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

Barcelona predict footballing spectacle

Holders Barcelona will face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals in a re-run of the 2006 final - and sporting director Txiki Beguiristain does not expect either side to curb their attacking instincts.

Arsenal draw Barcelona in the Champions League

Manchester United and Arsenal both face repeats of previous Champions League finals in this season's quarter-finals - but United will be much happier with the task at hand.

The Andy Cole Column: Mourinho at United? A perfect match

Fired Up! Mourinho, in my view, is United's kind of man, and we like to spar with the best

Champions League previews: Stuttgart aiming for 'game of our lives'

Barcelona v Stuttgart

Kenneth O Morgan: A uniquely lovable figure in public life, he symbolises a lost world

He was the supreme icon of the British left, the last heir of the Edwardian Liberal man of letters – and politics may not see his like again, writes his biographer

Bordeaux find vintage European form

Laurent Blanc was a relieved man after seeing his Bordeaux side finally deliver a performance befitting their championship-winning status on Tuesday night.

Rogne happy to develop by training with Keane

The new Celtic defender Thomas Rogne reckons marking Robbie Keane in training will help take his own game to the next level.

Barca deny deal with Fabregas

Catalan giants dismiss reports Arsenal captain has agreed five-year contract

Arsenal deal not agreed yet says Chamakh

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh insists he has not agreed a deal to move to Arsenal but admits he is unlikely to remain at the Stade Chaban Delmas once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Jovanovic agrees to join Liverpool

Standard Liege forward Milan Jovanovic claims he has agreed terms with Liverpool to join them in the summer.

Liverpool concede defeat in Chamakh race

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has conceded defeat in his attempts to sign Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh in the summer.

Arsenal deny Chamakh deal is done

Arsene Wenger maintains no deal has yet been done to sign Marouane Chamakh.

France dismiss Blanc reports

Federation chief Jean-Pierre Escalettes has rubbished reports that Laurent Blanc has agreed in principle to take over as France coach.

Blanc plays down Manchester United link

Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc has rubbished speculation linking him to either the France job or Manchester United.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee