Benfica and Birmingham are vying to sign Portsmouth's Nadir Belhadj. The clubs hope to take advantage of the south coast club's financial difficulties by trying to snare the winger for £3m. Birmingham locked in battle with Benfica to prise £3m Portsmouth and Algeria winger Nadir Belhadj
Beleaguered Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has issued an apology to supporters in the wake of the club's latest derby defeat against rivals Sunderland. Newcastle boss Steve McClaren issues public apology to supporters for Sunderland defeat but insists he can turn things round
Follow the latest transfer stories doing the rounds throughout the day, including Real Madrid and Liverpool's painful tug of war over £30million-rated Xabi Alonso, Marouane Chamakh flying in to secure a Premier League move, and a three-way fight for Lyon defender John Mensah. WINDOW WATCH LIVE: Real Madrid and Liverpool 'agree £27m Xabi Alonso fee'... plus all of Monday's hot gossip
Ryan Giggs ended a 24 year playing career at Manchester United to take up the assistant manager role alongside Louis van Gaal in the dugout, a turbulent two-year spell for the Old Trafford club. Ryan Giggs defends Louis van Gaal's Manchester United tenure: 'We must all take our share of the blame'
Arsene Wenger rubbished the idea that champions Chelsea could be involved in a relegation scrap this season. He says his long-time rival Jose Mourinho has too much quality at his disposal. No chance! Chelsea are too good to go down under Jose Mourinho, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
PETE JENSON: It's pretty high up in the Real Madrid manager's handbook that you should not lose a match before an international break, especially not when you are on a bad run. Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui ALREADY on the brink after four games without a win... and Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are being eyed up for the Bernabeu
MARTIN SAMUEL: Sergio Aguero decided the title race with almost the last kick of the 2011-12 season, but here he merely delayed the inevitable after netting the winner at Old Trafford. Man United 1 Man City 2: Super sub Aguero fires visitors to derby win... but it won't spoil Ferguson's celebrations this time
Sergio Aguero made many Manchester City fans' dreams come true with his last-gasp goal to seal the Premier League title in 2012, and the Argentine was at it again. Sergio Aguero surprises Manchester City fan and offers him dream job at club