’s cross into the net to put Roma on top for good.
Pjanic sealed victory for Roma with a neat finish for a late third goal.

Matteo Mancosu’s second-half penalty saw Carpi snatch a 1-1 draw against Palermo at the Stadio Alberto Braglia.
The hosts began brightly but went behind in the 24th minute as Oscar Hiljemark’s pass found Alberto Gilardino free in the Carpi box before slotting home.
The former Italy international reached 184 Serie A goals, equalling Gabriel Batistuta for 13th on the Serie A all-time scoring list.

German Denis ensured Atalanta earned a 1-1 draw against Sassuolo at the Azzurri d’Italia.
Domenico Berardi put the visitors in front but the Argentinian forward equalised after his initial spot-kick was saved by Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.

Carpi 1 – 1 Palermo
Atalanta 1 – 1 Sassuolo
Roma 3 – 1 Frosinone

Bundesliga results

Javier Hernandez scored twice as Bayer Leverkusen left Hannover languishing at the bottom of the Bundesliga after a 3-0 win.
Stefan Kiessling headed the hosts in front just after half-time, having previously hit the post, and two goals from Hernandez completed the victory for Roger Schmidt’s side.
A foul by Hiroki Sakai on Kiessling on the hour mark enabled Leverkusen to double their lead with Hernandez stepping up to convert the resultant penalty.
Hernandez netted his 13th goal of the season when the Mexican international held off his marker before slotting a low shot into the bottom corner of Ron-Robert Zieler’s goal, lifting Leverkusen up to fourth and into the Champions League positions.

Borussia Dortmund left it late to beat Ingolstadt 2-0 and reduce the arrears on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to five points on Saturday.
A late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace earned Thomas Tuchel’s men all three points, but not without a struggle against a strong Ingolstadt side.
Aubameyang finally broke the deadlock with just over 10 minutes remaining, heading in Lukasz Piszczek’s cross from six yards out, albeit from an offside position.
Aubameyang’s 20th goal of the season five minutes from time finished Ingolstadt off as this time he timed his run to leave no doubts about being offside before sliding a low shot into the far corner.
Dortmund gave a professional debut to American midfielder Christian Pulisic as the 17-year-old came on in the 68th minute.

Werder Bremen came from behind to snatch a point off high-flying Hertha Berlin in a 3-3 thriller at the Weser Stadion.
Vladimir Darida and Marvin Plattenhardt put the visitors in the driving seat before half-time, but Fin Bartels gave the hosts hope midway through the second half.
Salomon Kalou restored Hertha’s two-goal lead, but a Claudio Pizarro penalty and a header from Santiago Garcia enabled Bremen to take a point from the Bundesliga clash.

Schalke climbed to fifth thanks to a 2-0 win over Darmstadt.
Leroy Sane’s determination in hooking the ball back into play from the goalline was rewarded as the ball finally fell for Max Meyer to put the visitors in front just before half-time.
Sane made it 2-0 himself early in the second half, coolly slotting the ball past Christian Mathenia to seal a comfortable victory.

Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt had to settle for a point apiece in a goalless draw in Bavaria with the hosts grateful to their goalkeeper for preventing worse.
Marwin Hitz almost single-handedly kept Frankfurt at bay, making the most spectacular of saves on the hour mark to deny Alexander Meier from close range with a one-handed reflex stop.

In the day’s late game, Stuttgart made it two wins out of two in 2016 with a dramatic but deserved 2-1 victory over Hamburg at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Artem Kravets, a new loan arrival from Dynamo Kiev, grabbed an 88th-minute clincher for the home side whose dominance was rewarded.

Augsburg 0 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayer Leverkusen 3 – 0 Hannover 96
Borussia Dortmund 2 – 0 Ingolstadt
Darmstadt 0 – 2 Schalke 04
Werder Bremen 3 – 3 Hertha Berlin
VfB Stuttgart 2 – 1 Hamburger SV

La Liga results

Goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez fired Barcelona to a priceless 2-1 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to strike a huge blow in the Primera Division title race.
Atletico got off to a fine start at the Camp Nou as Koke gave them the lead after just 10 minutes but Messi and Suarez each struck in the space of eight minutes to turn the game around before the break.

Atletico defenders Filipe Luis and Diego Godin were sent off.
Filipe Luis landed a studs-up challenge just above Messi’s knee and was deservedly sent off, while Godin was dismissed with a second yellow card for tackling Suarez late on 65 minutes.

A frustrating afternoon for Diego Simeone’s side was later compounded as Augusto Fernandez was stretchered off with a suspected knee injury.

Bruno Soriano’s second-half penalty saw Villarreal beat Granada 1-0 and return to winning ways.
The captain converted from the spot in the 55th minute after Jean-Sylvain Babin had fouled Roberto Soldado to give Marcelino’s side a first win in three matches.
The victory takes Villarreal level with third-placed Real Madrid on 44 points ahead of Los Blancos’ game against Espanyol on Sunday.

A solitary goal by Inaki Williams fired Athletic Bilbao to a 1-0 victory at Getafe to take the Basques up to fifth.
The 21-year-old headed in the only goal of the game in the 24th minute and Athletic clung on until the end, Getafe passing up several chances to level in the second half.
The hosts also had defender Juan Cala sent off in stoppage time for a second booking and lost their first league game at home in exactly three months.

Malaga moved into the top half of the table after picking up a hard-fought 2-1 victory at in-form Eibar.
Juanpi broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time to give the visitors the edge in an end-to-end encounter and Roque Santa Cruz sealed the points by striking at the end of the second half.
Borja Baston grabbed a consolation goal for the hosts in the last minute of stoppage time but it was not enough to prevent a first home defeat in two months for the Basques, who missed a chance to go fifth in the table.

Real Sociedad recorded only their second win in nine games to climb above Real Betis.
Firm first-half headers from Xabi Prieto and Inigo Martinez put Sociedad in control and they ran out 2-1 winners, with Betis’ solitary response coming from their top scorer Ruben Castro.
The victory saw Sociedad leapfrog Betis into 13th place and went some way to erasing memories of their 5-1 thrashing at Sporting Gijon eight days earlier.

Barcelona 2 – 1 Atletico Madrid
Eibar 1 – 2 Malaga
Getafe 0 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal 1 – 0 Granada
Real Sociedad 2 – 1 Real Betis