Messi to sign improved contract for Barcelona

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that Lionel Messi is on the verge of signing a new long-term contract at the Camp Nou.

Worthington 'gutted' as chances fade away

In time they will look back upon this qualifying campaign with pride, and it may prove to be the springboard to future success, but yesterday there was only despair as the Northern Ireland team surveyed the wreckage of their World Cup dream.

Transfer Talk: Martins keen to leave toon

They shoot...

The Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins is interested in a move to Germany's Wolfsburg. "The Bundesliga is on the up and could soon become one of the best league's in the world," he said.

Barcelona 'reach agreement' with Ibrahimovic

Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle with Inter Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the striker to sign for the European champions, sporting director Txiki Begiristain said today.

Agent predicts Eto'o Ibrahimovic swap to go through

Samuel Eto'o's agent is confident the Barcelona striker will wrap up his move to Inter Milan sooner rather than later.

Hleb eyes Barcelona exit

The agent of Barcelona winger Alex Hleb has confirmed that his client would relish the chance to move to Italy to join Serie A champions Internazionale.

Hughes ups the ante in bid for Terry

City manager appeals to Chelsea captain with promise of 'reigniting' his career

Tevez joins Man City revolution

Carlos Tevez will today be unveiled as a Manchester City player after finally agreeing a five-year deal with the Eastlands outfit.

Manchester City in third Terry bid

Manchester City are likely to bid a third time for John Terry's services, despite the Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, insisting that the player is not for sale, with the club confident that the soundings they took from Wayne Bridge about Terry when he arrived from Stamford Bridge still stand.

Chelsea reject Manchester City offer for Terry

Chelsea have rejected a second offer from Manchester City for their captain John Terry.

Santa Cruz helps Hughes put on brave face

City manager presents £17m striker as frustrations over Eto'o deal start to show, writes Ian Herbert

Manchester City prepared to wait for Eto'o

Mark Hughes has confirmed Manchester City are still interested in bringing Samuel Eto'o to the club.

Huge signing-on fee hits Eto'o move to City

Manchester City will not go back to Samuel Eto'o with even more money to satisfy his demands for a slice of up to 50 per cent of his prospective £25m transfer fee from Barcelona, conditions that have ground his move to a halt.

Eto'o set to disappoint City and stay at Barça

Manchester City are facing an 11th hour rejection in their £25m pursuit of Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, with suggestions from the Catalan club that he is demanding almost 50 per cent of the transfer fee to go with his £180,000-a-week wages at Eastlands.

Eto'o set to snub Manchester City

Samuel Eto'o will turn down Manchester City's 'stratospheric' offer and stay with Barcelona, according to the striker's agent.

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