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Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

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Bordeaux want to re-sign Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh

Girondins Bordeaux are interested in re-signing former striker Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal but have not been able to make contact with either club or player, Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud said today.

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The ultimate vintage? Burgundy's bid to make history

As the area's ancient vineyards hope to win Unesco protection, John Lichfield explains why the groundbreaking accolade could receive a sour reception in rival regions

A gamble that paid off: Fifty years on betting shops are glossy recession-busting businesses

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Wenger excited by his striking options

Arsene Wenger has said that he has no problems with fielding both Marouane Chamakh and Robin van Persie in the same team.

Marouane Chamakh promises Arsenal there's more to come

Marouane Chamakh has targetted the 20-goal mark in his first season at Arsenal.

Abidal forgiven by Blanc and back to face England

Barcelona full-back Eric Abidal was yesterday recalled to France's squad for the first time since their World Cup fiasco, as Les Bleus prepare for Wednesday's friendly against England at Wembley.

Abidal returns to France squad

France coach Laurent Blanc has recalled Barcelona defender Eric Abidal for next Wednesday's friendly against England at Wembley.

Wily Blanc injects some urgency into French campaign

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Fans in raptures at prospect of Nasri and Gourcuff in midfield

Playmaking duo rekindle memories of Platini and Giresse but Blanc tries to calm nation's expectations

Club guide: Arsenal

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Tour de France: Shaky Contador hangs on for third Tour

Schleck shows surprising turn of time-trial speed to push Spaniard to the limit, writes Alasdair Fotheringham from Pauillac

Thuram: France should ban Evra for his role in debacle

The former France defender Lilian Thuram has called on the French Football Federation (FFF) to ban current captain Patrice Evra from future international action.

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