Sport Champagne would also like to see more use of television inside the stadium, ending the situation where TV viewers see more of the play through action replays than paying fans

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has strengthened his position at the Bernabeu by becoming head of football operations.

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United complete Young signing but miss out on Varane to Real

Villa winger agrees £17m deal as Zidane persuades promising defender to head for the Bernabeu

Paul Scholes denies he was a nasty player

Paul Scholes has rejected the theory there was any malice behind his infamous tackling technique.

Wenger confirms Cardiff return for Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey returned to his first club Cardiff City on loan last night to continue his recovery from injury.

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