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Ferdinand facing FA charge

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Rio Ferdinand is facing a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. The FA took the action after viewing video footage of the Manchester United defender's clash with Hull forward Craig Fagan during the second-half of Saturday's 4-0 win at Old Trafford. Ferdinand has until Wednesday evening to respond. Full Story »

Pompey expect ban to be lifted

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth expect the transfer embargo imposed by the Premier League to be lifted on Tuesday. The ban on registering players was linked to payments owed to Italian side Udinese over the signing of Sulley Muntari, who has since returned to Serie A with Inter Milan. An agreement between the two parties is thought to be in place and the league lifting the embargo will allow Avram Grant to enter the...Full Story »

Robinho loan talks confirmed

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed negotiations have begun with Santos and Sao Paulo over a Robinho loan deal.But the Brazilian will only be allowed to leave Eastlands if City are happy with the terms of the deal.Mancini also revealed that the Brazilian is in his City squad for Wednesday night's Carling Cup semi-final second leg clash with arch-rivals Manchester United at Old ...Full Story »

Celtic swoop for Rasmussen

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Celtic have completed the signing of Morten Rasmussen from Brondby.The Denmark striker, 24, has penned a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.He travelled to Glasgow on Monday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical with the Hoops.Rasmussen, who has three caps for his country, was recently in Thailand on duty with a Danish league select.Speaking last week, he said: "This...Full Story »

Latics 'close to Ruben signing'

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Villarreal expect Marco Ruben's transfer to Wigan to be completed on Tuesday.The clubs have reached a preliminary agreement for the Argentinian striker to join the Barclays Premier League club."Ruben is already in England and we expect his transfer to be completed either this morning or later today," Villarreal's press officer Hernan Sanz said on Tuesday."The clubs have reached an agreement and ...Full Story »

Blues close in on Gardner

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is confident Aston Villa midfielder Craig Gardner will finally complete his move to St Andrew's on Tuesday.The Blues have agreed a fee of around £3.5million for the England Under-21 player, who has also passed a medical.On Tuesday morning Gardner was finalising personal terms but McLeish has said: "We are very hopeful it will be tied up today (Tuesday). We are confid...Full Story »

Benitez agent denies Juve interest

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

The agent of Rafa Benitez insists the Spanish coach is staying at Liverpool.Benitez has been strongly linked with a move to Italy as a possible candidate to replace Ciro Ferrara at Juventus.But Benitez's agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, said: "I have had no contact with Juventus or with any other Italian club regarding an interest on Rafa Benitez." He added: "There have been rumours linking Rafa to ...Full Story »

City are 'right club' - Tevez

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA

Carlos Tevez claims he is now at the right club after joining Manchester City from Manchester United.The Argentina forward has stoked up the rivalry between the clubs with his brace in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final clash at Eastlands last week and his subsequent spat with United captain Gary Neville.City stepped in to sign Tevez in the summer when the Red Devils decided not to tu...Full Story »

South American Dispatch: Cabañas’ Condition Critical But Stable

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Goal.com

An ugly and all too common element of football west of the Atlantic Ocean reared its head again this week as Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabañas was gunned down in Mexico City. The footballer who plays for Club America of Mexico is in a critical but stable condition after he was shot in the face in the restroom of a popular inner-city bar. Cabañas was Paraguay’s leading marksm...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Jorge Valdano Supports Ronaldo After Red Card

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Goal.com

'CR9' is currently suspended for the trip to Depor. Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano is the latest to leap to the defence of Cristiano Ronaldo, following his sending off. Speaking to Marca, Valdano said, "A referee must be aware of not spoiling the spectacle." "Cristiano always wants to play. When they tackle him from behind, he tries to break free, unlike others who dive to claim ...Full Story »

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