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Reports: Willian close to Spurs move

Willian has caught the eye in Russia and on the Champions League stage.
Willian has caught the eye in Russia and on the Champions League stage. Credit: PA

Respected Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan believes that Spurs have pushed to the front of the queue for highly-rated Brazilian international Willian.

A host on Anzhi Makhachkala’s radio channel, Arustamyan reckons the attacking midfielder is en route to London for a medical and personal terms.

Guus Hiddink resigns from Anzhi Makhachkala

Reports in Russia are claiming that Guus Hiddink has resigned as manager of FC Anzhi Makhachkala.

Hiddink joined Anzhi in February 2012 and extended his initial 18 month contract in June 2013, but now appears to have stepped down a matter of days after Tito Vilanova left Barcelona. Coincidence?

Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson's former first-team coach Rene Meulensteen has been appointed in Hiddink's place at Anzhi.

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Samba signs off from QPR with kinder tweet to fans

Christopher Samba traded barbed Twitter messages with QPR supporters who criticised his high salary amid the club's relegation.

But the centre-back has signed off with an appreciative tweet to fans as he heads back to Anzhi:

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I wana take this time to say thanks to every one at QPR,my short time was nice with the staff and fans,you will be a part of me in my career

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I'm sorry i could not stop you from going down,but QPR is a great team with great staff,im sure the will go up with 1st attempt,good luck

Samba rejoins Anzhi

Chris Samba only arrived at Loftus Road in January. Credit: PA

QPR have recouped a club-record fee for Christopher Samba after it was confirmed the defender has agreed to rejoin Anzhi Makhachkala.

Samba arrived at QPR from the Russian club following a transfer deadline-day deal in January, but failed to prevent the west Londoners from relegation.

With boss Harry Redknapp now preparing for life in the second-tier Samba - who had signed a four-and-a-half-year deal - has been allowed to return to Anzhi.

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