Sir Alex Ferguson's preference is for Fabio da Silva to be sent on loan to a Premier League club, enabling him to monitor the progress of a player he feels will benefit from a time of independent development away from his twin brother, Rafael.
The Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and Uefa president Michel Platini discussed a match-fixing investigation which has overshadowed Turkish football in talks ahead of Uefa meetings in the country this week.
Jermaine Pennant has played down reports of a rift between himself and Stoke boss Tony Pulis.
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Manchester United winger Bebe will spend next season on loan at Turkish club Besiktas, the Premier League champions said today.
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Shay Given was last night contemplating having to cede his Europa League place to Joe Hart, but remains no less positive towards the Englishman who, despite his indifferent form, has left him without a look-in at Manchester City.
Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, has admitted he needs "one or two" additions to his squad as Spurs prepare to start the new season without the injured defensive pairing of Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King. "Jonathan's in a position where he can't train or kick a ball," Redknapp revealed.
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Two CSKA Moscow players who failed drugs tests following a Champions League match with Manchester United have escaped with just a one-match ban from UEFA.
England manager Fabio Capello told Owen Hargreaves yesterday that the door is open for him to play in his third successive World Cup finals if he can finally prove his fitness after 15 months out the game with tendinitis.
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Nemanja Vidic wants to be the rock Sir Alex Ferguson builds his next Manchester United team around.
Gary Neville has no sympathy for Liverpool after their Champions League exit this week.
Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster was left rueing his luck as the club's 23-match unbeaten home run in the Champions League came to an unexpected end.
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