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

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Comment: Give Gareth Southgate a chance - the FA had few options in their task to appoint a new England Under-21s manager

Young English coaches deserve not to be written off so early in their careers - including the former Middlesbrough manager

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Monaco see two-point penalty dropped after appeal

The Ligue 1 side had been punished for crowd disturbances

Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup hopeful Swansea will reach Europa League group stages but has eased the pressure on the squad

Capital One Cup winners will face Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti but Laudrup refuses to set his side a target in Europe

Wayne Rooney is expected to comply if asked to play in Sunday’s Community Shield against Wigan

Wayne Rooney eyes move abroad if Chelsea deal falls through

With Europe's top clubs having already spent big this summer, the England striker's options would be limited if a move to west London falls through

Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale arrives for Tottenham training, easing fears he will go AWOL amid Real Madrid transfer saga

The Wales international is expected to miss Tottenham's next friendly though

Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale will calm fears he may go AWOL to force Real Madrid switch when he returns for training on Tuesday

Spurs' squad had been given Monday off but Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett dismisses reports in Spain that Bale will miss training after claiming he never spoke to them

Andre Villas-Boas, left, has got the best out of Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale tells Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas he would like to work with him in the future

Spurs winger has a good relationship with his current manager despite his impending transfer to Real Madrid

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Transfer news: Gareth Bale will not travel with Tottenham to Monaco as he looks to complete Real Madrid move

The Welshman does not want to risk sustaining an injury amid negotiations over a world record transfer

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Michael Laudrup looks confidently towards Europa League campaign as Swansea prepare to take on Malmo

Swedish club visit the Liberty Stadium on Thursday in first leg of the third knockout round in a tournament that Laudrup has hailed as 'special'

Manchester United manager David Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes: My core values have not changed

Scot stills sees importance in discipline, punctuality and levels of intensity

Nani

Manchester United transfer news: Monaco sporting director claims United have offered Nani to the club

Portuguese winger could be on his way out of Old Trafford after Vadim Vasilyev claims the club have approached him with a view to sell

Yannick Sagbo

Transfer news: Hull target Yannick Sagbo cleared to open talks over £1.6m switch

The striker is expected to join from Evian

Bacary Sagna

Transfer news: Bacary Sagna vows he will remain at Arsenal despite speculation over move away

The right-back is entering the final year of his contract

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