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Pogba out of Manchester derby

Pogba will miss Thursday's derby through injury Credit: PA

Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Thursday's Manchester deby through injury.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho confirmed the French midfielder will not be fit to face Manchester City, but Ander Herrera will feature in the Premier League clash at the Etihad.


Poyet: Terry could make China switch

Terry made a rare PL appearance for Chelsea on Tuesday Credit: PA

John Terry could move to China this summer, according to his former Chelsea team-mate Gus Poyet who is now manager of Shanghai Shenhua.

Terry will be leaving Chelsea this summer after 22 years at Stamford Bridge and is available on a free transfer.

And having won 14 major trophies at Chelsea, Terry could finish the season lifting more silverware, with the Blues also in the May 27 FA Cup final against Arsenal.

He has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs, plus moves to Major League Soccer, the Middle East and the Chinese Super League, where recent transfer restrictions may not apply to Terry, Poyet says.

It is a great opportunity for him and for all the teams here (in China), including us.

The latest change of the quantity of foreigners on the pitch stops some clubs from bringing in defenders, but we are talking about a special one.

It is a great possibility that China will be one of the possible situations for John Terry in the future.

It is a very difficult decision whether to stay in England or go abroad.

I would like him not to play in the Premier League for another club - maybe I'm a little bit selfish.

– Poyet told talkSPORT


Pochettino: Xavi is my enemy

Pochettino (R) joked that Xavi (L) is his 'enemy'

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Xavi "loves to talk" after the former Barcelona midfielder said Pep Guardiola will want to bring Dele Alli to Manchester City this summer.

Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Dele Alli are all reportedly attracting interest from Premier League clubs and abroad, with Alli perhaps Tottenham's most valuable asset.

Former Spain midfielder Xavi has said the 21-year-old is the kind of talent his previous manager at Barcelona, Guardiola, would be keen to sign for City, but Pochettino brushed off his assessment.

"Xavi is in a period when he loves to talk. He's in Doha (playing for Qatari club Al Sadd) and he was a Barcelona player - he's my enemy," the former Espanyol coach said with a smile.

He tries to destroy our focus to win because he hates me because he's a Barcelona player and fan. I know Xavi very well. I played against him a lot and when I was a manager.

I don't know what Xavi said - is he working for Manchester City now? He wants to help Guardiola.

– Pochettino to reporters
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