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Transfer news: Pepe returns to Manchester City radar after Manuel Pellegrini admits his defence needs 'fixing'

City's new boss hasn't been pleased with the eight goals conceded in three games and is set to make a £20m-plus offer for Pepe despite having already spent £90m on new signings

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Transfer news: West Ham complete signing of Liverpool winger Stewart Downing

29-year-old is hopeful that a move to the Hammers will reignite his England chances ahead of next year's World Cup after Reds take a significant hit on the player they signed for £20m two years ago

Charlton 0 Middlesbrough 1 match report: Second defeat in as many games for Addicks as Lukas Jutkiewicz gives Boro victory

Hosts were booed at full-time after visitors secure deserved victory

Blackpool midfielder Tom Ince hit with two-game ban for misconduct charge

England Under-21 star had been accused of using an offensive and/or abusive gesture towards a match offical

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Millwall 0 Yeovil 1 match report: Shock loss at The Den as Ed Upson hands Championship new boys early victory

Yeovil favourites for the drop pre-season but show class to upstage hosts

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Middlesbrough 1 Leicester 2 match report: Foxes earn comeback victory at the Riverside thanks to Jamie Vardy winner

Danny Drinkwater's 20-yard effort cancelled out Lukas Jutkiewicz own goal

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QPR delighted to have signed 'out-and-out goalscorer' Charlie Austin from Burnley

Harry Redknapp expects striker to raise his game at Loftus Road

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Kieron Dyer announces his retirement - and then reveals his ambition to be the next Pep Guardiola

Former England international has retired at the age of 34 after an injury-plagued career

Many investors withdrew from Dubai after its building boom went bust

The money dried up, but at least Dubai’s celebrity investors are not left out of pocket

David Beckham is among those set to receive money back from failed building projects

Marlon King

Birmingham City striker Marlon King arrested over hit-and-run incident

A man was left with a head injury after the incident in central London

Danny Graham will hope for more first-team opportunities at Hull

Transfer news: Hull confirm signing of Danny Graham from Sunderland on season-long loan deal

Striker will move to KC Stadium having failed to score a goal with the Black Cats after joining in January

Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate keen for return to football amid speculation over England Under-21 role

The former Middlesbrough manager is the favourite to replace Stuart Pearce

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer plans to 'push hard' for opportunities after agreeing one-year deal with Chelsea

The 40-year-old will have trouble dislodging Petr Cech as number one

McClaren resigns from Twente after his second spell in charge

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Former Three Lions manager Steve McClaren has returned to English football, after joining QPR's coaching staff.

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British Library celebrates all things Gothic

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