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.

Ferguson to stay in bid to end Barça dominance

Manchester United manager could be at Old Trafford for three more seasons

David De Gea plays down Manchester United transfer

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea has denied reports he has agreed to join Manchester United and insists he will not consider his future until after this summer's European Under-21 Championships.

Alex Ferguson confirms David De Gea move

When the agent Jorge Mendes promised Manchester United the unknown Portuguese 20-year-old Bebe would be a star and he proved anything but, the club reflected philosophically that for every Mendes failure there would be a success story next time around. That story is the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea, also 20, whose £17m move to succeed Edwin van der Sar Mendes has brokered.

Giggs furore threatens to harm United's final plans

Ferguson fury at press conference as signing of £17m keeper De Gea confirmed

Mancini in Abu Dhabi to talk transfer targets

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was in Abu Dhabi last night with his summer transfer targets on the agenda for a board meeting which will help map the next stage in the club's progress.

Sergio Aguero wants Atletico Madrid exit

Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero, a target for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in January, has asked the La Liga club to release him from his contract, the Argentina international said yesterday.

Football in brief: Di Canio aiming to borrow players

Paolo di Canio hopes to use his contacts to bring players to Swindon Town, the manager of whom he was confirmed as yesterday. "I know that Harry Redknapp would be willing to help me out with players," he said, "and I have spoken positively to the chairman at Milan about lending up-and-coming youth."

Jose Mourinho hits out about 'principles' in message to Real Madrid supporters

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has broken his recent silence with a message of thanks to his club's supporters during which he also insisted that the campaigns against racism and for fair play should not "just be words".

Ronaldo shares success after breaking scoring record

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was keen to share his success with his team-mates after breaking the Primera Division single-season scoring record.

Hughes happy for Fulham to gain early return to the Europa trail

Fulham's manager, Mark Hughes, maintains the club will be "delighted" if they get into Europe next season through Uefa's Respect Fair Play ranking, despite the prospect of playing qualifiers next month.

Uefa clear Sergio Busquets over racism charge

UEFA have dismissed allegations of racist abuse made against Sergio Busquets, paving the way for the Barcelona midfielder to play in next week's Champions League final against Manchester United.

Beating Barcelona would end Manchester United debate says Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes a Champions League final win over Barcelona at Wembley would end any debate about the merits of his current Manchester United side.

Real Madrid delay coronation of Barcelona as La Liga champions

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a 4-0 home win over Getafe last night, denying leaders Barcelona the chance to win the La Liga title without kicking a ball.

Rodriguez continues hot streak to crush Fulham

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Xabi Alonso urges Real Madrid to forget Barcelona defeat

Midfielder Xabi Alonso has urged his Real Madrid team-mates to move on after they were knocked out of the Champions League by arch rivals Barcelona.

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