Tom Huddlestone

Tottenham 'pulled out at the last moment' over Tom Huddlestone transfer to Fulham

Martin Jol says deal for Spurs midfielder was very close

Maarten Stekelenburg

Maarten Stekelenburg claims loan move to Fulham fell through last night

Netherlands goalkeeper has lost his place in the Roma side

Stanislav Manolev

Fulham complete deal for PSV Eindhoven right-back Stanislav Manolev

Bulgarian international replaces Stephen Kelly who joined Reading

Heurelho Gomes

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes joins Hoffenheim on loan

Brazilian was keen to secure a move back to his homeland

Tom Huddlestone

Fulham hoping to complete deals for Stanislav Manolev and Tom Huddlestone

Martin Jol predicts hectic deadline day as Emanuelson arrives from AC Milan

Jonathan de Guzman netted a second half double as Swansea warmed up for their midweek cup date against Chelsea

Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez has a shot blocked by Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

Martin Jol says it would be 'a bit strange' if Brede Hangeland chose to quit Fulham

Captain is incredibly consistent for the Cottagers

Lionel Messi (centre) celebrates breaking Gerd Müller’s record

European round-up: Messi's marvellous year... two goals in Barça win breaks Müller record

Argentine magician strikes twice to reach total of 86 for 2012 and smash 40-year-old mark while Falcao hits five in La Liga for first time in 10 years

Masterclass from Suarez ends the wait

Norwich City 2 Liverpool 5

Capello has been out of work since leaving the England job in February

Former England manager Fabio Capello confirmed as new Russia boss

Fabio Capello has been appointed as Russia's new coach today.

New Russia manager Fabio Capello looking forward to 'splendid adventure'

Fabio Capello admits he cannot wait to get started in his new role as Russia's head coach.

Harry Redknapp says Roy Hodgson needs time to make his mark on England

Russia include Harry Redknapp on wish-list to become national team manager

Former England boss Fabio Capello and Harry Redknapp have been included on a wish-list of candidates to become the new Russia manager.

QPR claim that Park’s signing will give club global appeal

QPR on 'upward curve' says Mark Hughes after £5m signing of Park Ji-sung

Park Ji-sung admitted it was a tough decision to leave Manchester United after joining Queen's Park Rangers, but said it was time for a "new challenge". The 31-year-old South Korea international brought a seven-year spell at Old Trafford to an end yesterday by joining Rangers for an undisclosed fee believed to be £5 million.

Park Ji-sung joined Manchester United in 2005

QPR complete signing of Park Ji-sung from Manchester United

Midfielder Park Ji-sung has joined QPR from Manchester United on a two-year deal.

Alan Pardew was yesterday named Barclays manager of the season

Newcastle will face 'different' challenges next season says Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew believes Newcastle will face "different" challenges next season, but is confident his players can be equal to the task.

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