Realtold to increase offer for Ronaldo

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.

Portugalappoint caretaker coach

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.

Tottenhamsuffer Poyet blow

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.

Fergusonstands by Keane

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.

Bielsareappointed coach of Argentina

Argentina have reappointed Marcelo Bielsa as coach of the national side, despite the country's poor performance in the World Cup finals.

Alpaysubmits transfer request

Aston Villa defender Alpay has submitted a transfer request after talks with the club failed to persuade him to stay.