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

Blackburn sign Basturk on loan

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has swooped for Turkish international Yildiray Basturk after the midfielder was convinced to move from Stuttgart by former Rovers favourite Tugay.

Becks factor could knock out United

Special tie in store at the Bridge but Platini's desire for 'minnows' to shine remains a pipedream

Ferguson's silence on Beckham speaks volumes

Reunion 2: Milan v Manchester United: Scot has remained cool towards his prodigal son despite the former United player’s efforts to bury the hatchet

Glenn Moore: Beware Seville – dark horses on charge

Barcelona and Real Madrid are the most feared teams in this season's Champions League but Europe should beware La Liga's third representative in today's draw. Seville are something of an afterthought when considering the Iberian threat, but they deserve to be taken seriously.

Reunions loom in intriguing Champions League draw

Beckham could be handed return to United while Chelsea may meet Mourinho again

Kahn urges Lehmann to quit after red card row

Oliver Kahn has told Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann that he should retire after he was sent off for stamping last weekend.

Khan urges Lehmann to retire

Oliver Kahn has told Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann that he should retire in the wake of his recent escapades.

Lehmann in confrontation with fan

Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has landed himself in hot water again after his latest escapade ruined his side's chances of picking up their first win in nine Bundesliga games yesterday.

Lehmann takes toilet break... during play

Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was lucky to get away with apparently taking a toilet break during last night's 3-1 win over Unirea Urziceni, but could be facing disciplinary action after speaking out against the sacking of Markus Babbel.

Experience will boost youngsters says Wenger

Arsene Wenger has no doubts his young Gunners will have grown from their "big jump" into the Champions League, despite going down 1-0 to Olympiacos after a battling display during last night's final Group H clash in Athens.

Cruise control for Seville as Rangers finish with a whimper

Rangers' dire campaign was brought to a blessed end last night with predictable defeat in Seville. There was considerably more interest in the presence in the stands of Tom Cruise, a David Beckham convert to the celebrity football sect, than events on the field where the troubled Scottish champions struggled to muster an attempt on the home goal.

Rangers' exit from Europe costs club £2m

Steven Davis is hoping that the Rangers squad is bolstered rather than trimmed in the January transfer window despite their elimination from Europe putting more financial strain on the cash-strapped club.

Rudy's strike sends Rangers plummeting out of Europe

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Football in Brief: Smith toys with idea of starting Boyd in must-win Stuttgart tie

Walter Smith has not ruled out out handing Kris Boyd a rare Champions League start when Rangers try to resurrect their campaign at home against Stuttgart tonight.

Rangers hit all-time low, admits Novo

Forward says capitulation to Romanian minnows was 'worst ever result' in Europe
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