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What's trending: Lavezzi rejected Chelsea, Man United for China move

Here are the latest stories from Tuesday:

PREMIER LEAGUE: Former Paris Saint-Germain winger Ezequiel Lavezzi has said he could have signed for a Premier League club instead of moving to China. And there was also interest in Italy from Inter Milan.  "I could have signed for Inter, Chelsea or Manchester United but I took the decision to leave for China," he was quoted as saying by on his presentation to local media.

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REAL MADRID: Zinedine Zidane says there has been no internal problems following Cristiano Ronaldo's comments regarding his teammates, while admitting he does not know whether he himself will remain at the club past the summer. "Cristiano talked with everyone, with me, with the players," Zidane said. "Now it is something that is past. Cristiano, we know, the importance he has. We are all with him. That issue is over."

ARSENAL: Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for up to eight weeks with a knee injury but does not need surgery, Arsene Wenger has said.

- Paul Merson has called for Arsene Wenger's sacking should either Leicester or Tottenham beat Arsenal to the Premier League title this season, and insisted there's "a thousand" managers capable of getting the Gunners into the top four.

- VIDEO: Arsene Wenger is not giving up on winning the title this year, despite Arsenal's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

- Arsene Wenger has responded to the criticism of Arsenal this week by saying people are "too emotional" and challenged his players to use the negativity as motivation to turn things around.

CHELSEA: Guus Hiddink says he is impressed by Bertrand Traore's development in recent months at Chelsea and admits the youngster is now his preferred alternative to first-choice striker Diego Costa -- ahead of Loic Remy and January loan signing Alexandre Pato.

- Hiddink has joked that Chelsea "needed more rugby" in their style when he arrived in December and believes that footballers can benefit from training in more physical sports such as judo and boxing.

- Italy coach Antonio Conte is focusing on the task of leading the Azzurri to glory at Euro 2016 finals despite widespread speculation that he is set to be confirmed as Chelsea's next manager, Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio insists.

- VIDEO: Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has vowed Ruben Loftus-Cheek will get first-team action soon, after he signed a new contract with the Blues.

MAN UNITED: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said he loves Manchester United too much to sign for Manchester City, despite Pep Guardiola agreeing to take charge at the Etihad Stadium.

- Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that the club's players had a recent meeting in which they admitted results are not good enough and vowed to fight for the badge.

- Manchester United right-back Donald Love added to manager Louis van Gaal's injury headaches as the player limped out of their under-21s match away to Middlesbrough on Monday night.

- Juan Mata has warned Marcus Rashford to remain grounded amid the upswell of attention the 18-year-old striker has received following a pair of starring performances with the Old Trafford club.

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BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Ilkay Gundogan's future at Borussia Dortmund beyond this summer has yet to be decided following links with Manchester City and Juventus. "There is nothing new to report," Gundogan told Bild on Tuesday about his contract situation.

LEICESTER: Claudio Ranieri has named Tottenham as title favourites as the Leicester boss moves to ease the pressure off his side. He said: "Tottenham, in my opinion, are favourites then Arsenal, Manchester City." 

- VIDEO: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says he is not worried about other teams and is only focused on his squad.

TOTTENHAM: Christian Eriksen says Sunday's comeback win against Swansea has given Tottenham confidence ahead of this week's "intense, exciting" double-header against West Ham and Arsenal.

LIVERPOOL: Captain Jordan Henderson says the club must consider giving full-back Jon Flanagan a contract extension. Flanagan's current deal expires this summer, but there have yet to be talks about retaining the 23-year-old before he becomes a free agent. "It's huge that it gets sorted out," Henderson told the Liverpool Echo. "I don't think players and people like Flanno grow on trees to be honest.

EVERTON: Liverpool legend Alan Hansen reckons Spanish giants Barcelona will be the perfect club for Everton's rising star John Stones.

- Midfielder Muhamed Besic has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the club.



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