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Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal transfer news: Sokratis Papastathopoulos latest defender linked with Gunners

Reports suggest a £10.9m bid has been made

Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich: Deal agreed for Real Madrid midfielder

Former Spain international had been linked with a return to the Premier League

Wayne Rooney talks to the media during a press conference

Wayne Rooney: The Manchester United striker's seven most un-captain like moments

The Manchester United striker is now the skipper for both club and country

Brendan Rodgers looks on from the sidelines

Champions League draw: What are the best and worst case scenarios for Liverpool?

And who will Brendan Rodgers be hoping to see come out of the hat?

Arsene Wenger prior to Arsenal's game against Besiktas

Champions League draw: What are the best and worst worst case scenarios for Arsenal?

Who will Arsene Wenger be hoping to see come out of the hat?

Giroud suffered the injury against Everton last Saturday

Olivier Giroud injury: Striker out for four months - but Arsenal will sign 'nobody' Arsene Wenger says

The France international has broken his tibia

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter

Michel Platini will NOT stand against Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency

The Frenchman had been expected to challenge the current president

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon blasts his penalty attempt over the bar in the Premier League defeat to Tottenham

Neil Warnock appointed Crystal Palace manager: A reunion with Jason Puncheon

The 65-year-old has returned for a second spell at Selhurst Park

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Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week