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Thomas Eisfeld

Arsenal transfer news: Fulham capture Thomas Eisfeld - billed as 'a Robert Pires type' by Arsene Wenger

The highly-rated German midfielder is the eighth summer signing by the relegated side

Kurt Zouma in action for Chelsea

Chelsea transfer news: Kurt Zouma set for Chelsea stay, but Raphael Varane remains on radar

Jose Mourinho has handed Zouma the number 5 shirt for next season

Before Hollywood Jason Statham was a diver and competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games: Jason Statham diving at the 1990 Games

Now a Hollywood actor, the star of The Transporter franchise used to be more interested in twists and pikes

Liverpool transfer news: Javier Manquillo expected to join on two-year loan deal

Spanish right-back will challenge Glen Johnson for a place

Wayne Rooney in the new Manchester United away kit

Manchester United unveil new away kit: White strip will be last produced by Nike

Adidas will be taking over kit making duties next season

Santi Cazorla shows off Arsenal's new away kit

Santi Cazorla to Atletico Madrid: Arsenal midfielder linked with exit along with Nacho Monreal

The Spanish duo are reportedly targets for the La Liga champions

New Real Madrid signing James Rodríguez with club president Florentino Perez

James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid: World Cup top scorer completes £63m move

Colombia international will link up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu

Frank Lampard will captain England against Ecuador

Frank Lampard MLS move marred by re-telling of 9/11 'mocking' in New York newspaper

The former Chelsea player could face a backlash from fans of New York City FC

Douglas Costa

Tottenham and Arsenal in battle for Douglas Costa? Brazil forward opens up Shakhtar Donetsk exit possibility

Premier League duo will be among a host of interested sides

Steven Gerrard speaks to the media alongside Roy Hodgson

Steven Gerrard retires: Who will be the next England captain?

Roy Hodgson must pick a replacement following Gerrard's announcement

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz