Sport Jose Bosingwa says he will not play for Portugal again while Paulo Bento is in charge

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.

Mancini's pursuit of United hurt by maelstrom of his own making

Uncompromising nature and late transfer dealing leave City's manager trailing in Ferguson's wake

Forget Sneijder, our kids are up to the job, says Ferguson

United manager claims he is 'certainly not' looking to bring in Dutchman while defending keeper De Gea

Real sign 'the new Messi' – aged seven

Real Madrid have signed a seven-year-old prospect from Argentina, who goes by the name of Leo – just like his idol Lionel Messi. Leonel Angel Coira will begin training with Real early next month.

Eastick's England show true grit in the face of adversity

Struggling with heat and heights and yet to score but Under-20s have fought to reach World Cup last 16

Real Madrid sign seven-year-old Argentine

Real Madrid has signed a seven-year-old football prospect from Argentina, who also happens to go by the name Leo — just like his idol Lionel Messi.

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.

Oriol joins Chelsea from Barcelona

Chelsea today completed the £4.35million signing of Oriol Romeu from Barcelona on a four-year deal.

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".

Manchester City move 'felt right' says Sergio Aguero

New record signing Sergio Aguero told his agents to push through a move to Manchester City because "it felt right".

Sergio Aguero welcomes Manchester City switch

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has already declared himself a Manchester City player as the club prepare to make the deal official today.

Manchester City hope £38m Sergio Aguero will keep United quiet

'Noisy neighbours' make statement to arch-rivals as Argentina striker tweets 'Happy to be at this club'

Latin flair on increase as the top-flight clubs search for next Suarez

The latest trend is to look to South America for bargain buys

Sergio Aguero undergoes Manchester City medical

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero is on the verge of becoming Manchester City's record signing after undergoing a medical.

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