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Kurt Zouma: The 6ft 2in Saint-Etienne defender has been watched by United

Manchester United eye French teenager Kurt Zouma

Manchester United have identified Saint-Etienne's French teenage centre-half Kurt Zouma as a potential acquisition and are taking an active interest in the player's current contract talks with his club.

Federico Macheda

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda goes on loan to Stuttgart

Italian has failed to cement place in side at Old Trafford

Federico Macheda

Stuttgart considering move for Manchester United striker Federico Macheda

Italian has failed to break into the first team at Old Trafford

Zenit striker Hulk

Liverpool and Tottenham handed tough ties in the Europa League

Zenit St Petersburg  and Lyon await Liverpool and Tottenham, while Newcastle play Metalist Kharkiv and Chelsea face Sparta Prague.

Chelsea will be keen to avoid big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who have Samuel Eto'o among their ranks

Europa League: New challenges ahead for Chelsea in shadow of Champions League elite

Roman Abramovich in the Europa League. Chelsea on ITV4, not even Channel 5. Today the Champions League exit will hit home hardest. At 10.30am the draw for Europe's elite competition will take place in Nyon. Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will find out who awaits them in the knockout stage of Europe's top competition.

Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry

Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry hopeful of prompting more talk in Germany

Serge Gnabry hopes to continue generating headlines in his native Germany by starring for Arsenal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the favourite for the job

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plays down Blackburn Rovers link

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has today denied he has been in contact with Blackburn about the vacant managerial role at Ewood Park.

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Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak says Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed did not try hard enough to sign him

Pavel Pogrebnyak has claimed he snubbed Fulham to join Reading because Mohamed Al Fayed did not try as hard as Anton Zingarevich to sign him.

Swansea City forward Danny Graham

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup tips Danny Graham to score 20 goals

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup believes striker Danny Graham can be their 20-goals-a-season man.

Pavel Pogrebnyak

Pavel Pogrebnyak strongly linked with Reading switch

Reading are one of several English clubs in talks with Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, according to his agent.

Cacau was a surprise omission from a squad light on forwards
Pavel Pogrebnyak

Pavel Pogrebnyak keen to stay at Fulham

Fulham manager Martin Jol has seen his plans for next season bolstered by Pavel Pogrebnyak's admission that he would like to remain at Craven Cottage.

Five-star Fulham sink struggling Wolves

Fulham 5 Wolves 0

A 1-0 defeat against his former side left Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes riled after the final whistle as he fell out with his successor at Fulham, Martin Jol, after the final whistle. The pair shook hands as usual

Hughes losing the battle to blend QPR's strangers

Queen's Park Rangers 0 Fulham 1

Markus Babbel is Hoffenheim coach; Paul Gascoigne is unlikely to reach such heights

Sam Wallace: It's not just Gazza who's failed to keep up with the Germans since Euro 96

Talking Football: It cannot be coincidence that 13 of the Bundesliga's 18 clubs are managed by German nationals

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The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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