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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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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