Vinny Samways, the Everton midfielder, has turned down the chance of a month's loan at Norwich.
The chairman of Real Madrid, Ramon Mendoza, yesterday confirmed he was resigning after more than 10 years in charge. Real Madrid won six league championships, two Spanish Cups and two Uefa Cups during the 68-year-old Mendoza's rule but the club's persistent financial problems put him under increasing pressure to leave.
Two Dutch coaches have parted with their clubs after poor results. Issy ten Donkelaar resigned as trainer of FC Twente, only hours after the club lost 3-0 at home to NAC Breda on Sunday and Ronald Spelbos was sacked by Vitesse Arnhem, after only four months in the job.
CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL Cup final (Conakry) First leg: Kaloum Stars (Guinea) 0 Etoile Sahel (Tun) 0. (Second leg: 2 Dec, Tunis).
FA CARLSBERG VASE THIRD-ROUND DRAW: Winterton Rangers v Flixton; Rushall Olympic v Bedlington Terriers; Brigg Town v Guisborough or Crook; Hebburn or Ossett Albion v Durham City or Whitby; Seaham Red Star or Peterlee; Newtown v Belper Town; Prudhoe or Goole v Dunston; Federation Brewery or Cammell Laird North Ferriby v Eastwood Hanley; Chester-Le-Street or Whickham v Lye Town; Easington Colliery or Ossett Town v Anstey Nomads; Boldmere St Michaels v Trafford; Barwell v Mossley; Murton or Consett v Selby; Clitheroe v Yorkshire Amateurs or West Auckland Town; Thamesmead v Brentwood; Willenhall v Leighton Town or Chalfont St Peter; Whitstable Town v Peacehaven and Telscombe; Tilbury v Aveley; Slade Green v Diss Town; Northwood v Gorleston; Wivenhoe v Edgware Town; Raunds Town or Hinckley Athletic v Furness or Sawbridgeworth; Canvey Island v Bedford Town; Hampton v Collier Row; Taunton Town or Bracknell v Chippenham; Bridport v Windsor and Eaton; Lymington v Dorking or Bishop Sutton; Whitehawk v Banstead Athletic; Burgess Hill v Pershore Town; Torpoint Athletic v Chard Town; Paulton Rovers v Falmouth Town; Torrington v Chichester City; Hungerford v Mangotsfield United. Ties to be played on Saturday, 9 December 9, 3pm.