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There is more than one way to skin a cat; and to stay in the Premier League. The Canaries of Norwich City have adopted a different method this season from last, and been equally successful so far in teasing some of the fat cats while staying out of trouble. Yet it is a more dangerous approach, which makes an encounter like this afternoon's at home to Sunderland of heightened importance.

Crewe report approach for teenager

Crewe have reported an unnamed Premier League club to the Football Association for an alleged illegal approach for one of its young players.

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West Ham sign striker Diamanti

West Ham have eased their striking problems with the signing of Livorno forward Alessandro Diamanti.

Tottenham try to stave off Bruce's bid for Huddlestone

Harry Redknapp would not be prepared to let his midfielder Tom Huddlestone leave after the Tottenham player emerged as another one of Steve Bruce's targets this summer as the new Sunderland manager attempts an ambitious rebuilding programme at the club.

Stoke open Ashton talks with West Ham

Stoke are interested in signing West Ham's England striker Dean Ashton, PA Sport understands.

West Ham: potential transfer list

Gianfranco Zola came close to leading West Ham into Europe despite selling Craig Bellamy, seeing Dean Ashton spend most of the season on the treatment table and the owner going bust.

Benitez forced to watch as title slips beyond Liverpool

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Manchester United must continue without Ferdinand

Champions and leaders Manchester United are without Rio Ferdinand for Saturday's match at Sunderland as the defender has failed to recover from a groin injury suffered playing for England.

Parker pens new West Ham deal

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

Until three weeks ago, West Ham United's idea of a foreign manager was Luigi "Lou" Macari, who was born in Scotland and brought up at the other end of Upton Park from the Boleyn pub. He did not last, resigning after less than one season. But it is easy to work out what the club's owners saw in Gianfranco Zola, the first of their 12 managers to hail from outside these shores.

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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