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Toffees' pursuit of Standard Liege striker at risk

Charlie Adam will move eventually concede Blackpool

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway expects captain Charlie Adam to be as committed and professional as ever after the midfielder failed to secure a move from Bloomfield Road.

The sporting week ahead (12/09/10)

'If you haven't got a ticket, stay in Glasgow'

"We put the welcome mat out last time and our welcome was abused," said the leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese. "We will not be putting it out this time."

Arsenal have made Arshavin 'effective, but with less sparkle'

Andrei Arshavin believes he has become "more effective" since joining Arsenal, even if the Russian playmaker feels he is now "less sparkling".

Hargreaves is still no nearer to renewing his United career

Manchester United have said that Owen Hargreaves has still not returned to his club from the care of a surgeon in the United States – a development which underlines that his inclusion in the club's Premier League squad may not provide any real reassurance about his chances of playing again.

Ferguson plays down prospect of trouble

Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced there will be no repeat of the violence that blighted Rangers' last visit to Manchester when the Glasgow giants head south for a Champions League meeting with United on September 14.

Seeded Spurs face dangers in Champions League draw

Tottenham Hotspur will be seeded for this morning's draw for the final qualifying round of the Champions League, although they could still face testing opposition as they bid to make the group stage for the first time.

Advocaat confirmed as Russia coach

Dick Advocaat is to replace fellow Dutchman Guus Hiddink as Russia coach, the Russian federation (RFS) confirmed today.

Harry the journeyman is ready to embark on his greatest adventure

After 27 years as a manager, Redknapp has reached the promised land of the Champions League – but a tax cloud hangs over him

Violence fears block Neville's Rangers benefit

Gary Neville's hopes of a lucrative testimonial match against Rangers have been dashed because of police fears about violence and damage to the city, mirroring the scenes in Manchester at the Uefa Cup final two years ago.

Russian referee attempts suicide

The referee who took charge of Juande Ramos's controversial last game as CSKA Moscow manager is recovering in a psychiatric hospital after attempting to commit suicide. The former Tottenham manager was sacked after just 46 days in charge of CSKA following a controversial 3-1 home defeat to FK Moskva on 25 October, but that was just one consequence of a match that lies at the heart of a network of reports of possible match-fixing and Chechen-based mafia corruption.

Pavlyuchenko transfer refuted by agent

Roman Pavlyuchenko's agent Oleg Artemov insists reports in Russia that his client has already signed a contract with Zenit St Petersburg are premature.

Manchester rioters due in court

Thirteen suspected football hooligans are due in court today accused of taking part in rioting following the 2008 UEFA Cup final in Manchester.

Mexes denies any interest from Chelsea

AS Roma defender Philippe Mexes is not poised to join Chelsea, according to his agent.

Hull complete Hunt and Ghilas transfers

Hull manager Phil Brown today unveiled new signings Stephen Hunt and Kamel Ghilas and revealed he was still hopeful of adding Real Madrid's Alvaro Negredo to his squad.

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