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QPR captain Joey Barton admits one FA charge

Joey Barton, Queen's Park Rangers' captain, has accepted a charge of violent conduct against Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and denied a second charge of alleged violent conduct against Vincent Kompany, the Football Association said yesterday.

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Mancini interested in cut-price De Rossi

Manchester City are monitoring Daniele de Rossi's protracted contract negotiations at Roma and believe that £5m may be enough to secure a deal for a player in whom manager Roberto Mancini has a keen interest.