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

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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

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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.

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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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