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Wenger issues warning to Arsenal stars ahead of Costa battle

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The Chelsea striker was at the heart of controversy during the last meeting at Stamford Bridge but the Frenchman insists his players must focus on their own game



Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal players to expect a battle when they face Diego Costa on Sunday.

The Spaniard was at the centre of controversy in their last meeting earlier this season as his first-half scuffles with Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel eventually led to the Brazilian being sent off for retaliating.

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Bale's agent slams 'disgraceful' transfer leak and demands investigation

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Details of the Welshman's transfer from Tottenham have been revealed, detailing that he cost more than Cristiano Ronaldo




Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has described the leaked details of the Welshman's transfer to Real Madrid as "disgraceful" and demanded an investigation.

Website Football Leaks published documents detailing the star's transfer in 2013 which state the world-record figure paid by Madrid to Tottenham.

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Fifa backs Football Leaks over Bale transfer documents

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Details of the Wales international's move to Real Madrid, which cost the Spanish club in excess of €100 million, were leaked on Wednesday



The general manager of the Fifa Transfer Matching System, Mark Goddard, admits he would like to see clubs publicly reveal the transfer fees they pay for players after official documents relating to Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid were published on the website Football Leaks.

Following details that emerged on Wednesday evening, it has now been revealed that the total price Madrid paid for Bale in 2013 stands at €100,759,417, a figure made up of four instalments plus a ‘solidarity fee’.

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Mascherano confirms tax agreement and will avoid prison sentence

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The Barcelona defender says he has reached an agreement with Spanish authorities over alleged unpaid taxes and blamed those who poorly advised him for the mess



Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has released a statement in which he says he has reached an agreement with Spanish authorities concerning charges of tax fraud.

The Argentina international appeared in court in an effort to avoid a custodial sentence being handed down as a result of two counts of tax evasion.

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Chelsea & Man City learn FA Cup fourth round opponents

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The Blues will face MK Dons away from home after their victory over Northampton Town, while Manuel Pellegrini's men face a trip to Aston Villa, who saw off Wycombe Wanderers



Chelsea will face MK Dons in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the Championship side won their third-round replay, while Manchester City will take on Aston Villa.

Villa recorded a 2-0 victory at home to League Two promotion contenders Wycombe Wanderers after a 1-1 draw in the original tie and the Dons cruised to a 3-0 triumph over local rivals Northampton Town.

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