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Brazil select Ronaldinho for match against England

Match takes place at Wembley next month

Blackburn Rovers: potential summer transfer targets

Following the takeover of Blackburn by the Venky's group, there's been a lot of talk of big-name signings arriving at Ewood Park.

Luis Fabiano: Sevilla can win La Liga

Brazil international Luis Fabiano believes that is not impossible for Sevilla to win the Primera Division title in the future.

Kaka dismisses Real Madrid exit talk

Kaka has dismissed suggestions that his injury-plagued spell at Real Madrid could be ended by a January transfer.

Fabiano unsettled at Sevilla

Striker Luis Fabiano is unsettled at Sevilla, according to his agent.

Redknapp calls for all-out attack to earn Spurs European prize

The opportunity presented to Tottenham Hotspur tonight has been 49 years in the making, as manager Harry Redknapp knows only too well because he was a teenager in the crowd the last time his club dined at Europe's top table.

Redknapp philosophical regarding Young Boys clash

Harry Redknapp today admitted Tottenham would not deserve to be in the Champions League if they fail to win tomorrow's play-off second leg against Young Boys.

Marseilles beat Premier League rivals to sign Rémy

France striker Loïc Rémy has disappointed a long list of potential Premier League suitors by agreeing to join Marseilles from their Ligue 1 rivals Nice, the French champions said yesterday.

Modric motivates Spurs to shrug off bruising by Boys

Luka Modric has warned that Tottenham Hotspur cannot use their testing midweek Champions League trip to Switzerland as an excuse should they lose at Stoke tomorrow.

Guardiola optimistic despite Barcelona defeat

Coach Pep Guardiola does not accept that the Supercopa is lost despite Barcelona losing 3-1 in Saturday's first leg of the traditional Spanish season opener.

Fabiano pledges future to Sevilla

Luis Fabiano appears to have ruled out a move to the Premier League after pledging his future to Sevilla.

Tottenham rule out Raul move

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out adding former Real Madrid captain Raul to his strikeforce, but admits that he could be interested in a move for Sevilla hitman Luis Fabiano.

Transfer Talk: Arsenal recoup £6m by moving on Eduardo

Arsenal are to sell striker Eduardo da Silva to Shakhtar Donetsk for £6m after the striker passed a medical with the Ukrainian champions. The striker suffered a shocking double fracture of his left leg at Birmingham City in February 2008 and, although he has physically recovered, the Croatia international failed to play well enough to earn a regular starting place with the Gunners.

Luis Fabiano signals Tottenham interest

Sevilla striker and Milan target Luis Fabiano has dropped a hint that he may be prepared to consider signing for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs reward Redknapp with new £3m two-year deal

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was handed a two-year contract extension as a reward for leading the club to its highest Premier League finish in his first full season in charge.

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