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ESPN FC News 28 Jan 00:00

Real Madrid, Manchester United battle for Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains the reported move of Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal, where the 24-year-old defender would prove to be a valuable additional to the Gunners' defence. The winter window is now open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and deals here. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer TOP STORY: Real, United to battle for Bilbao's Laporte Manchester United have been linked with young Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane due to his struggles for first-team football at the Bernabeu. Even though Real Madrid have one defender struggling to find time, the Daily Mail reported this will not stop Los Blancos' rivaling Manchester United for...

ESPN FC News 27 Jan 11:10

Google poke fun at Tottenham's "lackadaisical" defence

Tottenham fans who are aggrieved at the relatively hefty amount of goals their side are shipping lately might want to give Google's dictionary a bit of a wide berth at the moment. THE TOE POKE: FOOTBALL FUNNIES - Sergio Ramos' Michael Jackson tattoo - Sylvester Stallone to give Everton speech - A classic goalkeeping error - The ref should be sent off! - Guardiola declares love for Badstuber - Pepe Reina has had a busy week - Stars watch NBA game in London Some jaunty scamp out there (and we're going to go out on a limb and suggest it may have been an Arsenal fan in Google's tech department) has altered the definition of the word "lackadaisical" on the search engine's auto-dictionary function in order to have a cheeky dig at Spurs' porous back four! Snapshot: Even Google...

ESPN FC News 27 Jan 10:05

Wolfsburg deny Andre Schurrle interest, Borussia Dortmund linked

Wolfsburg have firmly denied reports linking them with a January move for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle amid suggestions Borussia Dortmund could move for the

ESPN FC News 27 Jan 09:58

What happened to Steven Defour and Standard Liege's golden generation?

Steven Defour was sent off on his return to his old club as Standard Liege beat Anderlecht 2-0 in a heated Belgian Pro League encounter. It would take a very hard heart indeed to not have sympathy for Steven Defour after his weekend. The Belgium midfielder has always been a forthright figure, to say the very least. If you skimmed a news summary noting that he had been sent off for kicking the ball into the crowd on his return to former club Standard Liege with his current team (and Standard's arch rivals) Anderlecht, you might have silently nodded in recognition to yourself. There was a pretty major footnote, though. Defour was greeted...

TEAMtalk | Sunderland 27 Jan 09:31

Paper Talk: Destro option for Spurs

Spurs have been offered Mattia Destro, Man United have stepped up their interest in Aymeric Laporte, while Southampton want 'the Dutch Xavi'.

ESPN FC News 27 Jan 09:26

Ten memorable Bundesliga post-winter-break match-days

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes his team are ready to continue their quest for a third straight Bundesliga title. After 40 days, German league football finally resumes normal service on Friday. Here are 10 memorable end-of-winter-break Bundesliga matchdays: 1. Jan. 11, 1964: Even the mighty can fall Subconsciously, fans, writers and probably even players in Germany believe that everybody is dealt a new hand during the winter break. No matter how terrible or how terrific you were in the first half of the season, it can all change once the league restarts after the turn of the year. That's nonsense. The...

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jan 02:25

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe chooses his ultimate five-a-side team from the players he has played with during his career

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has revealed his dream five-a-side line-up, choosing from all the players he has played alongside at club and international level.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jan 01:43

Bradford City target another FA Cup scalp after giantkillers rewarded with home tie against Fulham or Sunderland

Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn is backing his FA Cup heroes to beat either Sunderland or Fulham in the competition's fifth round.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jan 23:30

Chelsea giantkillers Bradford get big chance to reach FA Cup quarter-finals... and Billy Knott is out for revenge against former club

Bradford City's Billy Knott could be forgiven for thinking his name is on the FA Cup this season.

TEAMtalk | Sunderland 26 Jan 20:41

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jan 18:46

FA Cup draw fifth round LIVE: Watch as Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool feature

Following a sensational weekend of drama, the FA Cup quickly turns its attention to the fifth round draw which you can watch live with Sportsmail.

TEAMtalk | Sunderland 26 Jan 15:35

Six of the best: FA Cup giant-killings

After this weekend's giant-killing exploits of Bradford, we take a look back at where they rank among the greatest FA Cup giant-killings.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jan 11:31

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet blasts supporters for booing the side

Gus Poyet has accused Sunderland’s supporters of pining for Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn and the ‘kick and rush’ football of Peter Reid’s team.

TEAMtalk | Sunderland 26 Jan 10:24

Paper Talk: Top trio chasing Ings

Danny Ings is being chased by Tottenham, Chelsea and Man City, Everton want Yevhen Konoplyanka, while Arsenal are closing on Gabriel Paulista.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 26 Jan 09:26

Missed connection with fans - Poyet

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says his team need to rediscover the "missed connection" with fans to help them improve.

TEAMtalk | Sunderland 25 Jan 15:07

Premier League: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet focused on Burnley clash

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has challenged his players to make Saturday's Premier League showdown with Burnley the turning point in their season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 24 Jan 20:07

Sunderland 0-0 Fulham

Marcus Bettinelli makes two brilliant saves from Jermain Defoe to earn Fulham an FA Cup replay against 10-man Sunderland.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 20 Jan 18:10

Defoe relishes Sunderland pressure

Jermain Defoe is happy to deal with the expectation he will score the goals to secure Sunderland's Premier League safety.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 17 Jan 18:39

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Sunderland

Christian Eriksen's late goal maintains Tottenham's Champions League push as Sunderland remain deep in relegation trouble.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 16 Jan 14:43

Defoe completes Sunderland move

Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe returns to the Premier League with Sunderland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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