Thomas Vermaelen

Transfer news: Arsenal rebuff Napoli inquiry for Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal captain continues to attract interest but the Premier League leaders are unwilling to sell

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic could make his awaited return from injury in the League Cup semi-final second leg against West Ham

West Ham v Manchester City: Fringe duo Stevan Jovetic and Jack Rodwell could make return in Capital One Cup

Both Jovetic and Rodwell have been hampered by injury this season meaning they have missed the majority of City's impressive run of form

Sam Allardyce has been unable to add to his West Ham squad in this window

West Ham v Manchester City: Sam Allardyce plays for pride in Capital One Cup, but really wants new players

'The amount of deals we have tried to secure... everyone’s frustrated'

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Lugano lifts spirits at West Brom as Everton miss out

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Yohan Cabaye scores against West Ham in Newcastle's 3-1 Premier League victory

West Ham 1 Newcastle United 3 match report: Andy Carroll powerless to stop Hammers’ fall into drop zone

Newcastle end goal drought while home return of West Ham striker is not enough to prevent Allardyce’s team slipping into relegation zone

Andy Carroll

West Ham v Newcastle United: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Boleyn Ground

Alberto Gilardino celebrates his late equaliser which meant Italy qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Transfer news: West Ham United looking at Alberto Gilardino to solve striker crisis - reports

Hammers want Genoa man according to reports

Rene Meulensteen said he would not comment on Ravel Morrison 'because it is going to get me into trouble'

Arsenal v Fulham: Cottagers already have squad capable of survival claims Rene Meulensteen, despite making move for Ravel Morrison

Fulham are being investigated over claims of tapping up the West Ham player

Ravel Morrison was coached by Rene Meulensteen at Manchester United

Transfer news: West Ham ready to sell Fulham target Ravel Morrison for £10m - reports

Hammers midfielder wanted by Fulham and Cardiff City

Ravel Morrison was coached by Rene Meulensteen at Manchester United

Transfer news: West Ham deny Ravel Morrison is on strike, but admit the Fulham 'target' could leave

The England Under-21 midfielder is wanted by Fulham and Cardiff

Rickie Lambert of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Southampton

Transfer news: West Ham reportedly in talks to sign Southampton striker Rickie Lambert

England striker could be on his way out at St Mary's

Carlton Cole celebrates after scoring for West Ham in their Boxing Day Premier League match against Arsenal

Transfer news: West Ham tie Carlton Cole to new contract

The striker was released by the club at the end of last season but returned in October

Transfer news: West Ham make official complaint after Fulham move in on Ravel Morrison

Cottagers boss Rene Muelensteen gave details of Fulham's bid for the youngster after last night's FA Cup match

Transfer news: Crystal Palace and QPR line up Carlton Cole after West Ham United deal ends - reports

Former England striker looks set to stay in the capital

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'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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