Shinji Kagawa

Shinji Kagawa learning the short route to goals and glory for Manchester United

Ferguson applies the finishing touches to Japanese midfielder's attacking game

Mickael Tavares

Fulham sign free agent Mickael Tavares

Fulham have completed the signing of free agent Mickael Tavares on a short-term deal.

Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring City’s late winner on Saturday

Champions League: Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

Substitute David Villa, back after a broken leg, struck Barça’s winner

Round-up: David Villa helps Barça stay unbeaten

Barcelona went four points clear at the top of La Liga and remained unbeaten after coming from behind to edge out 10-man Seville 3-2 with two late goals.

Boris Vukcevic

Germany under-21 international Boris Vukcevic hospitalised with 'life-threatening' injuries following car crash

Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic is in an induced coma in a Heidelberg clinic after receiving “life-threatening” injuries in a road accident today.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud on a frustrating opening match

Stylish Nuri Sahin perfect fit for Arsene Wenger as missing piece in Arsenal's jigsaw

German-born Turkey international to seal season-long loan move from Real Madrid today

Michael Henke

Aston Villa appoint former Bayern Munich assistant manager Michael Henke

Aston Villa have appointed former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich assistant manager, Michael Henke, as their new head of European scouting.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar

Steven Pienaar re-joins Everton after Tottenham accept £4.5m offer

Steven Pienaar spoke of his delight after sealing his move back to Everton and insisted he never doubted he would be returning to Goodison Park.

Andre Schurrle

Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle admits interest in Chelsea switch

Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle says it would have been hard to turn Chelsea down if the Bundesliga side had accepted an offer from the Blues for his services.

Push and shove: Aston Villa's Charles Nzogbia battles with Burton Albion's Marcus Holness during yesterday's pre-season friendly

Capello 'is new Russia coach'

Fabio Capello has been appointed Russia's new coach, according to the national team captain Andrei Arshavin. The Arsenal player announced the news on his personal website. "Russia's national coach has been appointed – he is Fabio Capello. We wish him success in his new job," Arshavin said.

Shinji Kagawa

Shinji Kagawa says Manchester United switch is 'greatest challenge' of his career

Japan international Shinji Kagawa backed his ability to handle the pressures associated with playing for Manchester United, saying today his move was the "greatest challenge" of his career.

Fulham sign right-back Sascha Riether on loan from Cologne

Fulham have completed the signing of right-back Sascha Riether on a season-long loan.

Brazil defender Lucio

Brazil centre back Lucio set to join Juventus from Inter Milan

Italian champions Juventus look set to complete the signing of former Inter Milan defender Lucio.

Germany have injury concerns over Bastian Schweinsteiger

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger fit to play Italy in Euro 2012 semi-final

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has confirmed he will be fit to face Italy in tomorrow's Euro 2012 semi-final.

Olivier Giroud is currently at Euro 2012 with the France squad

£13m Olivier Giroud arrival will spark Arsenal clear-out with Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh to depart

Arsenal are close to completing a move for the France forward Olivier Giroud, Montpellier's deputy president said yesterday. Giroud, who is part of Laurent Blanc's Euro 2012 squad, is thought to command a transfer fee in the region of £13m.

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