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July 25, 2013

Fabregas negotiations 'ongoing', says Manchester United boss Moyes
13:22 GMT

The Scot was unwilling to give too much away when asked about the progress of the Red Devils' pursuit of the midfielder, and confirmed Robin van Persie is fit to play on Friday.

Awarding host rights to Qatar for 2022 World Cup a 'blatant mistake', says FIFA official
11:09 GMT

A FIFA official has termed the awarding of the 2022 Football World Cup to the desert state of Qatar as a 'blatant mistake', adding that staging the tournament in winter would be just as big a problem.

Tottenham confident of sealing Soldado deal as striker considers transfer request
00:07 GMT

The striker is keen on a move to the Premier League, with boss Andre Villas-Boas desperate to strengthen his attacking line-up before the start of the 2013-14 campaign

July 24, 2013

Mazinho: Thiago was very close to joining Man Utd
19:39 GMT

The midfielder's father and agent has confirmed that the Premier League champions held talks with the Spain Under-20 star but he ultimately opted to join Bayern Munich

Lance Armstrong urges federal judge to dismiss sponsorship lawsuit
14:35 GMT

Lance Armstrong has urged a US judge to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him.

Moyes denies speculation on Rooney quitting Man-U
12:56 GMT

Manchester United new boss David Moyes has reassured the fans of Wayne Rooney that the striker is not leaving the club.

Messi helped Martino ink Barcelona managerial deal
11:31 GMT

Gerardo Martino may have appointed Barcelona's new coach mainly due to his close links with Lionel Messi, according to new reports.

July 23, 2013

Perez: Ronaldo will retire at Madrid
22:43 GMT

The club president has reiterated that the Portuguese will end his career at the Bernabeu, despite interest from Manchester United and PSG

Tottenham counting on Bale, admits Villas-Boas
22:38 GMT

Reports in Spain suggest the Welshman had agreed a deal to move to Real Madrid, but the Spurs boss insists nothing has changed with the club's stance

Mourinho vows to help England qualify for 2014 Soccer World Cup
13:20 GMT

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that he wants to help and support the England national soccer team as they seek to qualify for the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil.

Arsenal ready to up bid for Suarez
11:28 GMT

While Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has identified Luis Suarez as his No.1 target, the manager could go back with a make-or-break 40 million pound bid for the Liverpool striker.

Barcelona set to appoint Martino
04:22 GMT

The Argentine coach has agreed a three-year deal with the Catalan club to replace outgoing boss Tito Vilanova and is set to be announced by the Blaugrana on Tuesday

July 22, 2013

Manchester United prepare final €41m bid for Fabregas
22:24 GMT

The Premier League champions will return with one last offer for the Spain midfielder, but are pessimistic about their chances and have lined up a number of alternative signings

I have no reason to leave PSG, says Ibrahimovic
22:11 GMT

The 31-year-old insists there is no truth to the rumours that he is on his way out of the Parc des Princes and is excited to begin his partnership with Edinson Cavani

Chelsea confident Rooney won't wear Man U shirt again
13:18 GMT

Premier League club Chelsea believes it is only a matter of time before Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney becomes their player, and the...