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The deal for the Denmark international can be made permanent in the summer

Toni Kroos

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola admits Manchester United target Toni Kroos could leave Bayern Munich

German midfielder could be in line for Old Trafford switch

Thomas Hitzlsperger with the Germany team

Thomas Hitzlsperger gay: The reaction in Germany after former Aston Villa player comes out

The former midfielder, who was capped 52 times by Germany, has received widespread support

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker celebrates the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal: Per Mertesacker says the Gunners are in confident mood ahead of Champions League tie

The Gunners lost 2-1 to the German side when they met at the Emirates

Aaron Ramsey scores for Arsenal against Swansea

Swansea City 1 Arsenal 2 match report: Aaron Ramsey puts Arsenal on front foot as rivals falter

In-form midfielder sends Arsène Wenger’s side two points clear at top of table

Sami Hyypia in the dugout at BayArena, Leverkusen

Champions League: Sami Hyypia, quiet man of Bayer Leverkusen, prepares for return to the familiar haunt of Manchester United's Old Trafford

The former Liverpool stalwart is now plotting a German triumph over the Reds’ bitterest rivals

Jermain Defoe (right) celebrates scoring for Spurs last night

Europa League: Tottenham and Swansea coast into group stage draw

Defoe helps Spurs to 8-0 aggregate triumph and Laudrup's side go through 6-3 in spite of second-leg loss

Federico Macheda is set to go out on the fourth loan spell of his Manchester United career

Transfer news: Manchester United striker Federico Macheda close to agreeing season-long loan with Doncaster Rovers

It appears Federico Macheda’s career with Manchester United is over, with the Italian close to agreeing a season-long loan with Doncaster Rovers in the final year of his contract with the Premier League champions. His agent, Giovanni Bia, confirmed last week that his client will leave on a free next summer when his current deal expires.

Schalke and Hamburg shared six goals in a rollercoaster 3-3 draw at the Arena AufSchalke

Bundesliga review: Schalke and Hamburg share six goals in a rollercoaster

Shinji Okazaki got one over his former club with a goal on his Mainz debut, helping to defeat Stuttgart 3-2 in the Bundesliga this afternoon.

Mario Gomez

Mario Gomez has mixed feelings after being granted 'wish' to leave Bayern Munich for Fiorentina

The striker won the treble with Bayern last season

England v Republic of Ireland: Past meetings

England take on the Republic of Ireland for the 15th time tomorrow.

Head Coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Munich celebrates after the final whistle (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

'For some of my players it was time to win something like this': Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes celebrates Champions League victory

While beaten Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp promises his team will return for another final

Markus Babbel as a manager and in 2001 as a Liverpool player

Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel on verge of Millwall appointment

The Championship side are seeking a replacement for Kenny Jackett

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben dismisses speculation linking him with switch to Manchester City

The Bayern Munich forward is focusing on this month's Champions League final

A view of the Lazio crowd during the match with Tottenham

Lazio face stadium ban from UEFA amid allegations of racism

Supporters charged for the fourth time this season

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003