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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.
David Moyes hardly made the brightest start to his attempt to replace the man who won 13 Premier League titles and served Manchester United with distinction for 26 years.
Whatever happens to Gareth Bale, whatever happens to Wayne Rooney, there will be some British influence at Real Madrid next season.
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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
Racist? The French? Hardly, if a popular annual poll of the most admired celebrities in France is to be believed.
England manager told French counterpart he was dreading being drawn together
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.
Laurent Blanc, the coach of France and a former Manchester United player, believes that promising teenagers should think twice before joining a big club in the Premier League, as it may just lead to years on the bench.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says that even a bid of 60million euros would not be enough to persuade him to sell Argentinian playmaker Javier Pastore.
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
France legend Zinedine Zidane has denied suggestions he still has a significant influence over the dressing room and has been instructing the current players to challenge coach Raymond Domenech's authority.
The inquests have started as Les Bleus' campaign appears headed for an early end