Sport Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects another PSG bid for Yohan Cabaye

Newcastle accepted a bid from the French side understood to be in the region of £20m

Pardew lines up Amalfitano deal

Newcastle are expected to sign midfielder Romain Amalfitano in the summer. The 22-year-old Frenchman's contract runs out at Reims at the end of the current season.

Laurent Blanc critical of Samir Nasri performance for France

France coach Laurent Blanc hailed the contribution of Marvin Martin after last night's 1-1 friendly draw with Chile, but felt Samir Nasri "has the ability to do better".

Chamakh believes Nasri and Fabregas are history

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has admitted his fear that both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will "likely" leave the club. Both players have been the subject of interest from elsewhere this summer, and Chamakh conceded on French television that the pair would probably depart, but only if manager Arsène Wenger finds replacements. France coach Laurent Blanc later said that Nasri was in talks to leave Arsenal.

Newcastle signing hoping for France call-up

Newcastle new boy Sylvain Marveaux is hoping his exploits in the Barclays Premier League can win him international recognition with France.

France boss Laurent Blanc cleared of discrimination

France coach Laurent Blanc was today absolved of any blame following the controversy surrounding limiting the presence of ethnic minority players in the national set-up.

Support for coach Blanc in French racism row

The French Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno will announce on Monday the initial findings of an inquiry into alleged racial discrimination within the country's football federation. Laurent Blanc, the national coach, has been implicated in the affair but has yet to attend a ministry hearing into reports the federation wanted quotas for African and Arab players in its youth teams.

France set up commission over 'race quotas'

The French Football Federation's internal commision set up to probe allegations concerning race quotas will present their conclusions on Thursday, according to reports in France.

In black and white: Blanc is on the brink

He may be a skilled France coach but Laurent Blanc is no politician – after his naive handling of the 'race quota' row even his World Cup-winning team-mates want him out

French Federation begins inquiry into racism row over quotas

The French Football Federation has begun an inquiry into claims that national coach Laurent Blanc and other coaches secretly agreed to restrict the number of black and Arab players in national training programs.

Sam Wallace: After years courting United, one night of Mourinho madness has hurt his plan to follow Ferguson

Talking Football: Mourinho's behaviour must have given Gill and Ferguson cause to consider his suitability to be United manager when the day comes

Thuram 'hurt' by reports of French racial quotas

Lilian Thuram, a former World Cup winner and long-time campaigner against racism in France, believes reports that members of the French Football Federation (FFF) sought to restrict numbers of players from ethnic minorities exposes "something very serious".

French accused of plan to limit 'African' footballers

The French Sports Minister, Chantal Jouanno, called yesterday for an investigation into allegations that the nation's football body tried to set up discriminatory quotas to limit the number of players of African origin in France's youth system.

Nicolas Anelka not missing international duty

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka does not miss international football and insists he has no plans to come out of retirement for Euro 2012 once he completes his 18-match ban.

Ribéry and Evra expect jeers from France fans

Franck Ribery and Patrice Evra expect to attract boos and whistles tonight when they make their first home appearance for France since being banned for leading a mutiny during last year's World Cup.

Evra: Time to forget World Cup strike saga

Patrice Evra wants to "turn the page" on his role in France's World Cup revolution as he returns to the squad for the first time since. It is a stance that Laurent Blanc, France's coach, readily agrees with as he seeks to open a new chapter in French football, but the fallout from the extraordinary events of last summer continue to dog his side despite an improvement in results.

Jacqueline Bisset has claimed that young women today are obsessed with being 'hot', rather than 'charming', 'romantic' or 'beautiful'
Arts and Entertainment
Ben Affleck stars as prime suspect Nick Dunne in the film adaptation of Gone Girl
filmBen Affleck and Rosamund Pike excel in David Fincher's film, says Geoffrey Macnab
New Zealand fly-half Aaron Cruden pictured in The Zookeeper's Son on a late-night drinking session
Arts and Entertainment
Lena Dunham
booksLena Dunham's memoirs - written at the age of 28 - are honest to the point of making you squirm
Liam Payne has attacked the media for reporting his tweet of support to Willie Robertson and the subsequent backlash from fans
peopleBut One Direction star insists he is not homophobic
Arts and Entertainment
A bit rich: Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
tvSeries 5 opening episode attracts lowest ratings since drama began
Life and Style
A new app has been launched that enables people to have a cuddle from a stranger
techNew app offers 'PG alternative' to dating services like Tinder
Greg Dyke insists he will not resign as Football Association chairman after receiving a watch worth more than £16,000 but has called for an end to the culture of gifts being given to football officials
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments