Newcastle reveal interest in striker Modibo Maiga

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is ready to return to France once again as the search for a striker gathers pace.

Newcastle loan Xisco to Deportivo la Coruna

Newcastle have confirmed that misfit striker Xisco has re-joined Deportivo la Coruna on a season-long loan deal.

Fulham sign Czech Under-21 international Marcel Gecov

Martin Jol has conceded his squad needs bolstering if Fulham are to compete across all the competitions this season.

Eidur Gudjohnsen completes move to AEK Athens

Former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed for Greek Super League side AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

Is Brazilian prodigy Neymar worth £40m or is he an indulgence?

Chelsea may believe teen is the next Messi but wonderkids can lose their way. By Mark Fleming

Is Brazilian wonderboy Neymar worth £40m or is he an Abramovich indulgence?

Chelsea may believe teen is the next Messi but prodigies have failed to make grade here in the past

Chris Hughton favourite for Birmingham job

Birmingham have lined up six possible candidates to replace Alex McLeish as manager with former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton the current bookmakers favourite.

Birmingham chairman Peter Pannu angry over Alex McLeish resignation

Birmingham acting chairman Peter Pannu has criticised Alex McLeish for walking away from the club and vowed the Scot will not be allowed to move on without a fight.

Friedel begins life with Spurs at 40

Tottenham have agreed to sign American goalkeeper Brad Friedel from Aston Villa. It is understood the 40-year-old will sign a two-year deal. Friedel's contract at Villa Park was due to expire at the end of the month and no transfer fee will be involved.

Tottenham agree Brad Friedel deal

Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign American goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Van Nistelrooy signs one-year deal with Malaga

Striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has passed a medical and signed a one-year contract with Malaga, the Spanish club said today.

Sam Wallace: Allardyce is no clogger: he's a modern, adaptable coach

In reality, he is a manager willing to adopt new methods and communicate with media

PSV Eindhoven claim Heurelho Gomes wants to return

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes wants to return to former club PSV Eindhoven, according to the Dutch club's sporting director.

Chelsea step up their campaign to lure Hiddink from Turkey

Club confident Dutchman can be persuaded to return despite having a year to run on national-team contract

Gudjohnsen's boys schooled at the Nou Camp

Icelander's sons are learning game at famous Barça academy, and are showing signs they could be as good as dad. Sam Wallace reports

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