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.

Aguero flies in to complete £38m City deal

Sergio Aguero is expected in England this morning for talks with Manchester City to finalise his £38m transfer from Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool close in on young Mexico striker Marco Bueno

Mexico Under-17 striker Marco Bueno is set to arrive at Liverpool next month with a view to signing what may well be a five-year contract.

Alex Ferguson repeats 'noisy neigbours' claim regarding Manchester City

Sir Alex Ferguson has stoked the derby fires ahead of next month's Community Shield clash by once again branding Manchester City the "noisy neighbours".

Aguero expected in Manchester as City close in on £38m deal

Manchester City were last night close to sealing a £38m deal for Sergio Aguero with the Atletico Madrid striker now expected to fly straight from Buenos Aires to Manchester to sign in the next few days.

Cech questions Abramovich's hiring and firing

Chelsea goalkeeper playing under seventh manager in eight seasons and is desperate for stability

Mario Balotelli warned by Roberto Mancini after 'showboating'

Mario Balotelli has been warned about his future behaviour by Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after he hauled the controversial striker off for showboating after just 30 minutes of his side's friendly with LA Galaxy last night.

Ferguson not looking for new signings

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Manchester United are not currently in the market for new summer signings and he is looking at the Old Trafford dressing room to provide the answer to Paul Scholes' retirement.

Manchester City in hot pursuit of striker Aguero

It still looks like being all change up front as well as in midfield at Manchester City, even though Carlos Tevez's move to Brazil has fallen through.

Roberto Mancini targets three new Manchester City players

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes he needs to sign three new players regardless of whether Carlos Tevez stays or goes.

Park Ji-sung set for new Manchester United deal

Midfielder Park Ji-sung is confident his Manchester United performances will improve because he has quit international football.

Karim Benzema relaxed about competition at Real Madrid

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insists he is not concerned by the possibility of the Spanish giants bringing in attacking reinforcements this summer.

Roberto Mancini says Sergio Aguero bid is imminent

Roberto Mancini expects Manchester City to lodge a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero in the next few days despite Carlos Tevez's exit dragging on.

City insist £44m Tevez deal is done despite Corinthians' denials

Manchester City are adamant they have agreed a £44m deal to sell Carlos Tevez to Corinthians despite the Brazilian club's denials yesterday. The City manager, Roberto Mancini, said at a press conference in Vancouver yesterday morning that Corinthians had agreed a fee with City for Tevez. The Brazilian club later said that they were still studying a proposal from City regarding fees and payment schedules and had not come to a final agreement.

Corinthians deny Carlos Tevez deal agreed

Brazilian outfit Corinthians insist they have not yet struck a deal to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.

Summer sales get going with barely a bargain in sight

With the new Premier League season a month away, there still promises to be several major transfer moves before kick-off on 13 August. Here we look at some of the biggest possible deals.

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