January 24th, 2011

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International - Club Friendlies

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FC Copenhagen v Vejle

13:00GMT/14:00CET/08:00EST
CFR Cluj v Metalurg Donetsk

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FC Timisoara v Lech Poznan

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Steaua Bucuresti v Kapfenberg

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Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea

la liga,leagues

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Athletic Bilbao v Hercules

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Maritimo v Sporting Lisbon
 


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Andy Gray and Richard Keys suspended


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Andy Gray and Richard Keys have been suspended from tonight's Bolton v Chelsea clash as the furore surrounding their sexist comments escalates.


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Nina Dobrev
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Some transfer news regarding Liverpool and Chelsea.


• Blackpool captain formally tells club he wants to leave
• Liverpool had £4m bid for midfielder rejected last week

Charlie Adam 

Blackpool have rejected a transfer request that was submitted by captain Charlie Adam on Monday.

Adam's decision, first suggested in the Guardian on Friday, comes after his current club rejected a £4m bid from Liverpool for his services. Aston Villa had an offer of the same amount thrown out by Blackpool.

Adam is eager to try his luck on a bigger stage and was particularly riled by Blackpool's unwillingness to negotiate with Liverpool. The former Rangers midfielder's transfer request may force Ian Holloway to lower his valuation of the player – thought to be £8m – to nearer £6m.

Rangers, who are desperate for money to supplement their squad, are keeping a close eye on Adam's situation; the Ibrox club are due 10% of his next sale.

Liverpool failed with a £4 million offer for the player on Saturday and it appears Blackpool's decision to spurn an approach from Kenny Dalglish's side forced Adam's hand.

Manager Ian Holloway said in a press conference on Monday: "I expected it really, Liverpool are a massive club. He can't force the issue, so until there is an acceptable offer made, he won't be going anywhere.

"If I was the Liverpool manager now, I'd have bought him. But I'd have some up with an acceptable offer. Either put up, or shut up. It's as simple as that."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has fought an often bitter battle to retain the services of Adam in January, particularly when criticising Aston Villa for their conduct in making a "derisory" approach for the player.

"I had a pact with Charlie when he first came here that if one of the big four clubs came in for him - and Liverpool are one of the big four, though unfortunately for them not at the moment in terms of league position - then he could go," Holloway said. "So when Liverpool came in, I thought, fantastic. What a great club for him to go to next."

"With Kenny Dalglish in charge, the club is so stable. Charlie deserves to play for them one day. But that day, for me, isn't right for this football club at this moment in time. Maybe in the summer because it's a much better time to do business."

Dalglish meanwhile was cagey when asked about Adam today. "If we have some business to discuss we will discuss it," the Liverpool manager said. "We will try to adopt the way of Liverpool Football Club and certainly one of our ways is to be respectful of other clubs and certain players at other clubs. The most important people we have are the people at this club." 

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ESPN'S Team of the Week

ESPNsoccernet's Chris Murphy selects the best XI from the weekend's Premier League action...

Goalkeeper

Seldom can we have fielded such a potent team of the week, given that our XI boast no fewer than 15 goals between them. In fact, the only man in our line-up whose sole purpose is to prevent the net bulging is Paul Robinson and even he has a Premier League goal to his name during his career. Against West Brom, the former England number one made three excellent interventions, the pick being a fingertip save from a fizzing Jerome Thomas drive that looked destined for the bottom corner.

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Pretty solid list, if I do say so myself.