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

Mutu back from drug ban to hit heights for Romania

The lack of any British involvement at Euro 2008 may mean some fans lose touch with the whereabouts of their favourite players for a few weeks, but for others with longer memories it is a chance to catch up and find out what their old boys are doing.

Beasley heads south to earn his stripes in team of no stars

This time last year DaMarcus Beasley was preparing to leave Manchester City, where he had completed a season on loan, partly because there was no manager in place at Eastlands. A year on, City are in the same position. But for Beasley the intervening time has been all change.

Transfer news and speculation, 20 May

Ronaldinho can exit 'with head high'

Premier League clubs will be on alert after the Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, admitted that both Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o could be on their way out of the Nou Camp. Laporta insists Ronaldinho will leave and should do so "with his head held high". Laporta said: "Ronaldinho needs new challenges and it's normal that when a cycle ends the most emblematic people from that cycle leave. I'd like him to go with his head held high, because he has given us so many glorious moments. Eto'o is a player who is loyal to the club colours, who gives so much. He has also been one of the most emblematic players of this cycle."

Smith stays upbeat on Rangers' workload

Walter Smith, the Rangers manager, believes his players will be fully focused on their quadruple challenge despite the club's failure to ease their schedule.

Gianfranco Zola: 'Will I come back to Chelsea as a coach? I think so'

Brian Viner Interviews: The Blues legend is one of the few people to have turned down Roman Abramovich's roubles and the Stamford Bridge revolution. Yet now he admits to unfinished business in SW6

Smith expects Werder to mount strong comeback

The Rangers manager, Walter Smith, has emphasised the importance of scoring an away goal tonight as the Scottish side's hosts, Werder Bremen, attempt to make up for their 2-0 defeat in Glasgow last week.

McCoist delighted by fixture pile-up

The Rangers assistant manager, Ally McCoist, has dismissed fears of burnout as the club step up their chase for four trophies by insisting: "This is where you want to be, this is what it's all about."

Rangers 2 Werder Bremen 0: Cousin and Davis put Rangers on course for last eight

Steve Davis opened his goalscoring account as Rangers took a major step towards the last eight of the Uefa Cup with a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen at Ibrox last night. Davis sealed the win early in the second half after Daniel Cousin put his failed move to Fulham firmly behind him with a goal on the stroke of half-time.

Rangers reliant on Ferguson the record-breaker

The Rangers manager Walter Smith admits the experience of Barry Ferguson will be crucial against Werder Bremen tonight as the Ibrox captain prepares to write his name into the history books.

Rangers 0 Panathinaikos 0: Rangers grounded as Novo misfires

Rangers' hopes of progressing to the last 16 of the Uefa Cup were dented last night after they were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Panathinaikos at Ibrox.

I Want Your Job: Sign language interpreter

'You need a lot of empathy'

Day of drama ends with nerveless Montgomerie putting Europe clear

Is this 2004 all over again, a Detroit remix, or does this American team have soul? At 5-3 down they will have to summon the iron in it if Ian Woosnam's rampant Europeans are to be denied their third unprecedented Ryder Cup in a row here tomorrow evening.

How to get to the heart of Britain's ethnic diversity

A little knowledge goes a long way when reporting on the racial make-up of the UK

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