ÔÇØ David Gill has revealed he and Sir Alex Ferguson have both been planning for the managerÔÇÖs retirement by ensuring the Red Devils legend left behind a ÔÇ£first-classÔÇØ squad. On Wednesday morning, United confirmed the 71-year-old is set to retire at the end of the season after a decorated 26-year career at

Tito Vilanova returns to work

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has returned to work sooner than expected and oversaw training on Wednesday for the first time since a throat operation two weeks ago. The 44-year-old needed a second round of surgery following an operation to remove a tumour from his saliva glands in November 2011 and assistant

Raul Meireles Completes Fenerbahce Switch

Chelsea have confirmed that they have sold Raul Meireles to Fenerbahce for an undisclosed fee. The Portugal international was brought to Stamford Bridge by former boss Andre Villas-Boas and since his countryman was shown the door the playmaker has struggled to hold down a consistent place in the side. With a number

Arsenal to renew players Contract

Arsenal are set to open up contract negotiations with star attacker Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain in the near future. The England international has four years left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, but has made a dramatic impact since moving to north London. The Gunners have had to watch on as Robin

Vidic praised Van Persie

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has praised new signing Robin van Persie, who feels that he can put up with physical treatment from opponents. The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal this summer, and has started well with the Red Devils by scoring four goals in two starts for

Southampton vs Man Utd ÔÇô Match Preview

Manchester United travel to St Marys this late afternoon in search of their first Premier League point away from home when they take on Southampton in the 4pm kick-of. The match is not being televised live in the UK. Heres the team news ahead of the game Southamptons blockbuster new signings arent

CHELSEA chase Cesar Azpilicueta

CHELSEAÔÇÖS pursuit of Marseille full-back Cesar Azpilicueta looks about to pay off. He was not included in the French clubÔÇÖs squad for yesterdayÔÇÖs Europa League clash with FC Sheriff Tiraspol. Azpilicueta, 22, has been linked with the European champions virtually all year and reports in France claimed an agreement was reached over

Manchester United eyes Hector Herrera

ALEX FERGUSON is trying to hijack LiverpoolÔÇÖs attempt to sign Mexican star Hector Herrera. The Manchester United boss is ready to match a Liverpool offer of ┬ú10million for the Pachuca midfielder, nicknamed Zorro. He was the inspiration behind MexicoÔÇÖs gold-medal triumph at the Olympics earlier this month when they shocked Brazil in

Nani Axed

NANI will be axed by Manchester United. The Portuguese winger is going to pay a high price for his poor performance in MondayÔÇÖs 1-0 defeat at Everton. Nani can also forget about a new contract ÔÇö or being allowed to leave on the cheap. A United source said: ÔÇ£The club did not think

Brazil eyes Olympic gold medal

Brazil face Mexico on this afternoon with the chance to make history by bringing home the only title the five-time world champions are yet to win. Star player and national idol Neymar will play in his first major final for the Seleção hoping to establish a winning mentality before he

United Pressing on in Deal for Lucas Moura

Manchester United are continuing in their chase for Sao Paulo sensation Lucas Moura, according to latest reports, and are still in with a great chance of landing the youngster. Football411 reports that the Premier League giants are pressing in on a deal with the 19-year-old and that they are not phased

Man City and Adam Johnson

It has become incredibly hard to make an impression at Manchester City. With the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure in the side, plenty of quality players have fallen by the wayside. Many are struggling to get time on the pitch, or simply don't suit Roberto Mancini's style of

Should Kaka leave Madrid this summer?

Brazil and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka is being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, but according to Sky reports Los Blancos wonÔÇÖt sell him for less than ┬ú40million. That asking price is ridiculous for a player who is 30 years of age. Wasted Since his move to Real in 2009 Kaka