Sport Blackpool winger Tom Ince is due to have talks with Swansea City about a possible loan move

Blackpool winger Tom Ince is due to have talks with Swansea City about a possible loan move

Coyle believes Sturridge can be Bolton's new Wilshere

The name of Jack Wilshere was never far from Owen Coyle's lips as he discussed Daniel Sturridge's loan move to Bolton yesterday, and the Scottish manager is certain he has another future star on his hands.

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Chelsea crush Bolton to keep title defence alive

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Terry and Lampard may miss Chelsea's crunch trip to Bolton

Chelsea, who are without an away win in all competitions for two and a half months, face the possibility of travelling to Bolton Wanderers on Monday night without both John Terry and Frank Lampard.

Chelsea reveal Lampard injury boost

Chelsea breathed a huge sigh of relief today as it was confirmed Frank Lampard's calf injury is not as serious as first feared.



Tuncay convinces Pulis he has turned over a new leaf

Stoke 2 Bolton 0

Ruck and Maul: So it's true, Diamond is returning to give the Sharks a cutting edge

An email landed on Ruck and Maul's desk before Christmas, subject: "Diamond for Sale Urgent." It was a few hours after the departure of the Sharks' head coach Mike Brewer, so was this a message flagging up a return for Steve Diamond, currently with Russia, to the club he once hooked for and coached? Nope, just a silly piece of spam allegedly flogging jewels from the Congo. But what's this? Last Thursday it was announced that Diamond, who has also been scouting for Northampton while maintaining an office in Manchester, had been appointed as Sale's new executive director of sport. Life imitating spam – whatever next?

Arsenal say Manuel Almunia could leave

Arsene Wenger has confirmed there is a "small chance" Manuel Almunia could leave Arsenal during the January transfer window.

Arsenal consider Carlos Vela loan to Bolton

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is considering granting Bolton's request to take Carlos Vela on loan.

Northern clubs need to stop the brawn drain

The region that once propped up the England team now wants the national side to return the favour. Sale Sharks are among the Premiership's trio of northern clubs who are occupying the bottom three places in the league, with attendances dipping accordingly, and they want to see England play matches in the North to generate much-needed new interest.

Bolton Wanderers: Potential transfer targets

Since Owen Coyle took over at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton have been a team transformed, producing a solid finish to the last campaign and a genuine push for a European place this term.

Bolton snatch win with dramatic late winner

Bolton 2 Blackburn 1

Lee Chung-yong extends Bolton contract

Bolton winger Lee Chung-yong has committed his long-term future to the club.

Manchester Police to cut a quarter of jobs

One of Britain's biggest police forces has announced that it intends to shed nearly a quarter of its workforce over the next four years as spending cuts are implemented. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) will lose 1,377 of its 7,989 police officers and 1,567 of its 4,889 civilian staff in an attempt to make up a £134m shortfall in government funding.

Sublime Elmander proving valuable asset for Bolton

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