RYAN GAULD admits he wishes he could ditch his Mini Messi nickname after scoring a double for Sporting Lisbon in only his third start for the Portuguese giants.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared the winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second straight year at a glittering ceremony in Zurich.
Yesterday's Times carried an interview with Frank Lampard in which he opened up to "put an end to the lies" over his move to Manchester City and - sort of - New York City in the MLS.
IT did not take long for the nicknames to start.
Chelsea have distanced themselves from the prospect of making a £500million move for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.