Young Boy to earn his spurs with old guard

Switzerland are turning to their old guard and some Young Boys – one of them a north Londoner – for Tuesday's European Championship qualifier against England in Basle.

Aquilani key building block in Juventus restructuring

Alberto Aquilani is eager to put his disappointing year at Liverpool behind him when he plays for Juventus as Serie A starts this weekend.

McClaren's next mission: to make a mark in Munich

The Bundesliga's first English manager makes his debut tonight against the champions. Is he daunted? Far from it

Two Evertons tussle for Brotherhood Cup

Goodison Park hosts a match Everton cannot lose tonight - but the victors may not be from Merseyside.

Milner's transfer request puts City in pole position

Villa manager O'Neill admits England midfielder's request should lead to £25m move

Chelsea and Real on alert over Ozil after Bremen opt to cut their losses

Werder Bremen have admitted that their chances of keeping hold of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil are all but over only hours after their general manager Klaus Allofs assured fans that he would not stop battling to keep him. Bremen have been concerned about their hold on the 21-year-old since they failed to confirm a new contract with his agent before the World Cup, even though Allofs remained resolute that a deal could be struck.

Juventus signal desire to sign Dzeko

Edin Dzeko would be a dream signing for Juventus, according to club general director Giuseppe Marotta.

City to offer Santa Cruz to sweeten Dzeko deal

Manchester City are edging closer to a deal to sign the Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg, and are ready to offer Roque Santa Cruz in part-exchange.

Milner is City's next target after £24m Silva deal

Mancini hopeful that Villa player will demand move as deals for Touré and Boateng are wrapped up

James Lawton: Capello must think again or risk wasting his two best talents

The house built by Fabio Capello, which at times has looked so sturdy, was haunted here last night. The demon was the 44 years of failure he had promised to put right and the bitter truth for so much of a desperate night was that his team looked more in need of an exorcist than a manager.

Transfer Rumours

Manchester City are ready to make a £20m offer for Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic. (The Sun)

The Last Word: The fact it's Barry or bust is Fabio's fault

England do not underachieve at World Cups, it is the nation that overexpects, so please be realistic

Man City take the lead in pursuit of £34m Wolfsburg striker Dzeko

Manchester City are interested in Wolfsburg's striker Edin Dzeko but will not pander to attempts by Steve McClaren's club to drum up interest in him before a €40m (£34m) release clause expires on Monday.

McClaren talks up Wolfsburg post

Steve McClaren has vowed to get to grips with the German language and culture as he prepares to take charge of Wolfsburg next season.

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