Sport Clement Grenier could move to Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle made a reported £20m offer for the Lyon Frenchman

Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

Gunners complete Chamakh signing

Arsenal yesterday completed the signing of long-term target Marouane Chamakh as the club's manager, Arsène Wenger, began what could be a busy summer of transfer activity for the club.

Arsenal complete Chamakh transfer

Arsenal today completed the signing of long-term target Marouane Chamakh as Arsene Wenger began what could be a busy summer of transfer activity for the club.

Chamakh rolls into town to finalise Arsenal transfer

The Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh beat the flight disruption caused by the cloud of volcanic ash by arriving in London on the Eurostar to meet Arsenal for talks over his free transfer yesterday.

Faubert: 'The role of the chairman is to stay behind his manager'

Ahead of a vital relegation game against Wigan, Julien Faubert tells Simon Hart why West Ham's poor season is not Zola's fault

Anthony Rose: 'The silver lining of Bordeaux 2009 is the plethora of wines soon to be offered in the £10-£25 range'

Hyperbole is such a natural accomplice to each new Bordeaux vintage that the "vintage of the century" cliché is now routinely trotted out at the slightest sign that the new claret might at least be drinkable. The problem with crying wolf is that when a once-in-a-lifetime vintage does come along, how do you sort the hype from the reality and recognise its quality?

Claret with horse power: How one top French vineyard went 'green'

The vineyard favours animals in place of tractors, and nature instead of chemicals.

Blanc calls on Bordeaux to 'erase' errors

The Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc insists his side can recover from their string of recent setbacks to mount a final push for the Ligue 1 title over the closing weeks of the season.

Hit the bottle for an alternative investment

Although the fine wine sector was affected by the economic downturn, there are profits to be made if you're willing to risk it. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

Chamakh's strike in vain as Lyons hold firm

Bordeaux 1 Lyons 0 <i>(Lyons win 3-2 on aggregate)</i>

Blanc admits Bordeaux are underdogs to reach last four

Bordeaux will have to fix their defensive frailties if they are to overcome a two-goal deficit against Lyons in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at Stade Chaban-Delmas tonight.

Travel Agenda: International Science Festival; Open Doors in Bordeaux; Cities exhibition

Today: Head to Edinburgh for the start of the International Science Festival. Highlights include a photo exhibition of animals in their natural habitat with a talk from photographer Steve Bloom, and a Bang Goes the Theory roadshow; to 17 April (sciencefestival.co.uk).

Lyons in bullish mood after victory in battle of France

Lyons reminded Bordeaux that they were still alive and the rest of Europe that they could still be a threat in the Champions League with their victory in a thrilling first leg of the all-French quarter-final on Tuesday night.

Lisandro double gives Lyons edge

Lyons 3 Bordeaux 1

Lyon dominate French clash

Lyon 3 Bordeaux 1

Blanc hopes Bordeaux can shrug off cup defeat

There will be more at stake than just a place in the last four of the Champions League when Lyons entertain Bordeaux in the first leg of their quarter-final at Stade Gerland tonight. "We will have to show that the big French club of today is Lyons," Jean-Michel Aulas, the hosts' bullish president, said.

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