Owen Hargreaves

Leicester cool interest in Owen Hargreaves

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed he has enquired about Owen Hargreaves - but any possible deal to sign the former Manchester United midfielder is "on ice".

Hargreaves and Woodgate released by clubs

Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves, Tottenham's Jonathan Woodgate and West Ham defender Matthew Upson are some of the bigger names to be released by their clubs this summer.

Thornton falls in step on road to recovery

Given that their first baby is due three days before Christmas, Robert Thornton's wife could be pardoned for taking a suspicious view of his determination to get out of the house. To anyone else, however, the very possibility that he could already be back at work is a matter for undiluted celebration. Told that he might be out for 12 months after a fall at Newton Abbot in July, Thornton is so far ahead of schedule he could even treat a schooling spill yesterday as another significant breakthrough.

Hargreaves to make comeback on Saturday

Owen Hargreaves' surgeon has suggested the injury-plagued Manchester United midfielder will make his comeback in Saturday's Premier League game with West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.

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Capello must move fast to cap German-born wunderkind

Fabio Capello has the opportunity to claim the Germany under-21 captain Lewis Holtby as a senior England international if he caps him before the German-born midfielder, who has an English father, plays for Germany's senior team.

Carrick freezes and could be left out in the cold

For some members of the England squad, it has been a comfortable enough few days at Irdning, up in the Austrian Alps. Half a dozen – Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney – know that not only will they be among the 23 names that Fabio Capello finally reveals as his definitive World Cup squad this week, but that, fitness permitting, they are in the starting XI.