Club Atletico De Madrid

Bosingwa snubs Bento and Portugal

Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea defender, has said he will not play international football again while Paulo Bento remains Portugal manager. The 29-year-old had been pre-selected to join his national side for the Euro 2012 play-off games with Bosnia but was left out of Bento's final 25-man squad.

Chelsea lose Cech but may still get Modric

Successful management is about getting the big decisions right and Andre Villas-Boas is facing two critical ones this weekend. The easier may well be choosing which of his unheralded back-up goalkeepers will deputise for Petr Cech, who will be out for a month after sustaining medial ligament damage in training. The other judgement call is how strongly to push his boss, club owner Roman Abramovich, in the pursuit of Luka Modric.

Kevin de Bruyne claims Chelsea move is near

Genk midfielder Kevin de Bruyne hopes he can secure a move to Chelsea by the end of the month after claiming negotiations have begun over a possible transfer to Stamford Bridge.

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Ferguson acclaims another victory for his youth policy

Sir Alex Ferguson last night claimed vindication against those who have questioned his belief in youth, as one of the youngest Manchester United sides to perform at Wembley secured the Community Shield and a crucial psychological blow against Manchester City.

Ferguson admits De Gea gamble

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United's decision to make David de Gea their first-choice replacement for Edwin van der Sar was based on less than one full season as Atletico Madrid's recognised No 1, though the manager is convinced De Gea is "only going to get better".