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Simon Rice and Tom Sheen preview Manchester City's crunch game at the Stadio Olimpico

Yaya Toure wants Premier League switch

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has signalled his desire to leave European champions Barcelona.

Toure happy at Barcelona

Barcaelona's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has again insisted that he is happy at the Camp Nou, amid talk of interest from several English clubs.

Barcelona to make cash plus players offer for Fabregas

Barcelona will offer Yaya Toure and Bojan Krkic to Arsenal in order to clinch the signing of Cesc Fabregas it was reported today.

Barcelona ready for fight after shock defeat

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola knows life has become much harder for them in Group F following their Champions League defeat to Rubin Kazan - but he had few complaints about his side's performance despite the 2-1 defeat.

Drogba targets 2010 glory

Didier Drogba is desperate to showcase a different side of Africa at next year's World Cup finals after helping the Ivory Coast seal their place in South Africa with a 1-1 draw against Malawi at the weekend.

Real and Barcelona continue pursuit of Alonso and Mascherano

The battle for Liverpool's first-choice centre midfielders looks set to continue after Real Madrid and Barcelona refused to concede defeat.

Real confident of signing Villa

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is confident that a deal to sign Spain striker David Villa from Valencia will be concluded in the near future.

Yaya Toure will not move to Arsenal claims agent

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure could move to England this summer, but his agent claims he will not be joining Arsenal.

Defensive worries for Barca and United as fans arrive

For all the talk of their devastating attacking capabilities, Barcelona and Manchester United must sort out defensive worries for Wednesday's Champions League final.

Barcelona lift first trophy of possible treble

Three goals in a devastating nine-minute spell at the start of the second half saw Barcelona to a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the King's Cup final last night and the first of three possible titles.

Toure agent dismisses City link

Yaya Toure's agent insists he has heard nothing from Manchester City about a potential bid for the Barcelona midfielder, and also warned any prospective suitors they may be wasting their time trying to tempt the Ivory Coast international from the Nou Camp.

Toure flattered by Arsenal and City links

Yaya Toure is happy to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City but insists his focus is currently only on trying to do well on the pitch for Barcelona.

Poll hits back at Wenger

Bad day for the Arsenal manager as injury rules out Fabregas for four months

Leading article: Israel and Syria: a deal that will have to be done

The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is halfway through a trip to the Middle East, trying to drum up support for President Bush's new Iraq policy. Tony Blair undertook a whirlwind tour of the region before Christmas, and the EU foreign policy supremo, Javier Solana, sets off there today. While none of these efforts has so far borne tangible fruit, this flurry of activity suggests a new international focus on the Middle East.

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