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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal switch focus to Michu and Edin Dzeko?

Today's rumourszzz … zzzz … zzz … zzzzzzzzzzz!<p>There is a scene in Evil Dead II in which the protagonist Bruce Campbell has his hand possessed by dark forces of the forest. The hand attempts to throttle him, smashes his head into furniture, claws at his eyes and is crawling for a meat cleaver, …

Football transfer rumours: Iker Casillas to join Arsenal from Real Madrid?

Today's rumours contemplate the rhythm of cruelty<p>After Arsenal's "accidental" defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend, they are contemplating resolving their every woe in a single fell swoop. <b>Iker Casillas</b>, the Real Madrid goalkeeper, has been displaced by <b>Diego López</b>, and accordingly, <b>Arsenal</b> would like …

Arsenal caught betwixt and between in Premier League game of ambition

After months of transfer window skulduggery, the second stage of the season has begun, with actual football being played<p>All summer people have been moaning about the transfer window. It's too long, it's too boring, nothing is actually happening with Rooney/Bale/Suárez, it shouldn't overlap the …

English Premier League

Arsenal told Juventus will not listen to any offers for Paul Pogba

• 'Forget about Pogba,' says Juventus director general • Rebuff adds to Arsenal's difficulties over transfer targets<p>Juventus have told Arsenal that they are not going to "listen to any offers" for their former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.<p>"Forget about Pogba," the Turin club's director …

Soccer

Jack Wilshere says he may leave Arsenal if Arsène Wenger departs

• Midfielder brands critics of Arsenal manager 'ridiculous' • 'I want to win things but if the boss leaves things could change'<p>Jack Wilshere has branded Arsène Wenger's critics "ridiculous" and warned he would have to reconsider his future at Arsenal if the Frenchman were to leave the club.<p>Wenger …

Brazil

FIFA presses Russia on antigay law

FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects a reply within days from Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, clarifying its law prohibiting gay "propaganda."<p>Blatter said Sunday that he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin "by letter and by personal contacts" for details about legislation that has provoked an …

Sepp Blatter

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger 'still confident of new signings'

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger remains confident that he can make some new signings before the transfer window closes due to "the desire of players to join us".<p>Arsène Wenger is convinced <b>Arsenal</b> remain attractive to top players as he prepares for a busy final 10 days of the transfer window.<p>Wenger is …

Soccer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger impressed with Mathieu Flamini as he closes in on free transfer

Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out the possibility of re-signing free agent Mathieu Flamini and has confessed that Champions League qualification is essential to Arsenal's hopes of not ending the transfer window empty-handed.<p>With Wednesday's 3-0 play-off round first-leg win in Fenerbahce having …

Soccer

Ranking the Top 20 Young Brazilian Talents in the World Right Now

This article ranks the finest young Brazilian talents in the game of world football today.<p>The nation is a fine producer of excellent players, with a long history and a broad talent base to select from. Naturally, with a home World Cup on the horizon, a wide range of players are being considered for …

Soccer

Wenger: Suarez key in transfer plans

Luis Suarez may still be the key figure in Arsenal’s summer transfer plans despite the proposed move to the Emirates Stadium faltering late in the …

English Premier League

Paulinho almost quit after racist abuse

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho has spoken of the racist abuse that forced him to consider his future in the game.<p>Quoted by a number of British …

Why Argentina Will Be Better Than Brazil at World Cup 2014

The journeys of Argentina and Brazil throughout the 2014 World Cup promise to be two of the most tantalising prospects for the upcoming competition. The hosts and their South American neighbours are playing on home turf for the first time since 1978, and confidence in both camps could not be higher.<p>…

FIFA