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West Ham midfielder Scott Parker has signed a new contract which commits him to the Upton Park club until the summer of 2013.

Funtime Franco puts emphasis on joy

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West Ham Utd 4, Blackburn Rovers 1: Return of Ince spoiled by Hammers' fantastic four

Maybe Alan Curbishley does have a future at Upton Park, at least if his luck holds. After all, you just need to consider the evidence for the West Ham manager here yesterday. With the hosts leading 2-1, Blackburn wrongly had a "goal" disallowed for offside and shortly after half-time, Jason Roberts saw his penalty saved. If there was any further evidence needed that Curbishley's luck has suddenly changed for the better, Craig Bellamy, who was out for most of last season through injury, then came on and scored.

Complaint row derails United bid for Berbatov

Manchester United are this week expected to increase their offer for Dimitar Berbatov but will still fall short of the £30m that Tottenham Hotspur regard as a minimum for the 27-year-old striker.

Arshavin goes on strike to put Spurs deal in jeopardy

Andrei Arshavin might have been one of the fleeting stars of Euro 2008, but the 27-year-old declared himself on strike yesterday and refused to play in a cup tie for Zenit St Petersburg in a simmering dispute which appears to have left Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of signing him in tatters.

Political football as Beckham given armband

England last night took the nakedly political step of restoring David Beckham as captain for tonight's game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain, almost two years after he surrendered the honour following the team's elimination from the last World Cup.

Transfer news and speculation, 29 May

West Bromwich striker Luke Moore has completed a £3m permanent move from Aston Villa on a three-year contract. The 22-year-old joined on loan in February and made three starts and seven substitute appearances. Moore, who has five England Under-21 caps, has signed a deal which will keep him at Albion until at least summer 2011. Kim Do-Heon, who was also on loan, has moved from Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma for £550,000. Goalkeeper Michal Danek has extended his loan from Victoria Plzen until 1 January and spending is set to rise to £6m by the end of the week when Roman Bednar completes his move from Hearts for £2.5m.

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