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Chelsea"s David Luiz a summer target for Barcelona

Barcelona keen to sign Luiz but face battle as Chelsea want to keep their boy from Brazil

By
Paul Collins

PUBLISHED:

22:31 GMT, 13 February 2013

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UPDATED:

23:49 GMT, 13 February 2013

Barcelona are keen to revive interest in Chelsea defender David Luiz in the summer.

The Brazil international has struggled for consistency at Stamford Bridge this season.

And Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is keen to strengthen his defence, despite club captain Carles Puyol only recent signing a new deal at the Nou Camp.

Wanted man: Barcelona are keen to sign David Luiz in the summer

Wanted man: Barcelona are keen to sign David Luiz in the summer

Vilanova met with sporting director
Andoni Zubizarreta, technical secretary Albert Valentn and football co-ordinator Narcis Juli in New York this week where a number of targets were discussed.

Fellow Brazilian Neymar was also on his list, which would allow David Villa to leave.

If he does make the move in the summer
then Luiz could team up with a couple of former Premier League players
in Alex Song and Cesc Fabregas.

Boy from Brazil: Luiz captained the Samba boys against England last week

Boy from Brazil: Luiz captained the Samba boys against England last week

According to Portuguese paper A Bola, Chelsea would be reluctant to sell one of their assets to their European rivals.

But they also suggest that if they were to let him go to Spain, then they would want to recoup a sizeable amount of the 21m transfer fee they forked out for him in 2011.

Another target: Neymar is wanted by Barca

Another target: Neymar is wanted by Barca

Chelsea are third in the Premier League and Luiz and his team-mates face a battle to secure Champions League football next season as they are only one point ahead of fellow London rivals Spurs, and Arsenal an additional four points behind them.

Blackburn line up second bid for Tim Sherwood

Blackburn back in for Sherwood as Venky's line up second bid for club legend

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08:34 GMT, 11 October 2012

Blackburn are refusing to give up in their attempts to lure Tim Sherwood back to the club as manager.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is equally determined to keep his technical co-ordinator and has already turned down an official approach from Rovers.

But the 43-year-old, who captained the club to their Premier League title in 1995, remains the top target to succeed Steve Kean and the Venky family are set to launch a second bid.

The one they want: Tim Sherwood remains Blackburn's top target

The one they want: Tim Sherwood remains Blackburn's top target

Sherwood signed a four-year deal at White Hart Lane just last month but Rovers are willing to double his wages to 2million a year.

He left Ewood Park in 1999 to join Spurs before spells at Portsmouth and Coventry.

Sherwood called time on his playing career in 2005 and has been part of the backroom staff in north London since 2008.

Tim Sherwood plays down Blackburn Rovers managment rumours

Spurs coach Sherwood cool on Blackburn management rumours

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11:35 GMT, 30 September 2012

Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood has played down reports linking him with the role of Blackburn manager.

The 43-year-old, who captained Rovers to the 1995 Premier League title, has emerged as a contender to succeed Steve Kean at Ewood Park following the Scot's resignation on Friday night.

But Sherwood, who has been part of Spurs' coaching set-up since 2008 and is involved in the youth set-up at White Hart Lane in his role as technical co-ordinator, insisted on Sunday morning that he was happy in his current post.

Keeping quiet: Tim Sherwood said the story was just a rumour

Keeping quiet: Tim Sherwood said the story was just a rumour

'That's all they are – just rumours,' he said. 'That's all I know about it.

'I've got a great job where I am. There ain't nothing to consider. It's just speculation.

'I love what I do. I'm happy at the football club – it's a great project.'

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas acknowledged Sherwood would have a tough decision to make if he was approached by the npower Championship club.

'I can't comment on the Blackburn situation because I have Steve Kean as a friend and I respect him,' the Portuguese said.

'But if Tim is a candidate, he has to make a personal decision and speak to the club.'

Daniel Levy will make Blackburn pay for Tim Sherwood

Levy will make Blackburn pay up to 3m if they want old skipper Sherwood to replace Kean as boss

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 29 September 2012

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will demand hefty compensation from Blackburn Rovers if they want Tim Sherwood as their new manager.

Levy handed a new long-term contract to Sherwood, a former Rovers title-winning captain, in the summer and the 43-year-old has an important role at White Hart Lane as a technical co-ordinator overseeing the club's youth programme.

Rovers need a new manager following Steve Kean's resignation on Friday and Sherwood is seen as a leading contender because of his previous history with the club, most notably skippering the 1995 side that won the Premier League title.

Top target: Blackburn want Tim Sherwood to replace departing boss Steve Kean

Top target: Blackburn want Tim Sherwood to replace departing boss Steve Kean

Just a minute! Daniel Levy (left) will make Blackburn pay if they want Tim Sherwood

Just a minute! Daniel Levy (left) will make Blackburn pay if they want Tim Sherwood

He survived a cull of backroom staff at Spurs following the departure of Harry Redknapp in the summer and Levy could want as much as 3million to allow him to move to Ewood Park.

Levy is regarded as one of the canniest operators in the Premier League and would have asked for 5m compensation from the FA had they appointed Redknapp while he was in charge at Spurs.

Other contenders for the Blackburn job include former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy, another Rovers favourite Garry Flitcroft, now in charge of non-league Chorley, and current caretaker Eric Black.

A decision may not be made for the next fortnight while the financial wrangling that has accompanied Kean's acrimonious reign is settled.

The Scot, who had to fight a hate campaign by fans after succeeding the popular Sam Allardyce, described his position as 'untenable' in his resignation statement.

Earlier this season, he revealed the club had signed three players he had not even seen play.

Out: Kean said he was 'forced out' by Blackburn's owners

Out: Kean said he was 'forced out' by Blackburn's owners

Derided: The Scot was not a popular figure at Ewood Park and fans staged regular protests against him

Derided: The Scot was not a popular figure at Ewood Park and fans staged regular protests against him

Tottenham players unhappy with Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs stars furious with Villas-Boas as manager faces squad backlash

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08:25 GMT, 29 September 2012

Andre Villas-Boas is already under pressure at Tottenham after the squad reportedly held showdown talks with their Portuguese boss.

The Spurs players are unhappy with Villas-Boas' training and tactics, according to The Sun.

The manager has scrapped his gruelling double sessions after complaints his players were left too tired for their Premier League matches.

Sidelined Spurs players are reportedly unhappy with Ande Villas-Boas (right)

Sidelined Spurs players are reportedly unhappy with Ande Villas-Boas (right)

But the squad remains unhappy with Villas-Boas' negative style of football and would rather a return to previous boss Harry Redknapp's tactical approach.

Tottenham have made a steady if unspectacular start to their league campaign and are unbeaten since losing to Newcastle on the opening weekend.

They travel to Manchester United on Saturday night amid reports that some of the club's staff are also unhappy with Villas-Boas.

Tough times: Villas-Boas' training methods have been called into question

Tough times: Villas-Boas' training methods have been called into question

The 34-year-old, who only took over in July, axed chief scout Ian Broomfield earlier this month and is said to have had a bust-up with technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood.

The former midfielder feels he has been sidelined and could be tempted to move to Blackburn Rovers after Steve Kean resigned on Friday.

The situation at White Hart Lane will be familiar to Chelsea fans after Villas-Boas caused disharmony among the squad during his tenure.

Blackburn approach Tottenham for Tim Sherwood

Blackburn make move for top target Sherwood after Kean resignation

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UPDATED:

11:38 GMT, 29 September 2012

Blackburn Rovers have made an approach to Tottenham for Tim Sherwood as they look to replace Steve Kean.

The Scot's turbulent 22 months in
charge of Blackburn came to an end on Friday when he quit in protest at
being told which players to pick.

And Sherwood, who captained the club to
the Premiership title in 1995, is the man Rovers want to restore
stability.

Wanted: Tim Sherwood is top of Blackburn's shortlist

Wanted: Tim Sherwood is top of Blackburn's shortlist

Sherwood, 43, is keen to move up the ladder after four years as assistant first-team coach at Spurs.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed he will be overlooked for the role as director of football but Sherwood has an outstanding reputation as technical co-ordinator at White
Hart Lane, is one of the most sought after names in the game.

Meanwhile, sources at Ewood Park told Sportsmail Kean felt he had to walk out because the club's Indian owners
were trying to interfere in his selection for Saturday's game at
Charlton.

Gone: Steve Kean resigned from Blackburn Rovers on Friday

Gone: Steve Kean resigned from Blackburn Rovers on Friday

Kean said:
'For reasons I cannot discuss on legal advice it is with deep regret I
have been forced to resign due to my position becoming untenable.'

Ironically the 44-year-old has faced
bitter abuse from a section of fans who saw him as the symbol of the
unpopular owners ever since he took over from Sam Allardyce.

Kean had been under extra pressure
since last week's defeat by Middlesbrough left him two points short of
the target of 16 from seven games he was set at the start of the season.

Getting their wish: Blackburn fans have long wanted Kean out of the club

Getting their wish: Blackburn fans have long wanted Kean out of the club

On Friday night, in a statement issued through his lawyers, Kean said: 'For
reasons that I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret,
given my hard work and service for the club for a number of years, that I
have been forced to resign as manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club
with immediate effect, due to my position as team manager becoming
untenable.

'I wish to thank all the players and
coaching staff for their great support and the majority of the fans, who
now see their club heading towards an automatic promotion position back
to the Premiership. I wish the club all the very best for the future.'

Tim Sherwood to miss out on Spurs Director of football role

AVB says Sherwood will miss out on Spurs director of football role

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UPDATED:

21:41 GMT, 27 September 2012

Andre Villas-Boas claims Tim Sherwood will be overlooked for the role as director of football at Tottenham

Sherwood, who has an outstanding reputation as technical co-ordinator at White Hart Lane, is one of the most sought after names in the game

No promotion: Tim Sherwood, who worked with former manager Harry Redknapp, will not be made director of football at Spurs, according to Villas-Boas

No promotion: Tim Sherwood, who worked with former manager Harry Redknapp, will not be made director of football at Spurs, according to Villas-Boas

Despite Sherwood's increasing standing within the sport, he will not be promoted to the top job according to Villas-Boas.

The Spurs chief said: 'In the way we want to build I think Daniel Levy sees Tim continuing as technical co-ordinator, working with the development squad

'In modern organisations there should be a link between the chairman and the football team

'There are different ways to interpret this gap. In England there is a manager with more responsibilities, but for me, as a head coach, it is better to have a director of football.

'It helps us to work closer with the first team. The director of football can have contacts with players and agents, as well as bridging the gap with youth football and with the scouting structure.'