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Brendan Rodgers given boost in pursuit of Ukraine international winger

Steven Caulker has signed a four-year-deal in a club record transfer to Cardiff City

Transfer news: Malky Mackay praises 'brave' Steven Caulker for swapping comfort of Tottenham for challenge with Cardiff City

Premier League new boys completed £8m signing of the England international earlier in the week

Carl Jenkinson

Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson wants to oust Bacary Sagna on permanent basis

The defender is targeting a breakthrough season with the Gunners

Wayne Rooney

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho stokes Wayne Rooney talk by questioning impact on England if he stays at Manchester United

Chelsea have made the striker their prime target this summer

Sky Sports chief defends scheduling of Premier League fixtures on TV

England's top players will be involved in matches on the Sunday ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers

Talks over TV schedule continue ahead of Premier League fixtures announcement

The first wave of games to be shown on TV are to be announced

Manchester United celebrate after winning the 2012/13 tournament

TV fixtures set to be announced for new Premier League season

3pm kick-offs on Saturday to become more rare

Linekar described Roy Hodgson's tactics as 'predictable and dated'

England manager Roy Hodgson set to be frustrated by fixture list whether games are moved for TV or not

Liverpool play Manchester United, and Arsenal play Tottenham ahead of crucial qualifiers

Carroll has set his sights on making the England World Cup squad

Andy Carroll chases World Cup place after sealing record £15.5m switch from Liverpool to West Ham

The England striker has signed a six-year deal at the club

Stuart Pearce says it's time for the players to accept their share of responsibility

Stuart Pearce's reign as England Under-21 manager brought to an end

Gareth Southgate and Peter Taylor favourites to take over

Glenn Hoddle believes changes need to be made should he take up a role with the England Under-21's

Glenn Hoddle not interested in England Under-21s role unless changes are made to selection policy

Hoddle believes the FA need to allow best players to go to major tournaments if he is to have any interest should Stuart Pearce leave

Glenn Hoddle

Harry Redknapp gives backing to Glenn Hoddle to succeed Stuart Pearce as England Under-21 coach

The Young Lions endured a disastrous European Championships

Stuart Pearce says it's time for the players to accept their share of responsibility

Israel Under-21s 1 England Under-21s 0 match report: Stuart Pearce rounds on players as Israel inflict final insult at European Championships

And so the final humiliation. What is expected to be final act of Stuart Pearce's reign with the England Under-21 team was another deserved defeat and with it their worst ever performance in the finals. Only Israel themselves, who somehow qualify for Eurovision Song Contests as well as European football, have previously ever returned 'nul points', which they did in the 2007 tournament. Back in those days Pearce's England pups were regarded as brave fighters who only lost the semi-final in one of the longest ever shoot-outs. From reaching the final two years later, his sides have regressed to tonight's low point.

Phil Neville will return to his old club Manchester United as a coach this summer to join David Moyes' backroom staff

Phil Neville set for return to Manchester United among David Moyes' backroom staff

Neville played for Moyes for eight years at Everton

Gary Cahill

Phil Jagielka encouraged by England partnership with Gary Cahill

The England manager has used no fewer than five different centre-half pairings in the last seven matches,

Gary Cahill: Put in some of those sliding tackles which energise the crowd and was usually tidy enough on the ball. 5

Five things we learned about England: Wayne Rooney remains key and Roy Hodgson is a Gary Cahill fan

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Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

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