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The pair have been confirmed as the new management team

Given requiring treatment on shoulder injury

Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given missed the flight back with the rest of the squad following the 1-0 Europa League play-off first leg win against Timisoara in Romania to have treatment on an old shoulder injury.

Nasri faces month on sidelines with injury

Arsenal's injury worries mount as knee surgery keeps France midfielder out for next five matches

Mancini hands gloves to Hart for City's assault on Europa League

The Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, has confirmed that the goalkeeper Joe Hart will retain his place between the posts tonight in Romania. However, City will be without their summer signings, the Serbian Aleksandar Kolarov and the German international Jerome Boateng through injury for the first leg of their play-off match in the Europa League against FC Timisoara.

Almunia speaks out about Arsenal future

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has said he would reluctantly consider his Arsenal future if boss Arsene Wenger signs another senior goalkeeper before the transfer deadline.

Bellamy poised for move home to Cardiff on six-month loan

Cardiff City are set to sign Craig Bellamy from Manchester City on a six-month loan deal today. The forward has favoured a move back to his hometown club despite interest from Tottenham, Fulham and Celtic. Cardiff’s manager, Dave Jones, will make the fiery Welsh international his captain.

Stockdale happy to hand Hughes 'a dilemma'

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Bellamy on brink of City exit after criticism of Mancini

Craig Bellamy's Manchester City career appears to be over, with the club furious about his public criticism of the manager Roberto Mancini and ready to discipline him.

Bellamy talks himself out of Mancini's plans

Welshman threatens to walk away from the game if he misses City manager's 25-man cut at Eastlands

Ireland boss Trapattoni taken to hospital

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is in danger of missing tomorrow night's friendly with Argentina after suffering with food poisoning.

Transfer Talk: Given may seek move if Hart plays

Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has admitted he may be forced to consider a transfer should Joe Hart be chosen ahead of him in the forthcoming campaign.

Balotelli must 'sort out his head' or waste his career, says Eto'o

Manchester City will today seek to find some middle ground with Internazionale over the purchase of Mario Balotelli and then move to tie up a deal for Aston Villa's James Milner in what would conclude their transfer business this summer.

Newcastle star Taylor out for three months

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is expected to be sidelined for the first three months of the new season.

Errors have been driving force in goalkeeping selections for years

David James is imaginative enough to believe in redemption, though even he would not have imagined that 43 days short of his 40th birthday he would finally make his World Cup finals debut.

Ian Herbert: Mancini given a taste of what still needs to be done at Eastlands

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