Real Madrid have been told to increase their offer for Internazionale attacker Ronaldo after a bid reported to be worth _48 million was rejected by the Milan club.
Portugal have installed youth coach Agostinho Oliveira as caretaker coach for the full national side, following Antonio Oliveira's dismissal in the wake of the country's dismal World Cup performance.
Tottenham's preparations for the new season have beendealt a massiveblow with the news that Gustavo Poyet could be out of action for up to 8 months.
Michael Ballack has been named as Germany's Footballer of the Year, finishing just ahead of the Player of the World Cup, team-mate Oliver Kahn.
Sir Alex Ferguson has pledged his support for his under-fire captain Roy Keane in the row surrounding comments Keane made in his forthcoming autobiography.
Argentina have reappointed Marcelo Bielsa as coach of the national side, despite the country's poor performance in the World Cup finals.
Ronny Johnsen has joined fellow Norwegian Oyvind Leonhardsen on trial with Bundesliga club Schalke.
Aston Villa defender Alpay has submitted a transfer request after talks with the club failed to persuade him to stay.
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