Rosicky says it is wrong to suggest he doesn't care

Wolfsburg reveal interest in Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky

VfL Wolfsburg are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky and Bayern Munich forward Ivica Olic as they seek to turn their season around after the winter break, coach Felix Magath said today.

Forlan moves to Inter, but rest of Europe quiet on transfer D-day

The madness of the transfer window appears not to afflict continental Europe quite as virulently as England and there were few major deals concluded this week. Diego Forlan's €5m (£4.43m) switch from Atletico Madrid to Internazionale was the most eye-catching, with Inter also taking former Birmingham striker Mauro Zarate from Lazio on loan.

Football in Brief: Knight backs move for Wright-Phillips

Bolton Wanderers defender Zat Knight has made a public appeal to his friend Shaun Wright-Phillips to consider manager Owen Coyle's offer of a move from Manchester City to the Reebok Stadium this week.

Tuncay 'secures Reebok loan deal'

Tuncay Sanli has confirmed his return to the Premier League with Bolton Wanderers.

From the wurst to the best: A cutting-edge chef is putting Germany on the world gastronomic map

When contemplating potential culinary destinations, Germany might not be the first place that springs to mind. Spain; Italy; France; Greece; Asia; the Middle East and now even Scandinavia are all vying for the attention of the hungry traveller, but Germany, which is still reeling from the worst E. coli outbreak in its history, is not exactly known for its national cuisine. Ask most foodies what they associate with German dining and it's more than likely to include images of soggy sauerkraut and lurid wurst than delectable fine dining. For many, contact with German food is limited to the annual roll out of German Christmas markets peddling vats of acrid cabbage and farty frankfurters, served by grown men in lederhosen.

Women's World Cup: O'Reilly strike eases US into quarters

United states midfielder Heather O'Reilly scored arguably the goal of the tournament so far during her side's 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday.

England left to regret Aluko's missed chances

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Diego: It’s my dream to play in the Premier League

After a troubled campaign with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, two-time Copa América winning midfielder Diego is plotting a route to England. The Brazilian caught up with The South American Football Show in association with The Independent.

Marta plans to take Brazil one step beyond

The Women's World Cup finals kick off in Germany today with Pele set to be the star attraction. That's 'Pele de Saias' (Pele in a skirt), the Brazilian striker, Marta, whose brilliance as a youngster so enraptured the nation's football followers that she was handed the iconic nickname that has stuck to a genius who has been named Fifa's World Player of the Year five times in succession.

Diego set to leave Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath has told Brazilian midfielder Diego to look for a new club.

New, improved McClaren can prove Villa wrong for listening to their fans

Forest's manager should no longer be seen as 'wally with the brolly', reports Sam Wallace

Steve McClaren on Aston Villa shortlist

Aston Villa are finalising their shortlist of candidates to replace Gerard Houllier - with former England boss Steve McClaren among their targets, Press Association Sport understands.

McClaren: Dzeko needs another year before he will score regularly

Steve McClaren has warned Manchester City that, despite scoring his first Premier League goal on Monday night, it will take time for Edin Dzeko to find his feet in England.

Edin Dzeko says goal marks a new beginning

Edin Dzeko believes he is on an upward curve with Manchester City after scoring his first goal in 10 attempts in the Barclays Premier League.

'Fantastic' Dzeko gives City room to breathe

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