Sport Stop the right to roam: Players like Romelu Lukaku must not be loaned to another Premier League side in tactical deals that benefit the parent clubs

If the FA Commission’s forthcoming report is to prove meaningful, it must embrace radical reform

Steve Evans

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Former champions Liverpool will face Notts County after they enter the competition at the second round having missed out on Europe

Transfer news: James McClean leaves Sunderland to join FA Cup holders Wigan

McClean follows Grant Holt and Leon Barnett in dropping down a league to join the Latics

Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale will calm fears he may go AWOL to force Real Madrid switch when he returns for training on Tuesday

Spurs' squad had been given Monday off but Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett dismisses reports in Spain that Bale will miss training after claiming he never spoke to them

Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale will not travel with Tottenham to Monaco as he looks to complete Real Madrid move

The Welshman does not want to risk sustaining an injury amid negotiations over a world record transfer

Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale camp want Tottenham to accept €100m bid from Real Madrid

Forward’s advisers believe club should cash in, but Spurs chairman does not usually cave in to demands

Jozy Altidore

Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore reveals game against Tottenham was the hardest of his life

The 23-year-old had recently learned of the death of his mentor

Ins and outs: Wayne Rooney may be 'angry and confused' but Kevin MacDonald is jobless

The Last Word: Bleak and ruthless reality of life beyond Wayne Rooney’s world

The dream could soon be over for 458 players without a club and those managers on the brink

Gus Poyet said that he deserved more respect
Gino Peruzzi

Gino Peruzzi on verge of sealing move to Sunderland

Paolo Di Canio has been very active in the transfer market

Sunderland announce signing of Le Havre midfielder El-Hadji Ba

The French youngster signs a three-year contract

Jozy Altidore in action for AZ Alkmaar against FC Den Bosch

Jozy Altidore 'thrilled' after completing move to Sunderland

The American has signed a four-year contract

Leeds confirm £1m Luke Murphy signing from Crewe

Leeds have confirmed the signing of Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy for a reported fee in the region of £1million.

Steve Harper, the Newcastle goalkeeper, bid an emotional farewell to the fans at St James' Park in his final game (Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Retiring goalkeeper Steve Harper calls for the dust to settle at Newcastle following arrival of Joe Kinnear

Managing director Derek Llambias has left and there is uncertainty over the future of manager Alan Pardew

Top shout: Paolo Di Canio is looking to change the mentality at Sunderland

Robert de Fanti appointed as director of football at Sunderland

Angelino has moved from Inter Milan to link up with Paolo di Canio

‘Players were playing for their livelihoods,’ Sunderland Simon Mignolet keeper recalled

Liverpool and Arsenal 'target' Simon Mignolet unlikely to sign new contract at Sunderland, reveals agent

The goalkeeper has been linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light

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