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Soccer: Liverpool eyeing Raul, Eto'o

In the face of mounting rumors that Roman Abramovich is set to pay him off in the summer, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has warned that the Blues will suffer without his leadership. Abramovich is said to be growing frustrated at the Blues' pragmatic, uninspiring playing style, and is ready to replace him in the summer, while also bringing in Portsmouth's Avram Grant as technical director. --

Chelsea has joined Premiership interest for Ajax midfielder Wesley Sneijder. The Holland international is in the form of his life this season, which has attracted the attention of Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea. --

Oscar Ustari has stated that he would be honored to play on the same team as Ronaldinho as negotiations look set to begin over his move to Barcelona. --

Real Madrid striker Raul could be set for a shock switch to the Premiership this summer with Liverpool the most likely destination. --

Rafa Benitez, though clearly pleased with some of Samuel Eto'o's recent statements praising Liverpool, gave little away on the prospect of a summer move. However, he did admit that planning had already begun for the future. --

West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley is keen to keep Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez at the club, even if they are relegated. --

Cologne defender Lukas Sinkiewicz has been linked with a move to Bayer Leverkusen after insisting he wishes to be playing top flight football next season. --

Wales is looking into the possibility of securing the services of striker Freddy Eastwood after finding out his he has Welsh roots. The Southend hitman was born in Basildon but his grandfather hails from Llanelli, leading the Welsh Football Association believe there is a possibility of the 16-goal ace being allowed to play for John Toshack's side. --

Sydney FC has signed Michael Enfield from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Enfield is not eligible for Sydney's next four Asian Champions League matches but will be able to participate in the competition if Sydney make it to the quarterfinal stage. --

Adelaide United and Ross Aloisi have parted company. The 33-year-old was stripped of the captaincy after his red card in February's Grand Final defeat by Melbourne Victory and his contract has been terminated by mutual consent. --