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City close in on £30m Dzeko deal as Santa Cruz looks for the exit

Manchester City were last night moving closer to concluding a £30m deal to make Edin Dzeko the first big name signing of the transfer window, following talks over the Wolfsburg player.

Fayed unmoved as Fulham fans round on under-fire Hughes

The Fulham manager Mark Hughes has been given no assurances from owner Mohamed al-Fayed about the security of his job.

'We would be stupid to drop Carlos,' says Platt

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Hughes handed £10m to pursue Santa Cruz in transfer window

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Tevez returns to training

Unsettled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has returned to the club's Carrington training ground on schedule.

Eriksson's free-scoring forwards mask Leicester's defensive issues

Sven-Goran Eriksson could not remember winning another match by a 5-1 margin since he supervised England's historic demolition of Germany in September 2001 yet he conceded that Leicester's ambitious owners might be best advised to think less about signing superstars to instead finding solid, savvy defenders if they are to secure a rapid passage to the Premier League.

Sven-Goran Eriksson reveals attempt to sign David Beckham

Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed he made an audacious attempt to lure former England captain David Beckham to Leicester.

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Blackburn allow Pascal Chimbonda to leave in January

Blackburn have told full-back Pascal Chimbonda he can leave the club in the January transfer window.

Blackburn show interest in Roque Santa Cruz return

Sam Allardyce would love to bring Roque Santa Cruz back to Blackburn - but is unsure whether a deal for the striker would fall within the budget of the club's new owners.

Hughes ready to renew his interest in Santa Cruz

Fulham manager Mark Hughes looks set to renew his interest in Roque Santa Cruz when the January transfer window opens.

Mancini pleads with City stars to give up drink

It was as Roberto Mancini's playing career was drawing to a close that he first discovered the English attitude to alcohol, during an afternoon in a Leicestershire pub.

Fulham interested in Roque Santa Cruz

Fulham manager Mark Hughes could be set to renew his interest in Roque Santa Cruz when the January transfer window opens.

Roberto Mancini open to Roque Santa Cruz exit from Manchester City

Roberto Mancini believes Roque Santa Cruz deserves better than his current predicament at Manchester City and hopes the Paraguay international can find another club in January.

Roberto Mancini sympathises with homesick Carlos Tevez

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits he can understand why Carlos Tevez might be feeling homesick - but is confident the striker will not cut his contract short at Eastlands.

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