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Toshack 'no comment' on Bellamy future

The thorny subject of Craig Bellamy's international career overshadowed Wales' latest efforts after they were beaten 1-0 by Sweden last night.

Toshack: Ramsey is 'in good spirits'

Aaron Ramsey is in "surprisingly good spirits" after the tackle that broke his leg, according to his international manager, John Toshack. The Arsenal and Wales midfielder, 19, underwent emergency surgery after his leg was broken in two places in a challenge from Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Surgeon optimistic over Ramsey injury

The surgeon who operated on Arsenal forward Eduardo's horrific leg injury has offered hope to Gunners fans praying Aaron Ramsey makes a full recovery from a similar setback.

Wenger slams 'horrific' tackle on Ramsey

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Coach believes key to qualification rests with form and fitness of young stars

Aaron Ramsey: 'Wenger wanted me more than Ferguson'

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Wales 3 Scotland 0

Ramsey serves up treat to increase the heat on Burley

Wales 3 Scotland 0

Toshack lifted by Bellamy but waiting on Collins

Wales' preparations for Saturday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Finland got off to a good start yesterday when Manchester City's Craig Bellamy took a full part in practice. Not only that, but the captain, who has recently spent three weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury, was apparently at his whingeing best at the Vale of Glamorgan training ground.

Gallas was not referring to me, claims Van Persie

Arsenal's Sunday matchwinner, Robin van Persie, has refused to accept that he was the player William Gallas was referring to in the Frenchman's much-publicised remarks that lost him the captaincy.

Earnshaw earns recall to Toshack's Wales

The Wales manager, John Toshack, has turned again to the striker Robert Earnshaw as his injury crisis worsens ahead of next month's opening two World Cup qualifiers.

Transfer News and Speculation, 14 June

Leicester City have been denied permission to speak to the Milton Keynes Dons manager Paul Ince about the vacant managerial position at the Walkers Stadium. The club's chairman, Milan Mandaric, made an official approach to the Dons owner, Pete Winkelman, last week with regards to his manager succeeding Ian Holloway. A statement release by the Dons read: "Following discussions between the chairman and Paul Ince, it has been decided that Paul will not be pursuing the opportunity at Leicester City. The club is committed to keeping the hottest young manager in English football."

Ramsey opts for the Gunners

Aaron Ramsey has chosen to place his future in the hands of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after shunning offers from Manchester United and Everton.

United forge ahead in race for Ramsey

The Welsh teenager Aaron Ramsey is expected to travel to Manchester United's Carrington training ground in the next 48 hours for talks with the manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The European champions believe they hold the initiative in the increasingly fraught race to capture the Cardiff City star, who became the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup final last month.

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