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The Special One ramps up the tension ahead of Monday night's match

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Bayer Leverkusen

Former chief executive David Gill claims Wayne Rooney switch to Chelsea was never in the pipeline despite two offers for the striker

Gill says the club aren't in the business of strengthening rivals and acknowledges that 'you don't win football matches with money in the bank'

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Christian Eriksen reveals his superstitious belief that moving out of his hotel could hamper Tottenham form

Spurs midfielder has settled in well at White Hart Lane and has claimed he may postpone his house-hunting efforts if it means the club can continue their good start

Private equity – back in the hunt for profit

The sector is finally recovering from the financial crisis, with IPOs such as Foxtons set to pave the way for new acquisitions

Jim Armitage: Raising a glass to the king of the deal makers

Outlook Time for a final toast to Diageo's Paul Walsh. You may not have liked his penchant for big-game hunting in Africa, or that elephant-sized £18m pay-off, but his palate for a right-priced deal was second to none. Few chief executives, bar perhaps Sir Chris Gent at Vodafone, have so framed the shape of a major British business today with clever deal making.

Vodafone's millionaire banker, Simon Warshaw, quits UBS

One of the best-paid bankers in Britain quit UBS last night just weeks after fuelling his bonus by advising on Vodafone's $130bn (£81bn) sale of its Verizon division.

Manchester United turn attention to US market after posting record financial results

Revenues at Old Trafford expected to top £420m next year

Time Out for magazine chief after £3m losses

A year after taking the job of chief executive at Time Out, Aksel van der Wal has exited the post at the listings guide.

Market Report: Bid talk casts Shire as buyer, not target

Traders have named the pharmaceuticals group Shire as a takeover target more times than they have taken paracetamol, but yesterday the City was overdosing on rumours that Shire was lining up a takeover of a US drug group.

Two City high-fliers take pay cuts for Lloyds and RBS sell-off roles

Two of the City's best-known dealmakers are to oversee the sale of its stakes in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Rolls dealer HR Owen yields to £42m takeover

One of London’s oldest car dealerships yesterday gave in to a pursuit from Malaysian billionaire and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan.

Dell founder takes 3rd largest PC-maker private in $25bn deal

Michael Dell hopes to diversify the company's products and services in the face of a declining market for PCs

Alan Pardew (left) had to be content with Loïc Rémy (right) as his only major signing this summer

Alan Pardew insists Newcastle are strong enough despite frustrations in the transfer market

The Magpies failed to bring in an extra striker before the deadline

Morrisons head Dalton Philips says consumers yet to feel recovery

WM Morrison chief executive Dalton Philips today warned that a third of its customers are “one pay cheque away from bankruptcy” as the supermarket group’s half-year, pre-tax profits slumped 22% to £344 million.

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iStyle: Here come the I.T brands!

Hong Kong arrives in London tomorrow, as some of the coolest labels in Asia take over Selfridges in a cutting-edge fashion exchange, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Jim Armitage: That 'wafer-thin mint' moment is a worry

Outlook Quantitative easing (QE) produces all sorts of weird effects. One of the weirdest has been the trillions of dollars big business has been able to borrow, dirt cheap, on the bond markets.

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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

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