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

Ricky Hatton’s career in the ring came to an end last November

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It is always a good week for British boxing when two real stars either get back in the ring or announce a return to the ring.

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Roma 'prepare £4.5m offer' to tempt Roberto Mancini back to Serie A

Italian side looking to take advantage of uncertainty at Manchester City

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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Europol claims a huge number of games have been rigged

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Patrice Evra: 'I will enjoy Christmas when I retire'

Manchester United defender has become accustomed to not having a festive break

Patrice Evra might be tempted by a lucrative move to PSG

Patrice Evra welcomes PSG transfer talk

Manchester United full-back linked with Old Trafford exit

David Beckham plays his final match with LA Galaxy, would you want to see the footballer return to the Premier League?

Beckham has played his final game for LA Galaxy this weekend, now many are speculating what's next for the world-famous footballer.

David Beckham joined LA Galaxy in 2007

Monaco confirm interest in former England captain David Beckham

Beckham a free agent from Saturday

David Beckham of LA Galaxy

Monaco become latest club to signal interest in signing David Beckham

Monaco have become the latest club to approach David Beckham in a bid to sign the former England midfielder.

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City will NOT buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool

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Pressure on Roberto Mancini is expected, says Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira believes questions over Roberto Mancini's position as manager at Manchester City are an inevitable consequence of the club's success.

Roberto Mancini: The Italian denied he was in talks with other clubs

Monaco tried to lure Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in £6.4m talks

The Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, held discussions with Monaco for a period of four months earlier this year, as the club sought to entice him on a salary of £6.4m.

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring Chelsea's third goal

Fernando Torres: I am a better player for last season

Fernando Torres claimed yesterday that he would "change nothing" about last season at Chelsea, despite spending a fair proportion of it on the bench and telling an interviewer after the Champions League final that he had been mistreated by the club and experienced the "worst moments of his career".

The Solvenia international Haris Vuckic scored the decisive goal

Newcastle's Europa League nerves are settled by Haris Vuckic strike

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Bangor's Les Davies voted among Europe's best

Les Davies, a 27-year-old winger who is a cult hero for his club Bangor City, has made it on to the 32-man list of players nominated for Uefa's best player in Europe award.

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