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As the dealing reaches fever pitch, Borrusia Dortmund show you can join football's big boys without buying success
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to be without Gareth Bale for their final friendly of the summer against Espanyol at White Hart Lane, as the club awaits a decisive move from Real Madrid in the saga surrounding the Welshman’s future.
The striker believes Liverpool are contractually obligated to accept the current bid
One of the triumphs of this year’s Manchester International Festival was its capacity to create a sense of place in an unexpected space. The 5,000 who communed on the Tarmac of a city centre car park to see a relay of Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s Macbeth on Saturday night can vouch for that.
Chart-topping boy band JLS will be the headline act at the opening ceremony of a charity football match between Manchester United and Real Madrid legends.
History of fascinating encounters between the two European heavyweights
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Eden Hazard is happy with his start at Chelsea but admits he was sorry to see the manager who signed him sacked so soon, he tells Sam Wallace in his first English newspaper interview
Zinedine Zidane will start working as Real Madrid's Director of Football from next week, the former France great said yesterday. The 39-year-old, who was voted World Player of the Year on three occasions, has been working at the Spanish club as president Florentino Perez's special adviser.
Villa winger agrees £17m deal as Zidane persuades promising defender to head for the Bernabeu
Paul Scholes has rejected the theory there was any malice behind his infamous tackling technique.
It is 25 years since Michel Platini scored the winning goal, a penalty, in the European Cup final. And yet the memory is a deeply unhappy one, for the goal was for Juventus against Liverpool, and the stadium was Heysel, where prior to the match 39 Juve fans had died.
Tottenham misfit Adel Taarabt has completed a permanent move to QPR for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £1million.
Ten players have been shortlisted for FIFA's player of the tournament award, including three from Spain and two from fellow finalists Holland.
France searched its soul last night as its team crashed ignominiously from the World Cup after just three games, a single goal and a players' mutiny.
Preview: France v South Africa, 3pm, Bloemfontein, ITV1