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USL Wrap: Freedom reach W-League Final Four (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Washington Freedom, a legacy of the former WUSA team, advanced to the W-League Championship tournament in Rochester, New York.
Lilly leads U.S. women over Japan (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
A powerful U.S. women's soccer team, led by scoring from Shannon Boxx and Kristine Lilly, used a mix of experience and new talent to coast to a 4-1 victory over Japan at San Jose State on Saturday nig
Supreme Court bans soccer shoes made from kangaroos (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The California Supreme Court has banned the sale of soccer cleats popularized by soccer star David Beckham and other goods made from kangaroo leather.
Hucles, Kai, Dalmy finalize U.S. World Cup roster (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Angela Hucles, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist, Natasha Kai and Marian Dalmy were the final three players selected for the U.S. women's roster for this year's World Cup.
USL Wrap: Timbers climb into first (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Timbers move into the top spot Sunday with a convincing 4-1 victory over California.
American Dalby fails to get English work permit (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
American midfielder Greg Dalby failed to get a British work permit to play with English soccer club Preston.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Austria recap (Jul 15, 2007 07:00 GMT)
With a semifinal berth on the line, the U.S. U-20s chose a bad time to play below par against Austria, writes Doug McIntyre.
Lloyd steers U.S. women over Norway (Jul 14, 2007 07:00 GMT)
For long stretches, the rhythm just wasn't there for the U.S. women. Their captain Kristine Lilly got them back on track.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Austria preview (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Despite a spate of injuries, the U.S. U-20s are ready for Austria, writes Doug McIntyre.
Hays: U.S. women vs. Norway preview (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The U.S. women face Norway (6 p.m. ET, ESPN2) in a game that's sure to test their physical strength, writes Graham Hays.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Uruguay recap (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
It wasn't pretty against Uruguay, but the U.S. U-20s showed heart by overturning a late deficit, writes Doug McIntyre.
Lilly, Scurry headline U.S. Women's WC team (Jul 11, 2007 19:38 GMT)
Forward Kristine Lilly and goalie Brianna Scurry were among 18 players chosen Wednesday to play for the U.S. women's national team in the Women's World Cup that begins in two months.
Galaxy, Dynamo eliminated from Open Cup (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Bulow scored off a corner kick in the 31st minute and the Richmond Kickers' defense did the rest in a 1-0 upset of the Los Angeles Galaxy in their U.S. Open Cup match on Tuesday.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Uruguay preview (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The U.S. U-20s will need to be careful not to overlook a Uruguay team that is more dangerous than its third-place qualification would indicate, writes Doug McIntyre.
USL Wrap: Impact rally for draw against Carolina (Jul 9, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Facing a third loss in their last four home games with a 2-0 deficit at the half, the Montreal Impact fought back for a 2-2 draw against the expansion Carolina RailHawks.
Canales: Overseas flair gives Rongen more options (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The U.S. U-20s are on fire, yet coach Thomas Rongen has even more offensive options still available, says Andrea Canales.
Carlisle: Copa America post-tournament review (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The sending of an understrength U.S. team to Copa America appears to have been a missed opportunity, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Carlisle: U.S. vs. Colombia recap (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The match against Colombia is best forgotten, much like the rest of the Copa America experience for the U.S., writes Jeff Carlisle.
Lilly to be honored against Norway (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
U.S. national team captain Kristine Lilly will be honored in front of her home-state crowd before the United States plays Norway in East Hartford, Conn., on July 14 in a Women's World Cup warmup.
U.S. team's security agents harassed in Venezuela (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The State Department expressed concern Thursday after two security agents traveling with the U.S. soccer team were stopped at a Venezuelan airport, temporarily stripped of their weapons and threatened
U.S. scoffed at for sending 'B' team to Copa America (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The South American soccer federation was not pleased that the United States left Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and other top players off the team it sent to the Copa America.
Carlisle: U.S. vs. Colombia preview (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
A young U.S. team has taken some knocks so far in the Copa America but hopes to finish on a high note against Colombia, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Adu nets three as U.S. dominates Poland at U-20 Cup (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu scored three goals and the United States recovered from an early deficit to rout Poland 6-1 Tuesday in the most lopsided result so far at the Under-20 World Cup.
Dell'Apa: Absence of Donovan contrasts with Marquez' presenc (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Landon Donovan's absence in the Copa America contrasts with the presence of Rafa Marquez for Mexico, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Carlisle: U.S. vs. Paraguay recap (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
In a game where the U.S. outplayed Paraguay at times, the U.S. was let down by its inability to take its chances, writes Jeff Carlisle.
USL Wrap: California scalps another top team (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
For an expansion club with a typical rough first campaign, the California Victory out of San Francisco are proving difficult opposition for the league's top clubs.
Davis: U.S. team's psyche vulnerable (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
With an inexperienced roster in the Copa America, there was always the risk that a young U.S. squad's psyche might be damaged by a series of heavy defeats, writes Steve Davis.
Carlisle: U.S. vs. Paraguay preview (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Against a dangerous Paraguay team, the U.S. needs to cut off the supply to Paraguay's Roque Santa Cruz, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Beckham's potential MLS debut to air on ESPN2 (Aug 1, 2007 01:03 GMT)
David Beckham's potential debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy in a Major League Soccer game has been picked up by ESPN2.
Hopkins: Hot Stove scuttlebutt (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's car turns heads and FC Dallas' bid to sign Denilson might fail. Allen Hopkins with his tour of MLS scuttlebutt.
MLS suspends Rapids' Ballouchy, fines Wizards' Onalfo (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Colorado Rapids midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy was suspended two games and fined $1,000 by Major League Soccer on Monday for elbowing an opponent earlier this month.
Becks to miss out again (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham will not travel to Texas for Tuesday's SuperLiga game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and FC Dallas.
Canales: Beckham's ankle still troubling him (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's nagging ankle injury means he won't make the trip to Dallas, writes Andrea Canales.
Beckham won't make Galaxy trip to Dallas (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham will miss his third consecutive game when the Los Angeles Galaxy play at FC Dallas on Tuesday night in the SuperLiga tournament, raising doubt whether he'll make his Major League Soccer
Adu negotiates with Portugal's Benfica (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu arrived Monday in Portugal to negotiate personal terms on a move to Benfica from Major League Soccer.
MLS star Adu poised to sign for Benfica (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu, the most recognisable name in the Major League Soccer, was on Monday poised to sign a five year deal with Portuguese side Benfica.
Davis: SuperLiga and Beckham add zest to July (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Meaningful matches in July for MLS? The arrival of the SuperLiga and David Beckham has taken care of that, writes Steve Davis.
Beckham facing fitness battle for FC Dallas clash (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham faces a fitness test today to determine whether the England midfielder flies with the Los Angeles Galaxy squad to Texas for their must-win SuperLiga clash with FC Dallas tomorrow night.
Pele warns 'pop star' Beckham (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Pele insists David Beckham is more of a 'pop star' than a footballer and has urged the Los Angeles Galaxy superstar to focus totally on his sport if he is to succeed in the United States.
Ngwenya helps Dynamo earn 1-1 tie with Morelia (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Joseph Ngwenya scored an early goal and the Houston Dynamo earned a 1-1 tie with Monarcas Morelia on Sunday night in the SuperLiga.
Canales: SuperLiga off to a promising start (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Based on early play in the SuperLiga, MLS teams are earning some measure of respect from their Mexican counterparts, writes Andrea Canales.
Beckham watches as Galaxy fall to Chivas (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Beckham watches as Galaxy fall to Chivas
Gimenez penalty pulls Pachuca level with Dallas (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Christian Gimenez scored on a penalty kick in the 87th minute to help CF Pachuca tie FC Dallas 1-1 in the second match of SuperLiga 2007 Group A play for both teams Saturday night.
Real Salt Lake gives Adu permission to go to Portugal (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu was given permission by Real Salt Lake to go to Portugal in an attempt to complete transfer negotiations with Benfica.
Beckham to miss second straight Galaxy game (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Two weeks after his splashy introduction with the Los Angeles Galaxy and a week after playing briefly in his first game, David Beckham remains a bit of an enigma.
Galarcep: Adu all set to leave MLS (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu's inevitable departure to Europe seems to be the best outcome for all parties concerned, writes Ives Galarcep.
Beckham still a doubt for LA's Chivas game (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham is still a major injury doubt for the Los Angeles Galaxy's SuperLiga clash with Mexican giants Chivas Guadalajara on Saturday.
Wanchope agrees one-year deal with Chicago Fire (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Derby and Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Chicago Fire.
Martino prepares Becks for Chivas fans (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham has been warned by his Los Angeles Galaxy team-mates to prepare for an intense atmosphere when Mexican giants Chivas Guadalajara roll into town.
Beckham still in his prime - Everton's Moyes (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Moyes believes America's MLS is getting a player in his prime in David Beckham. The Everton boss, currently in LA, has seen the impact 32-year-old superstar Beckham has already made.
Jaqua gives Dynamo lift over Club America in SuperLiga (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Houston Dynamo newcomer Nate Jaqua scored a first-half goal and the Dynamo defense made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over Club America Wednesday night in SuperLiga tournament play.
Injured Beckham watches Galaxy beat Pachuca (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham, as had been widely expected, was ruled out of the Los Angeles Galaxy's SuperLiga match against Mexican side Pachuca on Tuesday.
Donovan lifts Galaxy in SuperLiga; Beckham absent (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Landon Donovan scored in the 81st minute and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Pachua 2-1 while playing without David Beckham in its opening match of the SuperLiga tournament on Tuesday night.
Carlisle: Chivas-New York preview (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Red Bulls and Chivas are both firmly in the playoff hunt. The two teams clash on MLS Primetime Thursday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Beckham unlikely to feature against Pachuca (Jul 24, 2007 16:44 GMT)
David Beckham's chances of facing Mexican champions Pachuca tonight have been rated as slim by Los Angeles Galaxy coach Frank Yallop.
FC Dallas ties Chivas Guadalajara in SuperLiga opener (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Antonio Olvera scored a disputed goal in the 67th minute to lift Chivas Guadalajara into a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on Tuesday night in a contentious first match of the inaugural SuperLiga tournament
Report: Benfica, Adu fail to work out contract terms (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu will be playing in Major League Soccer for at least a little while longer.
Wizards' Johnson turns down transfer to Derby (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Eddie Johnson, Major League Soccer's leading scorer, has turned down a transfer from the Kansas City Wizards to Derby of England's Premier League.
Beckham debut sets ESPN MLS telecast record (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's brief appearance in his first game with the Los Angeles Galaxy was enough to draw a record ESPN audience for a game involving a Major League Soccer team.
Beckham doubtful for Galaxy's SuperLiga opener (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham missed another training session with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday because of a nagging left ankle injury that left him doubtful for the team's opening game in the SuperLiga tournamen
Stars come out welcoming Beckham to Los Angeles (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The stars came out on Sunday to welcome David Beckham to Los Angeles.
Blanco impresses in debut for Fire (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored a beauty of a goal Sunday in his debut with the Chicago Fire.
Carlisle: SuperLiga preview (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The new SuperLiga tournament gives MLS teams a chance to bolster their reputation against Mexican teams, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Davis: Beckham debut a surreal night (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's debut was memorable not for the soccer, but for the surreal atmosphere, writes Steve Davis.
Beckham reflects on 'most remarkable week' (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham reflected on 'the most remarkable week' of his life after making his Los Angeles Galaxy debut in Carson, California on Saturday night.
No pressure on injured Becks to play - MLS (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Major League Soccer chief Don Garber has denied David Beckham is under pressure to play while injured.
Beckham makes Galaxy debut in 1-0 defeat (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham made his long-awaited debut for Los Angeles Galaxy in front of a capacity crowd when he came on as a substitute in the 78th minute of Saturday's exhibition match against Chelsea.
Canales: Beckham's appearance brief but meaningful (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's minutes were limited against Chelsea, but his presence still energized the Galaxy, writes Andrea Canales.
Carlisle: Blanco set to make Fire debut (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Lost in the Beckham mania is the fact that Mexico's Cuauhtémoc Blanco is also making his MLS debut, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Mourinho urges caution over Beckham injury (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hopes Los Angeles Galaxy will not take any chances with the fitness of their superstar signing David Beckham.
Davis: 10 rumors from the All-Star game (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu and Eddie Johnson off to Europe. These were just a few of the rumors at the All-Star gathering, writes Steve Davis.
Injured Beckham stays out of sight (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Beckham got treatment on his injured left ankle behind closed doors Friday, while the rest of his teammates trained.
Dell'Apa: Pre-stardom Beckham was a hard worker (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
What was David Beckham like before he made it big? Frank Dell'Apa spoke with Paul Mariner who coached Beckham as a youth.
Dyer: Beckham is making dollars and sense for L.A. (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham mania has hit Los Angeles, with both the Galaxy and MLS bound to reap the financial windfall, writes Kristian Dyer.
Canales: 2007 MLS All-Star game recap (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The MLS All-Stars gave further proof of the quality of the league by beating Scottish champions Celtic, writes Andrea Canales.
Lalas: Players must deal with Beckham's spotlight (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Alexi Lalas has told his Los Angeles Galaxy players they will have to learn to cope with the pressure of living under David Beckham's media spotlight.
All-Stars coach hits back at MLS critics (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Major League Soccer All-Stars coach Steve Nicol has hit back at critics of the Los Angeles Galaxy and insisted David Beckham will help raise the standard of the MLS.
Beckham set to miss out against Chelsea (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Los Angeles Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas insists the club will not take any chances with David Beckham's fitness after the former England skipper admitted he is unlikely to start against Chelsea
Chang: Galaxy vs. Chelsea preview (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham is set to make his much-publicized debut against Chelsea, although a nagging ankle injury could spoil the party, writes Jen Chang.
Angel, Toja lift All-Stars past Celtic FC (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
While David Beckham is the headliner, players like Juan Pablo Angel and Juan Toja could be every bit as important to the future of soccer in America.
Canales: Earthquakes back in MLS where they belong (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
With the announcement that Major League Soccer will be returning to San Jose, a wrong has been righted, writes Andrea Canales.
Lalas informs Galaxy fans of Beckham's England duties (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Los Angeles Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas has advised the team's fans that David Beckham may miss some Major League Soccer games because of his obligation to England's national team.
Beckham's debut will likely be delayed due to injury (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's long-awaited MLS debut will likely be delayed a bit.
Galaxy dismissed as 'pub team' by English media (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's new side LA Galaxy have been dismissed as a pub team by English reporters who watched their 3-0 loss to Mexican side Tigres in a friendly.
No demands on Beckham return, insist MLS (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Major League Soccer commissioner Dan Garber claims he will not insist David Beckham attends tonight's Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Denver if it impacts his recovery from an ankle injury.
Late goal gives Morelia tie with D.C. United in SuperLiga (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Diego Martinez scored in the 79th minute to give Monarcas Morelia a 1-1 tie with D.C. United in their opening match of the SuperLiga tournament.
Pro soccer to return to San Jose (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Wednesday that professional soccer will return to Silicon Valley for the 2008 season with the approval of the San Jose Earthquakes as an expansion team
Carlisle: Johnson and Toja headline midseason awards (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
At the halfway point for MLS, Jeff Carlisle hands out his list of midseason awards, with FC Dallas' Juan Toja leading the way.
Canales: 2007 MLS All-Star game preview (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Nominally, it's an exhibition game, but Scottish champion Celtic won't be taking the MLS All-Star game lightly, writes Andrea Canales.
Celtic arrives for MLS All-Star game, shoes don't (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Celtic soccer team traveled from Scotland to America this week to start training for the MLS All-Star Game.
Canales: Beckham won't require protection (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Some believe that David Beckham will be protected by the referees in MLS, but that's unlikely to be the case, writes Andrea Canales.
Beckham welcomed by Galaxy team-mates (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Although David Beckham was unable to play a full part in his first training session with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday, he has quickly earned the respect of his new team mates.
Injury leaves Beckham's Galaxy debut in doubt (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy debut against Chelsea is in doubt after the England star played only a limited part in his first training session yesterday.
Davis: Standard of MLS play higher than one thinks (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
How good is the competition David Beckham will face in MLS? It's not the EPL but it's better than most people think, writes Steve Davis.
Galaxy and Chelsea plot Stamford Bridge friendly? (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Chelsea and the Los Angeles Galaxy are working towards a friendly in London next year which would see David Beckham play for his new team at Stamford Bridge.
Capello to follow Beckham to new job in MLS? (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Fabio Capello is mulling over a job offer in the United States following his sacking by Real Madrid last month.
Beckham is day-to-day with swollen ankle (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham was limited to some stretching and kicking drills because of a lingering ankle injury in his first practice Monday since joining the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Carlisle: MLS needs to maximize Beckham's arrival (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The arrival of a big-name player in MLS isn't a new concept, but this time round the league is better positioned to take advantage of a star like David Beckham, says Jeff Carlisle.
Beckham: Real can be our inspiration (Jul 15, 2007 21:14 GMT)
David Beckham has told his Los Angeles Galaxy team-mates to use Real Madrid as the inspiration for turning around their Major League Soccer season.
Beckham to clock up air miles (Jul 15, 2007 21:10 GMT)
David Beckham is set to collect even more air miles after the Los Angeles Galaxy's owners revealed they are planning to send the team on lucrative tours to boost revenue.
Dyer: Beckham the perfect signing (Jul 15, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham is the perfect signing and the only player capable of lifting MLS to the next level, writes Kristian Dyer.
Beckham in race to be fit to face Chelsea (Jul 14, 2007 20:48 GMT)
David Beckham will spend the rest of the weekend getting treatment on an ankle injury as he bids to be fit for his Los Angeles Galaxy debut against Chelsea next Saturday.
Galarcep: More eyes focused on MLS than before (Jul 14, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's arrival means more attention on MLS than ever before. The league will need to step up, writes Ives Galarcep.
Beckham looks toward first game (Jul 14, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham has been dropped on the doorstep of Los Angeles, wrapped in a package of a chic gray suit for fawning fans and anxious media.
L.A. company may buy Chicago Fire (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sports giant Anschutz Entertainment Group has reached a preliminary agreement to sell its stake in the Chicago Fire soccer team to Los Angeles-based Andell Holdings.
Canales: Beckham aims to be one of the guys (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Despite his superstar status, David Beckham wants to be treated as just one of the guys for the Galaxy, writes Andrea Canales.
Join me in L.A.: Beckham introduced to MLS, fans (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David beckham was officially introduced at his new home stadium Friday amid a cannon of confetti and a roar of cheers.
Becks lands in LA 'at his peak', say Galaxy (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The man who persuaded David Beckham to join Los Angeles Galaxy believes the former England captain is still at the peak of his powers.
Beckham and Posh touch down at LAX (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham and his family have arrived in Los Angeles as he prepares to begin a new chapter in his career with LA Galaxy.
Carter: Who is David Beckham? (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
It's unsure what kind of impact he will have in America, but in David Beckham, MLS will have the most recognizable face in soccer in their corner, writes Jon Carter
Beckham, 'Posh' on their way to new home in L.A. (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham left England on Thursday to start his new career in the United States.
Dell'Apa: Beckham's arrival changes the MLS landscape (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The arrival of David Beckham signals a new direction for MLS and a changing of the landscape, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Galaxy gets new look in time for Beckham's debut (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Los Angeles Galaxy are getting new threads for David Beckham's debut.
Blanco to make anticipated Fire debut July 22 (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Mexican star Cuauhtemoc Blanco will make his hotly anticipated debut with the Chicago Fire on July 22.
Carlisle: Houston-Chicago preview (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Houston is on a roll and should make short work of Chicago. The two teams clash on "MLS Primetime Thursday" (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
Pope, Jones among 7 added to MLS All-Star roster (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Eddie Pope of Real Salt Lake and Cobi Jones of the Los Angeles Galaxy were among seven players added to the MLS All-Star roster on Tuesday.
Hopkins: Q&A with Dave Sarachan (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
In a conversation with Allen Hopkins, former Fire coach Dave Sarachan expressed surprise at the decision to release him.
Becks' lucrative MLS move sparks high US hopes (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
David Beckham's much trumpeted move to LA Galaxy this week has thrown the spotlight on the financial impact he is likely to make on the game in the United States.
Dynamo's De Rosario signs extension through 2010 (Jul 9, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Midfielder Dwayne De Rosario signed a two-year extension that keeps him under contract with the Houston Dynamo through the 2010 season.
Davis: Galaxy treading water till Beckham's arrival (Jul 9, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham's debut is imminent, but unfortunately the Los Angeles Galaxy still look like a struggling team, writes Steve Davis.
Galarcep: MLS All-Underpaid Team (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
In the era of the designated player slot, finding salary-cap bargains is more critical than ever for MLS teams, writes Ives Galarcep.
Angel leads voting for All-Star team (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Eight former All-Stars and three newcomers were named to the MLS All-Star First XI announced Thursday by Major League Soccer.
Carlisle: Houston-New York preview (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Defending champ Houston is on a roll as it takes on New York. The two teams clash on MLS Primetime Thursday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
Fire opt for Osorio as Sarachan's replacement (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Amado Guevara's tumultuous career in Major League Soccer is over. The Honduran playmaker, who Chivas USA acquired in the offseason, is heading back to Honduras.
Beckham targets Chelsea match for LA debut (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham expects to make his debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 21 in an exhibition match with FA Cup holders Chelsea after recovering from an ankle injury, according to his manager.
Galaxy get Gray, pick from Dynamo for Jaqua (Jul 4, 2007 01:20 GMT)
The Los Angeles Galaxy acquired defender Kelly Gray and a 2008 second-round draft pick from the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday for forward Nate Jaqua.
Beckham, Galaxy scheduled to play Down Under (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
English soccer star David Beckham will make his first visit to Australia when the Los Angeles Galaxy play an exhibition match at Sydney FC on Nov. 27.
Beckham facing US 'hell', according to Marsh (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Life in the United States will be 'hell' for David Beckham, according to Rodney Marsh. Marsh played in the NASL and believes the huge amounts of travelling will be nothing like what Beckham has been u
Simao completes $27 million Atletico move (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa has completed his move from Benfica to Atletico Madrid on a four-year contract, the Primera Liga club said on Friday.
Gotta: Italian soccer still trying to restore reputation (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
After a series of scandals shook Italy and Serie A, Italian soccer is still trying to restore its reputation, writes Roberto Gotta.
FA to meet FIFA over Tevez affair (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Representatives of the Football Association will meet soccer's world governing body FIFA on Monday to discuss the long-running Carlos Tevez saga.
Valencia snaps up Helguera from Real Madrid (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Valencia have signed Spain centre-back Ivan Helguera from Primera Liga rivals Real Madrid, the two clubs confirmed on Friday.
Manchester United suffer Park injury blow (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung will miss the first half of next season following knee surgery, media reported on Monday.
Barcelona makes move for Argentina defender Milito (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Zaragoza have agreed to sell Argentina defender Gabriel Milito to Barcelona, the Primera Liga club said on Wednesday.
Real Madrid agrees deal for Porto defender Pepe (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Porto centre-back Pepe on a five-year contract, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.
Lyon says Malouda set to join Chelsea (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
French midfielder Florent Malouda is to join Chelsea after Olympique Lyon and the English Premier League club reached an agreement, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told Reuters on Sunday.
Parma says Man United will let Rossi leave (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United are willing to let striker Giuseppe Rossi leave, Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi said on Friday.
Marseille signs Cisse and Zenden (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
France striker Djibril Cisse has made his stay at Olympique Marseille permanent after an agreement was reached with Liverpool, the Ligue 1 club said on Friday.
Eriksson appointed as coach of Man City (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson was appointed Manchester City's new manager on Friday.
Torres poised to move to Liverpool (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has arrived back in Madrid after cutting short a holiday in order to approve an expected 27-million-pound ($54.29-million) move to Liverpool, Spanish media repo
Arsenal set to sign Croatia striker Da Silva (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal have agreed terms with Dinamo Zagreb to sign Croatia's Brazilian-born striker Eduardo Da Silva on a four-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday.
UEFA Champions League
UCL: Sarajevo surprise Genk, Shakhtar take lead (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sarajevo produced the biggest surprise of the night when they won 2-1 at Belgium's Racing Genk in the first leg of the Champions League second qualifying round on Tuesday.
Top leagues oppose Champions League reform (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Europe's top leagues have rejected UEFA president Michel Platini's plans to change the rules for Champions League qualification.
Styvar keeps Zilina's head above water (Jul 26, 2007 06:15 GMT)
Striker Peter Styvar scored twice as MSK Zilina beat Dudelange 5-4 on Wednesday for a place in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
Smith unlikely to strengthen Rangers squad (Jul 24, 2007 16:39 GMT)
Rangers manager Walter Smith revealed it is unlikely there will be any new arrivals at Ibrox before tomorrow's transfer deadline for their Champions League qualifier.
Sarajevo hit six in Champions League opener (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bosnian champions Sarajevo crushed Marsaxlokk of Malta 6-0 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier to set up a likely meeting with Genk of Belgium in the second qualifying round.
English National Team
Beckenbauer backs England as World Cup hosts (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Germany World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has given a major boost to England's hopes of hosting the 2018 tournament, insisting there is 'only one serious candidate'.
Young: Boro move will boost England hopes (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Luke Young is confident his move to Middlesbrough can result in a return to the England fold.
Fulham defender Knight aims for England recall (Jul 24, 2007 16:34 GMT)
Zat Knight is hoping the Lawrie Sanchez revolution at Fulham will reignite his international ambitions.
'McClaren said no way back' - Beckham (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham claims he was given the impression there was no way back for him into the England team, after he was dropped following the World Cup exit last summer.
FIFA lifts hopes of England hosting 2018 (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
England's hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup could be boosted if FIFA decide to scrap their policy of rotating the tournament between different continents.
Hughes backs Bentley over England U-21 snub (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Blackburn manager Mark Hughes is hoping England's management do not hold David Bentley's late withdrawal from the squad for the European Under-21 Championships against him in the season to come.
Pearce bags full-time England under-21 position (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Stuart Pearce has been confirmed as the full-time coach for England Under-21s.
England drop out top 10 FIFA world rankings (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
England have dropped out of the top 10 of FIFA's world rankings for the first time since September 2005 and are now ranked 12th.
Serbians fined for misconduct at Euro U21s (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
UEFA have fined the Serbian football association 24,000 euros following misconduct by fans and players during a European Under-21 Championship match against England.
FA to contest Under-21 misconduct charge (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Football Association will on Thursday contest misconduct charges brought by UEFA against England Under-21 players.
Russia to host England on synthetic pitch (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Moscow's Luzhniki Olympic stadium will stage Russia's Euro 2008 Group E qualifier against England, the Russian Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday.
Sol supports Carragher in England stance (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portsmouth's Sol Campbell has backed Jamie Carragher's decision to call time on his England career 'except in the case of an absolute emergency' after the Liverpool defender became frustrated at the l
Carragher hits out at critics of retirement (Jul 10, 2007 16:59 GMT)
Jamie Carragher has reacted angrily to suggestions he does not have the stomach to fight for his England place.
Carragher set to quit international football (Jul 9, 2007 20:20 GMT)
England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is set to quit international football after failing to establish himself in Steve McClaren's first eleven side.
English Premier League
Cahill X-ray sparks injury fears for Everton (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Tim Cahill underwent an X-ray on Tuesday night after the midfield talisman limped off in the 2-2 friendly draw at home to Werder Bremen.
Friendlies wrap: Ashton sinks former team (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Dean Ashton scored against his former club as West Ham beat Norwich 2-1 at Carrow Road on a busy evening of pre-season friendlies on Tuesday.
Tottenham sign Boateng from Hertha Berlin (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kevin-Prince Boateng admitted it is a 'dream' to have joined Tottenham after completing his move from Hertha Berlin.
Man United agree to sell striker Rossi to Villarreal (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Villarreal have reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign striker Giuseppe Rossi on a six-year contract, the Primera Liga club said on Tuesday.
No Italy return for Man United striker Rossi (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Giuseppe Rossi is unlikely to return to Italy next season despite his recent successful loan spell with Parma.
Downie: Anderson prepared to be patient (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Andrew Downie finds Copa America winner and new Man Utd signing Anderson in confident mood.
Allardyce: Martins exit rumour 'utter fabrication' (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has dismissed reports that he is ready to ditch Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins in order to raise funds for future signings.
Wigan sign Fulham midfielder Brown (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Wigan have signed Fulham midfielder Michael Brown on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Fergie resolute on Heinze (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson will hold a summit meeting with wantaway defender Gabriel Heinze on Monday - but his resolve not to sell the Manchester United defender to Liverpool remains unbreakable.
Fergie frustrated as Tevez deal 'drags on' (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his protracted pursuit of Carlos Tevez is proving 'slightly frustrating'.
Sanchez closes on Ki-Hyeon and N'Zogbia (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez could boost his new-look squad again with the double signing of Reading's South Korea winger Seol Ki-Hyeon and Newcastle's French midfielder Charles N'Zogbia.
High Court date set for Tevez dispute (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Carlos Tevez dispute will go to a hearing at the High Court on August 22 unless West Ham United can agree an out-of-court-settlement with the players representatives.
Premier League defend Thaksin's City takeover (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Premier League have defended their decision to permit Thaksin Shinawatra take control at Manchester City. The former Thailand PM currently is facing a succession of corruption charges.
Tevez cash settlement could suit Hammers (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Carlos Tevez affair could end with West Ham picking up several million pounds - if the Premier League and the striker's advisers agree to a deal for an out-of-court-settlement put forward by the c
Voronin: Shevchenko will show his worth (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool forward Andriy Voronin has backed his Ukraine strike partner Andriy Shevchenko to banish his first-season blues at Chelsea and take the Premier League by storm this term.
Boro youngster Morrison opts for Scotland (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough youngster James Morrison has pledged his international future to Scotland despite being born in England.
Wigan reject Everton offer for Baines (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Wigan Athletic manager Chris Hutchings has revealed the club have turned down an offer from Everton from defender Leighton Baines.
Mourinho reunion 'appeals' to Barca's Deco (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Barcelona midfielder Deco has admitted he would be tempted by a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Reyes gets wish in returning to Spain (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid have completed an agreement to sign Spain winger Jose Antonio Reyes from Arsenal on a four-year contract.
Chelsea apply for work permit for Alex (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea have taken a major step forward in their bid to sign Alex by applying for a work permit.
Emirates Cup Scouting Report (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bruno Salla selects four to watch for the coming season from the weekend's Emirates Cup
No approach for striker Anelka - Bolton (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bolton insist they are yet to receive an official approach for French striker Nicolas Anelka despite persistent rumours linking him with a move away from the Reebok Stadium.
Hubbard: Could Reyes have been Arsenal's answer? (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard says Arsenal might miss Reyes more than they expect
Birmingham complete deal for Spurs' Ghaly (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce believes new signing Hossam Ghaly has the technique, hunger and aggression to be a major asset in the fight for Barclays Premier League survival.
Interview: Wenger in optimistic mood (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bruno Salla speaks to Arsene Wenger about Arsenal, Henry, Anelka and the forthcoming season.
City target Castillo set for Shakhtar switch (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Olympiakos Piraeus striker Nery Castillo is set to sign a lucrative deal with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, according to reports in the Greek media.
McCarthy: Santa Cruz facing striker fight (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy believes Roque Santa Cruz faces a fight to claim a first team berth.
Reds to continue summer spending - Parry (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool are ready to continue their summer spending spree, chief executive Rick Parry has insisted.
Blades confirm bid for Toffees' Beattie (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sheffield United have made a bid to take out-of-favour Everton striker James Beattie to Bramall Lane.
New City boy Bianchi targets Italy call-up (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New Manchester City recruit Rolando Bianchi is hoping his move to the Premier League will enable him to realise his dreams of playing for Italy.
Unhappy Reyes wants future sorted (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes is hoping the long-running saga over where he will be playing his football next season will be brought to an end in the near future, with Atletico Madrid interested.
Gunners showing the right signs - Wenger (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's pre-season form has shown they can become a force to be reckoned with again.
Allardyce sets transfer targets for new season (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce expects to be busy in the transfer market before the start of the Premier League season - but it looks increasingly likely that Michael Owen will not be leaving the clu
Lyon close to quitting race for Reyes (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admits he is unlikely to secure the signature of Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes.
Chelsea are still the best, says Mourinho (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho talks to former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf about his plans for the season.
Bidwell: New recruits test Keano (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
For the first time in his career Roy Keane is a small fish in a vast and choppy ocean, says Nick Bidwell.
Man City closing on Juve defender Chiellini (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson looks set to continue his squad rebuilding, after Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri revealed he will let defender Giorgio Chiellini move to Eastlands if he wan
Convey makes progress, Lita hits hat-trick (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
USA international Bobby Convey continued his road to recovery with 45 minutes in Reading's 3-1 defeat of Brighton on Saturday.
Bruce hopeful of completing Ghaly deal (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce is confident Tottenham midfielder Hossam Ghaly will finally sign for the club within the next 24 hours.
Want-away Heinze praises United manager Fergie (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Argentina's Gabriel Heinze is seeking a transfer from Manchester United to their bitter rivals Liverpool but that has not stopped him from praising United manager Alex Ferguson.
Fabregas: I want to lead Arsenal to title (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes he is mature enough to captain the Gunners.
Carragher: Chelsea stronger than Man United (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea, not defending champions Manchester United, are favourites to win the Premier League this season.
Shepherd: Owen must pay back Newcastle fans (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Shepherd has not been able to resist firing a parting shot at Michael Owen in the week in which his 10-year tenure as Newcastle chairman came to an end.
Friendlies: Ljungberg, Bellamy score for Hammers (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New signings Craig Bellamy and Freddie Ljungberg both found the net as West Ham eased to a 3-1 friendly win at Southend.
Mis-firing Liverpool do not worry Benitez (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was unconcerned by Liverpool's profligacy in front of goal after they lost out to Portsmouth on penalties in the final of the Asia Trophy.
Arsenal target Di Maria Benfica-bound (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal are set to miss out on the signing of exciting Argentinian prospect Angel Di Maria after Benfica agreed a deal for the teenager. The Portuguese side have reached an deal with Rosario Central.
Birmingham deny Ghaly deal is done (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham have played down reports that they have completed the signing of Tottenham midfielder Hossam Ghaly.
Record-breaking Terry deal splits opinion (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
John Terry's new £135,000-a-week contract at Chelsea has divided opinion across the football spectrum on spiralling player wages.
Benitez expects big things from Kewell (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rafael Benitez drew plenty of positives from Liverpool's Asia Trophy performances, not least the return to fitness of Harry Kewell, who he expects to play a big role this season.
Tevez resolution imminent, says Joorabchian (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kia Joorabchian believes Carlos Tevez's future could be resolved as early as next week. The Argentina forward's protracted move to Man United had seemed unlikely to be completed before the start of th
Striker Santa Cruz seals Blackburn move (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Blackburn Rovers have confirmed they have signed Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz from Bayern Munich.
Redknapp hits back over Quinn jibe (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has hit back at Niall Quinn after the Sunderland manager accused the south coast club of spending 'silly money' this summer.
Swede Wilhelmsson completes Bolton deal (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sweden winger Christian Wilhelmsson has completed his 12-month loan move to Bolton from French side Nantes.
Terry finally agrees new five-year Chelsea deal (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club.
Middlesbrough step-up efforts to land Smith (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough will step up their efforts to sign Manchester United striker Alan Smith over the next few days.
Pompey lift trophy after penalty win over Liverpool (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portsmouth held their nerve to lift the Barclays Asia Trophy after a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool at Hong Kong Stadium.
Warning for Chelsea's Sahar as he joins QPR on loan (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manager John Gregory believes Chelsea and Israel striker Ben Sahar will find playing on loan for Queens Park Rangers 'a big step up'.
Hicks tells Kroenke: 'You'll need Arsenal's invite' (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Stan Kroenke's moves to take control of Arsenal would have to be with the backing of the current board, rather than via any hostile bid, according to Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks.
Bruce warns Yeung not to interfere (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has told the club's new major shareholder Carson Yeung he will 'not be railroaded' into signing any player against his wishes.
Nani shines as Man Utd end Far East tour in style (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Nani offered the first evidence of the talent which persuaded Manchester United to pay £17million for his services as Sir Alex Ferguson's men ended their Far East tour with an easy win.
Bruce refuses to accept defeat in Mido deal (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Steve Bruce admitted that there was 'a lot of work to be done' to revive Birmingham's hopes of signing Tottenham striker Mido in a £6million deal.
Fulham 4-1 South China: Cottagers finish third (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fulham claimed third place in the Barclays Asia Trophy with a comfortable 4-1 win over South China at Hong Kong Stadium.
Three-way fight for Newcastle's Dyer (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle were today awaiting developments over midfielder Kieron Dyer's future as a three-way fight for his signature began.
Heinze calls in the lawyers (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Manchester United will win any legal fight with Gabriel Heinze over his proposed move to Liverpool.
Blackburn closing in on Bayern's Santa Cruz (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Roque Santa Cruz could be on the verge of a move to Blackburn after travelling to England with his representatives to talk to the Premier League club.
'I'm going nowhere', insists Newcastle's Martins (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins has moved to end speculation over his future as team-mate Kieron Dyer heads for the exit.
Strachan keen on Celtic Premier League switch (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Catch our full interview with Celtic manager Gordon Strachan on ESPNsoccernet Press Pass.
Reassurances from Rafa calmed Crouch's fears (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Striker Peter Crouch insists he was unconcerned about rumours regarding his Anfield future once Rafael Benitez had reassured him he was still very much part of his Liverpool plans.
'Incredible' Rooney set for a big season - Fergie (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson expects Wayne Rooney to have his best season yet for Manchester United.
Reo-Coker one of world's top midfielders - Petrov (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Stiliyan Petrov is surprised West Ham ever allowed Nigel Reo-Coker - 'one of the top midfielders in the world'' - to move to Aston Villa.
Eriksson vows to add more talent at Man City (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is determined to add to his playing staff after securing the services of Bulgaria winger Martin Petrov.
Fulham's McBride refusing to set goals target (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fulham striker Brian McBride insists he has not set himself any personal targets for the coming season.
Bent backs Tottenham to break into top four (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur are finally ready to gatecrash the Premier League top four, according to new £16.5million striker Darren Bent.
Sunderland's Quinn blasts Prem's big spenders (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has hit out at his big-spending Premier League counterparts for artificially inflating the transfer market.
Luque grabs chance as Newcastle beat Celtic (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Albert Luque proved the unlikely hero as Sam Allardyce tasted victory at St James' Park at the first attempt.
Sunderland sign Ireland defender McShane (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland have signed defender Paul McShane from West Brom in an initial £1.5million deal, according to the midlands club.
Abramovich suing Russian club for £3.4million (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Roman Abramovich's investment vehicle is suing Russian premier league club Krylya Sovietov Samara for neglecting to pay back more than £3million in loans, a spokesman for Chelsea owner said.
Keane reveals double bid failure (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland boss Roy Keane has confirmed his bids to take Wigan full-back Leighton Baines and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon to Wearside have failed.
Hysen set for Black cats exit (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland winger Tobias Hysen could be heading back to Sweden.
Yeung wants Chinese players at Birmingham (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung said he wanted to complete his takeover of English Premier League club Birmingham City as soon as possible and bring some Chinese players to St Andrews.
City target Santa Cruz close to Bayern exit (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich are close to selling reported Blackburn and Manchester City target Roque Santa Cruz after the striker was left out of the team for a League Cup tie.
Bolton to sign winger Wilhelmsson on loan (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bolton have announced they expect to sign Swedish winger Christian Wilhelmsson on loan from Nantes 'in the next 24 hours'.
Ferguson prepared to wait for Tevez (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he would wait for as long as it takes to sign Argentine forward Carlos Tevez.
Corinthians break off MSI partnership (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez's former club Corinthians have announced they are breaking off their controversial partnership with the sports management group MSI. The West Ham player's economic rights are the subject
Toronto FC 2-4 Aston Villa: Moore hat-trick (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
A Luke Moore hat-trick helped Aston Villa to a hard-fought victory over tenacious Toronto FC.
Blues' Ghaly deal still on as Mido hopes fade (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce is virtually resigned to losing his battle to sign Tottenham striker Mido after admitting any possible deal was 'a million miles away' from being completed.
Liverpool branded 'opportunists' over Heinze (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has labelled Liverpool 'opportunists' over their bid for Gabriel Heinze.
Scudamore supporting foreign ownership (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chief executive Richard Scudamore is convinced a growing number of foreign owners are bringing a 'new professionalism' to the Premier League.
Hargreaves to miss United's Far East trip (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Owen Hargreaves will play no part in Manchester United's Far East tour. The £18million summer signing from Bayern Munich has tendinitis in his knee.
Robben transfer saga takes new twist (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arjen Robben's proposed move to Real Madrid took a further twist last night when Chelsea revealed the Dutch winger was omitted from the squad which drew 1-1 with Feyenoord because of a knee injury.
Man City sign £4.7million midfielder Petrov (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City have signed their fourth player of the summer - Bulgaria international winger Martin Petrov from Atletico Madrid for £4.7million on a three-year deal, which is subject to a work permit
Want-away Dyer missing for Magpies friendly (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kieron Dyer was not included in the Newcastle squad for Thursday night's friendly against Celtic a day after manager Sam Allardyce admitted he could leave the club.
Middlesbrough sign Charlton defender Young (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough hope to clinch the signing of Charlton full-back Luke Young later today.
Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 Arsenal: Da Silva stars (Jul 26, 2007 06:22 GMT)
Arsenal new boy Eduardo da Silva starred in tonight's friendly at Red Bull Salzburg but could not prevent the Gunners falling to a narrow defeat.
Hibernian 3-0 Bolton: Trotters trounced (Jul 26, 2007 06:21 GMT)
Hibernian inflicted an emphatic defeat on Bolton in a lively pre-season game at Easter Road.
Blackpool 1-2 Wigan: Cotterill nets winner (Jul 26, 2007 06:20 GMT)
Antonio Valencia and David Cotterill scored as Wigan claimed their third successive pre-season victory with a win at Bloomfield Road.
Brentford 1-6 Reading (Jul 26, 2007 06:18 GMT)
Shane Long scored twice as Premier League Reading claimed an emphatic victory over Brentford at Griffin Park.
MK Dons 3-2 West Ham (Jul 26, 2007 06:16 GMT)
Matthew Upson celebrated his first full 90 minutes for West Ham with a goal but Alan Curbishley's side were beaten by an MK Dons side managed by former Hammers midfielder Paul Ince.
Feyenoord 1-1 Chelsea (Jul 26, 2007 03:56 GMT)
Substitute goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini helped Chelsea maintain their unbeaten pre-season campaign as the Blues emerged with a 1-1 draw against Feyenoord.
It was time for me to go, insists Shepherd (Jul 26, 2007 01:36 GMT)
Outgoing Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has admitted the time was right for him to leave St James' Park.
Skoko wins work permit to stay with Latics (Jul 26, 2007 01:34 GMT)
Wigan midfielder Josip Skoko has received a work permit for next season.
'Family problems' to end Dyer's Newcastle career? (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has admitted Kieron Dyer could leave the club over 'family problems'.
Real Madrid move for Robben not dead - Calderon (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The long-running saga over Real Madrid's desire to sign Chelsea's Dutch winger Arjen Robben took another twist today when president Ramon Calderon claimed the deal now hinged on the London club's will
Sir Alex unhappy with Heinze's lack of loyalty (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that interference from agents could be behind Gabriel Heinze's desire to leave the club.
Black Cats set to miss out on Baines (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland boss Roy Keane is facing up to further frustration in the transfer market after his protracted pursuit of Wigan left-back Leighton Baines came to nothing.
O'Neill rules out making Wright-Phillips bid (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has ruled out making a bid for Shaun Wright-Phillips but plans to further strengthen his squad before the new Premier League season begins.
Gerrard blown away by Liverpool stadium plans (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard led the praise for the re-drawn plans for the club's new stadium, as chief executive Rick Parry conceded major changes in the area's transport system will be needed to
Thaksin secures Man City trials for Thai trio (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who took full control of Manchester City on Monday, has arranged trials for three Thai national team players at the English Premier League club.
Everton's Johnson insists he's staying put (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Andy Johnson insists there is 'no way' he is leaving Everton this summer.
Man Utd remains optimistic over Tevez saga (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United chief executive David Gill remains optimistic Carlos Tevez will be free to join the Premier League champions before the August 31 transfer deadline.
Carter: Youngsters keen to impress (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jon Carter looks at some of the young faces to watch out for in the 2007/08 Premier League season.
Benitez: Heinze availability common knowledge (Jul 25, 2007 00:12 GMT)
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has claimed every major club in Europe knew Gabriel Heinze was up for sale this summer.
Shepherd leaves Newcastle, replaced by Mort (Jul 24, 2007 23:39 GMT)
Freddy Shepherd has been replaced as Newcastle chairman by Chris Mort.
South China 1-3 Liverpool: Voronin shines (Jul 24, 2007 23:31 GMT)
Liverpool set up a Asia Trophy final clash with Portsmouth after seeing off a spirited South China outfit 3-1.
Mourinho: Pizarro will be an instant hit (Jul 24, 2007 23:12 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has backed Claudio Pizarro to make an immediate impact at Chelsea.
Sanchez awaits news on Brown's Wigan move (Jul 24, 2007 21:32 GMT)
Manager Lawrie Sanchez expects to hear 'within a couple of days' whether Michael Brown will leave Fulham for Wigan.
Portsmouth 1-0 Fulham (Jul 24, 2007 21:31 GMT)
Portsmouth booked their place in the Asia Trophy final after Benjani Mwaruwari's first-half goal saw Harry Redknapp's side overcome Fulham 1-0 at Hong Kong Stadium.
China skipper on Birmingham's wanted list (Jul 24, 2007 16:48 GMT)
Birmingham have joined Newcastle in the race to sign China captain Zheng Zhi from Shandong Luneng.
Curbishley lauds arrival of Ljungberg (Jul 24, 2007 16:42 GMT)
West Ham manager Alan Curbishley believes Freddie Ljungberg's vast experience of European football can only help the club cement its Premier League status next season.
Giggs set to earn new contract with United (Jul 24, 2007 16:41 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has dropped the clearest hint yet Ryan Giggs will be offered the chance to beat Manchester United's all-time appearance record.
Big things predicted for Newcastle's Carroll (Jul 24, 2007 16:37 GMT)
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has been challenged to force his way into manager Sam Allardyce's thinking for the new Barclays Premier League season.
FIFA pass the buck on Tevez transfer battle (Jul 24, 2007 16:29 GMT)
The Carlos Tevez affair took a dramatic new twist today with FIFA recommending the matter be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Rovers' cut-price season tickets prove big hit (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Blackburn's season ticket sales have increased by nearly 10% after they used about £1million of extra revenue generated by the new television deal to cut prices.
Returning Ashton scores in Hammers friendly (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Dean Ashton scored his first goal for West Ham in almost a year as the Hammers claimed a 1-1 draw in a pre-season friendly against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.
Bent opens Spurs account against Pirates (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New club record signing Darren Bent opened his account for Tottenham Hotspur as the English club won a second match on their South Africa tour, beating Orlando Pirates 2-1 in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Toffees complete loan deal for Pienaar (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Steven Pienaar is relishing the opportunity to play European football with Everton this season.
MSI issue Tevez writ (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian is taking his fight with West Ham to the High Court.
Forssell hits brace as Blues win (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham made it three wins from as many games on their pre-season tour of Germany with a 5-2 victory over FC Schweinfurt as Mikael Forssell fired a reminder to manager Steve Bruce of his scoring pr
Fiszman stands firm over Gunners stake (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal's biggest shareholder Danny Fiszman has once again insisted he has 'no intention' of selling his stake in the club.
Hubbard: Sanchez's less-than-magnificent seven (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard asks if Fulham's Lawrie Sanchez has spent his £20.5million wisely.
Yakubu move ruled out by Blues' Bruce (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has played down speculation linking him with Middlesbrough striker Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Young in North East for Boro medical (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate is closing in on his fourth summer signing after Luke Young headed for Teesside.
Tevez: Clubs, League wait on FIFA decision (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Football Association and the Premier League are waiting to hear if FIFA are prepared to arbitrate on the Carlos Tevez affair.
United stroll to win in Macau (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Paul Scholes flew home injured to cast a dark shadow over an otherwise memorable Far East tour for Manchester United.
Barton determined to make speedy return (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle new boy Joey Barton has vowed to bounce back from his injury misery as he faces up to missing the start of the new season.
Scholes to miss kick-off? (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes could miss the start of the season after the club confirmed he would undergo an exploratory knee operation which could keep him out for up to a month.
Redknapp hopes Kanu will stay at Pompey (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is confident Kanu will commit his future to the club and sign a new deal next week.
Freddie: Henry leaving helped decision to quit (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.
Keano gets permission to talk to Baines (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland have finally been given permission to speak to Wigan defender Leighton Baines.
League chief welcomes £100m Prem boost (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Lord Mawhinney has welcomed the news Football League clubs are to receive more than £90million from the Premier League in the next three years.
Finnan pens three-year Reds extension (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Steve Finnan has been rewarded for his consistent performances for Liverpool with a new three-year contract.
United, Liverpool on Heinze collision course? (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The row over Gabriel Heinze's proposed move to Liverpool is threatening to spill over into open warfare after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Manchester United are investigating the possibility their nort
Premiership to hand £90m to Football League (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Premier League has revealed that it will hand a so-called 'solidarity package' of more than £90million to the Football League over the next three seasons.
Mourinho plays down latest Robben rumours (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists Arjen Robben's absence from the friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy was due to injury and not any impending move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Arsenal MD cautions fans over new investors (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal fans were warned on Sunday that any overseas investor will attempt to take more money out of the club than they put in.
Injury rules Newcastle's Barton out for six weeks (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle's injury jinx has struck once again after Joey Barton was ruled out for the start of the new Premier League season.
Scunthorpe embarrass Sunderland (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Big-spending Sunderland were stunned 1-0 by Coca-Cola Championship new boys Scunthorpe at Glanford Park in today's friendly.
Late Solano strike spares Toon blushes (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
A late goal from Nolberto Solano saved Newcastle's blushes in a 1-1 draw at Carlisle.
Bianchi hits brace in Man City win (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rolando Bianchi scored twice as Manchester City rounded off their tour of Sweden with a comfortable 4-0 hammering of Carlstad United.
Berbatov goal gives Spurs win in South Africa win (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Dimitri Berbatov scored the winner on Saturday as Tottenham Hotspur began their three-match South African tour with a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs.
Ferguson expects Heinze for pre-season (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has left want-away defender Gabriel Heinze in no doubt that he is expected back at Manchester United for pre-season training in a fortnight.
Man Utd chief dismisses debt worries (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United chief executive David Gill is adamant the Red Devils are in good shape even though they had to a plan to refinance their massive debts earlier this year.
FA to meet FIFA over Tevez affair (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Representatives of the Football Association will meet soccer's world governing body FIFA on Monday to discuss the long-running Carlos Tevez saga.
Man Utd consider future African pre-season (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United chief executive David Gill revealed the club may embark on a pre-season trip to Africa at some stage in the future and admitted a tour of Asia this summer made more sense commerciall
Big Sam wants four more signings (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is determined to make up to four more signings before the start of the new Premier League season.
Southgate determined to retain Yakubu (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate insists Ayegbeni Yakubu remains part of his plans despite continued speculation over striker's future.
Everton chief hints at more transfers to come (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Everton will have the squad depth they need before the start of the season, according to chief executive Keith Wyness.
Brown dismisses Old Trafford exit speculation (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Wes Brown wants a life sentence at Manchester United.
Ecclestone not ruling out Arsenal involvement (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone denied talks with Arsenal about a possible takeover bid on Saturday but said he was always open to offers.
Heinze's reps could use courts to force move (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United struck three times in 20 minutes to delight an enthusiastic 60,000-capacity crowd in Seoul.
Newcastle rocked by yet another Owen injury (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle striker Michael Owen is out of tomorrow's pre-season friendly at Carlisle after picking up a thigh injury in training.
FA call on FIFA to sort player ownership row (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Football Association will urge FIFA to address the issue of third-party player ownership at the earliest opportunity to ensure the Carlos Tevez affair is not the first of many to hit English footb
Bolton boss prepared to let Anelka leave (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bolton boss Sammy Lee has confirmed he would be willing to let star striker Nicolas Anelka leave for a Champions League club.
Ferguson pleased with Seoul victory (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson was satisfied with Manchester United's performance as they continued their Far East tour with a 4-0 victory over FC Seoul.
Man Utd cruise in Seoul (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United struck three times in 20 minutes to delight an enthusiastic 60,000-capacity crowd in Seoul.
Leicester fork out £2.1m to sign DJ Campbell (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Leicester have signed striker DJ Campbell from Birmingham in a deal that could eventually be worth £2.1million to the Premier League newcomers.
Landzaat rules out return to Holland (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Wigan midfielder Denny Landzaat has ruled out a return to the Eredivisie.
Real Madrid tie up deal for keeper Dudek (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek said the chance to play for Spanish champions Real Madrid was an opportunity he could not let pass, as he was presented as their new player on Friday.
Everton move for Dortmund's Pienaar (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Everton are holding talks with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund over a possible move for midfielder Steven Pienaar.
Man Utd: Tevez saga to be sorted by Aug 31 (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident the Carlos Tevez affair will be settled before the transfer window closes at midnight on August 31.
Wenger rules out further striker signings (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal are not about to sign Nicolas Anelka - or any other striker.
Birmingham close in on £6m Mido transfer (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham have agreed a £6million fee with Tottenham for Egyptian striker Mido. The 24-year-old former Roma player has yet to agree personal terms with the midlands club.
Collins signs long-term Sunderland contract (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland defender Danny Collins has committed himself to the club until 2010.
Helguson seals three-year deal at Bolton (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bolton boss Sammy Lee has pledged to bring in even more new faces following Heidar Helguson's arrival at the Reebok Stadium.
Madrid coach confident of capturing Robben (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster remains adamant that the Spanish champions 'will obtain' Chelsea winger Arjen Robben.
Drenthe's mind made up over transfer (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Reported Chelsea target Royston Drenthe has revealed he has made a decision on his future - but will wait for Feyenoord's word before disclosing his choice.
Walcott shines for Gunners in easy win (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Robin van Persie and the impressive Theo Walcott scored as Arsenal recorded an easy 3-0 win over Turkish side Genclerbirligi in Austria.
Fulham sign £2.5million QPR winger Cook (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fulham have confirmed the signing of left winger Lee Cook from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old has signed a four-deal contract with the Premier League club.
New Hammers star ruled out for six months (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New West Ham signing Julien Faubert has been ruled out for six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon sustained in a pre-season friendly.
Reading exit Peace Cup despite 1-0 win (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Brynjar Gunnarsson's second-half header fired Reading to victory over Shimizu S-Pulse in Goyang but it was not enough to secure a place in the Peace Cup final.
Ferguson hints at Rossi and Smith departures (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has dropped the broadest hint yet that Alan Smith and Giuseppe Rossi are on their way out of Old Trafford - but squashed flat any suggestion of Gabriel Heinze leaving for Liverpool.
West Ham hit back at Joorabchian claims (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham today hit back at Carlos Tevez's adviser Kia Joorabchian as the Argentina striker's proposed move to Manchester United struck fresh controversy.
Sheffield United give up on Gravesen transfer (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sheffield United manager Bryan Robson has pulled out of a move for Thomas Gravesen after admitting the Celtic midfielder does not want to move to Bramall Lane.
Everton striker set to miss start of new season (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Everton striker James Vaughan will miss the start of the Premier League season after dislocating a shoulder.
Chelsea rocked by fresh Terry 'injury' (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
John Terry has reportedly suffered a broken toe during Chelsea's 1-0 win against the Suwon Bluewings in California and has had scans to determine the extent of the injury.
Van der Sar unsure over Man Utd future (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar has admitted that next season may be his last for the club.
Ferguson rules out Heinze switch to Liverpool (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out any possibility of Gabriel Heinze leaving Manchester United for Liverpool.
Kroenke eager for more Arsenal talks (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal stakeholder Stan Kroenke is eager to meet with the rest of Gunners board following his talks with chairman Peter Hill-Wood and managing director Keith Edelman last month.
Joorabchian rounds on West Ham in Tevez row (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kia Joorabchian ramped up the pressure on West Ham on Wednesday night by accusing the club of making misleading public statements over the Carlos Tevez affair.
Sunderland cruise to pre-season win (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Goals in each half from Ross Wallace and Anthony Stokes fired Premier League new boys Sunderland to an easy 2-0 win over Darlington at a rain-sodden TFM Arena.
Forssell on target again for Birmingham (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Mikael Forssell was on the mark again as Birmingham continued their German tour with another win. The Finn got the only goal against Heidenheim in the first half.
Scoring debut for City new boy Bianchi (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City new boy Rolando Bianchi marked his debut with a goal as the Blues beat Swedish side Orgryte 4-1 in a friendly tonight.
City reject Besiktas bid for striker Vassell (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City have rejected a bid from Turkish club Besiktas for striker Darius Vassell.
Fabregas eyes skipper armband at Arsenal (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Cesc Fabregas has underlined his commitment to Arsenal by stating his willingness to skipper the club.
Man United call in FIFA over Tevez dispute (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United are to take the Carlos Tevez dispute to FIFA, chief executive David Gill announced on Wednesday. He also expressed his confidence that Tevez would eventually become a United player.
Cannavaro turned down Chelsea, says agent (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has snubbed the chance to join Chelsea, according to his agent.
Real prepared to be patient in Robben deal (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid are prepared to be patient in their attempts to sign Dutch international Arjen Robben from Chelsea, president Ramon Calderon said on Wednesday.
O'Neill keen to continue Villa recruitment drive (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is planning on making further signings before the start of the Premier League season.
Wenger wants Arsenal to have ruthless streak (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to see his side develop a ruthless streak against weaker opposition to give themselves a chance in the Premier League title race.
Allardyce delighted by Owen scoring return (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce saw his fit-again strikers return in style as he launched his reign with a victory.
Joining Man City fulfils Geovanni ambition (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Brazilian attacker Geovanni believes his experience with Barcelona and Benfica will stand him in good stead as he looks forward to fulfilling his 'dream' of playing in England.
Ashley's Newcastle taken off Stock Exchange (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle have been delisted from the Stock Exchange following businessman Mike Ashley's takeover.
Mourinho: Robben still a Blue (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has denied that Arjen Robben is set to leave the club. 'At the moment he is a Chelsea player with two more years of contract and he is working well,' he said.
Hammers block Tevez Man Utd medical (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez's proposed move to Manchester United remains in limbo with serious doubts over whether a planned medical will take place on Wednesday.
Boro's Austria draw, Kam on target (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Aiyegbeni Yakubu scored a penalty and Fabio Rochemback was sent off as Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Hertha Berlin in Bad Waltersdorf, Austria.
Owen on mark as Toon beat Hartlepool (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Michael Owen scored his first Newcastle goal in 19 months as Sam Allardyce's reign began with a victory at Hartlepool.
Voronin upstages new Liverpool recruits (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel made their Liverpool debuts but were upstaged by fellow new recruit Andriy Voronin in the 3-2 defeat of Werder Bremen in Grenchen, Switzerland.
Everton in talks with Swiss skipper Vogel (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Everton have opened negotiations with Swiss international Johann Vogel and he is set to arrive on Merseyside to discuss a free transfer. The former AC Milan midfielder, 30, spent last season with Real
Eriksson signs Brazilian midfielder Geovanni (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Geovanni on a free transfer.
Mido claims switch to Birmingham is complete (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Mido appears to be edging closer to leaving Tottenham after claiming a deal has been struck for a move to Birmingham.
Wenger to delay appointment of key role (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is likely to wait until the Premier League season starts before appointing a director of football at the Emirates Stadium.
Ferguson confident of sealing Tevez deal (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is optimistic Carlos Tevez will soon arrive at Old Trafford. The Argentina star is due to fly into the north-west for a medical which will form the latest s
Aston Villa swoop to sign West Ham's Harewood (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Aston Villa have announced the signing of Marlon Harewood from West Ham. The striker has signed a three-year deal.
Man Utd held in Japan (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United's Far East tour opened in disappointing fashion as J-League champions Urawa Red Diamonds held their Premier League counterparts in Saitama.
Turner: El Tel on Brits abroad and Spanish imports (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Terry Venables talks to Lucy Turner about Real Madrid, Fernando Torres and mucho más.
Barton hoping for clean slate at Newcastle (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Joey Barton is determined to make the most of his clean slate as he begins the trophy trail with Newcastle.
Mourinho lauds Drogba following exit report (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has underlined the importance of star striker Didier Drogba to the club's plans for next season.
No 'great rush' over Lamps and JT deals - Buck (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck insists the club are not in a 'great rush' to tie Frank Lampard and John Terry to new contracts.
Sunderland complete Dickson transfer (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Dickson Etuhu from Norwich for £1.5million. The Nigerian has agreed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
Aston Villa to open talks with striker Harewood (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Aston Villa have been given the green light to open talks with out-of-favour West Ham striker Marlon Harewood.
Birmingham in for Ghaly (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Birmingham boss Steve Bruce has confirmed making an approach for Tottenham midfielder Hossam Ghaly.
Everton to ballot fans over proposed stadium (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Everton are to ballot their supporters over a move from Liverpool, after more than a century at Goodison Park, to a new home in nearby Kirkby.
Liverpool ready to submit new stadium plans (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Liverpool will submit the revised plans for their proposed new stadium to the city council before the end of the month, according to the club's chief executive Rick Parry.
Newcastle's Owen dismisses 'injury-prone' tag (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Michael Owen is desperate to put his injury misery behind him and prove himself as a goalscorer once again.
Galaxy overlords AEG rule out Prem investment (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Los Angeles Galaxy owners Anschutz Entertainment Group have ruled out a major investment in a Barclays Premier League club and are now turning down bids themselves following the signing of David Beckh
Park won't be available until January - Fergie (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Park Ji-Sung could be out until January following knee surgery.
Rio confident pre-season tour will bear fruit (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Rio Ferdinand is confident some hard work in the Far East will ensure Manchester United reach Christmas near the top of the Premier League tree.
New boy Torres set for Liverpool debut (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Record signing Fernando Torres could make his bow for Liverpool tomorrow in Switzerland.
Tevez set complete 'over-complicated' move - Gill (Jul 16, 2007 16:11 GMT)
Manchester United chief executive David Gill expects West Ham's Argentine striker Carlos Tevez to join the English Premier League champions 'in the course of the next week or so'.
Hubbard: Fergie's Red army is overpopulated (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard on Manchester United, whose squad is big enough to play four teams.
Gunners chair opens talks with Wenger (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chairman Peter Hill-Wood has revealed talks have opened with Arsene Wenger over a new contract and insists Arsenal have 'never been in a better position' going into the new season.
Richardson departs Old Trafford for Sunderland (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
England midfielder Kieran Richardson has completed his move from Manchester United to Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
Yeung becomes Birmingham's biggest shareholder (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung has clinched a deal to become Birmingham's biggest shareholder.
Bridge injury means left back crisis for Chelsea (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea could enter the new season without a recognised left back after Wayne Bridge underwent surgery on a pelvis injury on Saturday.
Poulter: Thaksin and Eriksson take control (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Wallace Poulter does not feel reassured by the new direction Manchester City have taken.
Anne Ramzy: Malouda goal can't silence America (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Anne Ramzy reports from Stateside as Chelsea begin their pre-season tour of the USA.
Aurelio set to miss start of new season (Jul 16, 2007 00:41 GMT)
Fabio Aurelio is unlikely to be fit in time for the start of the Premier League season due to his ruptured Achilles tendon, according to Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.
Smith confirmed on United's tour of Asia (Jul 16, 2007 00:39 GMT)
Alan Smith has been handed a place in Manchester United's Far East tour squad as speculation over his Red Devils career rumbles on.
Abramovich rift is over - Jose (Jul 15, 2007 20:52 GMT)
Jose Mourinho is back on speaking terms with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and says he now feels so settled in London that he has bought a house.
Chelsea announce youth deal with Disney (Jul 15, 2007 20:49 GMT)
Chelsea have agreed a youth football partnership with the Walt Disney Company.
Club America 1-2 Chelsea: Late Terry winner (Jul 15, 2007 20:47 GMT)
John Terry's late goal proved decisive as Chelsea came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Club America in a friendly at Stanford Stadium.
Iraqi captain snubbed Sunderland move (Jul 15, 2007 20:42 GMT)
Iraq skipper Younis Mahmoud has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Premier League newboys Sunderland in May.
Wenger guarded over future at Arsenal (Jul 15, 2007 02:37 GMT)
Arsene Wenger tonight vowed to speak about his Arsenal future 'at the right moment'.
Doncaster 1-3 Manchester City (Jul 15, 2007 00:40 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson swapped Germany for south Yorkshire and re-discovered that winning feeling.
Reyes aims to secure exit (Jul 14, 2007 23:35 GMT)
Jose Antonio Reyes is hopeful Real Madrid will soon reach an agreement with Arsenal for his permanent transfer to the Bernabeu.
Bolton 2-0 Chivas: Nolan on target (Jul 14, 2007 22:34 GMT)
Bolton beat Mexican side Chivas Guadalajara 2-0 in the Peace Cup in South Korea thanks to goals from Zoltan Harsanyi and Kevin Nolan.
City confirm appointment of Backe (Jul 14, 2007 22:01 GMT)
Manchester City have confirmed the appointment of Hans Backe as Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant.
Liverpool appoint new goalkeeping coach (Jul 14, 2007 21:57 GMT)
Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Xavi Valero as their new first team goalkeeping coach.
Fernandes becomes Sven's second signing (Jul 14, 2007 21:55 GMT)
Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has made his second signing since taking charge by bringing in promising Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes.
United optimistic over Tevez transfer (Jul 14, 2007 21:40 GMT)
Manchester United are hopeful the Carlos Tevez saga will finally reach a positive conclusion next week.
Bianchi excited after signing (Jul 14, 2007 21:00 GMT)
Manchester City's £8.8million new-boy Rolando Bianchi cannot wait to launch his Blues career.
Babel aims to be new Henry (Jul 14, 2007 20:56 GMT)
Ryan Babel is aiming to light up Liverpool the way Thierry Henry ignited Arsenal.
Keane confident Chopra will make step up (Jul 14, 2007 20:53 GMT)
Michael Chopra accepted the challenge of crossing the Tyne-Wear divide after sealing his big money move to Sunderland.
Southgate urges transfer patience (Jul 14, 2007 20:51 GMT)
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has insisted he will not sign players for the sake of it as he attempts to rebuild his squad.
Parry: Team will always come before stadium (Jul 14, 2007 20:50 GMT)
Liverpool's plans for a new £280million stadium can never divert attention from on-field success, chief executive Rick Parry has insisted.
Fan takes action against United over ticket policy (Jul 14, 2007 20:09 GMT)
Manchester United are being taken to court by one of their own supporters amid the argument over their controversial `automatic cup scheme'.
Rafa: 'Signings no guarantee' (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez took his summer spending to an estimated £37million with the addition of Holland forward Ryan Babel but admitted it might not be enough to wrest the Premier League tit
Cottagers sign striker Healy (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Northern Ireland international David Healy has been reunited with former international manager Lawrie Sanchez after he was signed by Fulham from Leeds.
Blades denied Tevez appeal by High Court (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sheffield United have failed in their High Court bid to force new Premier League disciplinary action against West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair.
Joorabchian denies money-laundering (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian has denied 'any wrongdoing whatsoever' after a Brazilian court reportedly issued an international arrest warrant over allegations of money-laundering.
Fergie: Arsenal better off without Henry (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expects Arsenal to be a better team next season without talisman Thierry Henry.
Keano seals deal for ex-Magpie Chopra (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland have completed the signing of Michael Chopra in a deal which could be worth up to £5million to Cardiff.
Fulham intakes increased by Konchesky (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Paul Konchesky became new Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez's fifth signing of the summer after he penned a four-year contract and ended his anguish at West Ham.
City complete deal for Reggina striker Bianchi (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sven-Goran has sealed his first signing as Manchester City manager by clinching the transfer of Reggina striker Rolando Bianchi.
Forward Babel completes move to Anfield (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Big-spending Liverpool have confirmed their capture of Ajax forward Ryan Babel.
Berezovsky denies money-laundering (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky has denied having 'any dealings connected to Carlos Tevez' or any involvement in money-laundering after it was reported in South America that a Brazilian judge had
Torres says Liverpool can match ambitions (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New Liverpool striker Fernando Torres insists he will get over his tearful exit from Madrid to help Liverpool fulfil his lofty ambitions.
Milner pens new deal to stay at Newcastle (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle midfielder James Milner has committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract.
Sevilla: No Chelsea bid for star man Alves (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sevilla have rubbished reports suggesting Chelsea have tabled a bid for Brazil full-back Daniel Alves.
Emerton makes plea for McCarthy to stay (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Brett Emerton hopes Blackburn are able to stave off interest from their Premier League rivals and keep striker Benni McCarthy at the club.
Blades get day in court over Tevez affair (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sheffield United will discover today whether they can continue their legal battle against relegation from the Premier League.
Jose wants Robben, Malouda in tandem (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho believes Florent Malouda can help Chelsea regain peak form - alongside fellow winger Arjen Robben.
Foxes snap up Birmingham midfielder Clemence (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Leicester have completed the signing of midfielder Stephen Clemence from Birmingham for a fee which could rise to £1million.
Tevez agent arrest warrant (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Carlos Tevez transfer saga took a fresh twist today after a reports from South America claimed a Brazilian judge had issued an overseas arrest warrant for the player's advisor Kia Joorabchian.
Fabregas snubs Real and stays a Gunner (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Cesc Fabregas has snubbed a move to Real Madrid and pledged his future to Arsenal.
Wenger convinces Fabregas to spurn Real (Jul 13, 2007 05:48 GMT)
Arsene Wenger convinced Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas to turn down another approach from Real Madrid to stay and help Arsenal, the player's agent said on Thursday.
Misfit Boulahrouz heads to FC Sevilla on loan (Jul 13, 2007 05:43 GMT)
Chelsea have agreed to a loan deal for Khalid Boulahrouz to join Sevilla for one year.
Tevez to join Man United on loan next week (Jul 13, 2007 03:46 GMT)
Carlos Tevez is set to be confirmed as a Manchester United player next week.
Liverpool to sign Babel, Benayoun deal sealed (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool will tie up the signing of Holland Under-21 and Ajax forward Ryan Babel tomorrow - while Yossi Benayoun has signed a four-year contract with the club.
Arsenal sign Auxerre full-back Bacary Sagna (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Bacary Sagna on a long-term contract from French club Auxerre.
Hetha accept Tottenham bid for Boateng (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Hertha Berlin have accepted a bid for midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from Premiership outfit Tottenham.
Schwarzer admits Boro future uncertain (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Mark Schwarzer admits his future at Middlesbrough is still unclear as discussions between the club and his agent continue.
Fulham sign N.Ireland international Baird (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fulham have signed Southampton's Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird in a £3.025million deal.
O'Connor ready to prove quality with Blues (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Garry O'Connor believes his experiences in Moscow will stand him in good stead as he strives to prove he is Premier League quality with Birmingham.
Manchester City agree £8.8m Bianchi fee (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City are close to wrapping up the signing of Italian striker Rolando Bianchi, after agreeing a fee with his current club Reggina.
Eriksson on brink of first signing Bianchi (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City are very close to signing Reggina striker Rolando Bianchi, according to the Italian club's president Pasquale Foti.
Joorabchian seeking out-of-court settlement (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kia Joorabchian is still hoping to settle the Carlos Tevez affair - and complete the Argentina striker's proposed move from West Ham to Manchester United - amicably and out of court.
'Happy' Owen rejects Newcastle exit talk (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
England striker Michael Owen insists he is committed to Newcastle and is determined to produce his best for the club next season.
Gers sign £2.5m for Latics winger McCulloch (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rangers have completed their £2.25million raid for Wigan's Scotland international Lee McCulloch.
Courts to see more papers on Tevez case? (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kia Joorabchian is prepared to hand over all the documentation relating to Carlos Tevez's contract at West Ham if Friday's High Court ruling goes in favour of Sheffield United.
Press Pass speaks to Chelsea's Ashley Cole (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Ashley Cole speaks to ESPN Soccernet Press Pass in LA about the season ahead.
Barton bailed again over alleged assault (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Premiership footballer Joey Barton was re-bailed on wednesday by police investigating an alleged assault on a former team-mate during a training ground bust-up.
Nugent and Utaka complete Pompey moves (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has bolstered his attack by signing David Nugent and John Utaka on four-year contracts for undisclosed fees.
Bolton Wanderers confirm Alonso loan deal (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Sociedad have confirmed midfielder Mikel Alonso will play on loan at Bolton next season.
Black Cats close to Chopra deal (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland are close to signing former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra after agreeing a reported £5million fee with Cardiff.
Richards urges Eriksson to go for Defoe (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Micah Richards has urged new manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to target England team-mate Jermain Defoe as one of his major summer signings for Manchester City.
Villa win race to sign starlet Forrester (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Aston Villa have beaten off competition from several Premier League rivals to sign Watford starlet Harry Forrester.
Bruce keen on Hammers defender Konchesky (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has confirmed his interest in signing West Ham defender Paul Konchesky but also revealed the two clubs were 'a bit apart' in terms of the valuation of the player.
Wigan boss Hutchings hails Koumas deal (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chris Hutchings believes Jason Koumas can be as influential for Wigan as Paul Scholes is for Manchester United. The £5.3million signing has his first training session with his new club on Wednesday.
Hammers reject Tevez's bid to cancel contract (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham have rejected a bid by Carlos Tevez to cancel his playing contract to ease his transfer to Manchester United. It is now becoming increasing likely that FIFA will have to step in to break the
Ajax demand £13m for Reds target Babel (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool need to complete the signing of Ajax forward Ryan Babel by the end of the weekend, according to agent Winnie Haatrecht. But the Dutch club insist the value of their rising star is £2m more t
Bruce ready to talk about new contract (Jul 11, 2007 00:01 GMT)
Birmingham boss Steve Bruce has held initial talks with the club regarding a new contract and admitted he would be interested in extending his stay at St Andrews.
Vieira backs Gunners to bounce back (Jul 10, 2007 23:58 GMT)
Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has backed the Gunners to overcome the loss of star striker Thierry Henry to Barcelona.
Coppell ready to enter transfer market (Jul 10, 2007 22:21 GMT)
Reading boss Steve Coppell is to look at entering the transfer market after assessing his squad at the Peace Cup in South Korea.
Sunderland approach for Baines rebuffed (Jul 10, 2007 22:20 GMT)
Wigan manager Chris Hutchings has rejected another offer from Sunderland for full- back Leighton Baines.
Alonso close to joining Bolton (Jul 10, 2007 19:03 GMT)
Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Alonso is enthusiastic about the possibility of playing for Bolton next season, according to his agent.
Schwarzer stays at Boro - for now (Jul 10, 2007 19:01 GMT)
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer insists he intends to start the season at the Riverside despite persistent speculation about his future.
Keane posied for raid on transfer market (Jul 10, 2007 19:00 GMT)
Sunderland are hoping to sign 'four or five' new players over the next week, manager Roy Keane has revealed.
Bianchi to join Man City for £8.8million (Jul 10, 2007 18:59 GMT)
Rolando Bianchi is poised to become Sven-Goran Eriksson's first signing as Manchester City boss after Reggina confirmed they have reached a 'preliminary agreement' for the sale of the Italian striker
Todd delighted to 'come home' to Derby (Jul 10, 2007 18:57 GMT)
Andy Todd today described it as 'special' to play for Derby where his father Colin was a hero.
Arsenal close in on capture of Sagna from Auxerre (Jul 10, 2007 17:54 GMT)
Arsenal could complete the signing of Bakary Sagna from Auxerre today, according to reports in France.
Koumas signs for Wigan in £5.3million deal (Jul 10, 2007 17:53 GMT)
Jason Koumas took an instant liking to new Wigan manager Chris Hutchings and sealed a four-year deal with little hesitation.
Jeffers prices himself out of Ipswich move (Jul 10, 2007 17:46 GMT)
Ipswich's bid to sign Blackburn striker Francis Jeffers has failed due to the player's wage demands.
Ajax prepared to sell Babel to Liverpool (Jul 10, 2007 17:01 GMT)
Liverpool and Ajax are set to strike a deal for talented winger Ryan Babel in the coming days according to the Dutch club - but only if the Merseysiders meet their £13.5million asking price.
Nugent set to sign for Portsmouth (Jul 10, 2007 16:56 GMT)
David Nugent has reportedly agreed to join Portsmouth from Preston in a £6million deal after having new talks with the Premier League club.
Ferguson happy with strength in depth (Jul 10, 2007 16:47 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident his lightning strike on the summer transfer market will ensure Manchester United are strong enough to survive any major mishap next season.
Bellamy seals £7.5million move to West Ham (Jul 10, 2007 16:30 GMT)
Craig Bellamy is determined to fire West Ham into the Champions League after completing a club-record £7.5million move from Liverpool to Upton Park.
Robben leaves door open on Blues future (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid target Arjen Robben believes he will start the season as a Chelsea player but has left open the possibility of a move to the Spanish champions.
Ljungberg exiting Arsenal for Fiorentina? (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg could be on his way to Fiorentina in Italy, his agent told Swedish news agency TT on Tuesday.
Tevez people to call in FA and FIFA (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Football Association and FIFA are set to be called in to broker a solution to the Carlos Tevez affair.
Liverpool agree fee for Hammers' Benayoun (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool have agreed a fee with West Ham for midfielder Yossi Benayoun, according to the player's agent Ronen Katzav.
Chelsea sign Malouda as Boulahrouz exits (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Florent Malouda has agreed a four-year contract with Chelsea but Khalid Boulahrouz will not join him on pre-season tour in America as discussions continue over a move from Stamford Bridge.
Gallas questions Arsenal transfer policy (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
William Gallas has questioned Arsenal's transfer policy this summer and wants to discuss plans for the season with boss Arsene Wenger.
Cisse signs five-year deal with Marseille (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has signed a five-year deal with Olympique Marseille the Ligue 1 club said in a statement on Monday. He cost cost Liverpool a club record £14million in 2004.
Hargreaves acknowledges Eriksson's support (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves has acknowledged the debt of gratitude he owes to new Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Fulham keeper Niemi signs two-year deal (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Fulham goalkeeper Antti Niemi has signed a new two-year contract.
Sanchez backs new signing Kamara (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Diomansy Kamara has immediately set his sights on making his mark in the Premier League after completing his £6million transfer from West Brom to Fulham.
Liverpool bid for Ajax star Babel - Agent (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Ryan Babel's agent has claimed Liverpool have made a bid for the Ajax winger.
Big Sam mulls swoop for Man Utd's Heinze? (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce could be ready to make an audacious bid to persuade Gabriel Heinze to swap Old Trafford for St James' Park.
Real Madrid coach Schuster targets Fabregas (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
New Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has sent a chill down the spines of all Arsenal fans by insisting Cesc Fabregas is the man to take his side forward.
Sir Alex confident of landing Tevez (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Premier League champions Manchester United are confident Carlos Tevez will be in a position to sign a long-term contract once Argentina's Copa America campaign concludes at the weekend. end up at Manc
Nugent holding further Portsmouth talks (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Preston North End and England striker David Nugent was allowed to miss training today to hold further talks with Portsmouth.
China's Sun insists 'Man City still want me' (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
China captain Sun Jihai has denied media reports stating he will be discarded by English Premier League side Manchester City, saying the club had contacted him about playing next season.
Rovers await UEFA decision over Intertoto violence (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Blackburn will find out on Wednesday what action UEFA are taking after violent crowd scenes caused the Intertoto Cup match between Vetra Vilnius and Legia Warsaw to be abandoned at half-time.
Drogba lobbying helped me join Chelsea - Malouda (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
France midfielder Florent Malouda, who is due to become a Chelsea player on Monday, says former team mate Didier Drogba used his influence to persuade the London club to buy him.
Reo-Coker has an England future - O'Neill (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Martin O'Neill is backing new Aston Villa signing Nigel Reo-Coker to break into the senior England squad.
Sven guarded over link to Swedish striker (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson is adopting a cautious stance over his interest in Swedish striker Johan Elmander.
Hubbard: Eriksson still chasing the money (Jul 9, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard can't understand why Man City fans are so excited by Sven's arrival.
Chelsea agree fee for Lyon's Malouda (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea's preparations for the new season have continued to take shape with the appointment of Avram Grant as director of football and a fee being agreed for France midfielder Florent Malouda.
Anelka commits himself to Bolton (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka has committed himself to the club under new manager Sammy Lee.
Viduka looks forward to linking with Owen (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Striker Mark Viduka hopes he can form a formidable strike partnership with England international Michael Owen and help fire Newcastle to success this season.
Gunners won't use Henry's shirt number (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal are planning for life without Thierry Henry - and officially have not got a player to take his shirt at the Emirates Stadium.
Grant becomes Chelsea Director of Footbal (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Avram Grant has been appointed director of football at Chelsea and will also sit on the board at Stamford Bridge.
'Hawkeye' to be tested in Premier League? (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Premier League are set to look at the Hawk-Eye technology introduced in tennis and at this year's Wimbledon.
Reds chief questions loans market (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has questioned the need for loan deals in the Premier League.
Real Madrid set sights on Cesc (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
After being warned off AC Milan's Brazilian playmaker Kaka, Spanish champions Real Madrid have set their sights on recruiting Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas ahead of next season.
Todd exits Rovers to join Derby (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Derby have signed defender Andy Todd on a two-year deal from Blackburn.
Rangers snap up Hammers keeper Carroll (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rangers have signed former West Ham and Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll on a one-year contract.
Bellamy move to Hammers hits a snag (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham have confirmed that Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy has agreed terms on a £7.5million move to Upton Park but denied reports that the deal has been finalised.
'Wenger is key to Fabregas staying put (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Cesc Fabregas' agent has claimed the Spain midfielder would have considered leaving Arsenal had manager Arsene Wenger quit the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season.
Thaksin has 3-year plan for City (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Thai Prime Minister and new owner of English Premier League soccer club Manchester City Thaksin Shinawatra said on Saturday he was looking for new strikers and midfielders to bring the team to
Keegan wishes Sven luck (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Kevin Keegan has wished Sven-Goran Eriksson 'all the luck in the world' but warned his fellow former England manager his new job at Manchester City will bring familiar pressures.
Cisse celebrates completing Marseille move (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool forward Djibril Cisse had his heart set on a move to Marseille before the end of last season.
Reyes set to join Real permanently (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes' agent has confirmed negotiations are continuing in a bid to secure a permanent move to Real Madrid.
Gerrard hails new direction at Anfield (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the club is heading in a new direction and the finances made available by American owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks can make the Reds 'a great team'.
Voronin relishing new Anfield challenge (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin believes he will thrive at Anfield because the club has top-class midfielders.
Tevez eyes working with Fergie and Ronaldo (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United target Carlos Tevez believes he will learn a lot from manager Sir Alex Ferguson, should his move to Old Trafford go ahead.
Tevez camp aim to finish transfer saga (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez' representatives will try to finalise the Argentina striker's hugely-complicated move to Manchester United within the next week.
Tevez move remains in doubt (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham today threw Carlos Tevez's proposed move to Manchester United into turmoil by insisting there is no agreement in place for him to joining the champions.
Marseille agree deal for Liverpool's Cisse (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Marseille claim they have 'agreed in principle' a deal to sign Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse.
Shinawatra takes over at Man City (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
As of 1pm today, City's new owner Thaksin Shinawatra had increased his shareholding in the club to 74.03%, just marginally short of the 75% mark which he needs to de-list the company from the Stock Ex
City name Eriksson as new boss (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City have called a 3pm press conference to unveil their new manager.
Geremi completes Magpies deal as Milner commits (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has received a double boost with James Milner ready to commit his future to the club as Geremi headed for St James' Park.
Marseille sign free-agent Zenden (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Marseille have completed the signing of midfielder Boudewijn Zenden on a free transfer.
Ukraine's Voronin completes Reds switch (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool have officially announced the capture of Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin.
Knight signs new Fulham deal (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fulham defender Zat Knight has signed a two-year contract extension at Craven Cottage.
Rennes reveal Samaras interest (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras has attracted the interest of Rennes coach Pierre Dreossi, but the Frenchman doubts whether he will be able to prise the Greece international away from Eastlan
Wardle and Makin suffer loss on shares (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
John Wardle and David Makin have between them waved goodbye to about £10million so that Manchester City can have a bright new future, it has emerged.
Bolton striker Anelka talks up Valencia move (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka admits he is tempted by the possibility of a move to Spanish side Valencia.
Andersson waiting over assistant role (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Roland Andersson is keeping Sven-Goran Eriksson waiting about whether he will join the prospective new regime at Manchester City.
Derby sign defender Davis from Blades (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Derby have agreed a £3million deal with Sheffield United to sign Jamaican centre-back Claude Davis, subject to the player passing a medical and receiving a work permit.
Kenyon unconcerned by United spending (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon remains confident ahead of the new season despite Manchester United taking over as the Premier League's big spenders.
Tevez to seal 'dream' loan move to Man United (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez is due to undergo a medical in Venezuela later today as Manchester United close in on a deal for the West Ham striker which could eventually be worth in excess of £30million.
Schwarzer rejects Boro offer (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Mark Schwarzer's advisers have revealed he has rejected Middlesbrough's offer of a new deal.
Gunners rubbish Real claims about Wenger (Jul 5, 2007 23:39 GMT)
Arsenal have described claims that Real Madrid held talks with Arsene Wenger over their vacant manager's position as 'completely untrue'.
We're still in race for Robben, claim Real (Jul 5, 2007 23:19 GMT)
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes there is a good chance Chelsea winger Arjen Robben will join them this summer.
Portsmouth complete permanent Mvuemba deal (Jul 5, 2007 23:17 GMT)
Portsmouth have completed the signing of midfielder Arnold Mvuemba from Rennes, according to the French club.
Reo-Coker fires Hammers parting shot (Jul 5, 2007 21:19 GMT)
Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker completed his £8.5million transfer to Aston Villa and then blasted West Ham for 'hanging him out to dry'.
Davis completes move to Fulham (Jul 5, 2007 19:51 GMT)
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez is to be reunited with the man he made Northern Ireland's youngest modern-day captain after signing midfielder Steven Davis from Aston Villa on a four-year deal.
Alonso gets green light for Bolton trial (Jul 5, 2007 19:08 GMT)
Real Sociedad have allowed midfielder Mikel Alonso to join Bolton for their pre-season training camp in Austria.
Kenyon: Terry and Lampard going nowhere (Jul 5, 2007 19:07 GMT)
Chelsea have no intention of allowing John Terry and Frank Lampard to slip through their grasp, according to chief executive Peter Kenyon.
United set to seal deal for Tevez? (Jul 5, 2007 17:05 GMT)
Manchester United are set to complete the signing of West Ham United striker Carlos Tevez, according to reports.
Eriksson winning support from City fans (Jul 5, 2007 16:51 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson is the man to take Manchester City into a bright new era, according to a supporters group.
Chelsea eager to wrap up deal for Malouda (Jul 5, 2007 16:49 GMT)
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon wants to complete the signing of Florent Malouda from Lyon before leaving for the pre-season tour of America next week.
Hammers sign Wright on free transfer (Jul 5, 2007 16:45 GMT)
West Ham last night confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Richard Wright on a free transfer.
Yeung happy to stay in shadows at Brum (Jul 5, 2007 16:41 GMT)
Prospective new Birmingham owner Carson Yeung has insisted he will remain in the background if he manages to take control of the Premier League side.
Defoe welcomes competition up front (Jul 5, 2007 16:39 GMT)
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has welcomed the competition places in attack at White Hart Lane.
Premier League ignore Blades' protest (Jul 5, 2007 16:37 GMT)
The Premier League have vowed to push ahead with plans for next season despite Sheffield United launching a High Court appeal over the Carlos Tevez affair.
Gravesen rules out move to Bramall Lane (Jul 5, 2007 16:32 GMT)
Thomas Gravesen will stay at Celtic after the Danish midfielder's agent claimed a transfer to Sheffield United was an unrealistic option.
Nelsen signs new contract with Rovers (Jul 5, 2007 16:23 GMT)
Blackburn skipper Ryan Nelsen has signed a new five-year deal with the club.
Sutton ready to retire, claims agent (Jul 5, 2007 16:22 GMT)
Chris Sutton has retired due to the eye problem which has prevented him playing this year, his agent announced today.
Spurs swoop for Auxerre's Kaboul (Jul 5, 2007 16:19 GMT)
Tottenham have announced the signing of France Under-21 defender Younes Kaboul from Auxerre.
Mourinho tells new man Grant not to interfere (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has warned Chelsea's new director of football, Avram Grant, that he will not tolerate any interference in team matters when the club attempt to regain the Premiership title this season.
League to prevent Tevez transfer to United? (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The Premier League will block Carlos Tevez's expected move to Manchester United unless they are satisfied the transfer fee will go to West Ham.
Iraq star keen on Sunderland switch (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Iraq international Nashat Akram would love to play for Sunderland manager Roy Keane after confirming his agent held talks with the Premier League newcomers earlier this summer.
Everton clinch £4million deal for Jagielka (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Everton have signed Phil Jagielka from Sheffield United for £4million. The utility defender, who was released as a schoolboy by Everton 10 years ago, has signed a five-year contract.
Chelsea up bid as Malouda quits Lyon camp (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
France midfielder Florent Malouda left the Lyon pre-season training camp on Wednesday as Chelsea increased their transfer bid for the 27-year-old.
Villa poised to clinch £8m Reo-Coker deal (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Aston Villa are set to finally complete the signing of West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker after agreeing a fee - believed to be in the region of £8million - with the London club.
Boro striker Tuncay granted work permit (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Turkey striker Tuncay Sanli has completed his move to Middlesbrough after being granted a work permit.
Terry warns Man Utd - 'Prem trophy is ours' (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea and England captain John Terry has warned Manchester United that the Premier League crown is only on loan to them.
Torres signs six-year Reds deal (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fernando Torres has said the decision to leave Atletico Madrid and join Liverpool had been his own and that he had opted for the Merseysiders because they offered him a greater chance of winning troph
Redknapp reveals interest in striker Nugent (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he is interested in signing Preston striker David Nugent.
Kingson becomes Birmingham's sixth signing (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has completed his sixth signing of the summer with Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson agreeing to join the midlands club on a free transfer.
New Toon chief prepared to wait for success (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle deputy chairman Chris Mort has promised Sam Allardyce time to bring success to the club after a 38-year wait for a trophy.
McManaman set for Brum exec role (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former England and Liverpool winger Steve McManaman has been appointed to the board of the company buying into Barclays Premier League newcomers Birmingham.
Sven meets Man City players at training ground (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson arrived at Manchester City's training ground on Wednesday for his first meeting with the Barclays Premier League club's players.
Anfield-bound Torres bids farewell to Atletico (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Fernando Torres has said the decision to leave Atletico Madrid and join Liverpool had been his own and that he had opted for the Merseysiders because they offered him a greater chance of winning troph
Whelan calls for Prem chiefs to quit over 'cover up' (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has called on Premier League chiefs Richard Scudamore and Sir Dave Richards to 'consider their positions'.
Magnusson relieved as Tevez affair concludes (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson claims his club can finally put the Carlos Tevez controversy behind them and concentrate on building for next season.
'I'm staying with Arsenal' - Fabregas (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Cesc Fabregas insists he is staying with Arsenal despite reports linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Skoko signs extended deal with Wigan (Jul 4, 2007 05:44 GMT)
Josip Skoko has committed himself to another season at Wigan, subject to being granted a work permit.
Toffees expected to seal Jagielka deal (Jul 4, 2007 02:40 GMT)
Everton will move to complete the saga of Phil Jagielka's potential move to Goodison Park now Sheffield United's Premier League arbitration fate has been confirmed.
Taylor voices fears over player 'trafficking' (Jul 4, 2007 02:37 GMT)
Gordon Taylor has called for FIFA to address the issue of third-party influence - or face a growing problem of player 'trafficking'.
Torres passes medical for £26.5m Liverpool move (Jul 4, 2007 02:35 GMT)
Liverpool are expected to announce Fernando Torres as their £26.5million record signing tomorrow after he passed a medical.
Eriksson flies in for City talks (Jul 4, 2007 02:33 GMT)
Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson tonight moved a step closer to being appointed Manchester City manager after arriving in the city for talks.
Blades consider options after appeal rejection (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sheffield United are 'considering the findings with professional advisors' after an arbitration panel dismissed their claims against the Premier League over the Carlos Tevez affair.
Sheffield United lose appeal on relegation (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sheffield United have lost their legal challenge against the Premier League after an arbitration panel dismissed their claim over the Carlos Tevez affair. A decision that appears to put an end to thei
Sampdoria make Ziegler deal permanent (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Reto Ziegler has joined Sampdoria from Tottenham on a permanent deal.
Ambitious Da Silva completes Arsenal move (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has every intention of helping fire the Gunners back into the Premier League title race.
Blues wait on Ballack for American tour (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea will wait for a full medical assessment on Michael Ballack's ankle operation before deciding whether to include him in their squad for a tour of America next week.
Boro striker Yakubu on Eriksson's wish-list (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson is believed to have made Middlesbrough striker Ayegbeni Yakubu one of his top targets should he become Manchester City manager.
Davies commits to Derby County until 2010 (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Derby County manager Billy Davies has extended his contract at the newly-promoted Premier League club to 2010 to put an end to speculation over his future.
Carter: Who's on the move in Europe? (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jon Carter looks at some of the biggest European transfers to happen so far this summer.
Lyon chief: 'Chelsea don't really want Malouda' (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas fears Florent Malouda's proposed move to Chelsea may not materialise do to a lack of conviction from the Premier League club.
Birmingham sign Holland winger De Ridder (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newly-promoted Birmingham have added Holland Under-21 winger Daniel de Ridder to their squad for the new Premier League season.
Atletico sign Luis Garcia and Cleber Santana (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid have reached agreements to sign their former winger Luis Garcia from Liverpool and Brazilian midfielder Cleber Santana from Santos, the Primera Liga side announced on Tuesday.
Newcastle sign Geremi on free transfer (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea utility man Geremi has completed a free transfer to Newcastle, subject to a receiving a work permit.
Torres cuts short holiday, set to join Liverpool (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is poised to complete a record-breaking move to Liverpool after cutting short a holiday to give the go-ahead to a reported £26.5 million deal.
Book: Ashley Cole 'My Defence' (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jon Carter finds that Ashley Cole's 'My Defence' lives up to all the stereotypes of a book written by a footballer.
Backe, Elmander to join Eriksson at Man City (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is expected to make his first major backroom staff appointment on Tuesday by naming fellow Swede Hans Backe as his right-hand man.
Ballack to make US tour despite new ankle op? (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Chelsea's German midfielder Michael Ballack could be considered for the club's USA tour despite preparing to undergo further surgery on his ankle on Tuesday.
Sheff Utd set for Tevez arbitration decision (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
On Tuesday Sheffield United are set to learn the outcome of their battle to force the Premier League to dock West Ham points over the Carlos Tevez controversy.
Fulham's Bullard finally returns to training (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jimmy Bullard returned to pre-season training with Fulham today and is aiming to be back in action as quickly into the new season as possible.
In-demand striker Rigters signs for Blackburn (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
In-demand Dutch striker Maceo Rigters has signed for Blackburn for an undisclosed fee.
Players set to return as Thaskin saga continues (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Prospective Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra is running out of time in his bid to install a new manager before the players return to training on Wednesday.
Sunderland end interest in Nugent (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sunderland have withdrawn their offer for Preston striker David Nugent after waiting in vain for an answer from the player.
Agent: No deal but Lamps wants to stay (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Frank Lampard's agent has revealed the Chelsea midfielder has not had the chance to reject a new contract from the Stamford Bridge club and wants to stay there for the rest of his career.
Rovers compete with Bhoys for Ritgers (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Blackburn may be too late in confirming their interest in Dutch striker star Maceo Rigters.
'Torres ready to sign for Reds' (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool are believed to have settled personal terms with Spain striker Fernando Torres while Luis Garcia is heading back to his homeland.
Anderson, Nani, Kuszcak sign 5-year deals (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
New signings Nani and Anderson have penned five-year deals with Manchester United.
Fowler admits he has had no offers (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Robbie Fowler has revealed he has had no offers since being released by Liverpool.
Arsenal signing Da Silva could have cost £16m (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal have signed Croatia striker Eduardo da Silva from Dinamo Zagreb for an undisclosed fee.
Hammers and Addicks job swap continues (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The job-swapping between West Ham and Charlton has continued with Hammers boss Alan Curbishley recruiting a number of key back-room staff from The Valley.
Luis Garcia set for Atletico move (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Liverpool forward Luis Garcia is set to complete a permanent move to Atletico Madrid in the next 24 hours, according to the player's agent.
Hubbard: Is Torres start of the Rafalution upgrade? (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Torres must not be the only A-list star to arrive at Anfield this summer, says Norman Hubbard.
Hargreaves relief at finally being at United (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves has revealed his relief at finally being able to call himself a Manchester United player.
Shinawatra determined to clear his name (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is determined to clear his name as closes in on taking control of Manchester City.
Magnusson celebrates signing of Faubert (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson was delighted to have fended off a number of potential suitors to land Julien Faubert.
Allardyce closing in on Chelsea's Geremi (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce was tonight closing in on his fourth summer signing as talks with Chelsea defender Geremi got under way.
Lampard rejects new Chelsea deal - report (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Frank Lampard's Chelsea future has been thrown into doubt after he rejected a new contract offer, according to reports.
Shinawatra goes on the offensive over allegations (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Prospective new Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has gone on the offensive against the Thai government and its agencies.
Caborn happy for investment to continue (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn believes the Premier League's fit and proper persons test for major investors is bang up to date.
Hargreaves signs four-year United deal (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Manchester United have finally completed the signing of England midfielder Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich. The 26-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the fee reportedly around £17million
Arsenal's Lupoli completes Fiorentina switch (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Italian striker Arturo Lupoli has left Arsenal to join Serie A side Fiorentina.
Henry exit means two-horse race - Drogba (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Thierry Henry's Arsenal exit will ensure a two-horse race for the Premier League title between Manchester United and Chelsea, according to Blues striker Didier Drogba.
Frenchman Faubert signs for West Ham (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
West Ham have announced the £6.1million signing of France midfielder Julien Faubert, who had been interesting Rangers, from Bordeaux on a five-year contract.
Lyon's Malouda after Chelsea move (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
France midfielder Florent Malouda has confirmed he wants to join Chelsea.
On The Move - August 2007 (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Take a look at the flurry of action before the transfer window slammed shut.
On The Move - July 2007 (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The transfer market began to get spicy again this month.
Spanish Primera Liga
Milan confirm interest in Real's Baptista (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed his side's interest in Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista on Tuesday.
Reyes says he owed it to Atletico to join them (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Spain winger Jose Antonio Reyes said he had always wanted to join Atletico Madrid, despite playing for Real Madrid last season, since it became clear he was not going to continue with Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid to move to city's Olympic stadium (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid signed an agreement with the local council on Monday to move to the La Peineta stadium, the centre-piece of the city's bid for the Olympic Games in 2016.
Real coach Schuster reiterates Robben desire (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real coach Bernd Schuster has reiterated his desire to bring Chelsea's Dutch winger Arjen Robben to the Bernabeu and insists the deal is 'very important' for the club's season.
Real not given up on Kaka just yet - Schuster (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid have not given up hope of landing a high-profile player such as Kaka to bolster their squad for next season, new coach Bernd Schuster has said.
Portugal winger Simao completes Atletico move (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa said he hoped to help turn Atletico Madrid into one of the top three sides in Spain as he completed his move on a four-year contract from Benfica on Friday.
Henry scores on Barca debut at Dundee United (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Thierry Henry scored the winner on his Barcelona debut on Thursday when the Spanish side beat Dundee United 1-0 in a pre-season friendly at Tannadice.
Simao set to join Atletico Madrid for €20million (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a ¬20million deal to sign Portuguese winger Simao Sabrosa.
Rijkaard wary of Dundee United threat (Jul 26, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard has not ruled out a fifth straight defeat by Dundee United when the two clubs meet in tonight's friendly at Tannadice.
Henry feels the pace as Barca training begins (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has admitted to feeling a little rusty after being involved in his first kick-around in five months during pre-season training with his new club.
Saviola bears no grudge against Barcelona (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid striker Javier Saviola does not bear a grudge against former team Barcelona despite a bitter send-off by club president Joan Laporta.
Uncertainty over Deco's Barca future (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Barcelona midfielder Deco has refused to end speculation surrounding his future with the Catalan giants.
Barca striker Eto'o vows to stay in Spain (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Samuel Eto'o touched down with Barcelona's superstars in Scotland on Monday - and insisted he has never wanted to leave the Spanish giants.
Oliveira loaned by Milan to Zaragoza (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Zaragoza striker Ricardo Oliveira is confident he can rediscover his scoring form on his return to Spain after a disappointing season with Serie A side AC Milan.
Inter coach Mancini hints at Emerson interest (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is considering a bid for out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Emerson.
Henry confirmed on Barca's Scottish pre-season (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Barcelona head coach Frank Rijkaard has confirmed that Thierry Henry will play a part in the club's pre-season matches against Dundee United and Hearts.
Cannavaro staying at Madrid and targeting UCL (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
World and European player of the year Fabio Cannavaro has denied reports that he will leave Real Madrid and has said he aiming to help the Spanish champions win a record 10th European Cup this season.
Valencia snap up Helguera from Real Madrid (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Valencia have signed Spain centre-back Ivan Helguera from Primera Liga rivals Real Madrid, the two clubs confirmed on Friday.
Dudek set for Real Madrid unveiling (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Jerzy Dudek is set to be unveiled as Real Madrid's latest signing on Friday, the Spanish giants have announced. The Polish goalkeeper is due to and in Madrid on Thursday night before undergoing a medi
Milito completes £14m switch to Barcelona (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Argentina centre-back Gabriel Milito completed his move to Barcelona from Real Zaragoza on Thursday.
Ayala completes move to Zaragoza (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Argentina captain Roberto Ayala paid six million euros ($8.28 million) to buy himself out of his contract with Villarreal on Tuesday prior to completing a controversial move to Primera Liga rivals Rea
New Betis coach keen on signing Gonzalez (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Newly appointed Real Betis coach Hector Cuper has approved the Spanish club's move for Liverpool winger Mark Gonzalez.
Giuly swaps Barcelona for Roma (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Roma have won the race to sign Barcelona winger Ludovic Giuly despite reported interest from the Premier League.
Former Inter boss Cuper takes over Betis (Jul 16, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Inter Milan and Valencia manager Hector Cuper was unveiled as coach of Primera Liga side Real Betis on Monday.
Dudek on verge of sealing Real Madrid move (Jul 16, 2007 01:09 GMT)
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek, released by the Reds this summer, is on the verge of completing a move to Spanish champions Real Madrid on a free transfer.
Ewerton to join champions Stuttgart on loan (Jul 16, 2007 00:36 GMT)
Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart said on Sunday they would sign a loan agreement with Real Zaragoza on Monday for Ewerthon, the third top Brazilian player to join the German league in three days.
Villarreal resigned to losing Ayala to Zaragoza (Jul 15, 2007 20:20 GMT)
Villarreal are resigned to losing Argentina captain Roberto Ayala to Real Zaragoza, even though the centre back has yet to play a game for them.
Zaragoza to sign Ayala from Villarreal (Jul 15, 2007 00:38 GMT)
Real Zaragoza have agreed a deal to sign Argentina centre-back Roberto Ayala from Villarreal, the Primera Liga club said on Saturday.
Real Betis set to unveil Cuper as new coach (Jul 14, 2007 20:45 GMT)
Former Inter Milan and Valencia manager Hector Cuper will be the new coach of Real Betis, the Primera Liga club has confirmed.
Oliveira loaned to Zaragoza (Jul 14, 2007 20:29 GMT)
AC Milan striker Ricardo Oliveira has been sent on loan to Spanish club Real Zaragoza. The one-year loan deal had an option to make the move permanent on a four-year contract.
Saviola celebrates move to Real Madrid (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Argentina striker Javier Saviola said on Friday that a vote of confidence from Real Madrid's new coach Bernd Schuster had been a key factor in his decision to join the Spanish champions.
Caparros to take helm at Athletic Bilbao (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Athletic Bilbao will present Joaquin Caparros as their new coach on Friday, the Primera Liga club said on their website.
Saviola flies to Madrid to close deal with Real (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Argentina striker Javier Saviola is close to sealing a move to Real Madrid after catching a plane from Barcelona to the Spanish capital on Thursday.
Real open title defence with Madrid derby (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Champions Real Madrid will begin their title defence at home to city rivals Atletico on the opening day of the 2007-08 Primera Liga season, which starts the weekend of August 25-6.
Barca agree deal for Argentina defender Milito (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Zaragoza have agreed to sell Argentina defender Gabriel Milito to Barcelona, the Primera Liga clubs said on Wednesday.
Saviola set to join Real Madrid, says Schuster (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Argentine striker Javier Saviola is poised to join Real Madrid, according to the Spanish champions' new coach Bernd Schuster.
Schuster promises more new faces (Jul 10, 2007 23:56 GMT)
New Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has vowed to 'thrill the fans' with some more summer signings.
Real Madrid agree deal for Porto defender Pepe (Jul 10, 2007 17:35 GMT)
Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Porto centre-back Pepe on a five-year contract, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.
Sevilla swoop for Lens midfielder Keita (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Sevilla have reached an agreement with Racing Lens to sign Mali international Seydou Keita, the Primera Liga club said on Tuesday.
Schuster must win with style, warns Calderon (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon on Monday appointed Bernd Schuster as the club's new coach and immediately issued him with an instruction to win with style.
La Liga's Getafe replace Schuster with Laudrup (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Primera Liga side Getafe have appointed former Denmark international Michael Laudrup as their coach in place of Bernd Schuster who was named as the new boss of Real Madrid on Monday.
Metzelder impatient to get started at Real Madrid (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
German centre-back Christoph Metzelder said he cannot wait to get started at Real Madrid after arriving in the Spanish capital to complete a delayed move to the Primera Liga champions.
Schuster named Real Madrid coach (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Spanish champions Real Madrid appointed former German international Bernd Schuster as their new coach on Monday.
'Selling Ronaldo won Real the title' (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Offloading Ronaldo to AC Milan was one of the chief reasons why Real Madrid ended up winning the Spanish title, according to club president Ramon Calderon.
Calderon: Schuster is right choice (Jul 8, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Getafe coach Bernd Schuster is the right man to take over as Real Madrid boss following the sacking of Fabio Capello, according to club president Ramon Calderon.
Juventus reach deal for Deportivo's Andrade (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Deportivo Coruna have reached an agreement to sell Portugal centre-back Jorge Andrade to Juventus.
Mega-Becks: David made £300m for Real (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Real Madrid made more than £300million during David Beckham's four years at the club, according to marketing director Jose Sanchez.
Rangers clinch deal for Osasuna's Cuellar (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rangers have made Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar their sixth permanent signing of the summer.
Real prepare to unveil Schuster (Jul 5, 2007 23:11 GMT)
Real Madrid expect to confirm Bernd Schuster as their coach next week and then unveil several new signings, club president Ramon Calderon said on Thursday.
Portugal back at Real as technical secretary (Jul 5, 2007 19:05 GMT)
Spanish champions Real Madrid named former Racing Santander coach Miguel Angel Portugal as their new technical secretary on Thursday.
Salary demands stall Chivu move to Real (Jul 5, 2007 18:09 GMT)
Real Madrid's bid for Roma defender Cristian Chivu has stalled because of differences over the player's salary demands, club president Ramon Calderon said on Thursday.
Laudrup waits to replace Schuster at Getafe (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Danish international Michael Laudrup said he had agreed to take charge of Spanish side Getafe next season but was unable to sign a deal until present coach Bernd Schuster made his move to Real
Hildebrand aims to oust Canizares at Valencia (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
German international goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand said he will fight hard to oust the experienced Santiago Canizares after completing his move to Valencia on Wednesday.
Recreativo name Munoz as new coach (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Panathinaikos coach Victor Munoz has been named as the new coach of Primera Liga side Recreativo Huelva.
Cuellar's move to Rangers in the balance (Jul 4, 2007 02:42 GMT)
Rangers and Osasuna remain at a stalemate over the transfer of Carlos Cuellar despite the Spanish defender coming out in favour of a move to Ibrox.
Real want Chivu, aim to off-load Cassano (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Spanish champions Real Madrid are trying to sign Roma centre-back Cristian Chivu and off-load Brazilian midfielder Emerson and Italy striker Antonio Cassano, according to club president Ramon Calderon
Kaka going nowhere, Milan tell Real (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
AC Milan's Brazilian playmaker Kaka will not be sold to Real Madrid, the European champions reiterated. 'I've asked [Real's] Pedrag Mijatovic to drop this business about Kaka,' said Milan.
AC Milan denounce Kaka-to-Real 'lies' (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
AC Milan have reacted angrily to reports suggesting that Brazilian superstar Kaka has asked to be allowed to leave the San Siro for Real Madrid.
Italian National Team
Gotta: Pride and prejudice (Jul 24, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Roberto Gotta on Francesco Totti's tempestuous retirement from the international game.
Italian Totti announces international retirement (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
AS Roma striker Francesco Totti said on Friday that he had retired from international football. Totti, who made 58 appearances for Italy scoring nine goals and won the World Cup last year.
Gotta: Italy's greatest of missed opportunities (Jul 15, 2007 01:32 GMT)
Roberto Gotta bemoans Italy's failure to use their World Cup win as a springboard.
Lippi still biding time after World Cup glory (Jul 9, 2007 16:14 GMT)
Marcello Lippi has yet to decide when he will return to management, exactly a year after guiding Italy to their World Cup triumph in Germany.
Materazzi to sue over Zidane allegations (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Italy defender Marco Materazzi is taking legal action against three British newspapers over their reporting of the incident in last July's World Cup final when he clashed with Zinedine Zidane.
Italian Serie A
Serie A fixtures: Inter to meet Milan at Christmas (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Champions Inter will face AC Milan two days before Christmas and three games from the end of the season following the draw for the 2007/08 Serie A season on Tuesday.
Chivu to join Inter Milan after protracted talks (Jul 27, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Romania defender Cristian Chivu said on Friday he will join Inter Milan after the Italian champions came to an agreement with AS Roma following weeks of talks.
Juventus face Parma in Italian Cup draw (Jul 26, 2007 01:54 GMT)
Juventus will visit Parma in the third round of the Italian Cup next month following a complicated draw made on Wednesday.
Kaka: I never asked to leave AC Milan (Jul 24, 2007 23:37 GMT)
Brazil playmaker Kaka said on Tuesday he was committed to AC Milan and had never asked for a transfer to Spanish champions Real Madrid.
Berlusconi not hopeful over Sheva (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi fears the European champions have been priced out of a move to take Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko back to the San Siro.
Milan promise new signings as players reconvene (Jul 23, 2007 07:00 GMT)
European champions AC Milan have reassured anxious supporters that reinforcements are on the way despite the squad returning to training on Monday with no new additions following the close-season brea
Inter's Adriano blames alcohol for form decline (Jul 21, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Inter Milan striker Adriano has blamed alcohol for his poor form last season but has vowed to repay club president Massimo Moratti for his faith.
Fiorentina offer veteran Vieri one-year deal (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Italy striker Christian Vieri has signed for Fiorentina on a one-year deal
Collina to oversee referee selection in Italy (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former World Referee of the Year Pierluigi Collina has been given the job of selecting referees for matches in Italy's top two divisions. Collina, 47, was almost universally acknowledged to be the bes
Totti joins row over Serie A starting date (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Italy and AS Roma striker Francesco Totti has threatened to quit the Italian Players Association in a row over the starting date of the next Serie A season.
Inter Milan capture South American pair (Jul 17, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Inter Milan have drafted in Lazio playmaker Luis Jimenez and River Plate's Colombian defender Nelson Rivas.
Nedved stays with Juventus, Andrade arrives (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Czech winger Pavel Nedved will stay with Juventus next season after agreement was finally reached on a new contract, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.
Charges for 37 over Italian match-fixing (Jul 10, 2007 23:55 GMT)
Naples magistrates charged 37 people on Tuesday over Italy's match-fixing scandal including former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi.
Lyon swoop for Inter defender Grosso (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Italy full-back Fabio Grosso is set to leave Serie A champions Inter Milan for Olympique Lyon after passing a medical.
Collina set to take charge of Italian referees (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former top official Pierluigi Collina is poised to become Italy's new referees' secretary in a move designed to clean up their image following last year's match-fixing scandal.
Chivu to stay at Roma or move to Inter (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Romania defender Cristian Chivu has said he wants to stay at AS Roma or move to Inter Milan following the collapse of his transfer to Real Madrid.
Roma sign half of Cagliari striker Esposito (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
AS Roma have signed half the rights to Cagliari forward Mauro Esposito, the Serie A runners-up said on Wednesday.
Inter Milan pull out of Chivu negotiations (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Inter Milan have dropped their interest in AS Roma defender Cristian Chivu, the Serie A champions said on Wednesday.
French midfielder Dhorasoo signs for Livorno (Jul 4, 2007 02:31 GMT)
Former French international midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo has signed for Livorno, the Serie A club announced on its website on Tuesday.
Juve's big-spending days are over, says heir (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The heir to the Agnelli family that controls Juventus warned on Tuesday that the club's big-spending days were over.
Hesse-Lichtenberger: A league with a social conscience (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger on why you should be taking an interest in the Bundesliga.
Hamburg SV sign Castelen to four-year deal (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Hamburg SV signed Dutch midfielder Romeo Castelen to a four-year contract from Feyenoord Rotterdam for a transfer fee of 3 million euros ($4.10 million), the Bundesliga club said on Monday.
Frings gets boost over knee injury prognosis (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Germany midfielder Torsten Frings will be out of action for several weeks rather than many months as first feared after picking up a knee injury in a pre-season friendly, Werder Bremen have revealed.
Werder seal record deal for Carlos Alberto (Jul 15, 2007 20:30 GMT)
Werder Bremen have announced the signing of midfielder Carlos Alberto in a 7.8 million euros transfer deal, the most expensive in the German club's history.
Bayern coach delighted with Klose debut (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld expects great things from Miroslav Klose next season after watching the Germany striker score on his debut.
French Ligue 1
Marshall: 'Vive la revolution!' (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Paul Marshall previews the Ligue 1 season and who can keep up with Champions Lyon.
Rennes give up chase as Wiltord deal stalls (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord will see out the remaining year of his contract at Lyon, the Ligue 1 club announced today.
Polish-born businessman buys Nantes (Jul 28, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Polish-born businessman Waldemar Kita has bought former French champions Nantes from owner Serge Dassault, just days before they are about to start life as a Ligue 2 club for the first time in over f
PSG defender Mendy keen on Celtic move (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Paris St Germain defender Bernard Mendy admits he is interested in a move to Scottish champions Celtic, who are in need of cover for right-back Mark Wilson.
Lyon midfielder Diarra joins Bordeaux (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Lyon midfielder Alou Diarra will join Girondins Bordeaux on a four year contract after the two French Ligue 1 clubs reached an €7.75million agreement.
French league approves 'old' Lens coach Roux (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Guy Roux has won a battle against the French Professional Soccer League (LFP) who ruled he was too old at the age of 68 to coach Ligue 1 club Racing Lens.
Wiltord arrested at Lyon training ground (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord was arrested when he turned up for training with Lyon on Monday.
Kluivert turns down Sheff Weds trial (Jul 25, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Former Holland striker Patrick Kluivert has rejected the offer of a trial at English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
Broken leg to keep Ajax's Davids out for months (Jul 22, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Ajax midfielder Edgar Davids is facing at least three months on the sidelines after breaking his leg in a pre-season friendly.
Bouwes: Hope springs eternal at De Kuip (Jul 10, 2007 07:00 GMT)
A raft of high-profile new arrivals has lifted spirits at Feyenoord, says Ernst Bouwes.
Scottish Premier League
New Celtic skipper McManus signs four-year deal (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Celtic have appointed Stephen McManus as their new captain.
Celtic trio to miss Scottish league kick-off (Jul 30, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Celtic coach Tommy Burns revealed the champions will be without three key players, including Japan star Shunsuke Nakamura, for the season opener at home to Kilmarnock next Sunday.
Gordon keeping transfer talk at bay (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon will not allow the constant speculation over his possible move to the English Premier League to disrupt his pre-season preparations.
Strachan content despite All-Star defeat (Jul 20, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Gordon Strachan declared the summer officially over after his Celtic side were beaten 2-0 by the Major League Soccer All-Stars in Denver, Colorado.
McCulloch nets brace on Rangers debut (Jul 16, 2007 03:24 GMT)
Lee McCulloch scored twice on his debut as Rangers claimed a 4-2 victory over SV Lippstadt.
QPR 1-5 Celtic: Trialist Capone on target (Jul 16, 2007 00:44 GMT)
Celtic trialist Andrea Capone boosted his chances of securing a long-term deal at Parkhead with a goal in a convincing 5-1 victory at QPR.
Adu agent set for talks with Celtic? (Jul 13, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Freddy Adu's agent is expected to speak to representatives of Celtic next week which might pave the way for the talented American youngster to move to Glasgow.
Rangers manager hails McCulloch signing (Jul 12, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rangers manager Walter Smith has pinpointed Lee McCulloch's versatility and experience in England's top flight as the factors which made him such an attractive signing for the Scottish club.
McCulloch set to clinch Rangers switch (Jul 11, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Rangers are set to sign Lee McCulloch from Wigan today after agreeing a fee for the Scotland international. Lengthy negotiations between the clubs were concluded on Wednesday morning.
Hearts sign Argentinian pair on one-year deals (Jul 6, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Hearts have signed Argentinian duo Damian Giminez and Fernando Screpis.
Baggies sign £1.25m Celtic striekr Beattie (Jul 3, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Celtic striker Craig Beattie has completed his £1.25million move to West Bromwich Albion.
Iraq beats Saudi Arabia for Asian Cup title (Jul 29, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Iraq delivered an inspirational victory Sunday by winning the Asian Cup with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, a beacon of hope for a nation divided by war.
Car bombings mar Iraqis' soccer celebration (Jul 25, 2007 20:05 GMT)
Two suicide car bombings struck soccer fans in Baghdad as they were celebrating Iraq's victory in the Asian Cup semifinal on Wednesday, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 136, officials
Chilean team fights with police after U-20 World Cup loss (Jul 19, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Members of the Chilean soccer team fought with police and security officers after a semifinal loss at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup tournament.
Brazil reclaims top spot in FIFA rankings from Italy (Jul 18, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Brazil reclaimed the top spot in soccer's world rankings on Wednesday after winning the Copa America.
Brazil crushes Argentina to win Copa America (Jul 15, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Brazil produced a ruthessly efficient performance to beat old rivals Argentina 3-0 on Sunday and win the Copa America for the second time in a row.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Brazil recap (Jul 7, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The U.S. announced its claim as a serious contender to the U-20 throne by disposing of Brazil, writes Doug McIntyre.
McIntyre: Bradley the backbone of the U-20s (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
While his flashier teammates draw attention, Michael Bradley is the backbone of the U.S. U-20s, writes Doug McIntyre.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Brazil preview (Jul 5, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The U.S. U-20s need a win against Brazil to clinch Group D. Easier said then done, writes Doug McIntyre.
Beckham hopes to be ready for Galaxy-Chelsea (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
David Beckham is confident he can recover from an ankle injury in time for his debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy in a July 21 exhibition against Chelsea in California.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Poland recap (Jul 4, 2007 07:00 GMT)
The U.S. U-20s were stunning against Poland, looking nothing like the team that struggled against Korea, writes Doug McIntyre.
McIntyre: U.S. U-20 vs. Poland preview (Jul 2, 2007 07:00 GMT)
After a poor first game, the U.S. U-20s face a must-win game against Poland (ESPNU), writes Doug McIntyre.
FIFA makes 2007 Women's World Cup a test case (Jul 1, 2007 07:00 GMT)
There will be more than national pride on the line at the Women's World Cup in China. At stake will be the direction of the sport.
World Cup 2010
Brazil bid to host 2014 World Cup (Jul 31, 2007 07:00 GMT)
Brazil have officially submitted their bid to host the 2014 World Cup.