The France international came close to leaving St James' Park in the summer
Laurent Blanc's comments to a female reporter typify football's patronising view of women, says Emily Dugan
French club are in the mood to spend big again
Former PSG star David Ginola tells Jack Pitt-Brooke that his old club should have been wiser in their preparation for when manager Carlo Ancelotti departed for Real Madrid
Ancelotti was the favourite to replace Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu
Ferguson is to step down at the end of the season
Patrice Evra is favoured at left-back by the national team
Sir Alex Ferguson has prevented any other club getting close to a dynasty
Didier Deschamps is set to be France's new coach, a source on the board of the French football federation said yesterday. "There are two or three details yet to be ironed out but there is no issue, Deschamps will be the next France coach," the source said.
The French Football Federation has opened disciplinary proceedings against players Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann Mvila for misbehaving at Euro 2012, the FFF said today.
Former France coach Raymond Domenech has criticised the current national team for a lack of unity and an absence of leadership after their exit from Euro 2012.
France assistant coach Alain Boghossian insists the squad are united for tomorrow's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Spain after holding a late-night team meeting following their shock 2-0 defeat by Sweden.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is understood to have had a £4m bid rejected by Lille for France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is preparing to look at a number of candidates to replace Harry Redknapp, including the former Schalke manager Ralf Rangnick, who has already turned down approaches from Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion this summer.
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Arsenal are closing in on France striker Olivier Giroud, according to his club Montpellier.