Sport Mario Balotelli is being linked with a big-money move to Liverpool

Reds closing in on Balotelli as Rodgers' men prepare for City test on Monday

Former Italian midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has claimed he 'can't see a place for women in football'.

Former Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso claims 'I can't see women in football' after appointment of Barbara Berlusconi at AC Milan

The 35-year-old was speaking to an Italian radio station when he made the remark

Ajax's Thulani Serero scores past Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto

Gerardo Martino and Carles Puyol demand more intensity from Barcelona following shock defeat to Ajax

The Spanish champions lost 2-1 in Amsterdam

Mikail Lustig is powerless to stop AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli having an effort on the Celtic goal

Celtic 0 AC Milan 3: Mikael Lustig laments week in which World Cup and Champions League hopes evaporated

The Swede saw his country crash out of the World Cup play-offs after defeat to Portugal before Milan loss eliminated Celtic from this season's European competitions

Celtic players protest as Kaka celebrates giving Milan the lead

Celtic 0 AC Milan 3 match report: Celtic crash out of Champions League following James Forrest arrest

Celtic crashed out of Europe after a thumping defeat by Milan guaranteed they would finish bottom of their group.

James Forrest celebrates as his penalty gives Celtic the lead

Celtic v AC Milan: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday's Champions League fixture at Celtic Park

Neil Lennon says Celtic must win tonight at Parkhead

Champions League - Celtic v AC Milan: Neil Lennon wary of threat to Celtic from 'wounded animal' of Milan

Neil Lennon has insisted there is no chance of Celtic underestimating the threat of Milan despite the Italians’ dreadful form going into the Champions League tie.

Indyplus updates: Champions League

Thierry Henry and Robert Pires are both training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger insists he won't be making a move to bring them back to the club

Transfer news: Thierry Henry return not on the cards at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

Henry is currently training with the Gunners along with Robert Pires but Wenger insists that he will not be making a move to bring the striker back for a third spell with the club

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Head Bhoy: Neil Lennon gesticulates during Celtic’s win against Aberdeen

Celtic 3 Aberdeen 1 match report: Kris Commons touch extends Neil Lennon’s unbeaten start

Celtic struck twice in added time through Derk Boerrigter and Kris Commons to beat Aberdeen in an enthralling Scottish Premiership encounter.

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Travel concerns are a factor behind Germany's lack of support for Tuesday's game

England v Germany: German fans shun Wembley friendly as ticket request is downgraded to 1,000

The interest in the game is in stark contract to the estimated 18,000-20,000 Polish fans who attended the World Cup qualifier against Poland last month

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been urged by team-mate Cesc Fabregas not to rush his return from injury

Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona forward ruled out until 2014 with hamstring tear as team-mate Cesc Fabregas urges him not to rush back before he is fully fit

Messi limped out the action after 22 minutes as his goalless La Liga run stretched to five appearances and he now faces a six-to-eight week spell on the sidelines

Football in Brief: Carrick injury; Arsenal and Birmingham women's football; Italian match abandoned; Milan’s winless run; Brazil finals

Michael Carrick looks likely to miss England’s friendlies against Chile and Germany

Celtic manager Neil Lennon reacts during his sides 1-0 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League

Ajax 1 Celtic 0: Neil Lennon admits his side left Amsterdam 'with regrets' following lacklustre Champions League performance

The Scottish side missed out on the chance to move into second place in Group H after a poor performance which ended in defeat in Holland

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