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The 33-year-old set for a return to the Premier League from Fenerbahce

West Ham promise new faces

West Ham manager Avram Grant hopes to add more players to his squad before the start of the season.

Liverpool fear exodus of key players after Benitez walks

Gerrard, Torres, Mascherano and Reina all expected to depart after manager agrees £6m severance deal. Mark Hughes among the leading candidates to take job

Roberto Carlos may be recalled for World Cup

Roberto Carlos and his booming free kicks seemed to be a distant memory as far as Brazil were concerned but, on the eve of the World Cup, the former Real Madrid player's name is being mentioned again.

Europa League joy will lift Liverpool status, says Nevin

Scotland legend feels trophy would be better than scraping into fourth place

Benitez given safe Europa route but Fulham's path fraught with danger

It said everything about Liverpool's ignominious exit from Europe's elite competition that while Manchester United and Chelsea could salivate over Italian competition yesterday, Rafael Benitez's charges were examining their atlases to find a Romanian town which sounds like something you'd locate inside a gents' toilet.

O'Neill rubbishes rumours of Carew switch to Turkey

Norway international still 'integral part of the side' insists Villa manager

Aston Villa play down Carew transfer talk

Martin O'Neill insists Aston Villa striker John Carew remains a key part of his plans amid speculation linking him with a January move to Fenerbahce.

Hodgson would be a natural English successor to Capello

Fulham manager is ideal choice to lead the national team, declares Nevin

United have nothing in reserve as Tello strikes

Manchester United 0 Besiktas 1

Joan Smith: Depression is more deadly in the male

In 2003, the German goalkeeper Robert Enke played a single match for the Turkish football club Fenerbahce. Enke was on loan from Barcelona for the opening match of the season, a home game against Istanbulspor. Fenerbahce lost 3-0 and furious fans rounded on the goalkeeper, hurling abuse, bottles and mobile phones. Clearly shocked, Enke left the club after only 13 days, protesting that he "had not deserved the hate they showed me". Despite this setback, Enke's star soon began to rise: he signed for Hanover and played for the German national team, raising expectations that he would represent his country at the world cup in South Africa next year. All that came to an end last week when he committed suicide by stepping in front of a train.

Platini: Domenech will go if France miss finals

The Uefa president, Michel Platini, believes the France coach Raymond Domenech will stand down if Les Bleus fail to qualify for the World Cup.

Benitez given assurances over Torres fitness

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has assured Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez he will not risk Fernando Torres against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday if there is the slightest doubt over the striker's fitness.

Rooney can be 'as good as Messi'

Five years after a hat-trick on European debut, Ferguson holds faith that his striker will join the world's greats

Carlos linked with Notts County switch

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos is being linked with a sensational move to League Two side Notts County.

Bayern adamant over Ribery stay

Bayern Munich's general manager Uli Hoeness has again insisted that French star Franck Ribery will not be sold this summer.

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