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The Gunners have been linked with a £20m move for the former Manchester United player
But Gunners manager remains hopeful of new additions before the window closes
Martin Paterson's first-half header gave Northern Ireland one of the best results in their history and seriously weakened Fabio Capello's chances of taking Russia to next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.
Reports suggested the striker was ready to move to Italy but the new Real boss has insisted that he remains one of his firs-team players until he is told otherwise
Director of football Leonardo refuses to rule out big signings by French club
World Cup qualifiers round-up
The two sides meet at the Bernabeu on Wednesday
The degree of the failure could only be measured by the ease which Borussia Dortmund were winning the group
Sweden 2 France 0
Ukraine 0 France 2
Following England's draw with France, we take a look at how the result was greeted in France...
Real Madrid 5 Apoel Nicosia 2 (Real win 8-2 on aggregate)
CSKA Moscow 1 Real Madrid 1
Jose Mourinho celebrates his 49th birthday today, out of the Spanish Cup and still without a win at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona needed an equaliser in added time at the end of the second half from Lionel Messi to preserve their unbeaten record in La Liga last night as the European Champions fought out a highly spirited 2-2 draw with Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insists he is not concerned by the possibility of the Spanish giants bringing in attacking reinforcements this summer.