Sport Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has secured a transfer to Wolfsburg

De Bruyne joined Chelsea for £7m with reports in Germany claiming Wolfsburg have spent £16.7m on the Belgian who has made just nine appearances for the Blues

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The tall German with a big task: bring order to Gunners' defence

Per Mertesacker reads the game well but lacks pace. Is he the man that Arsenal are crying out for?

48 Hours: Bremen

The imminent re-opening of the Kunsthalle museum highlights the cultural appeal of this handsome German city, says <b>Simon Calder</b>

Simon Calder: The cost of a Canadian connection

The man who pays his way

Tottenham want to retain Niko Kranjcar

Tottenham have received an offer from Werder Bremen for Niko Kranjcar but manager Harry Redknapp wants the Croatian to stay at White Hart Lane.

Bale finally errs, but Spurs make no mistake to reach the last 16

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Werder Bremen 0

Redknapp welcomes back Defoe but asks him to 'emulate greats'

Jermain Defoe is pushing for a return to Tottenham's team tonight, after two and a half months out, with a reminder of how things have changed at the club in his absence.

Man U target unlikely to stay at Nurnberg

Nurnberg have confirmed that midfield starlet Ilkay Gundogan is unlikely to be at the club next season.

Inter resources exposed by spate of injuries

The defending champions Internazionale and their opponents, Werder Bremen, enter their Group A match in the Champions League today with serious injury problems.

Spurs let two-goal lead slip in Bremen

Werder Bremen 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Harry Redknapp: 'I'm ignoring my scouts but we will be prepared'

Tottenham Hotspur make their bow in the Champions' League proper on Tuesday night away to a team who are in many ways a mirror image of themselves. Werder Bremen, third in the Bundesliga last season, are renowned as an enterprising, attacking team who occasionally regard defending as something of an afterthought.

Mourinho snaps up Ozil as Chelsea and United miss out

Jose Mourinho has beaten his former club Chelsea and Sir Alex Ferguson to secure the signing of Mesut Ozil, the German playmaker who was one of the stars of this summer's World Cup, for his refashioned Real Madrid.

Ozil set to snub Premier League for Real Madrid

Werder Bremen midfielder Mesut Ozil looks set to snub Premier League interest after declaring his intention to play for Real Madrid.

Bremen braced for Ozil exit

Werder Bremen director of sport Klaus Allofs has confirmed Mesut Ozil could be leaving the club this summer.

Chelsea and Real on alert over Ozil after Bremen opt to cut their losses

Werder Bremen have admitted that their chances of keeping hold of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil are all but over only hours after their general manager Klaus Allofs assured fans that he would not stop battling to keep him. Bremen have been concerned about their hold on the 21-year-old since they failed to confirm a new contract with his agent before the World Cup, even though Allofs remained resolute that a deal could be struck.

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