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With European and domestic cup football done for the year, it's up to the Premier League to fill the mid-week gap in the build up to the festive period. Everton host Arsenal looking to end a run of just one win in 11 games. While the Gunners, unbeaten in the Premier League since the opening day, are looking to return to the top of the table. Elsewhere Bournemouth are also in action as they host Leicester City following the champions' impressive 4-2 win over Manchester City.

Oscar set to leave Chelsea in £52m China transfer to Shanghai SIPG

Oscar has fallen out of favour under new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, and hasn't started a Premier League game since mid September. And now he is being given a way out by Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, who also have Brazilian striker Hulk in their squad and are managed by former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas. The deal has been set up ahead of its completion during next month's transfer window.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has come out in defence of the club's goalkeeper Loris Karius, and hit out at Gary and Phil Neville. 

Yaya Toure has accepted a charge of drink driving, but insists that he did not 'intentionally consume alcohol'. He has been banned for 18 months and fined £54,000 by magistrates.

The Premier League have announced a string of fixture changes for February after games including the Manchester derby were chosen for television broadcast.

The completion of the deal had been scheduled for Tuesday, but last week Silvio Berlusconi's holding company and Sino-Europe Sports agreed to a three-month delay, postponing the closing of the deal.

Angry supporters of struggling Pescara showed their displeasure at the team's results by staging a protest outside the restaurant where the players were having their Christmas dinner.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola gives hilarious reaction to Stan Collymore question

Pep Guardiola provided a hilarious reaction when asked about criticism levelled at him by pundit Stan Collymore by appearing not to know who the former Liverpool player is.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski signs extension to 2021 

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with the club until June 2021. The Bundesliga leaders have said that the 28-year-old Poland captain signed the agreement on Tuesday. After putting pen to paper, Lewandowski said: 'I'm delighted that the discussions came to a positive outcome and that I'm staying attached to Bayern for another few years. 

Scotland Yard has received 106 separate allegations of historical sex abuse connected with individuals at 32 London football clubs, including four in the Premier League and two in the Championship, the Metropolitan Police said.

Fernando Alonso has committed his future to McLaren after pledging his desire to become world champion with the Woking outfit. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Mercedes.

London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal keep on winning to set themselves up for what could be a two-horse title race. But who is the most likely to be lifting the Premier League trophy in May?

Man Utd news: Bastian Schweinsteiger back in the fold and leading the laughs

There were plenty of smiles amongst Manchester United players as they made their way to London to take on Crystal Palace, fresh of the back off their impressive win against Tottenham at Old Trafford.Wayne Rooney, Basitan Schweinsteiger and Ashley Young looked to be in high spirits in particular as they made their way to catch a train from Stockport train station, before sharing a joke on the platform with Phil Jones and Michael Carrick.

Arsenal news: Per Mertesacker feeling 'amazing' after returning to training

Per Mertesacker says he feels 'great' after returning to full training with Arsenal. The 32-year-old, who is yet to play this season after suffering a serious knee injury during pre-season, was put through his paces at London Colney on Monday. Mertesacker is unlikely to play until next year, but he admits that rejoining his team-mates was an 'amazing' feeling.

Pep Guardiola has taken the blame for Manchester City's alarming dip in form and accepts that he will be sacked in the same vein as his predecessors if he cannot meet expectations at the Etihad.

Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined by the FA for failing to control their players during a Premier League clash at the Etihad earlier this month.

David Moyes will have no money to spend in January with Sunderland owner Ellis Short ready to sell the club. Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain has warned that transfer funds will be 'very limited'.

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he never expected to win Ballon d'Or four times

Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he always knew he could become the best player in the world after winning a fourth Ballon d'Or. But the Real Madrid star also paid tribute to his team-mates, emphasising that the individual award 'did not entirely depend on me'. Ronaldo, who posed with Sergio Ramos and a replica of his trophy on Tuesday morning, was back in training soon after as he looks to kick on in the Club World Cup. 

Cristiano Ronaldo gets gold CR7 Nike football boots after winning fourth Ballon d'Or

Nike have congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo on his fourth Ballon d'Or triumph by releasing a commemorative football boot after the Portuguese was named the world's best player.  Only 777 pairs of the Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitorias will be released in the new year on Nike's website as the American sports brand celebrate his recent achievements. Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a Champions League final win over neighbours Atletico Madrid before helping Portugal to defy the odds by winning Euro 2016. 

PETE JENSON: Cristiano Ronaldo's career has been golden from start to finish but what happens now as he plans for those other 'golden' years, the ones that will take him towards retirement?

Cristiano Ronaldo hit back in the eternal debate over who is the greatest footballer on the planet when he claimed his fourth Ballon d'Or on Monday.

To be nominated for the Ballon d'Or is seen as the greatest possible recognition of a footballer's talent. But to get so far and then fail to receive a single vote to win the award must really stick in the throat.

Chelsea news: Antonio Conte says Premier League leaders are 'ready' to step up

Antonio Conte is convinced Chelsea have what it takes to stay at the top of the Premier League tree as their season kicks into overdrive in the Christmas period. The Italian manager led his players through training on Tuesday ahead of a trip to Sunderland that opens up a spell of four games before the turn of the year. League leaders Chelsea have benefited from a sparse fixture list this season with no European football to contend with and an EFL Cup run already curtailed with a defeat by West Ham.

Amir Khan rubs shoulders with Floyd Mayweather in Miami

Amir Khan previously claimed Floyd Mayweather was too scared to fight him during his heyday but the duo were all smiles on Monday as they posed in Miami.annual convention.

Ronald Koeman enjoyed a near-perfect start at Everton with four wins and a draw from his first five games, but they are now in relegation form. Sportsmail takes a closer look at the club's problems.

The Reds have taken just five points from their last four matches with a defeat by Bournemouth and a home draw against West Ham their last two outings.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he could have made himself 'even more phenomenal' if he had the maturity he has now earlier in his career.

Terry is in the final year of his contract Stamford Bridge, has not yet been offered a new deal by the club, and has been out of the team with injury for much of the season.

England arrive in Chennai with fifth Test set to go ahead despite Cyclone Vardah ripping

England arrived in Chennai on Tuesday to a scene of devastation brought by Cyclone Vardah ripping through the city but the show will go on with the final Test on Friday when they attempt to repair the damage to their battered reputations. The ‘Red Rose’ cyclone flattened homes, snapped communication lines and threw into disarray air and road travel. But England were unaffected as the storm had passed by the time they arrived here and landed to discover that the Chepauk Stadium will be fit to stage the fifth Test.

Alastair Cook partially left himself a hostage to fortune when he spoke of a final stage in his international career in which he could play purely as a batsman without the strains of leadership.

Cricket Australia published the fixture list for the tour on Monday and confirmed that the second Test at the Adelaide Oval which starts on December 2 will be played partly under lights.

Star Wars Rogue One, with Cristiano Ronaldo re-imagined as a character in a galaxy far

Premier League players are often thought of as out of this world, but now they could also be from a galaxy far, far away. Artist Brian Konnick has reimagined some of world football's biggest stars as characters in Star Wars in the run up to the new film Rogue One. Featuring the likes of Jose Mourinho getting in touch with his dark side, and a stormtrooper Marouane Fellaini, the illustrations - created for ESPN - are sure to delight fans of football and Star Wars alike.

Using over 200 different footballers' names, teams and referees... Queen's Bohemian

Many people will be more than familiar with Queen's iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody... but what about a version in which the lyrics comprise Paul Peschisolido, Barry Horne and Luton Town? Youtube channel 'TheExplodingHeads' have recreated the timeless anthem using over 200 names of footballers past and present, along with club names, referees and various footballing references to comprise the lyrics.

JEFF POWELL: ITV are to enter the pay-per-view arena by screening Chris Eubank Jnr's return to the ring early in 2017. Eubank is moving up from middleweight to challenge Renold Quinlan.

The Football Association want an 'outstanding football coach' who will play a key role in helping England conquer the world in 2022 after they advertised the vacant Under 21 job.

JOE BERNSTEIN: United manager Jose Mourinho, who shares the same agent, Jorge Mendes, as Portugal's Euro 2016 winner, failed to land Fonte in the summer and is keen to add experience.

REVEALED: Inside Manchester City's new glass tunnel... where VIP fans will be able to get closer than ever to Guardiola's stars

EXCLUSIVE - JACK GAUGHAN: Manchester City’s imposing revamp of the Etihad Stadium will be complete for next season, with Pep Guardiola’s side afforded a new state-of-the-art circular dressing room. The huge project, taking place under the Colin Bell Stand, incorporates a glass players’ tunnel designed for some supporters to see some of the world’s best lining up before matches. City have released striking images of the development, which will see those paying for the privilege able to dine in new executive lounges with a full view of both teams emerging from the dressing rooms.

Cesar Azpilicueta signs new Chelsea deal with three-and-a-half-year contract

Chelsea have tied down Cesar Azpilicueta (pictured with technical director Michael Emenalo) until 2020 by handing their versatile defensive stalwart a new three-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Atletico Madrid are facing the biggest crisis of the Diego Simeone era after falling 12 points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid, according to club captain Gabi Fernandez.

Scarlets flanker James Davies could face a ban of up to a year after being cited for making an obscene gesture at the referee during their European Champions Cup defeat in Toulon.

Wembley and Twickenham will host two games each, with Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals all visiting for the first time the International Series.

Lionel Messi joined by Afghan boy who replicated his shirt with a plastic bag before

Lionel Messi welcomed the Afghan boy who became an online hit wearing a homemade plastic-bag version of his shirt on to the pitch in Qatar as Barcelona strolled to victory in a friendly win over Al-Ahli. Six-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi was pictured in a striped blue-and-white plastic bag bearing Messi's name – mimicking his Argentina kit – earlier this year and has now met his idol. He accompanied Ballon d'Or runner-up on to the field in an oversized kit as a mascot on Tuesday, having also received a real, signed version of the shirt he had mocked up on a budget.

James Rodriguez's mother has insisted that her son will not be leaving Real Madrid, despite speculation otherwise. She says her son is playing at his 'dream' club and is happy.

Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton waded into the debate over Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on Monday night and suggested the goalkeeper should be praised for being open and honest.

Why are Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in a slump?

PETE JENSON:  While it's true they topped a difficult Champions League group that included Bayern Munich, that seems small consolation right now to supporters waving goodbye to another title tilt so early in the season.



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Manchester United's Matteo Darmian gets engaged to Francesca Cormanni

After working his way back into Jose Mourinho's plans, Matteo Darmian had another reason to smile after popping the question to Francesca Cormanni on Monday night. The Manchester United defender's girlfriend took to Instagram to reveal her answer, posting a picture of herself sharing a kiss with her long-term partner and the message 'I said yes!' written on her hand. The model, who is also a qualified interior designer, 

Sergio Ramos shows off symbolic numbers inked on his hand as Real Madrid star prepares for

In the photo, the Spanish international showed off the numbers 35, 90+, 32 and 19, with the caption: 'The numbers of my life in the purest colour. Guess what they mean?'

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez wins BBC African Player of the Year

Riyad Mahrez has been named BBC African Player of the Year after an incredible 12 months which included winning the Premier League. Leicester City and Algeria winger Mahrez was announced as the winner on Monday evening, beating competition which included fellow Premier League players including Sadio Mane, Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew. Mahrez played a pivotal role in helping Leicester stun football by winning the Premier League last season. 

Slaven Bilic says West Ham’s game against Burnley on Wednesday night is the one that they have been waiting for. West Ham have not win in six during a demanding run.

Toby Alderweireld insists he has not been distracted by speculation about his Tottenham contract and feels fitter than ever after recovering from his 'one in a million' injury.

MailOnline has teamed up with Carling to give you and three mates the chance to watch Manchester City vs Arsenal on Sunday, December 19 at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester United star man Henrikh Mkhitarytan has revealed who his football icon was when growing up, and Red Devils fans won't take comfort from the fact it was an Arsenal legend.

Chapocoense's goalkeeper Danilo, one of the 71 who died when the team's plane crashed last month, has been named as Brazil's fans' player of the year.

MailOnline Sport has teamed up with EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League, to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets  to Everton vs Liverpool on Monday, December 19 (8pm).

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho hopes to make New Year's Eve clash against Manchester

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is targeting a return to action against Manchester City on New Year's Eve. Coutinho has been sidelined with an ankle injury that he picked up in the 2-0 win over Sunderland last month. He wasn't expected to return to first-team action until next year but his recovery has accelerated and he has penciled in City's trip to Anfield on December 31.

Roma 1-0 Milan: Radja Nainggolan strikes after Wojciech Szczesny saves penalty to keep up

ROMA 1-0 AC MILAN: Roma narrowed the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to four points ahead of their trip to Turin on Saturday.

Alan Pardew has warned his Crystal Palace side that they are conceding too many goals and must tighten up defensively if they are to move up the table.  

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists 'I want Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the club'

Sportsmail reported that Arsenal are yet to open talks over a new contract with the 23-year-old England international, who has 18 months to run on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are locked in negotiations to extend the deals for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil who have similar terms remaining on their existing deals, but Arsene Wenger is adamant Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is integral to his plans as well.

EXCLUSIVE: Mason Holgate believes he has found his way at the top level by fighting it out with the Premier League’s elite with a crash course from the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The attempt by five former heads of English football to bring about FA governance reform has angered the FA, Premier League and Government.

Coventry City are to hold discussions with Hasselbaink over their manager's job. Caretaker Mark Venus, who replaced Tony Mowbray, is poised to move into a football director role.

England will continue to wear Nike kit until at least 2030 after the Football Association secured a new £400million deal with the sports brand.

CRAIG HOPE: David Moyes has banned a boozy boys night out for his Sunderland players this Christmas - and instead wants them to involve their wives and girlfriends.

Ahead of a busy week in the Barclays Premier League, with all 20 teams in action, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.

Football abuse victim Gary Johnson says Dario Gradi took him on boating holiday when 11 

Mr Johnson, 57, who was paid £50,000 hush money by Chelsea, went on the break to Bognor with a friend two years before he fell into the clutches of chief scout Eddie Heath. The former professional footballer turned taxi driver said Mr Gradi, now suspended by the FA over claims he ‘smoothed over ’abuse at Chelsea, 'behaved impeccably' throughout. He said: ': 'I would only be 11 or 12. Dario took me and my best mate for a summer holiday to Wittering, near Bognor Regis. We went for a week. My mum and dad let me go.' He added: 'He was always the perfect gent around me'. Last night Dario Gradi responded to his FA suspension, claiming he has done nothing wrong and thanking those who have supported him.

Crewe Alexandra director Dario Gradi responded to his FA suspension, claiming he has done nothing wrong and thanking those who have supported him.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that one youngster, viewed in his teens as a great future hope of Stamford Bridge, had his career derailed by Heath's abuse.

JOHN McGARRY: The Scottish Government has urged the SFA to launch an independent inquiry into historical child abuse in the game as the stream of allegations continued unabated.

James DeGale insists he is not losing any sleep over possible Callum Smith fight

It will not bother James DeGale if he is obliged to accommodate Liverpool’s rising star en route to a blockbuster rematch with George Groves in a football ground near you next summer. Callum, the youngest and perhaps brightest of the Smith family of four boxing champion brothers, acquired yet more admirers with his dramatic 10th round stoppage of Luke Blackledge on Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title show-card in Manchester on Saturday night.

Nico Rosberg shows off his F1 world title in front of  the Arc de Triomphe as he soaks up

Nico Rosberg has been making the most of his new-found free time in retirement as he ventured to Paris this week. The Formula 1 world champion paraded his title in front of iconic landmark the Arc de Triomphe in what he described as a 'Paris selfie'. The 31-year-old has been enjoying the high-life since he called time on his career just five days after sealing his maiden, and only, world title at the end of November.

Keaton Jennings has been named England Lions captain for their tour of Sri Lanka early next year. The Durham opener scored a century on his Test debut against India in Mumbai last week.

De Villiers replaced Hashim Amla midway through the England series in January this year but has led the Proteas in only two Tests after undergoing surgery on an elbow injury.

Vettel  remains firmly in Mercedes’ thoughts as their next driver but one. Mercedes are intent on bringing in Williams’s Finnish racer Bottas as an immediate replacement for retiring Nico Rosberg.

Max Verstappen earned widespread acclaim for his exciting driving style this F1 season. The 19-year-old was heralded for an aggressive approach and one statistic appears to back up his supporters.

Dylan Hartley will learn on Wednesday if he will be available to lead England into the RBS 6 Nations after being sent off for the third time in his career.

Three-times Derby champion Walter Swinburn died at the age of 55 on Monday. The jockey made his name riding racehorse Shergar to victory in the 1981 Epsom Derby.

Three-time Derby-winning jockey Walter Swinburn has died at the age of 55. Swinburn, who had been suffering from epilepsy, died peacefully at home. The former jockey also had a brief career as a trainer.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his best tips ahead of Tuesday's meetings at Catterick, Wincanton and Southwell.

Chelsea news: How dirty Diego Costa has cleaned up his act under Antonio Conte

MATT BARLOW: When Antonio Conte secured the Chelsea job and glanced at the players he would inherit he was far from convinced about Diego Costa. Conte told Roman Abramovich he wanted to compete with his old club Juventus to sign Gonzalo Higuain, who eventually cost £75million from Napoli, or to prise Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain, until it became clear that was impossible. He liked the idea of a centre forward with more technical polish and, from afar, Costa seemed to be a troubled soul, dangerously combustible and pining for a return to Atletico Madrid.

It concerns me if Pep Guardiola does not respect tackling. It is one of the joys of the game and if he wants to win the league, tackling is something he must embrace.

Only Alastair Cook will know if he's still got the hunger and appetite to carry on as England captain, and the energy to drive the team forward.

Sometimes it is easier to criticise a footballer than stand up for one. Especially when he is making mistakes. Liverpool's Loris Karius is certainly making mistakes.