St James' Park to see an all-Senegalese strikeforce as new arrival inherits Carroll's old No 9 shirt
Arsenal were moving closer last night to securing the return of Thierry Henry on a two-month loan deal.
Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has admitted that he could be tempted into the January sales if "an opportunity turns up".
Didier Drogba plays tonight for Chelsea against local rivals Fulham despite undergoing treatment for malaria, which the club believe he could have been carrying for months.
Japan shocked Lionel Messi's Argentina 1-0 last night in their first match under new Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is hoping to put two injury-plagued seasons behind him by helping the Blues retain their Barclays Premier League title.
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is still coming to terms with news that his star player Michael Essien will not be fit in time for the World Cup.
The Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor announced his retirement from international football yesterday, saying he was "still haunted" by the deadly attack on his team at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Crouch's arrival with those telescopic legs made some loose passes look good ones
Carlo Ancelotti has declared the battle a straight fight between Chelsea and United. As both clubs prepare for tricky away games, Mark Fleming asks who has the upper hand
Walter Smith hopes player continues to perform despite speculation over move
Algeria 0 Egypt 4
Ghana 1 Nigeria 0
The Burnley manager Brian Laws has reacted swiftly to Tuesday's defeat by Bolton which plunged the club into the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.
The Internazionale coach, Jose Mourinho, insists he will not be taking Juventus lightly tonight despite the Turin outfit's dismal form of late. The Nerazzurri host Juve at the San Siro with a place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia up for grabs.