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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Mancini was clearly frustrated with his side despite still managing a point

Domestic league winners in England, Spain, Italy and Germany could be grouped together in Champions League

The champions of England, Spain, Italy and Germany could all be in the same group when the draw for the Champions League takes place in Monaco tomorrow.

M'Baye Niang

AC Milan win race for Everton transfer target M'Baye Niang

AC Milan claim to have won the race to sign French starlet M'Baye Niang, with stories on their official website suggesting the highly-rated 17-year-old is poised to join them ahead of Everton.

Bilbao centre-half Javi Martinez looks destined to move to Bayern now

Window to slam in Mancini's face as Bayern close in on Martinez

Manchester City are in danger of ending the transfer window period without making the marquee signing their manager has demanded.

Jack Pitt-Brooke's View From the Sofa: All praises be! The almighty Premier League is risen again in our midst

Gillette Soccer Saturday, Sky Sports News: This is witnessing, a select few trying to outdo each other with their passion

Blackpool’s Gary Taylor-Fletcher celebrates his goal against Ipswich

Championship: Gianfranco Zola is feeling the buzz at the Hornets while Blackpool rock

Gianfranco Zola believes his Watford team are on the right path to becoming a force in the Championship.

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini keeps Manchester City's transfer plans quiet

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expects some transfer activity at his club in the next week but is refusing to give any details.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte

Juventus oppose 10-month ban on coach Antonio Conte

Juventus will appeal to Italy's sports arbitration panel after coach Antonio Conte's 10-month ban for his role in the match-fixing scandal was upheld yesterday by the Italian Football Federation.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte

Juventus coach Antonio Conte fails to overturn 10 month suspension

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has failed in his bid to have a 10-month suspension from football overturned.

Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi snubs Manchester City to remain at Roma

Italy international Daniel de Rossi today told a press conference he would be staying with Roma.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte

Juventus manager Antonio Conte confident of overturning suspension

Antonio Conte is confident his 10-month suspension will be overturned in time for him to take charge of Juventus at the start of the Serie A season.

AC Milan and Inter in Cassano-Pazzini exchange talks

AC Milan forward Antonio Cassano and Inter Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini are discussing personal terms over a surprise swap deal.

Gaston Ramirez

Southampton close in on £11.8m Gaston Ramirez

Gaston Ramirez is edging closer to a move to Southampton, Press Association Sport understands.

<b> Luka Modric: </b> The diminutive midfielder once again showed what a fantastic player he is, exhibiting his full range of passing with unnerving accuracy. Created Croatia's best chance of the game with sublime ball from the outside of his right foot. 7

Croatia head coach expects Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric to complete Real Madrid switch

Croatia's head coach is disappointed Andre Villas-Boas is not picking Luka Modric, but expects the unsettled playmaker to complete his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid soon.

Italian match-fixer goes on hunger strike

It is common for football fans to show their respect at the death of a former player by tying a scarf to the club railings. In Italy it seems they do things differently; a player has chained himself to the gates of the Italian FA to mark the likely passing of his career.

Match-fixing ban for Juventus manager Conte

The Juventus manager, Antonio Conte, has been banned for 10 months in connection with the Calcioscommesse match-fixing scandal.

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