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AC Milan have made an enquiry to Chelsea about signing Fernando Torres. The striker, who cost the Blues £50 million when he joined from Liverpool three years ago, is out of favour at Stamford Bridge and has yet to play for the first team this season.
Milan's administrator Adriano Galliani has said on the club's website they want to sign a forward and have contacted Chelsea:
– Adriano Galliani, AC Milan club administrator
We have written to Chelsea and are awaiting a response. We are optimistic.
A Knightsbridge resident, frustrated at the noise from a parked Lamborghini, was filmed throwing an apple at the car. The incident happened in Sloane Street on Saturday evening. Residents have made complaints about the noise from supercars in the area.
Arsene Wenger is hoping that his team's big match experience will see them through to the group stage of the Champions League. The Gunners must beat Besiktas tonight at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying tie - the first leg last week finished 0-0.
However, they will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is suspended after being sent off in Istanbul. Striker Olivier Giroud is also out after picking up an injury. But Wenger believes his team is strong enough to cope:
– Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager
Experience plays a big part. We have big experience in the Champions League of playing high pressure games and we can use that. This group is strong and mentally prepared and ready for the fight. What's most important is that we go out and play at our best.
The charity Guide Dogs has warned that cyclists need to take extra care when they are riding near visually impaired people who are using guide dogs. In a survey, it found that a quarter of the dogs in London had been hit by a bike. And 70% of the dog owners had experienced a near miss with a cyclist riding on the pavement or through a red light.
The charity is asking cyclists to ring their bell or call out if they see a person with a guide dog waiting to cross a road. It also warns against riding up behind a guide dog in case the animal is startled.
Arsene Wenger has said that his club will adapt financially if they fail to qualify for the lucrative group stage of the Champions League. Arsenal play Besiktas tonight at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of their qualifying tie. The first leg in Istanbul finished 0-0 so the Gunners are at risk of going out, especially if they concede an away goal.
A place in the group stage is worth millions of pounds but Wenger said his club could cope if they fail to qualify:
– Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager
"It will affect us because we'll have less income, but it will not affect our balance sheet in a dramatic way because we can survive without that. We want to be in the Champions League because we want to play top level football. Financially we've always adapted. When we had small resources, we always adapted to having small resources."
The Met is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was stabbed to death during a fight in Croydon. Police say they saw a group of men attacking the victim in Cromwell Road yesterday afternoon.
Police have named him as 24 year-old Adrian Young. So far, there have been no arrests.
– Detective Inspector John McQuade, Metropolitan Police
"We believe that the stabbing took place following an altercation that had been going on in the area... although we retain an open mind regarding the cause of this dispute. I would urge anyone who can help us to piece together events to come forward and contact police as soon as possible."
Two-thirds of parents in London want their children to be taught in smaller classes. A report by Netmums found parents are increasingly worried about overcrowding, with 10% considering taking their child out of school if class sizes continue to grow.
A 23 year-old man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after being found with a gunshot wound in Pimlico. The man had been shot in the leg and also had stab wounds.
He was found at an address in Cumberland Street just after midnight. The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Trident Gang Crime Command. They are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Motivate Hounslow is set to help more local people get into sport thanks to £250,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England's Community Sport Activation Fund.
Brentford FC Community Sport Trust, Mo Farah Foundation, and Sport Impact are among 88 projects receiving a share of £15 million funding to support grassroots sport activity across the country.
Motivate Hounslow has the aim of driving up sport and physical activity participation within the most deprived communities of Hounslow. It has a focus on the 14 to 25 age group, particularly those that are currently inactive.
– Mike Diaper, Sport England Director of Community Sport
"It's great to be working with innovative projects, like Motivate Hounslow to offer people the chance to get into sport in a way that best suits them. The investment being made through the Community Sport Activation Fund is making a real difference at a very local level. I'm particularly pleased that more than half the funding is going into projects in deprived areas, helping more people develop a lifelong sporting habit."