Sport Clement Grenier could move to Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle made a reported £20m offer for the Lyon Frenchman

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

The Scouting Report: Lukman Haruna, Nigeria

Nigeria's creative young midfielder Lukman Haruna is certainly not short on self-confidence. When coach Lars Lagerbäck left him out of a provisional squad for the World Cup because John Obi Mikel was fit, the 19-year-old made his doubts perfectly very clear. "I would have expected that a few of the young midfielders would have been given a chance if only to train with the team in South Africa, but that was not the case," said the player, who first caught the eye as captain of his nation's under-20 team.

Domenech struggles to fight off French revolution over Henry

The France manager, Raymond Domenech, is facing a revolt from within his squad, the players demanding that he reinstate Thierry Henry for their opening World Cup fixture against Uruguay.

Bordeaux dismiss Gourcuff link to Arsenal

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Tiraud insists he has not received any offers for Yoann Gourcuff following reports linking the midfielder with Arsenal.

Ruck and Maul: The banned played on – so is Worcester no longer part of the world?

It has been a while since our last episode of CSI Rugby, and the latest case is: when is a ban not a ban? This is how the European Rugby Cup tournament rules, as laid out in their participation agreement, defined the three-year suspension given to former Harlequins director of rugby Dean Richards: "... to suspend the Person from participating in any aspect of rugby union (including coaching, officiating, selection, team management, administration or promotion of rugby union, playing and training as part of a team or squad) in relation to the Tournament and other current and/or future events organised by ERC (and, subject to the applicable regulations of other relevant rugby authorities, in relation to rugby activities outside ERC's events) for the period of suspension..." The International Rugby Board agreed that the suspension fell under their "universality principle" so that it applied worldwide. It might be thought that Richards' recent advisory role for Worcester Rugby Club would fall within the definition of "participating in any aspect of rugby union" but the RFU's disciplinary officer, Judge Jeff Blackett, in consultation with the IRB decided otherwise.

Tigana returns to manage in France with Bordeaux

After three years in the managerial wilderness, Jean Tigana has been handed the task of helping Bordeaux back onto the European stage.

Tigana takes over at Bordeaux

Jean Tigana has been appointed Girondins Bordeaux coach, the Ligue 1 club said in a statement today.

Gunners complete Chamakh signing

Arsenal yesterday completed the signing of long-term target Marouane Chamakh as the club's manager, Arsène Wenger, began what could be a busy summer of transfer activity for the club.

Arsenal complete Chamakh transfer

Arsenal today completed the signing of long-term target Marouane Chamakh as Arsene Wenger began what could be a busy summer of transfer activity for the club.

Blanc set for France post

Laurent Blanc is set to become France coach after the French Football Federation reached an agreement with Bordeaux for him to take over after the World Cup finals.

Chamakh rolls into town to finalise Arsenal transfer

The Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh beat the flight disruption caused by the cloud of volcanic ash by arriving in London on the Eurostar to meet Arsenal for talks over his free transfer yesterday.

Blanc lined up for france job

25 days to go

I'm counting the days until I get to the Emirates, says Chamakh

Striker 'delighted' to be joining the Gunners, having rejected big-money move to Russia

Chamakh close to Arsenal switch

Marouane Chamakh is "counting the days" until he finally becomes an Arsenal player - and intends to prove he was worth the wait.

Team News: 28/04/2010

Birmingham

The club have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players during the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Sunday. Defender Stephen Carr has received a separate charge of improper conduct.

Campbell backs Arsenal for the future

Veteran defender Sol Campbell maintains there will be "no stopping" the current young Arsenal side when everything eventually comes together.

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