Chelsea today released Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa following the expiration of their contracts.
The Champions League winning duo join Didier Drogba in departing the club this summer as Chelsea look to rebuild their squad. Arsenal are 5/4 favourites to sign Kalou.
Andre Villas-Boas has been ruled out of the running to take charge at Liverpool. The 34 year-old has been the favourite in the next Liverpool manager market over the past week and remains so with certain bookies but overnight Villas-Boas' odds have drifted making Roberto Martinez the current frontrunner.
Joey Barton was handed a twelve match ban for his conduct against Man City in the final game of the season. An additional
eight game suspension for two cases of violent conduct was added to the four game ban Barton earned for his red card.
Mark Hughes will now decide whether to discipline Barton further with release from the club a possibility.
Carlos Cuellar and Emile Heskey were released by Aston Villa today. Cuellar - signed for almost £8 million from Rangers five
years ago - has stated his intention to remain in England.
34 year-old, Heskey, is also keen to keep playing and former club Leicester are 2/1 favourites to re-sign the forward.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally ruled himself out of the running to be Aston Villa manger. The 'baby-faced assassin was
as short as 1/8 to takeover this morning but now stands at 28/1.
Paul Lambert and Roberto Martinez are now joint favourites but as yet no real candidate has emerged.
Spain have confirmed that David Villa will not be fit enough to make the squad for Euro 2012. Villa broke his leg when playing
for Barcelona in the World Club Championships back in December and has not played since.
Spanish hopes will now turn to Fernando Torres, Roberto Soldado or Fernando Llorente to lead the line as they bid to retain the European Championships.
Chelsea's official website has today confirmed that Champions League hero, Didier Drogba will leave the club this summer
with the Ivory Coast international not intending to sign a new contract.
Drogba leaves on the ultimate high, ending his eight year stay at the club by netting the winning penalty on Saturday against Munich to seal Chelsea's first Champions league triumph. A final payday in China now looks likely for the 34 year-old.
Frank de Boer, after being touted as Liverpool's newest target, has since turned down the prospect of managing the club.
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Liverpool have contacted Ajax manager Frank de Boer with a view to appointing Kenny Dalglish's successor - it has been
reported that the Dutchman now tops the owners' wishlist.
Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas-Boas remain in contention to replace Kenny Dalglish at the club with Pep Guardiola and Fabio Capello less likely candidates.
Michael Owen confirmed via twitter that he is set to leave Manchester United with manager Alex Ferguson not willing to offer
a new contract.
It is questionable whether any Premier League clubs will now step in to offer the former Liverpool striker a deal. Stepping down to the Championship may be an option whilst the bookies also make retiring and joining the MLS as equally likely prospects.
After much speculation news has broken that Kenny Dalglish has departed Liverpool. A season in which the club won the Carling
Cup and reached the FA Cup final was not enough for the owners after big spending returned a meagre 8th place in the league.
It remains to be seen who can take King Kenny's throne at Anfield with the return of Rafa or a step up for one of the Premier League's up and coming managers the two likely options.
Crwaley Town have officially replaced departed manager Steve Evans with Nottingham Forest coach, Sean O'Driscoll. Craig Brewster and Steve Coppell will remain as part of the managerial team hoping for success as the club make the step up to League One next season.
Roy Hodgson today named his 23 man squad to take to Euro 2012 with some surprise inclusions and exclusions. John Ruddy and
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are the two uncapped players whilst experienced internationals, most notably Rio Ferdinand, miss out.
In a season which could cost Kenny Dalglish his job it is perhaps surprising that four Liverpool men have made it onto the list as well as Jordan Henderson being on standby. Talk of an international comeback from born again Paul Scholes was quashed with the United veteran not included, teammate Michael Carrick has also been omitted.
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