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Morrison takes swipe at "people in" West Ham after joining Cardiff on loan

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Morrison will help Cardiff try and climb up the Championship table. Credit: PA

West Ham's Ravel Morrison has joined Cardiff on a three-month loan deal, the player has announced on Twitter.

The 21-year-old former Manchester United midfielder has been out of favour at West Ham in recent months amid well-documented personal issues.

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happy to get a 3 month loan @CardiffCityFC time to start playing some football again ???

He added in another tweet about West Ham, which he later deleted: "I got no ratings off people in the club not the club it's self (sic) just people in it."

The England Under-21 international is set to face trial in January over allegations he threatened to throw acid in his former girlfriend's face and have her killed.

He is also accused of threatening to blow up Reah Mansoor's house during an alleged four-year campaign of harassment against her and is alleged to have assaulted the 19-year-old and her mother, Parveen Mansoor, 39, in Salford in the early hours of July 27.

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Liverpool granted permission to redevelop Anfield

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Anfield currently holds up to 45,276 spectators. Credit: PA

Liverpool have won planning permission from the city's council to start redeveloping Anfield.

It emerged last week that the club's proposals to expand their stadium had been recommended for approval by Liverpool council planners.

A vote was taken on the scheme on Tuesday after elected members of the planning committee visited Anfield, with the Reds being given the green light to proceed with phase one of the project - the extension of the Main Stand.

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Ramires ruled out for Chelsea

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Ramires will not feature against Bolton. Credit: PA

Ramires is out of Chelsea's League Cup third-round tie with Bolton with an abductor muscle injury.

The Brazil midfielder was substituted during the second half of the Premier League draw at Manchester City as a result of the minor problem, which will be reviewed later this week.

Striker Diego Costa (hamstring) is unlikely to feature but goalkeeper Petr Cech could start as manager Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his squad with Premier League and Champions League matches to follow in the coming weeks.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer.

Portugal name Fernando Santos as manager

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Santos has plenty of quality to work with in the Portugal squad. Credit: PA

Portugal have appointed Fernando Santos as the new national team coach following Paulo Bento's departure.

Santos' 27 year managerial career has included spells in charge of Portugal's top three clubs – Sporting, Benfica and Porto – while he lifted the Greek Cup in charge AEK Athens, and guided Greece into the 2014 World Cup knockout stages, losing out on penalties to Costa Rica.

The 59 year-old takes over from Paulo Bento, who stepped down after a disastrous start to Euro 2016 qualifying.

A statement on www.fpf.pt read: "Fernando Santos, 59, is the new national team coach.

"Santos, the former head coach of Greece, will be presented to the media at 1230 on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation."

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