Sport Eliaquim Mangala has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

The Business On... Sir Tom Hunter, Businessman

Sir Tom is back?

Blackburn close in on defender Cedric Mongongu

Blackburn appear poised to complete the signing of Monaco central defender Cedric Mongongu.

Letter from the editor: Runaway bride Charlene

It may not be world-beating, but Londoner Michael Dean’s claim to have told 63,000 lost tourists the correct way to Regent’s Park and MadameTussaud’s is the most esoteric of all i readers’ “World’s Top” talents.

Patrice Evra signs new Manchester United deal

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has put pen to paper on a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2014 - and remains as hungry as ever for medals.

Ian Herbert: Why turn to Comolli? The answer is baseball

No one had predicted Damien Comolli's appointment, news of which first started leaking out in France yesterday afternoon, though Liverpool's decision to appoint him fits with all we have learned so far about John W Henry and his vision for his new club.

Mbokani flattered by Tottenham transfer talk

Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani admits he is flattered by reports linking him with a January move to Tottenham.

Danny Alexander: We did the right thing, says defensive axeman

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury tells Matt Chorley he didn't come into politics to slash jobs but says he will be able to look people in the eye at the next election talks to him

Deschamps means business on Stamford Bridge return

Eric Cantona may have once disdainfully dismissed him, but there is no chance of either Chelsea or their manager underestimating Didier Deschamps when he takes his seat in the away dugout at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Hamilton aggression backed despite crash

Lewis Hamilton and his McLaren team have come to Singapore to play hardball, and yesterday the 2008 world champion rubbed his hands as he surveyed inclement weather which could assist his determination to regain the points lead he lost when he crashed out on the first lap if the recent Italian GP.

Gudjohnsen now a permanent Potter

Stoke's transfer deadline day coup of landing Eidur Gudjohnsen from Monaco became even bigger yesterday after they converted his loan move into a contracted one-year deal.

Gudjohnsen signs permanent Stoke deal

Stoke's transfer deadline day coup of landing Eidur Gudjohnsen from Monaco became even bigger today after they converted his loan move into a permanent one-year deal.

Reyes sets Atletico on the way to Super Cup triumph

Atletico Madrid gave the new Internazionale coach Rafa Benitez plenty to think about when they deservedly beat the Champions League winners 2-0 in the European Super Cup in Monaco last night.

The Week Ahead (22/08/2010)

Today

Mark Hughes gets right up Sir Alex Ferguson's nose – it goes even redder than normal, so expect Fulham to give United a real game at the Cottage.

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