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Manchester City trio Joleon Lescott, Maicon and David Silva are hoping to return to action in Sunday's Barclays Premier League game against Tottenham.
Champions Manchester City are again without playmaker David Silva and a number of other players for their Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea.
Winger's sparkling display against Swedes wins call-up as Rooney returns for Ukraine
French midfielder's willingness to shun Arsenal way has him pushing for a start against Porto tonight
City may strip troubled Tevez of captaincy but he will not lose his place as club aim to maximise resources
Instead of tuning in to watch Shaun Ryder eat a crocodile's unmentionable parts, the nation was last night invited to witness Andy Carroll chew up a couple of raw French defenders. Only it didn't quite work out that way.
Fabio Capello will assess Wayne Rooney today before he makes a final decision on whether his leading player, the subject of allegations about his private life, is in the right state of mind to play in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland tomorrow.
England 4 Bulgaria 0
James Milner will not settle for second best at Manchester City after finally sealing his move from Aston Villa. Milner, 24, wants nothing less than the Premier League title in his debut season at Eastlands.
James Milner has finally completed his protracted transfer to Manchester City.
Roberto Mancini hopes to complete the protracted signing of James Milner by tomorrow at the latest.
Villa caretaker manager says midfielder 'is in right frame of mind' to face West Ham despite impending City deal
Manchester City have announced the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure from Barcelona on a five-year deal.
Slovenia 0 England 1
As Fabio Capello was reminded last night of the great players he once had under his command in the great all-conquering Milan team of 20 years ago, Steven Gerrard, sitting three feet to his manager's right, muttered loudly enough to be heard – "he's still got them".
Jermain Defoe insists he is "ready" if called into the starting line-up by Fabio Capello for tonight's World Cup encounter with Algeria.