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Monchengladbach's midfielder Patrick Herrmann celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group A match VfL Borussia Monchengladbach vs Villarreal CF on September 18, 2014
Patrick Herrmann signs new Borussia Monchengladbach deal
German winger Patrick Herrmann signs a new three-year contract with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes walks to the dugout prior to the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
Tony Scholes pleased with Stoke City business
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes hails the transfer business conducted by the club since the arrival of Mark Hughes as manager.
Phil Jagielka of England celebrates scoring their third goal during the international friendly match between England and Peru at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2014
Martin Keown: 'Phil Jagielka has England future'
Former Everton and England defender Martin Keown says that Phil Jagielka still has something to offer Roy Hodgson's Three Lions.
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Antonio Conte: 'It has been an emotional week'
Italy boss Antonio Conte admits that it has been an "emotional" week after reportedly receiving death threats prior to their matches against Bulgaria and England.
Miles Addison of Bournemouth attacks during the pre season friendly match between Bournemouth and Real Madrid at Goldsands Stadium on July 21, 2013
Blackpool extend Miles Addison loan
Championship strugglers Blackpool extend the loan of Bournemouth defender Miles Addison until the end of the season.
Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba and Stuttgart's midfielder Moritz Leitner vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on September 13, 2014
David Alaba to miss rest of season?
Bayern Munich's David Alaba could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury sustained while on international duty with Austria.
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Report: Chelsea to allow Petr Cech to leave
Chelsea are open to selling goalkeeper Petr Cech in the summer after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois, according to a report.
Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil and Germany's midfielder Marco Reus celebrate their team's second goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Georgia and Germany in Tbilisi on March 29, 2015
Georgia facing UEFA punishment for pitch invasion
Georgia's home Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in September could be played behind closed doors as UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against the GFF.
Head coach Guus Hiddink of FC Anzhi Makhachkala looks on during the Russian Cup Final match between FC Anji Makhachkala and PFC CSKA Moscow at the Akhmat-Arena Stadium on June 01, 2013
Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink tired of exit talk
Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink says that he will not respond to speculation regarding his job, following a slow start to Euro 2016 qualifying.
England's midfielder Andros Townsend (R) shoots to score a goal during the friendly football match Italy vs England at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on March 31, 2015
Andros Townsend hopes Italy goal will spark resurgence
Andros Townsend hopes that his goal for England in the friendly with Italy will kickstart a resurgence in form.
Joe Hart makes a clearance while on international duty with England on November 19, 2013.
Joe Hart impressed by Ross Barkley impact
England goalkeeper Joe Hart hails the impact made by Ross Barkley off the bench during Tuesday night's international friendly with Italy.
Napoli's coach Rafa Benitez reacts during the Italian Serie A football match Palermo vs Napoli on February 14, 2015
Kalidou Koulibaly wants Rafael Benitez to stay at Napoli
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly urges Rafael Benitez to stay on as manager, amid speculation linking him with Manchester City.
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Antonio Conte "pleased" with England draw
Italy boss Antonio Conte is "pleased" with Tuesday night's draw at home to England, but admits that it was a "shame" not to have won the match.
Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal directs his players during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015
Robert Pires: 'Arsene Wenger still has desire'
Robert Pires says that Arsene Wenger's love of football will keep him in charge of Arsenal for the foreseeable future.
Asmir Begovic for Stoke on November 1, 2014
Stoke City keen to keep "terrific" Asmir Begovic
Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes insists that the club can match the ambitions of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic should he stay beyond the end of his current contract.
Alexis Sanchez congratulates Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman scores Arsenal's opener on February 15, 2014
Olivier Giroud hopes to out-score Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez this season
Olivier Giroud reveals that he wants to out-score his Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez as both are currently on 13 goals apiece.
Tom Carroll in action for Swansea on December 20, 2014
Tom Carroll to miss four to six weeks of action with ankle ligament damage
Tom Carroll is expected to be out of action for between four to six weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage on international duty.
Daniel Lafferty for Burnley in January 2014
Burnley's Daniel Lafferty extends Rotherham United loan until end of the season
Burnley left-back Daniel Lafferty extends his loan deal at Rotherham United until the end of the season.
Michael Duff for Burnley on October 26, 2014
Burnley's Michael Duff: 'We've been written off, but we can prove critics wrong'
Michael Duff is hopeful that Burnley can prove their critics wrong after being written off "so many times".
Manager Alan Irvine of West Brom looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on August 23, 2014
Alan Irvine "still sore" about West Bromwich Albion sacking
Alan Irvine admits that he feels "sore" about getting sacked by West Bromwich Albion back in December.
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield on January 1, 2015
Neil Warnock: 'Money will keep Raheem Sterling at Liverpool'
Neil Warnock believes that Raheem Sterling will leave Liverpool if he is not offered the wages that he wants in a new contract.
Aaron Cresswell in action for West Ham on December 28, 2014
West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell "full of confidence" for Leicester City match
Aaron Cresswell is confident that West Ham United can gain maximum points over struggling Leicester City when the Premier League resumes this weekend.
Wes Brown for Sunderland on December 21, 2014
Sunderland's Wes Brown 'out of Wear-Tyne derby with knee injury'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown will reportedly miss this Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby as he has been unable to train since suffering a knee injury against West Ham.
David Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Leicester City on  March 4, 2015
Manchester City's David Silva open to returning to Valencia in the future
David Silva insists that he is happy at Manchester City, but is open to returning to Valencia in the future.
Lucas of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 26, 2013
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva declares fitness for Arsenal battle
Lucas Leiva reveals that he is 100% fit to play in Liverpool's clash against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.
Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on February 10, 2015
Chelsea consider move for Arsenal star Theo Walcott?
Chelsea are reportedly considering a summer bid for Arsenal's Theo Walcott, who is also believed to have attracted interest from Liverpool.
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough at Boundary Park on August 12, 2014
Report: Aitor Karanka to be offered new deal at Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka will reportedly be offered a new contract by the club even if they fail to gain promotion to the Premier League.
Iran national football team coach, Carlos Queiroz, arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013
Carlos Queiroz steps down as Iran coach following defeat to Sweden
Carlos Queiroz leaves his post as Iran manager following a 3-1 defeat to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.
Aston Villa's US owner Randy Lerner looks on before the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, on August 14, 2010
Report: Randy Lerner inching closer to Aston Villa takeover deal
Randy Lerner is close to reaching an agreement with a consortium over the £150m takeover of Aston Villa, a report claims.
Ron Vlaar in action for Aston Villa on December 26, 2014
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar fit for Manchester United clash
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar confirms that he is fit for Saturday's Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Dortmund's Mats Hummels runs with the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund at the Volkswagen arena in Wolfsburg on November 9, 2013
Mats Hummels denies making 'promise' to join Manchester United
Mats Hummels says that reports of a "promise" being made to swap Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United this summer are "simply fictitious".
West Ham United's English Manager Sam Allardyce waits for the start of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, East London on February 28, 2015
Sir Geoff Hurst "surprised" by Sam Allardyce criticism
West Ham United legend Sir Geoff Hurst offers under-fire manager Sam Allardyce his full backing, claiming that questions over his future at Upton Park are simply unfair.
Czech defender Milan Petrzela of FC Viktoria Plzen vies for the ball with Brazilian forward Douglas Costa of FC Shakhtar Donetsk during the round of 32 UEFA Europa League football match Shakhtar Donetsk vs Plzen on February 27, 2014
Transfer Talk Daily Update: Douglas Costa, Gareth Bale, Santi Cazorla
Sports Mole rounds up all the latest transfer talk and activity making the headlines over the past 24 hours.
Barry Bannan in action for Crystal Palace on December 20, 2014
Barry Bannan ready to fight for place in Scotland starting lineup
Barry Bannan insists that competition for a starting berth in the Scotland national side is making each player up their game in training.
Porto's Hector Miguel Herrera and Alex Sandro celebrate their team's goal during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Porto vs FC Bate Borisov at the Borisov Arena in Borisov on November 25, 2014
Manchester United join race to sign Porto's Alex Sandro?
A report claims that Porto defender Alex Sandro, who has been linked with an array of European clubs in the past, could be on his way to Old Trafford in the summer.
President of FIFA, Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, gives a press conference following a meeting of the FIFA task force with Paletestinian and Israelian football federations in Zurich, on September 3, 2013
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge offers backing to Sepp Blater ahead of FIFA election
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge offers his backing to Sepp Blatter ahead of next month's FIFA presidential election, suggesting that the Swiss is "ready to change".
Harry Kane of England is challenged by Andrea Ranocchia of Italy during the international friendly match between Italy and England at the Juventus Arena on March 31, 2015
Roy Hodgson "more than satisfied" with Harry Kane's performance against Italy
England manager Roy Hodgson believes that Harry Kane will "gain a lot of benefit" from playing the full 90 minutes in Tuesday's draw against Italy in Turin.
Marc Wilmots looks on as his Belgium side play Colombia on November 14, 2013.
Marc Wilmots full of praise for 10-man Belgium response
Belgium boss Marc Wilmots insists that he has "great respect" for Vincent Kompany, after seeing his skipper dismissed in the 1-0 win over Israel on Tuesday night.
Bayern Munich's midfielder from Germany Mario Goetze (C) kicks to score during the Champions League group stage football match AS Roma vs Bayern Munich on October 21, 2014
Jurgen Kohler: 'Mario Gotze was a better player at Borussia Dortmund'
Former Germany international Jurgen Kohler claims that Mario Gotze was a better player before he left Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich in 2013.
James Ward-Prowse of England scores their third goal under pressure from Julian Korb of Germany during the international friendly between England Under 21 and Germany Under 21 at Riverside Stadium on March 30, 2015
James Ward-Prowse dreaming of becoming England captain
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse believes that he can prove his leadership ability to one day put on the captain's armband for the England senior side.
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